Originality Quotes, Sayings about being original
Don’t live in someone’s shadow; you’ll just be stuck in the dark.
If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original.
Simplicity with originality is better than super beautiful but imitation.
If you walk in the footprints of others, you won’t make any of your own.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
– Herman Melville
The merit of originality is not novelty, it is sincerity. The believing man is the original man.
– Thomas Carlyle
There are a great many sins in this world, none of them original.
– Richard Russo
You were born God’s original. Try not to become someone’s copy.
– Marian Wright Edelman
I am not an originator but a transmitter.
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.
– Jean Cocteau
Creativity is the defeat of habit by originality.
– Arthur Koestler
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
– Thomas Carlyle
Imitation, if noble and general, insures the best hope of originality.
– Edward G Bulwer- Lytton
You’ve got to be original, because if you’re like someone else, what do they need you for?
– Bernadette Peters
An envious heart can’t be original.
– Toba Beta
A poor original is better than a good imitation.
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.
– James Stephens
Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.
– Thomas W Higginson
Originality is merely an illusion.
– MC Escher
Should we all confess our sins to one another we would all laugh at one another for our lack of originality.
– Kahlil Gibran
Originality is the art of concealing your sources.
– Benjamin Franklin
Insist upon yourself. Be original.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson