Imitation Quotes and Sayings
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
- Herman Melville
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
- Samuel Johnson
No one ever became great by imitation. Imitation is limitation. Do not be a copy of something. Make your own impression.
Imitation is Limitation; For you cannot touch one’s heart with a plastic flower. But, with a pure rose, the outcomes are endless.
- Kayne Everest
As much as I live I shall not imitate them or hate myself for being different to them.
- Orhan Pamuk
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but theft is a sin.
An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.
- François- René de Chateaubriand
Silence is golden but too long a silence an imitation junk.
- Amit Abraham
Imitation, if noble and general, insures the best hope of originality.
- Edward G Bulwer- Lytton
Imitation is not inspiration, and inspiration only can give birth to a work of art. The least of man’s original emanation is better than the best of borrowed thought.
- Albert Pinkham Ryder
To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation.
- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
If you don’t know how I walk, don’t bother to stand like me.
Acquiring knowledge is a form of imitation.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
- Eric Hoffer
Imitation is suicide.
- Ralph Waldo
Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it’s the sincerest form of learning.
- George Bernard Shaw
Imitation is the sincerest form of television.
- Fred Allen
Through others we become ourselves.
- Lev S. Vygotsky