Originality Quotes, Sayings about being original

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

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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

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

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

Be regular and orderly in your life, that you may be violent and original in your work.
– Clive Barker

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

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

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

Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
Voltaire

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