Originality Quotes, Sayings about being original

A poor original is better than a good imitation.
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Originality is the art of concealing your sources.
Benjamin Franklin

Be yourself. The world worships the original.
– Jean Cocteau

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.
Abraham Lincoln

There are a great many sins in this world, none of them original.
– Richard Russo

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The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity. The believing man is the original man.
Thomas Carlyle

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

An envious heart can’t be original.
Toba Beta

Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.
– Thomas W Higginson

About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
Josh Billings

An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.
– François- René de Chateaubriand

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God’s original prototype, too weird to live, too rare to die.
Hunter S. Thompson

A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.
– Dorothy L. Sayers

Just as a photocopied article is without colour so is anyone who desires to be like someone else.

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An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.
– Jean Cocteau

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