It's been very important throughout my career that I've met all the guys I've copied, because at each stage they've said, Don't play like me, play like you.
— Eric Clapton

I copied my brother. He was a natural dancer. Graceful. People always asked did we study ballet. We never did.
— Harold Nicholas

I originated a remark many years ago that I think has been copied more than any little thing that Ive every said, and I used it in the FOLLIES of 1922. I said America has a unique record. We never lost a war and we never won a conference in our lives. I believe that we could without any degree of egotism, single-handed lick any nation in the world. But we cant confer with Costa Rica and come home with our shirts on.
— Will Rogers

The power of a text is different when it is read from when it is copied out. Only the copied text thus commands the soul of him who is occupied with it, whereas the mere reader never discovers the new aspects of his inner self that are opened by the text, that road cut through the interior jungle forever closing behind it: because the reader follows the movement of his mind in the free flight of day-dreaming, whereas the copier submits it to command.
— Walter Benjamin

Information that we copy from person to person, by imitation, by language, by talking, by telling stories, by wearing clothes, by doing things - this is information copied with variation and selection. This is [a] design process.
— Susan Blackmore