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When I came up, it was all about originality and collective research. There is an awful lot of imitation going on now.
For years that may mean imitation. Then, one day, it is like a door opening, and a new thought comes in. Why not try this instead. Suddenly he is doing something original, almost in spite of himself.
All bad Literature rests upon imperfect insight, or upon imitation, which may be defined as seeing at second-hand.
George Henry Lewes
Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice, and imitation and custom rear it up.
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.
What goes on in abstract art is the proclaiming of aesthetic principles... It is in our own time that we have become aware of pure aesthetic considerations. Art never can be imitation.
A long time ago, in a country not so far away, I was eight years old, doing my best Darth Vader imitation.
Unfortunately what came out of it was also kind of an imitation community with a lot of mindless conformity.
To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship.
My works are an imitation of my own past and present.
You know, there's so much imitation and so much pandering in Hollywood.
Of what use were the arts if they were only the reproduction and the imitation of life?
Alfred de Vigny
The theologians have recognized that the ideal is the imitation of God. If we be a part of such an organic thing, this thing is God to us, as I am God to the cells that compose me.
When I was 13, listening to Choice FM, I would listen to a lot of R&B from America, and whenever a British person tried to do it, it didn't really work, they just sounded like they were trying to copy that whole style. Now the music sounds British, something real rather than an imitation.
The Cube is an imitation of life itself - or even an improvement on life.
The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.
The heroes of the present will retreat to the imitation they are anyhow.
I'm a very big Notorious B.I.G. fan and I do an imitation of him that always cracks everybody up.
Anyone who draws attention to himself as an individual, is viewed with suspicion. We acquired this tendency, of course, from America, and we must resist it: levelling, and imitation of what others are already doing.
Imitation is obviously a great form of flattery.
I don't like traditions, I am very personal, very independent, I don't like intimate ladies, I mean in German lieder there's a lot of copy, a lot of imitation, a lot of tradition, and this I have put it aside.
Victoria de los Angeles
Imitation is being rewarded. They're learning that if you fit right in the mold, you get rewarded. Music is no longer a form of expression - it's a means to a lifestyle.
Probably I, like a lot of people, became a writer in imitation of or in homage to the books I enjoyed. When you're so captivated by something, you think, could I do that? Hmm, let me try.
There are works of literature whose influence is strong but indirect because it is mediated through the whole of the culture rather than immediately through imitation. Wordsworth is the case that comes to mind.
J. M. Coetzee
I know imitation is the highest form of flattery, but stealing one's identity is totally different.
The opponents of this process have always tried to vilify westernization as a poor imitation.
Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies, learn behavior from observation, imitation, and encouragement of various kinds. So by the suggestion made, we all 'pretend' most of the time.
Imitation is flattery, and The Hills Have Eyes is a classic.
The properties which differentiate living matter from any kind of inorganic imitation may be instinctively felt, but can hardly be formulated without expert knowledge.
Oliver Joseph Lodge
The worst acting is about imitation.
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