1. Microsoft has had two goals in the last 10 years. One was to copy the Mac, and the other was to copy Lotus’ success in the spreadsheet – basically, the applications business. And over the course of the last 10 years, Microsoft accomplished both of those goals. And now they are completely lost.
2. The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does.
3. The thing about HD-DVD that is attractive to Microsoft is that it’s very pro-consumer in letting you copy all movies up onto the hard disk.
4. I didn’t try to copy my dad or fit into the pressure or the mold that everybody tried to make me fit into.
5. Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.
6. American management thinks that they can just copy from Japan. But they don’t know what to copy.
7. To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.
8. I had a couple of really cool friends when I was a kid, and we’d find cool music and movies and show them to each other. My friend Dennis had a copy of ‘A Clockwork Orange’ and he’d already seen it once, and he was like, ‘We need to watch this.’ I was sleeping over his house – and I think we were literally 15 – and we watched it.
9. I never leaf through a copy of National Geographic without realizing how lucky we are to live in a society where it is traditional to wear clothes.
10. People ask me where I got my singing style. I didn’t copy my style from anybody.
11. When you draw or paint a tree, you do not imitate the tree; you do not copy it exactly as it is, which would be mere photography. To be free to paint a tree or a flower or a sunset, you have to feel what it conveys to you: the significance, the meaning of it.
12. Sometimes it’s flattering when people copy you, but sometimes it gets to a breaking point.
13. More than 30 years ago, in Washington, D.C., I secured a copy of a single by a Los Angeles band called The Bags. The two-song 7-inch, released on Dangerhouse, had a girl on the cover who looked right at you with huge eyes. The songs, ‘Survive’ and ‘Babylonian Gorgon,’ were great and made many of my mix tapes.
14. In Hollywood, they think drawn animation doesn’t work anymore, computers are the way. They forget that the reason computers are the way is that Pixar makes good movies. So everybody tries to copy Pixar. They’re relying too much on the technology and not enough on the artists.
15. In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.
16. If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.
17. When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
18. Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
19. At home I have a copy of the April 21, 1986, issue of ‘Sports Illustrated.’ I’m on the cover with the blurb, ‘Can Lou Do It?’ I’d just arrived at Notre Dame, and with spring football underway, I was the focal point of that week’s coverage.
20.Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial interaction with sensible particulars as they occur, whether they copy these in advance or not.
21. I know from having had a child, and from having been a child myself, that children will copy you.
22. I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at – not copy it.
23. It’s one thing to buy a copy of ‘Atlas Shrugged.’ You actually have to read it to get anything out of it.
24. Russia will not soon become, if it ever becomes, a second copy of the United States or England – where liberal value have deep historic roots.
25. My jokes are in my head and I have a duplicate copy of my jokes in a lot of British comics’ heads, where they are safe.
26. I’m starting to see players copy what I do. I’m flattered.
28. So I went out and bought myself a copy of the Writer and Artist Yearbook, bought lots of magazines and got on the phone and talked to editors about ideas for stories. Pretty soon I found myself hired to do interviews and articles and went off and did them.
29. When I was sixteen, I borrowed a copy of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ from the mobile library. Democrats and Republicans were standing for very different principles, and I could see which side was going to represent me.
30. My jokes are in my head and I have a duplicate copy of my jokes in a lot of British comics’ heads, where they are safe.
31. I’m starting to see players copy what I do. I’m flattered.
32. So I went out and bought myself a copy of the Writer and Artist Yearbook, bought lots of magazines and got on the phone and talked to editors about ideas for stories. Pretty soon I found myself hired to do interviews and articles and went off and did them.
33. When I was sixteen, I borrowed a copy of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ from the mobile library. Democrats and Republicans were standing for very different principles, and I could see which side was going to represent me.
34. People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
35. I want to evolve each season. I never want to be one of those brands where people know what they’re going to see. I always want an element of surprise. One thing I never want to do is copy what anybody else is doing. I have a signature, and it’s very important to me to stay true to that.
36. A copy of the universe is not what is required of art; one of the damned things is ample.
37. I wear the same outfit or, at least, a different copy of it almost every day.
38. Changes… can only be effected by alterations in the original. The only thing not prerecorded in a prerecorded universe are the prerecordings themselves. The copies can only repeat themselves word for word. A virus is a copy. You can pretty it up, cut it up, scramble it – it will reassemble in the same form.
31.You got to be able to reinvent yourself and come up with new ideas because everybody is going to try to copy, which is what you want. You want people to start saying what you say.
33. When ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ was a new album in 1973, a friend of mine walked into my room where I was working with a copy in his hand and said, ‘You really have to do a play about this album.
34. My vocal style I haven’t tried to copy from anyone. It just developed until it became the girlish whine it is today.
35. The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it.
36. Some of the tactics that are used by Foxconn and other companies throughout China is, if you are late, if you violate one of the small rules, some of the punishment is that you have to copy down quotations from the chairman of Foxconn: you have to write out confessions explaining why you were late and promising never to do it again.
37. At a meet and greet in a nightclub in Texas, a girl who looked about 15 years old gave me a VHS copy of ‘Adventures in Babysitting,’ and she whispered in my ear that it’s really just home movie footage of her dad practicing judo.
38. Good copy can’t be written with tongue in cheek, written just for a living. You’ve got to believe in the product.
39. You should keep a copy of your tax return indefinitely, but you need to save supporting documents for only three years.
40. Somebody said they threw their copy of Dungeons and Dragons into the fire, and it screamed. It’s a game! The magic spells in it are as real as the gold. Try retiring on that stuff.
41. I grew up conservative because my mum was a conservative, and when I finally realized what conservatives were, I changed my mind immediately. As children, we tend to copy our parents.
42. On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.
43. You can’t copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means you’re working without any real feeling.
44. I oftentimes say that I design my collections off my phone. I’m in a group chat with my team in Milan. I copy and paste. I draw. I look at trends. I don’t really have an assistant. It’s a modern way of working. I don’t know if it’s sustainable, but it’s how I do it.
45. I take a certain pride in having maintained a reputation for fast copy throughout my newspaper career. Fast-breaking stories left my typewriter in a hurry. Not great literature, perhaps, but fast, and usually accurate.
46. People want to listen to a lot of music and do whatever they want with it. They don’t want DRM, they don’t want subscriptions. They don’t want a player that only can do this but can’t do that and you only have one copy. They don’t want that. You know? I don’t want that.
47. My last vivid boyhood fright from books came when I was 15; I was visiting my uncle and aunt in Greenwich, and, emboldened by my success with ‘The Waste Land,’ I opened their copy of ‘Ulysses.’ The whiff of death off those remorseless, closely written pages overpowered me. So: back to soluble mysteries, and jokes that were not cosmic.
48. If I have to work hard or think hard or just copy somebody else that’s doing it better – whatever it takes, I’m going to find that solution. That’s the drive that keeps me going.
49. I’ve always avoided publicity. I’ve never been good copy at any stage of my life. I don’t strive for it, because I don’t think it’s important whether I’m good copy or not. The two can go together, if that’s your personality, but every person on this earth is unique.
50. Reading a hard copy book, and reading a book on an iPad are slightly different experiences. What they both have in common though is that you must engage your imagination in the process.
51. You see, I’m also a futurist. I dream about the world 50, 100, maybe even 1,000 years in the future. But I also realize I’m probably not going to see it. However, I wouldn’t mind having at least a copy of myself see the future, maybe 50, 100, 1,000 years into the future. It would be a fantastic ride.
52. It was at a vividly bad time in Norman Mailer’s life that I met him, and a sort of water-treading time in mine. He had stabbed his wife, and I was a copy boy at Time magazine.
53. I don’t think there was a definite day, but it would have been around my mid-20s. I was always interested in the media side of things. When we travelled with England away, or to World Cups, I used to sit with journos while they wrote their copy.
54. I would dream of going up to the ‘New York Times’ and asking them if I could please be a copy boy or let me scrub the toilets or something like that. But I couldn’t rise to those heights.
55. We call ourselves creators and we just copy.
56. Many European countries, as well as Australia, Canada, Israel, and New Zealand, have adopted legislation that creates a ‘public lending right’, where the government recognises that enabling hundreds of people to read a single copy of a book provides a public good, but that doing so is likely to reduce sales of the book.
57. I’m so excited to just be able to be comfortable in my own skin and give what I have to the world and not feel like I have to copy to stand out or fit in.
58. I’m forced away from what I would call my music. I can’t do another thing like ‘Maxinquaye.’ But if people didn’t go out and copy it, I might have done another three or four ‘Maxinquayes.’ Which is terrible.
59. People have an idol they want to be like and try to follow what the idols did. But when you do, you find out you’re not very successful and you’re not very happy. You try to copy these models, and it doesn’t yield successful results.
60. It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one’s memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.