Added by staff

Share Your Quotes Join Us Inspire & Move Your Friends

How do you feel today?    I feel ...

Man is an idiot. He doesn't know how to do anything without copying, without imitating, without plagiarizing, without aping. It might even have been that man invented generation by coitus after seeing the grasshopper copulate.

This quote is about imitation.

Record how this quote makes you feel.

You can report quote corrections via the "Conversation" tab below

Search on Google Books to find citations of this quotation.

A bit about Augusto Roa Bastos ...

Augusto Roa Bastos, (June 13, 1917 April 26, 2005), was a Paraguayan novelist, widely acclaimed as one of the greatest that nation has produced. He was best known for Yo el Supremo (1974; translated as "I, the Supreme"), one of the foremost Latin American novels to tackle the question of dictators and dictatorships, in the person of Jos Gaspar Rodrguez, who ruled Paraguay with an iron fist and no little eccentricity for 26 years in the early 19th century. His other major work was Hijo de Hombre (1960; "Son of Man"); he also wrote numerous other novels and stories.

These people bookmarked this quote:

Nobody has bookmarked this quote yet.