Imitation Quotes

We are what we are; we gain nothing by copying others.

Don’t expect anything original from an echo.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

One dog barks at something, and a hundred bark at the sound.

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.

There is only one kind of love, but there are one thousand imitations.

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.

Every man is a borrower and a mimic; life is theatrical and literature a quotation.

The only good imitations are those that poke fun at bad originals.

Any style formed in imitation of some model must be affected and straight-laced.