imitate quotes

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.James A. Baldwin

Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female - whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.Simone de Beauvoir

I like that 3D is based on the fact that you look with two eyes, so two cameras imitate that.Bernardo Bertolucci

Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.Christian Nestell Bovee

Hollywood has an obligation to watch what they put out there. Kids do imitate what they see - good or bad.Morgan Brittany

There is something about the way that Greek poets, say Aeschylus, use metaphor that really attracts me. I don't think I can imitate it, but there's a density to it that I think I'm always trying to push towards in English.Anne Carson

I always admired virtue - but I could never imitate it.Charles II

I didn't just grow up in one environment, so it was easy for me, as a child, just to imitate and just be all these different people.Clifton Collins, Jr.

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.Confucius

Don't imitate. Write what you know about, that has to be your goal.Roman Coppola

In college, I went to school for acting; we had to learn phonetics just to be able to do dialects and all that stuff. I'm somebody who does better just hearing it. I'll just imitate it, and I get it better that way. When I know too much information, I'm not great.Eliza Coupe

It is better to imitate ancient than modern work.Leonardo DaVinci

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.Salvador Dali

To rest satisfied with existing evils, as if we could do nothing, is not obedience; but neither is it obedience to imitate the actions of the apostles.John Nelson Darby

Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV.Ani DiFranco

I'm one of those guys a lot of people watch, imitate, and then make it seem like they were the ones who did it first.Jermaine Dupri

When I was a kid, I loved all the silent comedians - Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Chaplin. And I used to imitate them. I'd go to see a Buster Keaton movie and come home and try things out I'd seen. I learned to do pratfalls when I was very young.Dick Van Dyke

Contrary to general belief, humans imitate apes more than the reverse. The sight of monkeys or apes induces an irresistible urge in people to jump up and down, exaggeratedly scratch themselves and holler in a way that must make the primates wonder how this otherwise so intelligent species has come to depend on such inferior means of communication.Frans de Waal

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.T. S. Eliot

Raymond Carver is good. I think he'll be appreciated more and more. He's an easy writer to imitate.Leslie Fiedler