A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
I hope young athletes can imitate my good side only, not the bad side.
I could tell you which writer's rhythms I am imitating. It's not exactly plagiarism, it's falling in love with good language and trying to imitate it.
Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.
The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.
Imitating paper isn't the goal; the goal is surpassing paper.
Stete Not, langsamer Tod.