„Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.“

—  Oscar Wilde, livro The Decay of Lying, The Decay of Lying (1889)
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„Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

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„Making art, any art, you are in some way trying to imitate life, and the ways in which that succeeds or fails is fascinating to me…“

—  Naomi Iizuka American dramatist 1965
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„Art is not imitation but illusion.“

—  Charles Reade, livro Christie Johnstone
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„Art does not imitate, but interpret.“

—  Giuseppe Mazzini Italian patriot, politician and philosopher 1805 - 1872
Context: Art does not imitate, but interpret. It searches out the idea lying dormant in the symbol, in order to present the symbol to men in such form as to enable them to penetrate through it to the idea. Were it otherwise, what would be the use or value of art? The Life and Writings of Joseph Mazzini (1864), p. vii

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„All art is but imitation of nature.“

—  Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 a.C.
Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter LXV: On the first cause, Omnis ars naturae imitatio est. Line 3.

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„No form of Nature is inferior to Art; for the arts merely imitate natural forms.“

—  Marcus Aurelius, Meditações
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), Meditations. xi. 10.

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„I hold the imitation of colour to be the greatest difficulty of art.“

—  El Greco Greek painter, sculptor and architect 1541 - 1614
Original: una es la imitación de los <span class="plainlinks"> colores https://es.wikiquote.org/wiki/Colores</span> que yo tengo por la mayor <span class="plainlinks"> dificultad https://es.wikiquote.org/wiki/Dificultad</span> Quote from notes of El Greco, in one of his commentaries; as cited by Fernando Marías and Agustín Bustamante García in Las Ideas Artísticas de el Greco (Cátedra, 1981), p. 80; taken from Wikipedia/El Greco: in 'Technique and Style'

„Art imitates Nature, and Necessity is the Mother of Invention.“

—  Richard Franck German composer 1858 - 1938
Northern Memoirs, written in 1658 and published in 1694 along with another work by Franck, The Contemplative and Practical Angler

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„Painting is first of all the art of imitation, and not the servant of some imaginary 'purity“

—  Maurice Denis French painter 1870 - 1943
Nouvelles théories sur l'art moderne..., 1922, as cited on Wikipedia: Maurice Denis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Denis - reference [42]

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„Either build functional houses and bridges or create pure art or both. Don't confuse one with the other. Such art is not pure constructive art, but merely an imitation of the machine.“

—  Naum Gabo Russian sculptor 1890 - 1977
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