Originality Quotes, Sayings about being original

I am not an originator but a transmitter.

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

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

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

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


The original is unfaithful to the translation.
– Jorge Luis Borges

The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.
– Stephen Fry

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.

Submitted by: Michael Aykens on November 21, 2016

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

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