Imitation Quotes

The body of all true religion consists, to be sure, in obedience to the will of the Sovereign of the world, in a confidence in His declarations, and in imitation of His perfections.

Edmund Burke

Gender is a kind of imitation for which there is no original; in fact, it is a kind of imitation that produces the very notion of the original as an effect and consequence of the imitation itself.

Judith Butler

Tragedy is an imitation of a whole and complete action of some amplitude. . . . Now a whole is that which has a beginning, a middle, and an end.

Aristotle

The idea of the painter and the sculptor is undoubtedly that perfect and excellent example of the mind, by imitation of which imagined form all things are represented which fall under human sight.

John Dryden

Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimiliation.

Gandhi Mahatma

Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.

Mahatma Gandhi

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.

Fred Allen

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength

Eric Hoffer

Men nearly always follow the tracks made by others and proceed in their affairs by imitation, even though they cannot entirely keep to the tracks of others or emulate the prowess of their models. So a prudent man should always follow in the footsteps of great men and imitate those who have been outstanding.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.

Charles Caleb Colton

Realism should only be the means of expression of religious genius... or, at the other extreme, the artistic expressions of monkeys which are quite satisfied with mere imitation. In fact, art is never realistic though sometimes it is tempted to be. To be really realistic a description would have to be endless.

Albert Camus

There are three ways of learning golf: by study, which is the most wearisome; by imitation, which is the most fallacious; and by experience, which is the most bitter.

Robert Browning

Affectation is an awkward and forced Imitation of what should be genuine and easy, wanting the Beauty that accompanies what is natural

John Locke

We stand for a use of colour free from the imitation of objects and things as coloured objects. We stand for an aerial vision in which the material of colour is expressed in all of the manifold possibilities our subjectivity can create.

Carlo Carr

It appears to [Nietzsche] that the modern age has produced for imitation three types of man First, Rousseaus man, the Titan who raises himself and in his need calls upon holy nature. Then Goethes man a spectator of the world [Third] Schopenhauer’s man voluntarily takes upon himself the pain of telling the truth.

Georg Morris Cohen Brandes

Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does.

John Berger

Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does.

John Berger

Using a camera appeases the anxiety which the work-driven feel about not working when they are on vacation and supposed to be having fun. They have something to do that is like a friendly imitation of work: they can take pictures

Paul Simon

Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.

George Santayana

Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.

Aesop

Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.

Joyce Brothers

Envy is ignorance. Imitation is suicide.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.

Samuel Johnson

What's the point of being a lesbian if a woman is going to look and act like an imitation man?

Rita Mae Brown

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