It is better to fail in originality...
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
– Herman Melville
- Ignorance is the parent of fear. – Herman Melville
- No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses. – Herman Melville
- An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate. –...
- 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.
- 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