Originality Quotes, Sayings about being original
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity. The believing man is the original man.
– Thomas Carlyle
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
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
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.
– Jean Cocteau
I am not an originator but a transmitter.
Creativity is the defeat of habit by originality.
– Arthur Koestler
Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.
– James Stephens
Should we all confess our sins to one another we would all laugh at one another for our lack of originality.
– Kahlil Gibran
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
– Lawrence J. Peters
An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.
– François- René de Chateaubriand
The original is unfaithful to the translation.
– Jorge Luis Borges
The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.
– Stephen Fry
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
Just as a photocopied article is without colour so is anyone who desires to be like someone else.
Once you learn a language you will never have an original thought.
Because every aspect of your thoughts are defined in words that already exist.
At best you can be somewhat of an inventor, like combining a spoon and a fork.
What technology today is really new? Most just seem a combination of two or more old things.
Be different so that people can see you clearly amongst the crowds.
– Mehmet Murat ildan