Copycat Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old copycat quotes, copycat sayings, and copycat proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

People copy people they look up to, and good products inspire copycats. Innocent Mwatsikesimbe
If you copy then it is not self-expression. Michael Schenker
You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die. Jack Ma
When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. Eric Hoffer
Do your own thing. Others own their own thing. If you copy too much, you'll find yourself in late night cocktail lounge cover band limbo. Kurt Cobain
Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility. Pablo Picasso
In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy. Marcus Tullius Cicero
Parrots mimic their owners. Their owners consider that a sign of intelligence. Marty Rubin
In my mind, there are too many copycat web products out there that are doing the same thing. Daymond John
A copycat is like a poor amateur. Just another rip off. Knisztina
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic. Pablo Picasso
Switch my hair, they gon' copy her. Switch my gear, they gon' copy her. Look at how they stare, just a copier. Roger that. Did you copy that? copycat. Nicki Minaj
You can't copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means you're working without any real feeling. Billie Holiday
Don't Copy What Someone Is Doing, Copy What God Wants You To Do. Cyc Jouzy
Creativity vs. inspiration: inspiration makes a copy, creativity makes something completely new. Hannah Garrison
The one and only, you can't clone me, got a lot of haters and a lot of homies… some friends and some phony. Mike Jones
Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery - it's the sincerest form of learning. George Bernard Shaw
On the inside, the copycats of the ruffians are more delicate than the copycats of prudes. Criss Jami
Anybody who is imitating somebody else, no matter who it us, is heading in the wrong direction. It is impossible to become like somebody else. Your only hope is to become more fully yourself. Jon Kabat-Zinn
There's no harm being a copycat. If someone else is doing a good job, copy. It's free. Uday Kotak
People are going to copy your product if you build great stuff. Just because Yahoo has a search box doesn't make it Google. Evan Spiegel
As long as you're being a copycat, you will never be the best copycat. Eric Thomas
Generally, you are held to a sound and that becomes your sound. That gets branded as your sound, and all the copycats start with it because the labels are looking for that sound. Randy Bachman
Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy. Suzy Kassem
Without authenticity, we are only a poor imitation of someone else. Tom Hayes
Great, a copycat. Nothing better than one freak mimicking a bunch of other freaks. Sherri Cooper-Landsman
They had an accident and they never noticed anyway / A lack of originality couldn't focus on the day / So much for the radio everybody sounds the same / Everybody wears the same clothes now and everybody plays the game / Copycat, copycat, copycat Noel Anthony Hogan
Copy copy copy everyone else / I've got a great idea / I will change things on my own / I see my vision very clear / Wouldn't wanna be another clone / So much for the radio, the radio is sad / Sad, sad, sad Noel Anthony Hogan
I spent my whole life trying to fit into a lane / But I'm so over it / I watched my friends fall out of love and go insane / Bid on life and lose the game / I saw them quit / I never wanna be like that / A suit and tie copycat / I never was into that David Rublin
I spent so long with my head buried in the sand / My future needs a rewrite / So I'll send a postcard from wherever I may land / I ain't got no master plan and that's alright / I never wanna be like that / A suit and tie copycat / I never was into that David Rublin
Don't stretch the small thing, copycats are finnicky / Without skills, they master the art of mimicry / But I go line for line on the whole page / Your unspotted life on the mic is old age Corey Woods
Full stop, don't copy, just cop me properly / Everybody same policy, universal equality / Responsibility, polity, to survive economically / Some people do it comically, fruits of freedom, equality Jerry Duplessis
Souls searching or controlling and robbery, cold lack of camaraderie / Clones, copycats bother me, mine, own, blind cats, follow me / Honesty, honesty, honestly, all these jokes are common-league / Puppets with no autonomy, yup it's Fugees entirely Jerry Duplessis
Some people are nothin' but clones / Some people have styles of their own / Some people are copycats / These people can't get the mic back Lenton Tereill Hutton
Copying someone else is easy but uninspiring, and people will see right through it because it won' be authentically you. Aymee C. Buckhannon
Mirroring someone's words and behavior is a primordial instinct. It quickly makes people think that you are part of the 'clan'. Tony Bennis
If you are looking for a way to manipulate people, mirroring can work wonders 'Imitation is the best form of flattery.' Tony Bennis
You can only imitate what you understand; but in other cases, you understand something precisely because you imitate it. Werner Stegmaier
Imitating someone is an attempt to repeat his or her behavior under one's own conditions when such behavior seems likely to succeed. If the attempt proves successful, the repetition is continued and the relevant behavior becomes your own routine. Werner Stegmaier
Perhaps the most obvious and most common way to learn is by imitating someone, by saying or doing something as another directs. Jack R. Fraenkel
I could not fathom the slavery of being a copycat. Be yourself, be your own responsibility. Nida Bejosano Goudeaux
The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality. Conan O'Brien
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all. Abraham Lincoln
Anymore, no one's mind is their own. Chuck Palahniuk
Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else. Judy Garland