Originality Quotes, Sayings about being original
To be authentic is literally to be your own author …, to discover your own native energies and desires, and then to find your own way of acting on them.
– Warren G. Bennis
Just as a photocopied article is without colour so is anyone who desires to be like someone else.
Once you learn a language you will never have an original thought.
Because every aspect of your thoughts are defined in words that already exist.
At best you can be somewhat of an inventor, like combining a spoon and a fork.
What technology today is really new? Most just seem a combination of two or more old things.
Be different so that people can see you clearly amongst the crowds.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
I’d rather live the life of an unknown original than to live a life of a famous clone.
One of the hardest yet best things is to accept who you are.
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.
Be bold or italic, never regular.
Dare to be different. The world is full of the ordinary.
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.
Originality is the art of concealing your sources.
– Benjamin Franklin
Be yourself. The world worships the original.
– Jean Cocteau
You were born an original. Don’t become a copy.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
– Herman Melville
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. The believing man is the original man.
– 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