— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
— Joyce Brothers Joyce Brothers 1927 - 2013
As quoted in Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing (2006) by Larry Chang, p. 469
— Pauline Kael American film critic 1919 - 2001
Interview with Susan Goodman, Modern Maturity (March/April 1998) http://www.paulrossen.com/paulinekael/modernmaturity.html.
„I think the way that you develop your own sound is you go through a process by which you imitate people sometimes very closely. With me, I would mimic people to the note. And then I think you form a collage of all these different players that you imitate, that you learn, and you form your own recipe. I think anybody that has an originality to them, it came from a pool of taking stuff from their predecessors.“
"Eric Johnson's Guitar Gets to Austin's Roots" at NPR (13 August 2005) http://www.wbur.org/npr/4795689&ft=3&f=15403510
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
„You know when you're [driving] drunk, you're like [Imitates car driving and going over the bumps on the edge of the road], behind you, you hear [Imitates big rig horn] [slurring] "Shut up, stupid!" You know, if you hear the magical sound [Imitates police siren], one of two things will pop in your head. Either one, [slurring] "I'm okay, I'm fine…I can beat this." Or two, [police siren] "I'm gonna go to jail. Ima gonna jail. Hey, gonna hafta let you go babe, Ima gonna jail. Tell the kids I love 'em, bye."“
— Gabriel Iglesias American actor 1976
Hot & Fluffy (2007)
— William Zinsser writer, editor, journalist, literary critic, professor 1922 - 2015
Zdroj: On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976), Chapter 13, Bits & Pieces, p. 136.
„I know that what you call 'God' really exists, but not in the form you think; God is primal cosmic energy, the love in your body, your integrity, and your perception of the nature in you and outside of you.“
— Wilhelm Reich, kniha Listen, Little Man!
Zdroj: Listen, Little Man!
— Sufjan Stevens American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist 1975
"Come On! Feel The Illinoise!"
Lyrics, Illinois (2005)
— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg German scientist, satirist 1742 - 1799
Variant translation: To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation.
Aphorisms (1765-1799), Notebook D (1773-1775)
— Ian Anderson Scottish musician, leader of Jethro Tull 1947
"Thick As a Brick".
Thick as a Brick (1972)
„I believe I am looking for rightness. My work has so much to do with reality that I wanted to have a corresponding rightness. That excludes painting in imitation. In nature everything is always right: the structure is right, the proportions are good, the colours fit the forms. If you imitate that in painting, it becomes false.“
— Gerhard Richter German visual artist, born 1932 1932
Interview with Anna Tilroe, 1987; as cited on collected quotes on the website of Gerhard Richter: on 'Abstract paintings' https://www.gerhard-richter.com/en/quotes/subjects-2/abstract-paintings-7
— 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?
— Fausto Cercignani Italian scholar, essayist and poet 1941
Examples of self-translation (c. 2004), Quotes - Zitate - Citations - Citazioni
— Eminem American rapper and actor 1972
"Role Model" (Track 9).
1990s, The Slim Shady LP (1999)