57 Best Copy Cat Quotes To Brighten Your Day

Copy Cat Quotes are everywhere! It’s no secret that we humans are naturally drawn to things that are similar to our own lives. Whether it’s wallowing in self-pity or striving for excellence, it seems that we all have a tendency to copy the behaviors and thoughts of those around us. This is especially true when it comes to quotations, which often serve as a microcosm of our individual lives. Here are 50 copy-cat quotes that you may not have known were inspired by others.

Copycat Meaning

Copycat meaning is when someone does something that resembles what another person has done, but without actually copying them. Sometimes this is done out of admiration or respect, and other times it is just to make a joke or be funny. Copycat meaning can also be used in business relationships to show that someone is paying attention to what you are doing and wants to learn from you.

57 Best Copy Cat Quotes

1. “Souls searching or controlling and robbery, cold lack of camaraderie / Clones, copycats bother me, mine, own, blind cats, follow me / Honesty, honesty, honestly, all these jokes are common-league / Puppets with no autonomy, yup it`s Fugees entirely” — Jerry Duplessis

2. “Don`t stretch the small thing, copycats are finicky / without skills, they master the art of mimicry / But I go line for line on the whole page / your unspotted life on the mic is old age” — Corey Woods

3. “They had an accident and they never noticed anyway / A lack of originality couldn`t focus on the day / So much for the radio everybody sounds the same / Everybody wears the same clothes now and everybody plays the game / Copycat, copycat, copycat” — Noel Anthony Hogan

4. “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

5. “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

6. “In my mind, there are too many copycat web products out there that are doing the same thing.” — Daymond John

7. “I spent my whole life trying to fit into a lane / But I`m so over it / I watched my friends fall out of love and go insane / Bid on life and lose the game / I saw them quit / I never wanna be like that / A suit and tie copycat / I never was into that” — David Rublin

8. “If you are looking for a way to manipulate people, mirroring can work wonders `Imitation is the best form of flattery. `” — Tony Bennis

9. “The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.” — Conan O’Brien

10. “On the inside, the copycats of the ruffians are more delicate than the copycats of prudes.” — Criss Jami

11. “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 

12. “There’s no harm being a copycat. If someone else is doing a good job, copy. It’s free.” — Uday Kotak

13. “Strong brands are not built through shortcuts and copycats.” — Bernard Kelvin Clive

14. “You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.” — John Mason

15. “I could not fathom the slavery of being a copycat. Be yourself, be your own responsibility.” — Nida Bejosano Goudeaux

16. “Copy copy copy everyone else / I`ve got a great idea / I will change things on my own / I see my vision very clear / Wouldn`t wanna be another clone / So much for the radio, the radio is sad / Sad, sad, sad” — Noel Anthony Hogan

17. “You can`t copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means you`re working without any real feeling.” — Billie Holiday

18. “You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.” — Jack Ma

19. “As long as you’re being a copycat, you will never be the best copycat.” — Eric Thomas

20. “Creativity vs. inspiration: inspiration makes a copy, creativity makes something completely new.” ― Hannah Garrison

21. “When you are gunning to be like other people, you are foolishly repeating their mistakes, and the worst of it all is that you can’t even correct yours.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

22. “In these days the young folks is all copy-cats, ‘fraid to death they won’t be all just alike; as for the old folks, they pray for the advantage o’ bein’ a little different.” — Sarah Orne Jewett

23. “Parrots mimic their owners. Their owners consider that a sign of intelligence.” — Marty Rubin

24. “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

25. “Copying someone else is easy but uninspiring, and people will see right through it because it won` be authentically you.” — Aymee C. Buckhannon

26. “Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren`t very new after all.” — Abraham Lincoln

27. “Mirroring someone`s words and behavior is a primordial instinct. It quickly makes people think that you are part of the `clan`.” — Tony Bennis

28. “Great, a copycat. Nothing better than one freak mimicking a bunch of other freaks.” — Sherri Cooper-Landsman

29. “Obsessing on evil is boring. Rousing fear is a hackneyed shtick. Wallowing is despair is a bad habit. Indulging in cynicism is akin to committing a copycat crime.” — Rob Brezsny

30. “People can copy anything; your mode of dressing, the way you talk, walk, dance, sing, cry, but they will find it very hard to imitate the way you donate money.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

31. “A lotta cats copy the Mona Lisa, but people still line up to see the original.” — Louis Armstrong

32. “But I do not know much – except perhaps the One – as it is written thus: ‘Nothing except Jesus.’ …And yet just copy-cat expressions, wanna-be humble platitudes, try-hard lip service, and virtue-signalling slogans and such are not enough: because He must know me.” ― Criss Jami

33. “When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.” — Eric Hoffer

34. “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 

35. “You can only imitate what you understand; but in other cases, you understand something precisely because you imitate it.” — Werner Stegmaier

36. “Perhaps the most obvious and most common way to learn is by imitating someone, by saying or doing something as another directs.” — Jack R. Fraenkel

37. “Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else.” — Judy Garland

38. “Full stop, don`t copy, just cop me properly / everybody same policy, universal equality / Responsibility, polity, to survive economically / some people do it comically, fruits of freedom, equality” — Jerry Duplessis

39. “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 

40. “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

41. “On the inside, the copycats of the ruffians are more delicate than the copycats of prudes.” ― Criss Jami, Killosophy

42. “Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.” ― Suzy Kassem

43. “If you copy then it is not self-expression.” — Michael Schenker

44. “I spent so long with my head buried in the sand / My future needs a rewrite / So I`ll send a postcard from wherever I may land / I ain`t got no master plan and that`s alright / I never wanna be like that / A suit and tie copycat / I never was into that” — David Rublin

45. “Anymore, no one`s mind is their own.” — Chuck Palahniuk 

46. “Don`t Copy What Someone Is Doing, Copy What God Wants You To Do.” — Cyc Jouzy

47. “Without authenticity, we are only a poor imitation of someone else.” — Tom Hayes

48. “Imitating someone is an attempt to repeat his or her behavior under one`s own conditions when such behavior seems likely to succeed. If the attempt proves successful, the repetition is continued and the relevant behavior becomes your own routine.” — Werner Stegmaier

49. “Some people are nothin` but clones / some people have styles of their own / some people are copycats / these people can`t get the mic back” — Lenton Tereill Hutton

50. “The king of comedy is dead. Richard Pryor was the king of comedy. The rest of them are the king of copycats.” — Paul Mooney

51. “You’re not more punk because you wear leather jackets. You’re not more metal because you have long hair. You’re not more rock and roll because you have tattoos” ― Dean Mackin

52. “Be yourself because an original is worth more than just a copy.” ― Suzy Kassem

53. “In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

54. “Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it`s the sincerest form of learning.” — George Bernard Shaw

55. “To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.” — Pablo Picasso 

56. “A copycat is like a poor amateur. Just another rip off. Noone whats your shit.” ― Knisztina

57. “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” — Pablo Picasso







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