Copying quotes

  • I didn't want to feel like I was mimicking or copying someone else's performance, whether it's subconscious or not.
    -- Aidan Turner

    #Copying #Want #Mimicking

  • Only reality interests me now and I know I could spend the rest of my life in copying a chair.
    -- Alberto Giacometti

    #Reality #Copying #Chairs

  • Man is an idiot. He doesn't know how to do anything without copying, without imitating, without plagiarizing, without aping. It might even have been that man invented generation by coitus after seeing the grasshopper copulate.
    -- Augusto Roa Bastos

    #Men #Copying #Generations

  • Copying is about reverse-engineering.
    -- Austin Kleon

    #Engineering #Copying #Reverse

  • A woman is handicapped by her sex, and handicaps society, either by slavishly copying the pattern of man's advance in the professions, or by refusing to compete with man at all.
    -- Betty Friedan

    #Sex #Men #Copying

  • As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings.
    -- Boris Pasternak

    #Writing #Might #Copying

  • David Lynch is very important to me, and he does dreamlike movies, but my dreams are not like David Lynch's dreams. I have no interest in copying anybody's work. It would never occur to me to want this to look like someone else's thing.
    -- Charlie Kaufman

    #Dream #Important #Copying

  • Copying one person is stealing. Copying ten is research.
    -- Chet Atkins

    #Copying #Research #Stealing

  • Some people who look at abstract art say 'I could do that.' A good response is, 'Go ahead but then you'll be accused of copying.
    -- Christopher Willard

    #Art #People #Copying

  • You've got to be able to copy things faithfully before you can deviate.
    -- Damien Hirst

    #Copying #Able #Copies

  • If we go around clearing up our own mess and being positive about our own lifestyle, other people will start copying us and picking up their own carbon 'litter' too
    -- Dave Hampton

    #People #Being Positive #Copying

  • The Audio Home Recording Act directly says that noncommercial copying by consumers is lawful.
    -- David Boies

    #Home #Copying #Audio

  • Given that you'll never be able to prevent copying, the question is, what can you do to minimize it? What can you do to make consumers happy enough with legitimate use of the system that they'll be willing to pay for it?
    -- Edward Felten

    #Copying #Use #Pay

  • Even if there were no illegal copying, the advent of digital distribution will put a lot of stress on the movie and music industry. When the distribution costs comes down, that puts more price pressure on the rest of the cost.
    -- Edward Felten

    #Stress #Copying #Cost

  • Shading is more like copying. And certainly I do copy, but I'm making drawings, and I'm not trying to make them with the shading.
    -- Ellsworth Kelly

    #Drawing #Trying #Copying

  • In my early days, I copied the great French chefs, like most chefs do. Copying is not bad. Copying and not recognizing that you are copying is bad. For me, when I go to a restaurant and am served a dish influenced by something we created at elBulli, if it's well done, it makes me extremely happy.
    -- Ferran Adria

    #Copying #Done #Chef

  • Creativity means not copying.
    -- Ferran Adria

    #Creativity #Mean #Copying

  • It has not escaped our notice that the specific pairing we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material.
    -- Francis Crick

    #Copying #Genetics #Materials

  • The message I hope to have sent is just the example of being yourself. I tell this to my students: It's not about copying me or my logic systems. It's about allowing yourself to be yourself.
    -- Frank Gehry

    #Being Yourself #Self Esteem #Copying

  • You are not copying nature, but responding to nature in full awareness, to the way nature expresses itself in that object.
    -- Frederick Franck

    #Copying #Way #Awareness

  • Pictorial art is relating tones to create beauty - like chords of music - not the faithful copying of the model.
    -- Harvey Dunn

    #Art #Faithful #Copying

  • I shan't get free of my emotion by copying the tree faithfully, or by drawing its leaves one by one in the common language, but only after identifying myself with it.
    -- Henri Matisse

    #Drawing #Tree #Copying

  • Perhaps one of the most essential exercises in learning to paint is the copying of master works in the museums.
    -- Igor Babailov

    #Exercise #Museums #Copying

  • In the '50s, to appropriate was a real no-no. However, once you go from Duchamp to Jasper Johns to Warhol, appropriation becomes not only a common thing to do, but possibly the central way of working in the era we call postmodernism.
    -- Irving Sandler

    #Real #Copying #Way

  • When people start copying your style, you know that something must be happening.
    -- James Hetfield

    #People #Style #Copying

  • There are three types of biomimicry - one is copying form and shape, another is copying a process, like photosynthesis in a leaf, and the third is mimicking at an ecosystem's level, like building a nature-inspired city,
    -- Janine Benyus

    #Ecosystems #Cities #Copying

  • If your competitors start copying you then you are doing something right!
    -- Jay Baer

    #Copying #Social Media #Competitors

  • Make copies, young man, many copies. You can only become a good artist by copying the masters.
    -- Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

    #Art #Men #Copying

  • I can't catch her by copying her, I can't draw her with a borrowed stencil. She is all the things a lover should be and quite a few a lover should not. Pin her down? She's not a butterfly. I'm not a wrestler. She's not a target. I'm not a gun. Tell you what she is? She's not Lot no. 27 and I'm not one to brag.
    -- Jeanette Winterson

    #Butterfly #Gun #Copying

  • Without moving beyond a mere copy, there is no artistry, no originality or artistic advancement; only mechanics.
    -- Jennifer Young

    #Moving #Copying #Advancement

  • I don't remember that I copied any guitar player note-for-note. But I remember copying Charlie Parker note for note.
    -- Joe Pass

    #Player #Guitar #Copying

  • Reviewer: 'One of your themes was very similar to one of Beethoven's!' Brahms replied, 'Of course it is. Everyone steals - the important thing is to do it brilliantly.
    -- Johannes Brahms

    #Important #Copying #Stealing

  • I love making, I love doing. I love being to the full, I love everything which is not sitting and watching and copying and dead at heart.
    -- John Fowles

    #Life #Heart #Copying

  • In other words, musicians know that going back to the Spoonful, what we were doing was not copying.
    -- John Sebastian

    #Musician #Copying

  • No artist, if he has original talent, can paint like another.
    -- Joseph Plaskett

    #Artist #Copying #Talent

  • No art can be grafted with success on another art. For though they all profess the same origin, and to proceed from the same stock, yet each has its own peculiar modes both of imitating nature and of deviating from it... The deviation, more especially, will not bear transplantation to another soil.
    -- Joshua Reynolds

    #Art #Copying #Peculiar

  • The great use of copying, if it be at all useful, should seem to be in learning color; yet even coloring will never be perfectly attained by servilely copying the model before you.
    -- Joshua Reynolds

    #Color #Copying #Use

  • I rather want my things to be copied than me copying. I would feel ashamed!
    -- Karl Lagerfeld

    #Copying #Want #Ashamed

  • It`s the only time my education has come in remotely handy. -on using her Russian literature studies for copying her "Van Helsing" script into Russian to acquire a Slavic accent.
    -- Kate Beckinsale

    #Copying #Literature #Scripts

  • You cannot innovate by copying.
    -- Larry Ellison

    #Business #Copying

  • We spend so much time condemning, critiquing, and copying culture we miss on actually changing it. Be a creator not a hater.
    -- LeCrae

    #Missing #Copying #Culture

  • Only God creates. The rest of us just copy.
    -- Michelangelo

    #Copying #Copies

  • 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.
    -- Nathalie Sarraute

    #Mind #Looks #Copying

  • Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.
    -- Paul Cezanne

    #Art #Copying #Painting

  • It's not just about looking and copying, it's about feeling too
    -- Paul Cezanne

    #Inspirational #Feelings #Copying

  • Copying all or parts of a program is as natural to a programmer as breathing, and as productive. It ought to be as free.
    -- Richard Stallman

    #Breathing #Copying #Natural

  • Every band had their own distinctive sound, but it was pretty much dancing music and rhythmic music with a tremendous emphasis on copying the Cuban models.
    -- Ruben Blades

    #Dancing #Sound #Copying

  • It's good Xerox is known for its copying machines, and it's good Jim Carrey is known for comedy.
    -- Steve Guttenberg

    #Machines #Copying #Comedy

  • Fools talk of imitation and copying, all is imitation
    -- Thomas Gainsborough

    #Fool #Copying #Imitation

  • Copying is the highest form of flattery
    -- Tito Sotto

    #Copying #Flattery #Form

  • The hardest thing was learning to write. I was 13, and the only writing I had done was for Social Studies. It consisted of copying passages right out of the encyclopedia
    -- Tracy Kidder

    #Writing #Done #Copying

  • Annoyance arises from the feared implication that we are copyists in subject or treatment, or both, whereas the common qualities that establish the relationship result merely from a similarity of method.
    -- Walter J. Phillips

    #Quality #Copying #Common

  • There is the process of enlarging a watercolour, which actually amounts to copying its good points and improving its bad ones, and is interesting proportionately as the latter increase.
    -- Walter J. Phillips

    #Interesting #Copying #Process

  • If I don't have anything better to do that day, I'll copy paintings, generally by people who have some relationship to the work of the moment.
    -- Wayne Thiebaud

    #People #Copying #Painting

  • Start copying what you love. Copy copy copy copy. At the end of the copy you will find your self.
    -- Yohji Yamamoto

    #Self #Copying #Ends

  • Some people are better at seeing things through to a logical conclusion as far as copying things they like from other people's records; they understand what Brian Eno did and they just do it.
    -- Alexis Taylor

    #People #Copying #Records

  • For memetics to be a reasonable research programme, it should be the case that copying, and differential success in causing the multiplication of copies, overwhelmingly plays the major role in shaping all or at least most of the contents of culture. Evolved domain-specific psychological dispositions, if there are any, should be at most a relatively minor factor that could be considered part of background conditions.
    -- Dan Sperber

    #Play #Copying #Culture

  • We all are influenced by things and copy things, but often where there is a certain level of copying, only the surface value ends up being reproduced and that becomes thinner and thinner. I feel like a lot of appropriation suffers from that.
    -- Jason Fulford

    #Suffering #Copying #Levels

  • There's nothing shocking inherently about that, given that so much of the way that artists are taught is by copying old master paintings.
    -- Kehinde Wiley

    #Artist #Copying #Way

  • I was aware that people thought a certain type of photo work was either stealing, borrowing, copying or dumb.
    -- Laurie Simmons

    #People #Dumb #Copying

  • Copying is not theft. Because when you steal something it means the other person doesn't have it anymore.
    -- Lexi Alexander

    #Mean #Copying #Stealing

  • I was never good at copying. I was better at doing my own thing!
    -- Michael Angelo Batio

    #Copying #My Own

  • A copying artist should get permission or pay the original artist a fee.
    -- Oliver $

    #Artist #Copying #Pay

  • I put out Imaginaryland, I heard a lot of, "Oh she's copying Laurie Anderson," and I was like, wait... but I don't know her music! Maybe - didn't she have a song called "Superman"?
    -- Petra Haden

    #Song #Waiting #Copying

  • [John Adams' writings] had indicted the United States for slavishly copying the English constitution by erecting bicameral legislatures in their state constitutions, most drafted in 1776.
    -- Gordon S. Wood

    #Writing #Copying #United States

  • Copying or imitation is the highest form of flattery.
    -- Tito Sotto

    #Copying #Flattery #Form