Buddhism is all about finding your own way, not imitating the ways of others or even the ways of Buddha himself.
In imitating the exemplary acts of a god or of a mythic hero, or simply by recounting their adventures, the man of an archaic society detaches himself from profane time and magically re-enters the Great Time, the sacred time.
When you try to talk about yourself, you dont know who you are, or what your like, or what your like to other people. And the moment you do it's a formula for yourself, and then you're imitating yourself, and then nobody likes you and they dont know why.
The real artist, who knew what he was imitating, would be interested in realities and not in imitations; and would desire to leave as memorials of himself works many and fair; and, instead of being the author of encomiums, he would prefer to be the theme of them.
I first got interested in music as a toddler by my childhood babysitter, Rosetta Atkins. She taught me how to sing by imitating the voices on the gospel radio station she listened to - both men and women's voices.
Those who attempt to evangelize the culture by imitating its forms must beware lest the culture evangelize them.
The true smoker abstains from imitating Vesuvius.
The dog can only become what's in your bubble. The dog is imitating the energy that is in your bubble. You are the source, the feast of energy. If you feel anxious, the dog becomes anxious with you. If you become nervous, the dog wakes up nervous with you.
I love it. When they stop imitating me then I'll start wondering where I'm going wrong. Every day when I sit down to play, I learn something new.
You have only one model, Jesus. Follow, follow, follow him, step by step, imitating him, sharing his life in every way.
Charles de Foucauld
Sonnets are guys writing in English, imitating an Italian song form. It was a form definitely sung as often as it was recited.
It's a kind of honour when I see how many people are imitating the style of how I make films.