Originality Quotes

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

Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.

Thomas W. Higginson

Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.

Nnamdi Azikiwe

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.

Eric Hoffer

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

Blaise Pascal

Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism.


Originality is merely an illusion

M.C. Escher

Utter originality is, of course, out of the question.

Ezra Pound

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