But once an original book has been written-and no more than one or two appear in a century-men of letters imitate it, in other words, they copy it so that hundreds of thousands of books are published on exactly the same theme, with slightly different titles and modified phraseology. This should be able to be achieved by apes, who are essentially imitators, provided, of course, that they are able to make use of language.
In every bit of honest writing in the world, there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love.
Love is the theme of all religions but making it commercial is satanic”.
It chills my blood to hear the blest Supreme Rudely appealed to on each trifling theme.
I wanna thank Biggie Smalls, Redman, Jadakiss, Tupac and Michael Jackson for being my theme music throughout my career.
I've got songs that sample 'Mario Bros.,' 'Charlie Brown,' the 'Rugrats' theme, the music that plays when you turn on a Gamecube.
The theme my generation explored was the relationship between capitalism and art.
Travelling childhoods are a common theme among actors. Army kids, embassy kids, travelling salesmen, clergy. Thing is, you learn about behaviour, that different places are separated by behaviours which are culturally driven.
The way jazz works is that we take a theme, and then we write using the same structure, same chord changes, and then we can do different tunes.
We're a very expensive group; we break a lot of rules. It's unheard of to combine opera with a rock theme, my dear .
I like to remind the contestants where they are by playing the 'Bake Off' theme tune on my phone as they walk into the tent. They freak out, as it suddenly dawns on them that they're on the show.
The English countryside, its growth and its destruction, is a genuine and tragic theme.
Necessity is the mistress and guide of nature. Necessity is the theme and inventress of nature, her curb and her eternal law.
I think doing variations on a classical theme is a dangerous thing to do.
Listen carefully to the global warming alarmists, and the main theme that emerges is that what the developed world needs is a large dose of penance. What's remarkable is the extent to which penance sells among a mostly secular audience. What is there to be penitent about?
'Dilbert' became popular during the downsizing of the '90s, and job security was a major theme of the strip.
My job ranges from creating the initial overall theme of the season, to developing fabrics and sketching to sampling and fitting.
I often do that with characters, going back to my bloody drama-school days, in terms of equating them with creatures. And it's very much there as a theme of all the seasons of 'Fargo' as well: the predator and the prey.
The theme of old age doesn't seem to fascinate Hollywood.
'Hook' was one of my favorite movies when I was growing up, so we played with that theme on the title 'Never Land.'