Originality Quotes, Sayings about being original

Everything I’ve done I’ve copied from somebody else.
– Sam Walton (Walmart)

Be a voice not an echo.
Albert Einstein

A person who is trying to copy others will be a successful person for a while, but he won’t be able to succeed further in life.
Ratan Tata

All the time I feel I must justify my existence.
Prince Charles

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

I’d rather live the life of an unknown original than to live a life of a famous clone.

One of the hardest yet best things is to accept who you are.

Don’t live in someone’s shadow; you’ll just be stuck in the dark.

If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original.

Be bold or italic, never regular.

Dare to be different. The world is full of the ordinary.
RVM

Simplicity with originality is better than super beautiful but imitation.

If you walk in the footprints of others, you won’t make any of your own.

Originality is the art of concealing your sources.
Benjamin Franklin

Be yourself. The world worships the original.
– Jean Cocteau

You were born an original. Don’t become a copy.

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
– Herman Melville

There are a great many sins in this world, none of them original.
– Richard Russo

You were born God’s original. Try not to become someone’s copy.
– Marian Wright Edelman

I am not an originator but a transmitter.
Confucius

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

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