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It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.
Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.
The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years.
Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.
The mission of art is to represent nature not to imitate her.
William Morris Hunt
I learned to run backwards from Muhammad Ali. He told me about running backwards because you try to imitate everything you do in the ring, so sometimes you back up. So you have to train your legs to go backwards.
Sugar Ray Leonard
When I was a kid, I loved all the silent comedians - Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Chaplin. And I used to imitate them. I'd go to see a Buster Keaton movie and come home and try things out I'd seen. I learned to do pratfalls when I was very young.
Dick Van Dyke
I do myself up kind of like a doll. I have a doll collection and I look at their outfits and kind of imitate them.
When I sing along with Britney Spears I will sing in an American accent. But eventually I found my own voice. My songs are so brutally honest, it would be alien to sing in any accent other than my own. Don't get me wrong - I can imitate singers. I can do bar mitzvahs and weddings.
There is a history of gay people pretending to be straight. I want to balance the sides. I'm a straight person pretending to be gay. I've had a lot of people to imitate. It's easy when you're British; we're camp by nature, anyway.
And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading, I began to write, like a clever monkey.
I can't bear living in this huge beautiful world and not try to imitate it as best I can.
'American Idol' is sometimes lumped with reality shows and it has that element - folks-next-door battling it out in a contest. But instead of fighting leeches, bugs, parasites and each other, as on CBS's 'Survivor' and other shows that imitate it, the 'American Idol' contestants, of course, sing.
So it just goes to show you that it was always the Hells Angels first. They were the originals and all other clubs try and imitate what the Hells Angels have already done.
But I think the image that's thrown out on television is a bad image. Because you see players who want to imitate hip-hop stars. And the NBA is taking advantage of the situation.
I think Indians dress better than anyone, but I don't want to imitate more than a detail or two; I prefer my clothes humdrum and inconspicuous, and a cowboy hat just doesn't work for me.
Washington's entire honesty of mind and his fearless look into the face of all facts are qualities which can never go out of fashion and which we should all do well to imitate.
Henry Cabot Lodge
I took some lessons as a kid but trained myself by ear. I did it the way jazz musicians used to learn years ago, which is to play records and slow them down to figure out the notes. At first I tried to imitate Red Garland, who was my favorite jazz pianist.
The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.
Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
Christian Nestell Bovee
She had caprices of a marvellous unexpectedness, and how is any one to imitate a caprice?
Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV.
I mean we all played as kids. You play games, you take on different characters, you imitate; the fun and the love of play has never left me.
Lyndon Johnson is not a comfortable model for President Obama to imitate. He is an all-but-forgotten president - pilloried for the failed war in Vietnam and criticized for grandiose reforms conservatives denounce as the epitome of federal social engineering that costs too much and does too little.
Don't look at all at what other people are doing. Think of what you're doing as completely fresh because if you imitate you're dead.
John F. Kennedy
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