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.
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
A poor original is better than a good imitation.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
God’s original prototype, too weird to live, too rare to die.
- Hunter S. Thompson
Originality is the art of concealing your sources.
- Benjamin Franklin
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
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
- Herman Melville
Be bold or italic, never regular.
Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.
- Chuck Palahniuk
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
- Thomas Carlyle
Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.
- John Stuart Mill
Creativity is the defeat of habit by originality.
- Arthur Koestler
Insist upon yourself. Be original.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.
- Stephen Fry
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.
- Jean Cocteau
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