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Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.
Leonardo da Vinci
If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve the same results.
I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.
Good artists copy, great artists steal.
Microsoft has had two goals in the last 10 years. One was to copy the Mac, and the other was to copy Lotus' success in the spreadsheet - basically, the applications business. And over the course of the last 10 years, Microsoft accomplished both of those goals. And now they are completely lost.
I never leaf through a copy of National Geographic without realizing how lucky we are to live in a society where it is traditional to wear clothes.
I didn't try to copy my dad or fit into the pressure or the mold that everybody tried to make me fit into.
Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.
Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial interaction with sensible particulars as they occur, whether they copy these in advance or not.
The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does.
In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
People ask me where I got my singing style. I didn't copy my style from anybody.
The only thing I really recommend, if you're starting out in stand-up is to not try to copy anybody else. You can be influenced by people. I was influenced by Steve Martin and Bob Newhart and Woody Allen, but I never tried to be someone else. I always tried to be myself. And the reason people are successful is they're unique.
It is quite annoying that we have to change the sound we invented just to avoid sounding like people who simply copy us, but... it is flattering and of course challenging.
I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at - not copy it.
It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one's memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.
My jokes are in my head and I have a duplicate copy of my jokes in a lot of British comics' heads, where they are safe.
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.
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.
My vocal style I haven't tried to copy from anyone. It just developed until it became the girlish whine it is today.
It is important not to copy other people's careers but set the tone of who you want to be. My father's always encouraged me to do that.
Some days I'm lucky to squeeze out a page of copy that pleases me, but I get as many as six or seven pages on a very good day; the average is probably three pages.
You can't copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means you're working without any real feeling.
Even Obama's staunchest supporters are starting to leave him. Last week Michelle Obama demanded to see a copy of his birth certificate.
The only way you can get good, unless you're a genius, is to copy. That's the best thing. Just steal.
For a while there, I was a stringer. The expression comes from the old habit of stringing together the column inches that you had written. They'd measure it and pay you 10 cents an inch for your printed copy.
When something works for you or another brand, ask yourself, 'Why?' Then don't copy it but think about what you can do that's unique to you and better.
I look at Jagger and the like and if I see a good attitude I'll admire it but I wouldn't copy their style.
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