Originality Quotes, Sayings about being original
About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
– Josh Billings
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
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
Originality is merely an illusion.
– MC Escher
Insist upon yourself. Be original.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.
– John Stuart Mill
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
I hold firmly to my original views. After all I am a philosopher.