Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.
Originality consists in trying to be like everybody else --and failing.
Thank goodness I was never sent to school it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity. The believing man is the original man; whatsoever he believes, he believes it for himself, not for another.
Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.
Originality is the one thing unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.
But it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Nearly all our originality comes from the stamp that time impresses upon our sensibility.
True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.
Originality does not consist in saying what no one else has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.
A man of great common sense and good taste is a man without originality or moral courage.
About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment."
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.
As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
By Modernism I mean the positive rejection of the past and the blind belief in the process of change, in novelty for its own sake, in the idea that progress through time equates with cultural progress; in the cult of individuality, originality and self-expression.
Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism.
The more intelligent one is, the more men of originality one finds. Ordinary people find no difference between men.
Perhaps our originality manifests itself most strikingly in what we do with that which we did not originate. To discover something wholly new can be a matter of chance, of idle tinkering, or even of the chronic dissatisfaction of the untalented.
Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
Originality is unexplored territory. You get there by carrying a canoe -- you can't take a taxi.
Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with.