„I believe that love--not imitation--is the sincerest form of flattery. Your imitator thinks that you can be duplicated; your lover knows you can't.“

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„Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.“

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„Goodman: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Kael: I hate it. It is very creepy being imitated.“

—  Pauline Kael American film critic 1919 - 2001
Interview with Susan Goodman, Modern Maturity (March/April 1998) http://www.paulrossen.com/paulinekael/modernmaturity.html.

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„Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.“

—  Charles Caleb Colton British priest and writer 1780 - 1832
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„Imitation is the sincerest form of television.“

—  Fred Allen comedian 1894 - 1956
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„Imitation is flattery“

—  Rick Riordan, The Serpent's Shadow

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„If you can't imitate him, don't copy him.“

—  Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015
What Time Is It? You Mean Now?: Advice for Life from the Zennest Master of Them All, Simon and Schuster, 2003, , p. 15

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„To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation, namely an imitation of its opposite.“

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg German scientist, satirist 1742 - 1799
D 96 Variant translation: To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation.

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