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People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

Related topics: Inspirational Life Human-Nature Psychology Forgiveness

To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.
- Pablo Picasso

Some days I'm lucky to squeeze out a page of copy that pleases me,
but I get as many as six or seven pages on a very good day;
the average is probably three pages.
- Dean Koontz

I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.
- Jimi Hendrix

 

Even Obama's staunchest supporters are starting to leave him.
Last week Michelle Obama demanded to see a copy of his birth certificate.
- Ann Coulter

I don't read anything anymore.
I don't have the eyesight.
I read my own copy, that's all.
I think I've read everything that's worth reading.
- John Gould

The media only wants to get the view of the flaming
radicals because they make better copy than those of
us who are more sensible.
I'm a feminist and I think I've done a lot of good.
- Betty Dodson

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Good copy can't be written with tongue in cheek,
written just for a living.
You've got to believe in the product.
- David Ogilvy

A copy of the universe is not what is required of art;
one of the damned things is ample.
- Rebecca West

It is quite annoying that we have to change the sound
we invented just to avoid sounding like people who simply copy us,
but...
it is flattering and of course challenging.
- Jonathan Davis

I believe it has been said that one copy of The Times
contains more useful information than the whole of
the historical works of Thucydides.
- Richard Cobden

We all wanted to copy Vivien Leigh.
- Natalie Wood

I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at -
not copy it.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

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.
- David Ogilvy

I often think that could we creep behind the actor's eyes,
we would find an attic of forgotten toys and a copy of the Domesday Book.
- Laurence Olivier

No, because I don't want to hear what's hot and feel I have to copy it.
I'll just make up my own thing.
- Missy Elliot

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

If any sort of error is inexcusable,
it's an incorrect phone number.
One of the cardinal rules of copy editing is that every
phone number published must be checked.
- Bill Walsh

Bad artists copy.
Good artists steal.
- Pablo Picasso

My wife has them all in a vault...
a copy of every album.
- Jerry Goldsmith

When I really young yet feeling very old,
I offered up a lot of myself to the press;
I knew it was good copy.
- Diane Lane

An original artist is unable to copy.
So he has only to copy in order to be original.
- Jean Cocteau

We criticize, copy, patronize, idolize and insult but
we never doubt that the U.S.
has a unique position in the history of human hopes.
- Ferdinand Mount

There's an entire flight simulator hidden in every
copy of Microsoft Excel 97.
- Bruce Scheneier

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.
- Edgar Degas

To copy beauty forfeits all pretense to fame;
to copy faults is want of sense.
- Charles Churchill

You must be one of the few people with a copy of that.
I don't think they printed too many.
- Chow Yun-Fat

I think there are problems with compact disc copy protection that can't be resolved.
- Edward Felten

When a thing has been said and well,
have no scruple.
Take it and copy it.
- Anatole France

It's a question of not copying the masters,
to look for something, good or bad, for oneself.
To enter this liberated state of mind,
one cannot copy the others.
- Nathalie Sarraute

I was determined to carve out a music of my own.
I didn't want to copy anybody.
- Bill Monroe

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.
- Vladimir Putin

It was an amazing mistake to lose 10p on every copy
because your sleeve is so expensive.
- Peter Hook

I am my own secretary; I dictate, I compose,
I copy all myself.
- Venerable Bede

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.
- Jules Renard

In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

It would have been the equivalent of Jackson Pollock's
attempts to copy the Sistine Chapel.
- Malcolm Cowley

One could make money and get a career going with a
low-budget horror film about killers attacking on holidays.
It is always flattering to have somebody copy you.
- John Carpenter

Machines aren't replacing proofreaders at all.
Copy editors, who proofread and much,
much more, use spellcheck as a tool but read every
word that appears in the paper.
- Bill Walsh

There was no one in particular I really tried to copy.
- Caroline Corr

Do not copy my style!
The first rule of writing is write about what you know,
not what you think you know.
So, think about what you've done in your life and write about that.
- Jackie Collins

We call ourselves creators and we just copy.
- Lauryn Hill

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book -
I'll waste no time reading it.
- Moses Hadas

Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two,
it's research.
- Wilson Mizner

My pleasure was to copy, not to create.
- Manuel Puig

Writers' bedtimes vary, but few have been spared the
shock of a copy editor's early wake-up call.
- Bill Walsh

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.
- Gary Gygax

If you copy, it means you're working without any real feeling.
No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be
that way in music or it isn't music.
- Billie Holiday

People ask me where I got my singing style.
I didn't copy my style from anybody.
- Elvis Presley

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.
- Tony Robbins

I just saw a copy of a cover of a magazine that I'm on,
and it's very weird and unusual.
- Mia Kirshner

I don't keep any copy of my books around...
they would embarass me.
When I finish writing my books, I kick them in the belly,
and have done with them.
- Ludwig Bemelmans

Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial
interaction with sensible particulars as they occur,
whether they copy these in advance or not.
- William James

Copy nature and you infringe on the work of our Lord.
Interpret nature and you are an artist.
- Jacques Lipchitz

The only way you can get good, unless you're a genius,
is to copy.
That's the best thing.
Just steal.
- Ritchie Blackmore

To escape jury duty in England, wear a bowler hat and
carry a copy of the Daily telegraph.
- John Mortimer

No, sir, I'm not saying that charming,
witty and warm copy won't sell.
I'm just saying I've seen thousands of charming,
witty campaigns that didn't sell.
- Rosser Reeves

No one likes to work for free.
To copy an artist's work and download it free is stealing.
It's hard work writing and recording music,
and it's morally wrong to steal it.
- Gary Wright

The pictures of my family were designed to be on a family wall,
they were supposed to be together.
It was supposed to copy my mother's wall in her house.
- Annie Leibovitz

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

I look at Jagger and the like and if I see a good attitude
I'll admire it but I wouldn't copy their style.
- Michael Hutchence

There is a tendency around the world today to copy TV culture.
And that is not always a virtue.
- Francis Arinze

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.
- Erma Bombeck

The only thing I'd ever done with news was to read
copy sitting at the microphone in the studio.
- Ed Bradley

You can't copy anybody and end with anything.
If you copy, it means you're working without any real feeling.
- Billie Holiday

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.
- Emo Philips

I don't smoke, so they never sent me a copy.
- Lita Ford

I'm starting to see players copy what I do.
I'm flattered.
- Dennis Rodman

My vocal style I haven't tried to copy from anyone.
It just developed until it became the girlish whine it is today.
- Robert Plant

Traditional copyright has been that you can't make
a full copy of somebody's work without their permission.
- Patricia Schroeder

The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry
of life has turned to prose,
but that it has turned to advertising copy.
- Louis Kronenberger


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