On Copying

‘Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.’
— Howard Aiken

‘If you can’t imitate him, don’t copy him.’
— Yogi Berra

‘The shortest road to ruin is to emulate the methods of your adversary.’
— Winston Churchill

‘Only an inventor knows how to borrow, and every man is or should be an inventor.’
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘No man ever yet became great by imitation.’
— Samuel Johnson

‘It is better to fail in originality than succeed in imitation.’
— Herman Melville

‘To model an object is to possess it.’
— Pablo Picasso