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.     


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