Originality Quotes, Sayings about being original

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

Submitted by: Jackson on March 28, 2010

Be bold or italic, never regular.

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

Submitted by: RVM on July 23, 2013

Simplicity with originality is better than super beautiful but imitation.

Submitted by: Emma Grace 26 on March 10, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

One Original Thought is worth 1000 Meaningless Quotes.
– Banksy

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

Submitted by: Anas javed on November 19, 2015

Nothing in Christianity is original.
– Dan Brown

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.
Abraham Lincoln

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

Submitted by: B I S K W I T on December 6, 2015

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

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

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

Originality is the art of concealing your sources.
Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just as a photocopied article is without colour so is anyone who desires to be like someone else.

Submitted by: sir covenant on November 23, 2016
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An envious heart can’t be original.
Toba Beta

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

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

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

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

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