It is better to fail in originality...
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
- Herman Melville
- Simplicity with originality is better than super beautiful but imitation.
- Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another. - Voltaire
- Imitation, if noble and general, insures the best hope of originality. - Edward G Bulwer- Lytton
- No one ever became great by imitation. Imitation is limitation. Do not be a copy...
- Imitation is suicide.