Best Quotes About Memes

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when they think about memes is they try to extend on the analogy with genes. That's not how it works. It works by realizing the concept of a replicator. -Susan Blackmore

Certainly almost everything we do and think is colored in some way by memes, but it is important to realize that not everything we experience is a meme. If I walk down the street and see a tree, the basic perception that's going on is not memetic. -Susan Blackmore

Successful cult memes induce intense social interaction behaviour between cult members. This trips the attention detectors. -Keith Henson

I like the app where you can make your own memes. I make memes all the time and send them to my friends. -Taylor Swift

An Internet meme is a hijacking of the original idea. Instead of mutating by random change and spreading by a form of Darwinian selection, Internet memes are altered deliberately by human creativity. There is no attempt at accuracy of copying, as with genes – and as with memes in their original version. -Richard Dawkins

The interesting question would be whether there's a Darwinian process, a kind of selection process whereby some memes are more likely to spread than others, because people like them, because they're popular, because they're catchy or whatever it might be. -Richard Dawkins

I'm really interested in independent publishers and memes and mini comics. But even before that, I was interested in Japanese manga and anime. -Toyin Odutola

As for memes, the word 'meme' is a cliche, which is to say it's already a meme. We all hear it all the time, and maybe we even have started to use it in ordinary speech. The man who invented it was Richard Dawkins, who was, not coincidentally, an evolutionary biologist. And he invented it as an analog for the gene. -James Gleick

The science-fictional motif of lethal, infectious information – bad memes – is a fascinating one, with an extended history. One of the earliest instances is Robert W. Chambers's 'The King in Yellow' from 1895. Chambers's conceit is a malevolent play: read beyond Act II, and you go mad. -Paul Di Filippo

For some reason, the parts I play, like Boromir or Ned Stark, have a life online long afterwards. I keep seeing – what do you call them – memes? -Sean Bean

I discovered that funny animal pictures – memes – would get a lot of likes and shares. -George Takei

People naturally want to retweet and engage on super funny videos and memes. -Jake Paul

Online, there is an irresistible social currency to being a user who has thousands of followers, who starts memes, who comes up with an idea that is turned into a movie. But I wonder how comfortable we should be with this arrangement. -Jenna Wortham

The Internet is especially adept at compressing humanity and making it easy to forget there are people behind tweets, posts, and memes. -Jenna Wortham

I will really go looking at memes and be crying sometimes. -Kodie Shane

I hope that memes jump out of our computers in the future. -Colleen Ballinger

I don't even know what memes are, I'm, like, an old person, so I don't really know what a meme is. -David Harbour

I started using the Internet heavily right around the time when memes started to become their own form of entertainment. I started to get into every side of the Internet around 13-ish. -Lil Nas X

The Internet now is completely full of memes, and it's interesting, the idea that instead of having a sign crotched on your door or a magnet on your fridge saying whatever cliches and bon mots, pictures laid out with some text are passed around and move really fast. -Tim Minchin

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