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  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
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    History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.
  • Man Ray
    Man Ray
    American visual artist 1890-1976
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    An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    How useless is painting, which attracts admiration by the resemblance of things, the originals of which we do not admire!
    Source: Pensees (1669)
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    The only good imitations are those that poke fun at bad originals.
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