Originality Quotes, Sayings about being original
One Original Thought is worth 1000 Meaningless Quotes.
Be yourself. The world worships the original.
– Jean Cocteau
Originality is the art of concealing your sources.
– Benjamin Franklin
A poor original is better than a good imitation.
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Be bold or italic, never regular.
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
I am not an originator but a transmitter.
You were born God’s original. Try not to become someone’s copy.
– Marian Wright Edelman
Dare to be different. The world is full of the ordinary.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
– Herman Melville
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
The original is unfaithful to the translation.
– Jorge Luis Borges
The merit of originality is not novelty, it is sincerity. The believing man is the original man.
– Thomas Carlyle
Be regular and orderly in your life, that you may be violent and original in your work.
– Clive Barker
A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.
– Dorothy L. Sayers
True originality consists not in a new manner, but in a new vision.
– Edith Wharton
Imitation, if noble and general, insures the best hope of originality.
– Edward G Bulwer- Lytton
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
Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.
– Chuck Palahniuk
Creativity is the defeat of habit by originality.
– Arthur Koestler