Originality Quotes

Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.

George Lois

A man of great common sense and good taste is a man without originality or moral courage.

George Bernard Shaw

Nearly all our originality comes from the stamp that time impresses upon our sensibility.

Charles Baudelaire

But it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Herman Melville

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.

Thomas Carlyle

The more intelligent one is, the more men of originality one finds. Ordinary people find no difference between men.

Blaise Pascal

The secret of all effective originality in advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships.

Leo Burnett

The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.

Arthur Koestler

Imitation, if noble and general, insures the best hope of originality

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

What the world calls originality is only an unaccustomed method of tickling it.

George Bernard Shaw

Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

The originality of a subject is in its treatment.

Benjamin Disraeli

Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with.

Thomas Carlyle

Originality is unexplored territory. You get there by carrying a canoe -- you can't take a taxi.

Alan Alda

What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.

Dean Inge

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