imitation

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on flattery and imitation

Imitation is the sincerest flattery.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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A Quote by Berenice Abbott on imitation and photography

Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.

Berenice Abbott (1898 - 1991)

Source: Infinity magazine, 1951.

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A Quote by Aristotle on action, emotion, fear, imitation, pity, seriousness, and tragedy

A tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself . . . with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on art, imitation, and nature

Art not only imitates nature, but also completes it deficiencies.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on character, imitation, incompetence, play, popularity, and seriousness

ZANY, n. A popular character in old Italian plays, who imitated with ludicrous incompetence the "buffone", or clown, and was therefore the ape of an ape; for the clown himself imitated the serious characters of the play.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on certainty, imitation, religion, and sacred

JOSS-STICKS, n. Small sticks burned by the Chinese in their pagan tomfoolery, in imitation of certain sacred rites of our holy religion.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on art, genius, imitation, nature, and study

Persons of genius, and those who are most capable of art, are always most fond of nature: as such are chiefly sensible, that all art consists in the imitation and study of nature.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on art, belief, genius, imitation, nature, observation, people, study, and understanding

I believe it is no wrong Observation, that Persons of Genius, and those who are most capable of Art, are always fond of Nature, as such are chiefly sensible, that all Art consists in the Imitation and Study of Nature. On the contrary, People of the common Level of Understanding are principally delighted with the Little Niceties and Fantastical Operations of Art, and constantly think that finest which is least Natural.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Adolf Hitler on fear, force, imitation, and strength

The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.

Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

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