Originality Quotes, Sayings about being original
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
You were born God’s original. Try not to become someone’s copy.
– Marian Wright Edelman
A poor original is better than a good imitation.
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox
You’ve got to be original, because if you’re like someone else, what do they need you for?
– Bernadette Peters
One Original Thought is worth 1000 Meaningless Quotes.
Be yourself. The world worships the original.
– Jean Cocteau
God’s original prototype, too weird to live, too rare to die.
– Hunter S. Thompson
Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.
– Thomas W Higginson
An envious heart can’t be original.
– Toba Beta
A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.
– Dorothy L. Sayers
About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
– Josh Billings
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
– Thomas Carlyle
Creativity is the defeat of habit by originality.
– Arthur Koestler
Don’t live in someone’s shadow; you’ll just be stuck in the dark.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
– Herman Melville
Be bold or italic, never regular.
Dare to be different. The world is full of the ordinary.
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.
– Jean Cocteau
An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.
– Stephen Fry
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
The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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