I find old copies of National Gallery catalogues, which are written in the dryest possible prose, infinitely soothing.
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.
We learned in the university to consider Wordsworth and Keats as Romantics. They were only a generation apart, but Wordsworth didn't even read Keats's book when he gave him a copy.
I don't copy recipes without trying them out. I don't reprint without trying them again.
When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
On the average, five times as many people read the headlines as read the body copy.
Actually the copies of characters is something I don't particularly like to talk about in articles but just for your information, most characters there's only one.
We call ourselves creators and we just copy.
Copy nature and you infringe on the work of our Lord. Interpret nature and you are an artist.
No, because I don't want to hear what's hot and feel I have to copy it. I'll just make up my own thing.
Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it.
And, since the model he faithfully copies is not going to be hung up next to the picture, since the picture is going to be there on its own, it is of no interest whether it is an accurate copy of the model.
I'm not saying that charming, witty and warm copy won't sell. I'm just saying I've seen thousands of charming, witty campaigns that didn't sell.
The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to Advertising copy.
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.
Perhaps you could sympathize with those who seek to replace a dead child with a copy, or to copy a parent or a relative or even a celebrity.
I am my own secretary; I dictate, I compose, I copy all myself.
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.
We criticize, copy, patronize, idolize and insult but we never doubt that the U.S. has a unique position in the history of human hopes.
My songs are like cheap Neil Young copies.
I often think that could we creep behind the actor's eyes, we would find an attic of forgotten toys and a copy of the Domesday Book.
The pictures of my family were designed to be on a family wall, they were supposed to be together. It was supposed to copy my mother's wall in her house.
None but blockheads copy each other.
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
I was determined to carve out a music of my own. I didn't want to copy anybody.
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