Thus poetry, regarded as a vehicle of thought, is especially impressive partly because it obeys all the laws of effective speech, and partly because in so doing it imitates the natural utterances of excitement.
Perhaps the least cheering statement ever made on the subject of art is that life imitates it.
All that I desire to point out is the general principle that Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.
It is not that gambling imitates economic life, but that economic life is largely modeled after gambling.That was the idea of the original thinker John Law, made infamous with his bankruptcy; Aaron Brown, another original thinker, revives it and takes it further.aaron c. brown
Art imitates nature not in its effects as such, but in its causes, in its ‘manner,’ in its process, which are nothing but a participation in and a derivation of actual objects, of the Art of God himself.Paul Claudel
Art imitates Nature, and Necessity is the Mother of Invention.
A bohemian imitates the manners of the class below him.john leonard
Each man in his life honors, and imitates as well as he can, that god to whose choir he belonged, while he is uncorrupted in his first incarnation here; and in the fashion he has thus learned, he bears himself to his beloved as well as to the rest. So, then, each chooses from among the beautiful a love conforming to his kind, and then, as if his chosen were his god, he sets him up and robes him for worship.mary renault
Life imitates art.
An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.françois-rené de chateaubriand
The original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.françois-rené de chateaubriand