An original writer is not one who...
An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.
– François- René de Chateaubriand
- Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another. – Voltaire
- Simplicity with originality is better than super beautiful but imitation.
- It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. – Herman Melville
- A poor original is better than a good imitation. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
- Imitation, if noble and general, insures the best hope of originality. – Edward G Bulwer- Lytton
- About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal...
- The merit of originality is not novelty, it is sincerity. The believing man is the...