Children have never been good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Imitation is the sincerest form of television.
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
—Dr. Joyce Brothers
Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
—G. K. Chesterton
Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
A mere copier of nature can never produce anything great.