Originality Quotes, Sayings about being original

I am not an originator but a transmitter.

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

Creativity is the defeat of habit by originality.
– Arthur Koestler

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

Imitation, if noble and general, insures the best hope of originality.
– Edward G Bulwer- Lytton

You’ve got to be original, because if you’re like someone else, what do they need you for?
– Bernadette Peters

An envious heart can’t be original.
Toba Beta

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

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

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

Originality is merely an illusion.
– MC Escher

Should we all confess our sins to one another we would all laugh at one another for our lack of originality.
Kahlil Gibran

Insist upon yourself. Be original.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.
– John Stuart Mill

All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
– John Stuart Mill

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