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I didn't try to copy my dad or fit into the pressure or the mold that everybody tried to make me fit into.
Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial interaction with sensible particulars as they occur, whether they copy these in advance or not.
It's one thing to buy a copy of 'Atlas Shrugged.' You actually have to read it to get anything out of it.
At home I have a copy of the April 21, 1986, issue of 'Sports Illustrated.' I'm on the cover with the blurb, 'Can Lou Do It?' I'd just arrived at Notre Dame, and with spring football underway, I was the focal point of that week's coverage.
The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it.
I think any time people behave in a way that's truly them, then they'll never fail. You get in trouble when you try to copy others.
When 'The Dark Side of the Moon' was a new album in 1973, a friend of mine walked into my room where I was working with a copy in his hand and said, 'You really have to do a play about this album.'
My jokes are in my head and I have a duplicate copy of my jokes in a lot of British comics' heads, where they are safe.
Russia will not soon become, if it ever becomes, a second copy of the United States or England - where liberal value have deep historic roots.
The only way you can get good, unless you're a genius, is to copy. That's the best thing. Just steal.
My vocal style I haven't tried to copy from anyone. It just developed until it became the girlish whine it is today.
Even Obama's staunchest supporters are starting to leave him. Last week Michelle Obama demanded to see a copy of his birth certificate.
Good copy can't be written with tongue in cheek, written just for a living. You've got to believe in the product.
There are many teachers who could ruin you. Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher. You have to evolve on your own.
I've got a song on One Direction's album called 'Tell Me A Lie'. It's a really cute song - I love it. I loved that they liked it. They sound really great on it. I already have it - I'm so VIP with my copy on my computer! It does sound really good.
A copy of the universe is not what is required of art; one of the damned things is ample.
Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.
When I started performing, there was no Internet; I didn't really have anything to copy. I kind of had to just make up what I thought burlesque was, based on photographs of Sally Rand or whatever.
Dita Von Teese
It is important not to copy other people's careers but set the tone of who you want to be. My father's always encouraged me to do that.
I am a free man. I do not need to copy Petrarca or Boccaccio. My own genius is enough. Let others worry themselves about style, and so cease to be themselves. Without a master, without a model, without a guide, I go to work and earn my living, my well-being and my fame.
If you copy then it is not self-expression.
It's a question of not copying the masters, to look for something, good or bad, for oneself. To enter this liberated state of mind, one cannot copy the others.
I look at Jagger and the like and if I see a good attitude I'll admire it but I wouldn't copy their style.
I grew up conservative because my mum was a conservative, and when I finally realized what conservatives were, I changed my mind immediately. As children, we tend to copy our parents.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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