Top 77 Copies Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Copies Quotes from famous people such as Tiffany Hwang, James Goodnight, Roseanne Barr, Steve Jobs, Henry Mancini, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Our first album sold a million copies. Because we had s

Our first album sold a million copies. Because we had such a big hit on the first album, it’s always like, ‘You can’t top the first album.’
Tiffany Hwang
I’m not big on reading business books. I get copies of all of them, because people want me to put a comment on the jacket. Every once in a while, I’ll get interested and read one all the way through.
James Goodnight
You know when you first get rich, and you, like, just buy everything that you see? I did that for several years. And I have sheds full of things, maybe sometimes nine copies of the same thing.
Roseanne Barr
Japan’s very interesting. Some people think it copies things. I don’t think that anymore. I think what they do is reinvent things. They will get something that’s already been invented and study it until they thoroughly understand it. In some cases, they understand it better than the original inventor.
Steve Jobs
I score everything by hand on manuscript paper and then make copies.
Henry Mancini
With a poetry book I can send 100 copies out to reviewers and other people, and even do it in advance and get their response. It’s difficult with iPad: how do you send it out for free, and how do you even disseminate it before it goes into their store?
Felix Dennis
I pattern my actions and life after what I want. No two people are alike. You might admire attributes in others, but use these only as a guide in improving yourself in your own unique way. I don’t go for carbon copies. Individualism is sacred!
Richard Chamberlain
Never hate a song that’s sold a half million copies.
Irving Berlin
The most painstaking phase comes when the manuscript is set in ‘type’ for the first time and the first proofs of the book are printed. These initial copies are called first-pass proofs or galleys.
Erik Larson
My biggest frustration is the lack of scale in the music industry. The fact that no one has sold 100 million copies of an album is frustrating.
Troy Carter
I have been told by hospital authorities that more copies of my works are left behind by departing patients than those of any other author.
Robert Benchley
The more books there are on shelves, the more will be sold. Once you get to the level of The Secret and have 40-100 copies in many stores, managers have almost no choice but to put them in prime real estate like front-of-store, end caps, or front window.
Tim Ferriss
When I was in middle school, some of my so-called friends found a catalogue ad I did for Superman pajamas. They made as many copies as they could and pasted them up all over school.
Jensen Ackles
My friends and I used to take two-hour trips to the record store in Newcastle, and we started buying copies of The Face and i-D. And then I went to art school, and as time progressed, I ended up where I am now.
Giles Deacon
I remember thinking: ‘Why is Jim’s face so big?’ on the cover of our first album, ‘The Doors.’ Probably because it wouldn’t have sold a lot of copies if it were my face!
John Densmore
I cranked out a book. I didn’t expect it to do much, but it’s sold 80,000 copies.
Anh Do
History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.
Alexis de Tocqueville
On the road, we watch ‘The Mighty Boosh.’ We have so many copies, we have them in different country codes.
Brian Fallon
I have this first album that sells more than 100,000 copies in its first week, debuts at number two, goes gold, the single goes platinum, we’re doing Madison Square Garden.
The problem with Ebola is that it makes mistakes while it copies itself. The mistakes are actually good for Ebola because they help Ebola change, and as a result of this, as it jumps from one human body to the next, roughly half the time, it’s got a mutation.
Richard Preston
Redwoods have an enormous surface area that extends upward into space because they have a propensity to do something called reiteration. A redwood is a fractal. And as they put out limbs, the limbs burst into small trees, copies of the redwood.
Richard Preston
Hollywood likes to imagine robots as mechanical copies of ourselves – which is a terrible idea.
Colin Angle
Don’t hire anyone – no matter what they offer – who promises you they’ll sell ‘X’ copies of your book. Every book is different. The best any marketing company or PR firm can do for your book is make potential readers aware of it.
M. J. Rose
The trouble is, once you say something about a source, then you’ve pegged it down, and so now I’m reluctant to say anything. If I say I developed 50 different shapes from Mississippian tumuli, that doesn’t mean they’re copies of tumuli – I’m not ripping off those shapes.
Michael Heizer
I find old copies of National Gallery catalogues, which are written in the dryest possible prose, infinitely soothing.
Howard Hodgkin
It is essential for genetic material to be able to make exact copies of itself; otherwise growth would produce disorder, life could not originate, and favourable forms would not be perpetuated by natural selection.
Maurice Wilkins
I get a lot of mail from boys in detention centers, including one from a center where they only had a few copies of my novel. They had a deal with each other that they’d read a couple of chapters and then slide it under the door to the next guy. I think that’s very cool.
Simone Elkeles
Back in 1999 and 2000, a few of us… a very few of us… Douglas Clegg, Seth Godin and I… offered free electronic copies of our books in an effort to reach an audience we otherwise wouldn’t have reached and to test out a new marketing concept for books. Despite the industry screaming we were crazy, it worked.
M. J. Rose
I write cheap recipes for struggling families and single people, and have donated 800 copies of my newest cookery book to food banks and other good causes.
Jack Monroe
‘New Mutants’ #100 went out the door with over a million copies. It is the highest-selling last issue of any comic ever. And that’s when I knew that I spoke fandom. I spoke their language.
Rob Liefeld
I don’t keep any copies of my books in the house – they go to my mum’s flat. I don’t like them around.
Zadie Smith
My first book was so horrible I have deleted all copies

My first book was so horrible I have deleted all copies of it. Thankfully, it was before the Internet, so there are no lurking caches of it anywhere.
Andy Weir
Some people try to paint in my style. Some simply sell pirated copies of my work. Some claim to be my publisher or agent or even my exclusive representative, when they are not.
LeRoy Neiman
I have 800 books of just Samuel Beckett’s work, tons of his correspondence, personal letters that he wrote. I have copies of plays he used when he directed, so all of his handwritten notes are in the corners of the page.
John Larroquette
‘The Tin Drum’ is one of my favourite books of all time – I’ve probably got 12 or 15 copies with different covers, different translations – but it’s also just about my favourite film.
Jamie Hince
I own four copies of Robin WIlliams’s Live on Broadway comedy special for HBO. One in Wilmington, one in L.A., one in my trailer, and one at my parents’ house. I can watch it over and over again and it never gets old. He is the funniest, wittiest man on the planet!
Sophia Bush
When I was in middle school, some of my so-called friends found a catalog ad I did for Superman pajamas. They made as many copies as they could and pasted them up all over school.
Jensen Ackles
You see, I used to do a certain amount of market research by going to the local drugstore and seeing what the truck drivers would put up. Now it’s all just copies from the latest best-seller list and damn little of anything else.
Jerry Pournelle
I stopped by Politics & Prose to sign a few copies of ‘Constellation.’ A couple days later, I learned that Barack Obama also stopped by and left with one of them.
Anthony Marra
I looked back at some of my earlier published stories with genuine horror and remorse. I got thinking, How many extant copies might there be, who owns them, and do they keep their doors locked?
Richard Russo
The bestseller charts, a sure indicator of public taste, tell us with relentless frequency that Marian Keyes or Jeffrey Archer is a better author, by some dizzying six-figure sum, both in numbers of copies and money, than, say, J. M. Coetzee or Patrick White. Are they right?
Neel Mukherjee
And, since the model he faithfully copies is not going to be hung up next to the picture, since the picture is going to be there on its own, it is of no interest whether it is an accurate copy of the model.
Lucian Freud
Oh yeah – for sure – hardly a week doesn’t go by when I don’t hear something wonderful that someone has made in some low-budget situation, primarily with a view to selling a few hundred copies at their concerts.
David Knopfler
I never appreciated ‘positive heroes’ in literature. They are almost always cliches, copies of copies, until the model is exhausted. I prefer perplexity, doubt, uncertainty, not just because it provides a more ‘productive’ literary raw material, but because that is the way we humans really are.
Jose Saramago
I would love mainland Chinese to read my book. There is a Chinese translation which I worked on myself, published in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Many copies have gone into China but it is still banned.
Jung Chang
‘X-Force’ #1 sold 5 million copies. By default, the second issue dipped and did 1.3 million copies. But the cover of ‘X-Force’ #2 is Deadpool. It’s not X-Force, It’s Deadpool.
Rob Liefeld
You get early inoculation against the idea of success if you’re a poet. When I published my first collection of sonnets, I sold about five copies; now kids study them for A level. Wanting to be successful in that other world of money or fame is not interesting. Poetry isn’t like that, and it never has been.
Tony Harrison
I was a temp for three years in New York when I was auditioning; when I was cast in ‘Mad Men,’ I was still a temp. I’m good at making copies; I’m good at typing things. I’m good at killing the day and making it look like I’m doing something.
Rich Sommer