Quotes and Sayings about Imitation



"Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing."
- Aesop
(Related: Men, Imitation)

"But out of limitations comes creativity."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Creativity, Limitations)

"Imitation is the sincerest form of television."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Imitation, Television)

"As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind."
- Cleveland Amory
(Related: Time, Cats, Limitations, Patience)

"It's good to take a longer view and think, What would I really like to do if I had no limitations whatsoever?"
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Limitations)

"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
(Related: Ladies, Imitation, Tradition, Traditions)

"I resent limitations. I'm going to be this way for a while."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Limitations)

"I know my limitations, and I don't like politics. I was only involved because of my husband."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Politics, Husband, Limitations)

"Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice, and imitation and custom rear it up."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Education, Custom, Ignorance, Imitation, Vice)

"To refrain from imitation is the best revenge."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Imitation, Revenge)

"The new limitations are the human ones of perception."
- Milton Babbitt
(Related: Perception, Limitations)

"Don't believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you'll see the way to fly."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Eyes, Understanding)

"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Limitations)

"The question is: how bad do things have to get before you will do something about it? Where is your line in the sand? If you don't enforce the constitutional limitations on your government very soon, you are likely to find out what World War III will be like."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Government, War, Limitations, Question, Will, World, World war)

"I think we always move from imitation to assimilation to innovation, but I can't name you 20 people outside those we've already recognized who ever got to point three: innovation."
- David Baker
(Related: People, Imitation, Innovation, Name)

"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."
- John Berger
(Related: Imitation, Painting)

"Imitation is flattery, and The Hills Have Eyes is a classic."
- Michael Berryman
(Related: Eyes, Flattery, Imitation)

"Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Art, Limitations, Thinking)

"I am pleased now that I have lived in a gay as well as a religious ghetto, though it hasn't been very comfortable. Taken together, their limitations cancel each other out and I have seen the world more kindly and more honestly."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Gay, Limitations, Now, Religious, World)

"Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth."
- Victor Borge
(Related: Humor, Truth, Aspirations, Limitations, Logic, Man)

"The word music is a convenient way to talk about what I'm interested in, but actually, in some ways, it's a limitation."
- Anthony Braxton
(Related: Music, Talk, Word)

"Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment."
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Related: Society, Congress, Disability, Disease, Limitations, Myths)

"Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Flattery, Imitation, Listening, May)

"It is not possible, given any degree of optimism and generosity in regard to people in general, to set a time limit on creative reflection or a limitation on the number of people involved in the creation."
- Earle Brown
(Related: Time, People, Optimism, Creation, Generosity, Reflection)

"Life has no limitations, except the ones you make."
- Les Brown
(Related: Life, Limitations)

"Under the circumstances, may I suggest another means of encouraging probity in elective office. I refer to term limitations, which can serve ends beyond that of saving congressional souls."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Encouraging, Circumstances, Limitations, May, Office)

"Given the difficulty of resisting such temptations over the longer run, a proper concern for the welfare of congressional souls may well be the ultimate argument in favor of term limitations."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Argument, Concern, Difficulty, Limitations, May, Temptations, Welfare)

"There is no original or primary gender a drag imitates, but gender is a kind of imitation for which there is no original."
- Judith Butler
(Related: Gender, Imitation)

"You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way."
- Johnny Cash
(Related: Limitations)

"And I kind of said to myself if I get my voice back I'm not going to take back the old anxiety about it and just focus on the limitations. I'm really going to enjoy it."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Anxiety, Focus, Limitations, Old, Voice)

"To note an artist's limitations is but to define his talent. A reporter can write equally well about everything that is presented to his view, but a creative writer can do his best only with what lies within the range and character of his deepest sympathies."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Talent, Character, Artist, Lies, Limitations, Writer)

"The reason is that for many years I have avoided reading anything whatsoever that approaches my own line of country, out of a somewhat fanatical desire to avoid the risk of unconscious imitation."
- Leslie Charteris
(Related: Country, Desire, Imitation, Reading, Reason, Risk, Unconscious, Years)

"I should like to be remembered as the man who raised a voice against... placing limitations on the freedom of the individual."
- Dennis Chavez
(Related: Freedom, Limitations, Man, Voice)

"Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Art)

"A long time ago, in a country not so far away, I was eight years old, doing my best Darth Vader imitation."
- Hayden Christensen
(Related: Time, Country, Imitation, Old, Years)

"The false is nothing but an imitation of the true."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Imitation, Nothing)

"In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Truth, Imitation)

"I have to understand what my strengths and limitations are, and work from a true place. I try to do this as best I can while still protecting my writer self, which more than ever needs privacy."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Work, Limitations, Needs, Privacy, Self, Writer)

"Whatever its other limitations, the Big Apple and those who live there make room for their dogs and cats, take good care of them and abide by the rules made necessary by a huge population."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Care, Cats, Dogs, Limitations, Population, Rules)

"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
(Related: Culture, Imitation, Influence, Literature, Mind)

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Flattery, Imitation)

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest."
- Confucius
(Related: Experience, First, Imitation, May, Reflection)

"There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest."
- Confucius
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, First, Reflection)

"The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has."
- Confucius
(Related: Men, Ability, Fact, Limitations, Man)

"Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again."
- James Cook
(Related: Attention, Limitations, Will)

"Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Art, Imitation, Innovation)

"If you don't understand your limitations you won't achieve much in your life."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Life, Limitations)

"The mask can be a limitation, but you just deal with it. You do get superhuman strength and pumpkin bombs and all this other stuff to express yourself with.'"
- Willem Dafoe
(Related: Strength, Bombs)

"Set high standards and few limitations for yourself."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Limitations)

"It is impossible for us to understand the Church if we regard her as subject to the limitations of human culture. For she is essentially a supernatural organism which transcends human cultures and transforms them to her own ends."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Church, Culture, Limitations, Supernatural)

"For humanism also appeals to man as man. It seeks to liberate the universal qualities of human nature from the narrow limitations of blood and soil and class and to create a common language and a common culture in which men can realize their common humanity."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Men, Nature, Blood, Class, Culture, Human nature, Humanism, Humanity, Language, Limitations)

"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."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: America, Attention, Imitation, Suspicion)

"I respect my limitations, but I don't use them as an excuse."
- Stephen R. Donaldson
(Related: Limitations, Respect)

"I had certain physical limitations that made me change the choreography for myself or made me more interested in choreography only rather than dancing. I have never been a person who wanted to just dance. I have always been interested in developing for other people."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Change, People, Dance, Dancing, Limitations)

"Digital imaging has untied our hands with regards to technical limitations. We no longer have to be arbiters of technology; we get to participate in the interpretation of technology into creative content."
- John Dykstra
(Related: Technology, Content, Limitations)

"Men must know their limitations."
- Clint Eastwood
(Related: Men, Limitations)

"Man is always marveling at what he has blown apart, never at what the universe has put together, and this is his limitation."
- Loren Eiseley
(Related: Man, Universe)

"When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion."
- George Eliot
(Related: Wishing)

"The poorest parts of the world are by and large the places in which one can best view the worst of medicine and not because doctors in these countries have different ideas about what constitutes modern medicine. It's the system and its limitations that are to blame."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Ideas, Blame, Countries, Doctors, Limitations, Medicine, World)

"Anywhere you have extreme poverty and no national health insurance, no promise of health care regardless of social standing, that's where you see the sharp limitations of market-based health care."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Health, Care, Extreme, Limitations, Poverty, Promise)

"Imitation, if it is not forgery, is a fine thing. It stems from a generous impulse, and a realistic sense of what can and cannot be done."
- James Fenton
(Related: Imitation, Sense)

"I don't know what my limitations are until I reach them. I look for the challenge."
- Joseph Fiennes
(Related: Challenge, Limitations)

"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."
- Charles Fort
(Related: God, Imitation)

"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."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Thought, Day, Imitation, May, Years)

"If you accept your limitations you go beyond them."
- Brendan Francis
(Related: Limitations)

"Corn ethanol can help in the short term, but it has serious limitations, and none of this is going to work if we don't dramatically improve the efficiency of our cars and trucks."
- David Friedman
(Related: Work, Efficiency, Help, Limitations)

"Imitation is the sincerest flattery."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Flattery, Imitation)

"My talents fall within definite limitations. I am not as versatile an actress as some think."
- Greta Garbo
(Related: Limitations)

"I align myself with almost all researchers in assuming that anything we do is a composite of whatever genetic limitations were given to us by our parents and whatever kinds of environmental opportunities are available."
- Howard Gardner
(Related: Environmental, Limitations, Parents)

"A lot of times black actors get stuck in a box. They're up against a lot of limitations for the kind of films that they get approached about. It's easy to get stuck in a box and just be approached about nothing but urban films."
- Tyrese Gibson
(Related: Actors, Limitations, Nothing)

"The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Limitations, Man, Perfection)

"It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: First, Self)

"Unfortunately what came out of it was also kind of an imitation community with a lot of mindless conformity."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Community, Conformity, Imitation)

"The worst acting is about imitation."
- Paul Guilfoyle
(Related: Acting, Imitation)

"I don't know if there is any one secret to successful writing, but one important step is to move beyond imitation and discover what you can write that no one else can - that is, find out who you are and write that in an appropriate narrative and style."
- James Gunn
(Related: Successful, Imitation, Style, Writing)

"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."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Time, Behavior, Children, Encouragement, Imitation, Observation)

"There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are."
- Ernst Haas
(Related: Limitations, Photography)

"The infinite God can not by us, in the present limitation of our faculties, be comprehended or conceived."
- William Hamilton
(Related: God, Infinite, Present)

"In imagination, there's no limitation."
- Mark Victor Hansen
(Related: Imagination)

"I really feel there's no limitation on what this band can do in the studio or on the stage. That's an empowering feeling - that we can bring a song to life."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Life, Feeling, Song)

"No matter how badly senators want to know things, judicial nominees are limited in what they may discuss. That limitation is real, and it comes from the very nature of what judges do."
- Orrin Hatch
(Related: Nature, Judges, May, Senators, Want)

"I appeal to the responsibility of the blocs and the major powers, not to seek security in the arms race, but rather in a meeting for joint disarmament and arms limitations."
- Gustav Heinemann
(Related: Limitations, Meeting, Race, Responsibility, Security)

"When we were making vinyl records we had a lot of time limitations for each record so songs were left off for a number of reasons. Now, with CDs, much more music can be included."
- Ken Hensley
(Related: Music, Time, Limitations, Now, Songs)

"My works are an imitation of my own past and present."
- Barbara Hepworth
(Related: Imitation, Past, Present)

"There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Limitations, Mind)

"Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Strength, Imitation, Rudeness)

"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."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Art, Time, Imitation, Principles)

"Imitation is the sincerest form of pain."
- Roy Horn
(Related: Imitation, Pain)

"I don't have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I'd become. I'm me, and I'm like nobody else."
- Lena Horne
(Related: Hollywood, Imitation, Woman)

"Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Genius, Limitations, May, Stupidity)

"A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations."
- Gerald Jampolsky
(Related: Limitations, Self)

"Evolutionary naturalism takes the inherent limitations of science and turns them into a devastating philosophical weapon: because science is our only real way of knowing anything, what science cannot know cannot be real."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Science, Limitations)

"Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Absurdity, Imitation)

"No man was ever great by imitation."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Imitation, Man)

"Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities."
- Terry Josephson
(Related: Limitations, Possibilities, Thinking)

"Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind."
- Jackie Joyner-Kersee
(Related: Age, Mind)

"There are severe limitations on civil rights. In the international arena, Iran is turning into an isolated country, and the international community is becoming more hostile toward it."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Civil rights, Community, Country, Limitations)

"The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Experience, Joy, Limitations, Richness)

"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Flowers, Limitations, Yearning)

"France and Italy have not yet signed this treaty or agreed to naval limitation as between those nations, but I have confidence that in time they will do so."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Time, Confidence, France, Italy, Nations, Will)

"I do not hesitate to say that the limitation on naval craft between the great naval powers was too high."
- Frank B. Kellogg
"When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Poetry, Power, Arrogance, Concern, Diversity, Existence, Limitations, Man, Richness)

"The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Defeat, Questions, Sense)

"When I came up, it was all about originality and collective research. There is an awful lot of imitation going on now."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: Imitation, Now, Originality, Research)

"The age factor means nothing to me. I'm old enough to know my limitations and I'm young enough to exceed them."
- Marv Levy
(Related: Age, Limitations, Nothing, Old)

"All bad Literature rests upon imperfect insight, or upon imitation, which may be defined as seeing at second-hand."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Imitation, Literature, May)

"To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation, namely an imitation of its opposite."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Imitation)

"Globalisation has made us more vulnerable. It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Politics, Limitations, Present, World)

"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
(Related: Knowledge, Imitation, Living, May)

"I don't think so, in so far as I always aspired to play the way I do now but just couldn't get the sounds out always due to technical limitations - now I can pretty much play what I hear in realtime."
- Gary Lucas
(Related: Limitations, Now, Play, Pretty)

"Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later you take on limitations and become the mind."
- Ramana Maharshi
(Related: Consciousness, Limitations, Mind)

"You will not dishonor the divine perfections by judgments unworthy of them, provided you never judge of Him by yourself, provided you do not ascribe to the Creator the imperfections and limitations of created beings."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: Limitations, Unworthy, Will)

"In nonfiction, you have that limitation, that constraint, of telling the truth."
- Peter Matthiessen
(Related: Truth)

"Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Learning, Limitations)

"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Imitation, Originality, Succeed)

"We see an entire planet which has many limitations."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Limitations)

"Democracy is hypocrisy without limitation."
- Iskander Mirza
(Related: Democracy, Hypocrisy)

"Imitation is the highest form of flattery, but clones kind of get it wrong because we are promoting individuality and being proud of being yourself."
- Brian Molko
(Related: Being, Flattery, Imitation, Individuality, Wrong)

"I knew that we were clicking when mimics started kidding my voice, I'll know that I'm on the way out when they stop doing their imitations."
- Vaughn Monroe
(Related: Voice)

"The Constitution was about a limitation on power."
- Roy Moore
(Related: Power, Constitution)

"No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character."
- John Morley
(Related: Character, Limitations, Man)

"You can see my decision as either a distinctive factor or as a limitation. I don't feel it is a limitation."
- Ennio Morricone
(Related: Decision)

"The Negroes have little invention, but strong powers of imitation, so that they readily acquire mechanic arts. They have a great talent for music, and all their external senses are remarkably acute."
- Samuel George Morton
(Related: Music, Talent, Imitation, Invention, Senses)

"None can be more negative in its impact than the limitation on human resource capacity."
- Said Musa
(Related: Negative)

"Age is the first limitation on roles that I've ever had to encounter, and I hit that awhile ago."
- Jack Nicholson
(Related: Age, First)

"The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Art, Imitation, Respect)

"Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Art, Nature, Truth, Conquest, Imitation, Reality)

"The heroes of the present will retreat to the imitation they are anyhow."
- Charles Olson
(Related: Heroes, Imitation, Present, Will)

"Then, in the next place, we must know that every being which is endowed with reason, and transgresses its statutes and limitations, is undoubtedly involved in sin by swerving from rectitude and justice."
- Origen
(Related: Being, Justice, Limitations, Reason, Rectitude, Sin)

"I believe that a contract, or at least an understanding, exists between the American public and the American advertiser concerning what advertising is, what its limitations are and what price people will pay for it."
- John O'Toole
(Related: People, Advertising, American, Limitations, Public, Understanding, Will)

"The opponents of this process have always tried to vilify westernization as a poor imitation."
- Orhan Pamuk
(Related: Imitation, Opponents, Poor)

"Perhaps the most versatile and useful plug-in in the collection is Mass Copy. It is certainly the one I use the most. Due to limitations in how plugins can interact with Finale, Mass Copy has a somewhat unusual user interface."
- Robert Patterson
(Related: Limitations)

"To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Fathers, Imitation)

"Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'"
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Nature, Art, Soul, Imitation, Man, Name, Senses)

"I write for somebody who has my own limitations. My reader has a certain difficulty with concentrating, which in my case comes from being a film viewer."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Being, Difficulty, Film, Limitations)

"Limitation of armaments in itself is economically and financially important quite apart from security."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: Security)

"Disarmament or limitation of armaments, which depends on the progress made on security, also contributes to the maintenance of peace."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: Peace, Progress, Security)

"Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully acheived has already defined his own limitations."
- Cavett Robert
(Related: Life, Goal, Limitations, Man)

"Any person who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved, has already defined his own limitations."
- Cavett Robert
(Related: Life, Goal, Limitations)

"There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Love)

"The limitation upon this mode of promoting peace lies in the fact that it consists in an appeal to the civilized side of man, while war is the product of forces proceeding from man's original savage nature."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Nature, Peace, War, Fact, Lies, Man)

"The Cube is an imitation of life itself - or even an improvement on life."
- Erno Rubik
(Related: Life, Imitation, Improvement)

"I don't know what makes someone hip. The goal is artist achievement and the best work we can do with no limitation."
- Rick Rubin
(Related: Work, Achievement, Goal, Artist)

"There are interactions with characters within the game which I think are pretty neatly done considering the limitations that you have to work with. I mean, a computer can't really generate a character that talks back and forth with you successfully."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Work, Character, Computer, Limitations, Pretty)

"Digital imaging allows both groups to rise above the limitations of mess and clutter and mechanics, and apply our talents to creating images limited only by our imaginations."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Limitations)

"Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit."
- George Santayana
(Related: Fashion, Imitation, Innovation, Reason)

"Its limitations are those of the physical universe: it won't let you play with some really wild ideas that aren't possible, but are fun to speculate about."
- Stanley Schmidt
(Related: Ideas, Fun, Limitations, Play)

"You know, there's so much imitation and so much pandering in Hollywood."
- Tom Selleck
(Related: Hollywood, Imitation)

"All art is but imitation of nature."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Art, Nature, Imitation)

"I continuously go further and further learning about my own limitations, my body limitation, psychological limitations. It's a way of life for me."
- Ayrton Senna
(Related: Life, Body, Learning, Limitations)

"On every side, and at every hour of the day, we came up against the relentless limitations of pioneer life."
- Anna H. Shaw
(Related: Life, Day, Limitations)

"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."
- Curtis Sittenfeld
(Related: People, Books, Imitation, Writer)

"Art does imitate life, it has to come from somewhere. To put boundaries and limitations on it doesn't make a lot of sense to me."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Art, Life, Limitations, Sense)

"Refusing to grow up is like refusing to accept your limitations. That's why I don't think we'll ever grow up."
- Robert Smith
(Related: Limitations)

"It is important to note that there are no age limitations on who can donate organs and tissue. Newborns as well as senior citizens have been organ donors."
- Vic Snyder
(Related: Age, Limitations)

"Judgment traps you within the limitations of your comparisons. It inhibits freedom."
- Willie Stargell
(Related: Comparisons, Freedom, Judgment, Limitations)

"Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Nature, Imitation)

"I just don't want to be hampered by my own limitations."
- Barbra Streisand
(Related: Limitations, Want)

"However, when Java is promoted as the sole programming language, its flaws and limitations become serious."
- Bjarne Stroustrup
(Related: Flaws, Language, Limitations, Programming)

"Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are in imitation of fighting."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Men, Animals, Children, Fighting, Imitation)

"I've come up with another formulation about style: that it's essentially a manifestation of a certain habitual set of limitations. It's what a composer does NOT do that defines a style."
- James Tenney
(Related: Limitations, Style)

"The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel."
- James Thurber
(Related: Comedy, Limitations, Rules, Taste)

"My vocal ability is very limited, but I'm fortunate in that I can write the songs around my vocal limitations."
- Glenn Tipton
(Related: Ability, Limitations, Songs)

"People mistake their limitations for high standards."
- Jean Toomer
(Related: Mistake, People, Limitations)

"Where force is necessary, there it must be applied boldly, decisively and completely. But one must know the limitations of force; one must know when to blend force with a maneuver, a blow with an agreement."
- Leon Trotsky
(Related: Agreement, Force, Limitations)

"There's a consistency in my work that pops up independent of the limitations of the technology."
- Douglas Trumbull
(Related: Technology, Work, Consistency, Limitations)

"Of what use were the arts if they were only the reproduction and the imitation of life?"
- Alfred de Vigny
(Related: Life, Imitation)

"Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another."
- Voltaire
(Related: Imitation, Nothing, Originality, Writers)

"Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Success, Body, Expectations, Limitations, Mind, Will)

"Plot, rules, nor even poetry, are not half so great beauties in tragedy or comedy as a just imitation of nature, of character, of the passions and their operations in diversified situations."
- Horace Walpole
(Related: Nature, Poetry, Character, Comedy, Imitation, Rules, Tragedy)

"My parents gave me stability and a belief in myself and in all the possibilities life has to offer. I was told the only limitations I would ever face were those I placed upon myself."
- Dionne Warwick
(Related: Life, Belief, Limitations, Parents, Possibilities, Stability)

"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."
- Mike Watt
(Related: Music, Being, Expression, Imitation, Learning, Right)

"When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them."
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Limitations)

"I'm a very big Notorious B.I.G. fan and I do an imitation of him that always cracks everybody up."
- Gene Ween
(Related: Imitation)

"The enemy of art is the absence of limitations."
- Orson Welles
(Related: Art, Absence, Enemy, Limitations)

"I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing."
- Mae West
(Related: Lady, Imitation)

"Justice for crimes against humanity must have no limitations."
- Simon Wiesenthal
(Related: Humanity, Justice, Limitations)

"Working within the limitations of the shared world generally made the writing easier, because I didn't have to invent any of the characters or background, which is usually the hardest part."
- Walter Jon Williams
(Related: Limitations, World, Writing)

"Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: History, Government, Power, Liberty, Limitations)

"I think it's important to know your limitations too."
- Kip Winger
(Related: Limitations)

"It is also worth asking whether the strict limitations of Geneva make sense in a war against terrorists."
- John Yoo
(Related: War, Limitations, Sense, Worth)

"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."
- Israel Zangwill
(Related: Inspiration, Danger, Glamour, Imitation, Past, Prison, Repetition)

"Comedians are not usually actors, but imitations of actors."
- Johann Georg Zimmermann
(Related: Actors, Comedians)