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Imitation Quotes

Imitation is regarded as the act of mimicking a person or a practice, in general. Most scholars believe that it is the basic form of learning and is usually common among children and animals, as a gestural indication of learning an activity. Imitation is also an important part of animal behavioral science and has been formally called 'Observational Learning', a practice in which, some creatures learn by observing humans or other animals. Few studies done on imitation in infants reveal that after 6 months of age, the infant starts imitating actions such as raising hands, smiling and even trying to talk.

The child keeps on developing itself by imitating language, basic etiquettes, physical pose and culture. Previously imitation was thought to be hereditary, but later on it was declared to be learnt from the surroundings. During the second year, it starts imitating reactions made to different situations. Imitation in humans goes on throughout our lives and a few people master it as an art. Though imitation is a natural human behavior, but as we grow old, it’s advisable to be original as imitation makes us lose our original personality. Read through the article to know more about these interesting imitation quotations and sayings.

I would hope they would be our fellow artists, rather than trying to emulate or idolize clowns like us.

- Maynard James Keenan

Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.

- Epictetus

I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.

- Jimi Hendrix

Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female - whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.

- Simone de Beauvoir

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.

- Andrew Carnegie

I was a pretty good imitator of Roy Acuff, but then I found out they already had a Roy Acuff, so I started singin' like myself.

- Hank Williams

We do not imitate, but are a model to others.

- Pericles

Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to excel them, by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excell

- Plutarch

When people start copying your style, you know that something must be happening.

- James Hetfield

We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you're doing so.

- B. B. King

The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.

- Quentin Crisp

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

- Anna Quindlen

I think some people would love to be able to make the clothes I make - and of course, I do influence them, but they keep simplifying, and minimalism doesn't quite work.

- Vivienne Westwood

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