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Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing. - Aesop [Aisopos]


What's the point of being a lesbian if a woman is going to look and act like an imitation man? - Rita Mae Brown


All art is an imitation of nature. - Seneca [Lucius Annaeus Seneca]


To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation, namely an imitation of its opposite. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing. - Mae West


When Croft's 'Life of Dr. Young' was spoken of as a good imitation of Dr. Johnson's style, 'No, no,' said he, 'it is not a good imitation of Johnson; it has all his pomp without his force; it has all the nodosities of the oak, without its strength; it has all the contortions of the sibyl, without the inspiration. - Matthew Prior


Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


To refrain from imitation is the best revenge. - Marc Antony [Marcus Antonius]


The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility. - Martin Luther King, Jr.