„I believe that love--not imitation--is the sincerest form of flattery. Your imitator thinks that you can be duplicated; your lover knows you can't.“

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Marilyn vos Savantová3
americká sloupkařka, spisovatelka, dramatička 1946

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Kael: I hate it. It is very creepy being imitated.“

—  Pauline Kael American film critic 1919 - 2001

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„If you can't imitate him, don't copy him.“

—  Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015

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—  William Zinsser writer, editor, journalist, literary critic, professor 1922 - 2015

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„Oh, great intentions,
Covenant with the imitation
Have you no conscience?
I think about it now
Oh, God of Progress,
Have you degraded or forgot us?
Where have your laws gone?“

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„To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation, namely an imitation of its opposite.“

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg German scientist, satirist 1742 - 1799

D 96
Variant translation: To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation.
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„I may make you feel but I can't make you think
Your sperm's in the gutter, your love's in the sink.“

—  Ian Anderson Scottish musician, leader of Jethro Tull 1947

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—  Gerhard Richter German visual artist, born 1932 1932

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„Don't you bully me with your politeness! Love is hard to believe, ask any lover.“

—  Yann Martel, kniha Life of Pi

Zdroj: Life of Pi (2001), Chapter 99, p. 330
Kontext: Don't you bully me with your politeness! Love is hard to believe, ask any lover. Life is hard to believe, ask any scientist. God is hard to believe, ask any believer. What is your problem with hard to believe?

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