Quotation Explorer - 'Copy'

They copied all they could follow but they couldn't copy my mind so I left them sweating and stealing a year and a half behind. - Rudyard Kipling
Refrain from doing ill; for one all powerful reason, lest our children should copy our misdeeds; we are all too prone to imitate whatever is base and depraved. - Juvenal
Honey! Bring down a copy of my will - and an eraser! - Woody Allen
Travel, leave everything, copy the birds. The home is one of civilization’s sadnesses. - Gustave Flaubert
For what is love if one loves a woman without knowing her? Just a decision to love? Or even an imitation? The question concerns us all: If, from our childhood on, the examples of love were not there inviting us to copy them, would we know what "loving" means? - Milan Kundera
You can't copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means you're working without any real feeling. No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music. - Billie Holiday
While one should always study the method of a great artist, one should never imitate his manner. The manner of an artist is essentially individual, the method of an artist is absolutely universal. The first is personality, which no one should copy; the second is perfection, which all should aim at. - Oscar Wilde
i live on my books. on my writings, i live on my royalties: the percentage an author recieves on each sold copy. and i am proud of it. i am so even though such percentage is small or i should say irrelevant. - Oriana Fallaci
The best way to be original is to not copy anyone. - Sebastyne Young
Just about ANY personality trait or skill can be learned: simply find it in someone you know and copy it. Then watch what happens. - Steve Goodier
The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.
Facetiously is the only English word that has all six vowels in order, James Thurber declared. "Oh," replied copy editor Miss Gould, "What about abstemiously?"
If your friend wishes to read your 'Plutarch's Lives,' 'Shakespeare,' or 'The Federalist Papers,' tell him gently but firmly, to buy a copy. You will lend him your car or your coat - but your books are as much a part of you as your head or your heart. - Mortimer J. Adler
To steal and copy my messages, given by Babajiis a Testimony of A Great Raper. - Petra Hermans
When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it. - Anatole France
When a thing has been said, and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it. - Anatole France
I was going to buy a copy of "The Power of Positive Thinking", and then I thought: What the hell good would that do? - Ronnie Shakes
I was going to buy a copy of The Power of Positive Thinking, and then I thought: What the hell good would that do? - Ronnie Shanks
I advise all people that have had an interaction with the police to obtain a copy of the police report, as you may find a very different story in there to what actually occurred. - Steven Magee
Literature always anticipates life. It doesn't copy it but moulds it to it's purpose. - Oscar Wilde
I pastiche, I quote, I lie. Fake, forge, forage, fabricate, copy, borrow, transform, steal. I illusion. I’m a genuine deceiver, a shy sham artist. - Shawna Lemay
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original. - Jean Cocteau
Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I'll waste no time reading it. - Moses Hadas
The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it. - Jules Renard
you were born as an origional don't die as a copy - sarah farhat
Do not be awe struck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can. - Norman Vincent Peale
Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research. - Wilson Mizner
A person’s own dignity is to neither compare oneself with any personality nor copy any style of any celebrity of any size of popularity, but the mimicry for earning livelihood is excluded from this activity. - Anuj Somany
There are many teachers who could ruin you. Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher. You have to evolve on your own. - Berenice Abbott
While browsing in a second-hand bookshop one day, was amused to find a copy of one of his own works which he himself had inscribed for a friend: "To ----, with esteem, ."He immediately purchased the book and returned it to the friend with a second inscription: "With renewed esteem, . - George Bernard Shaw
Trying to change others is a smokescreen, start by changing yourself then others will copy from you. - Auliq Ice
There is only one you. Stop trying to devalue yourself by trying to be a copy of someone else. - Susie Clevenger
Copy cats may seem good at what they are doing, but they will never find a spot at the top. - Cyc Jouzy
Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose. - Oscar Wilde
Great poets are great copy editors. - Dejan Stojanovic
I can be a better me than anyone can; I am me. Good or bad. I am myself. I'm no carbon copy of no one else. - Diana Ross
People who copy you will always be one step behind. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
Don't mark up the Library's copy, you fool! Librarians are Unprankable. They'll track you down! They have skills! - Charles Ogden
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