Originality Quotes, Sayings about being original
There are a great many sins in this world, none of them original.
- Richard Russo
Dare to be different. The world is full of the ordinary.
A poor original is better than a good imitation.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
One Original Thought is worth 1000 Meaningless Quotes.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.
- Abraham Lincoln
Be yourself. The world worships the original.
- Jean Cocteau
I am not an originator but a transmitter.
An envious heart can’t be original.
- Toba Beta
You’ve got to be original, because if you’re like someone else, what do they need you for?
- Bernadette Peters
About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
- Josh Billings
God’s original prototype, too weird to live, too rare to die.
- Hunter S. Thompson
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
- Herman Melville
Originality is the art of concealing your sources.
- Benjamin Franklin
The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
Should we all confess our sins to one another we would all laugh at one another for our lack of originality.
- Kahlil Gibran
You were born God’s original. Try not to become someone’s copy.
- Marian Wright Edelman
An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.
- François- René de Chateaubriand
Originality is merely an illusion.
- MC Escher
You were born an original.Don’t die a copy.
- John Mason
I hold firmly to my original views. After all I am a philosopher.
Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.
- Thomas W Higginson
The original is unfaithful to the translation.
- Jorge Luis Borges
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
- Lawrence J. Peters
Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.
- James Stephens