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Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.
– James Stephens

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

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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

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

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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

I hold firmly to my original views. After all I am a philosopher.
Voltaire

You were born an original.Don’t die a copy.
– John Mason

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
– Lawrence J. Peters

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

True originality consists not in a new manner, but in a new vision.
– Edith Wharton

Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory is too good.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Insist upon yourself. Be original.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


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