Novelty Quotes

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

Seize from every moment its unique novelty and do not prepare your joys.

Andre Gide

What a chimera then is man! What a novelty! What a monster, what a chaos, what a contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, feeble earthworm, depository of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error, the glory and the shame of the universe.

Blaise Pascal

There is an incessant influx of novelty into the world, and yet we tolerate incredible dullness.

Henry David Thoreau

Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview - nothing more constraining, more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty.

Stephen Jay Gould

All wonder is the effect of novelty on ignorance.

Samuel Johnson

Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty.

Jean de la Bruyere

The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow, since the most benighted and the most deplorable prejudices have had their moment of novelty when fashion lent them its fragile grace.

Marcel Proust

The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.

Carl Rogers

Every innovation occasions more harm and and derangement of order by its novelty, than benefit by its abstract utility.

Legal Maxim

Some degree of novelty must be one of the materials in almost every instrument which works upon the mind; and curiosity blends itself, more or less, with all our pleasures.

Edmund Burke

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.

Walter Lippmann

Only the flexibly creative person can really manage the future, Only the one who can face novelty with confidence and without fear.

Abraham Maslow

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.

Dan Cruickshank

Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind. In search of this, from realm to realm we roam. Our fleets come loaded with every folly home.

Shelby Foote

A good style must have an air of novelty, at the same time concealing its art.

Aristotle

One would imagine that books were, like women, the worse for being old that they open their leaves more cordially that the spirit of enjoyment wears out with the spirit of novelty and that after a certain age, it is high time to put them on the s.

William Hazlitt

We're kind of hoping the novelty of us being there will carry the day, attendance-wise.

Larry Hanley

Technology has finally improved enough that operators can finally offer new services without those new services feeling like a novelty that isn't really ready for most consumers.

Albert Lin

The novelty is that we reveal a potential communication, involving the transmitter serotonin, between immune cells that is normally only found between neurons.

Gerard Ahern

A novelty in Polish filmmaking was that it was possible to find funds for a big production. However, at the same time, the state budget committed less and less money to filmmaking.

Andrzej Wajda

The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking, scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels.

Simone de Beauvoir

We were asked to believe that the variety and the novelty of even the crude films of the early days would provide a means of entertainment which would cut out the stage.

Ivor Novello

Snowboarding's relevance has expanded into a much broader audience who is accepting it as a sport, not as a novelty act.

Peter Carlisle

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Updated On : March 11, 2013
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