Originality Quotes

All the things that are white are not milk.

Tamil proverb

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

Laurence J. Peter

What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.

Dean Inge

Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.


Originality consists in trying to be like everybody else --and failing.

Raymond Radiguet

Originality is the one thing unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.

John Stuart Mill

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

Begin with another's to end with your own.

Baltasar Gracian

True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.

Edith Wharton

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

James Stephens

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

Original thought is like original sin: both happened before you were born to people you could not have possibly met.

Fran Lebowitz

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

Blaise Pascal

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

Herman Melville

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

Charles Baudelaire

A great idea is usually original to more than one discoverer. Great ideas come when the world needs them. They surround the world's ignorance and press for admission.

Reinhold Niebuhr

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

George Bernard Shaw

The original style is not the style which never borrows of any one, but that which no other person is capable of reproducing.

Franois Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand

The originality of a subject is in its treatment.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory is too good.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

George Bernard Shaw

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

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Why everything that's supposed to be bad/Make me feel so good?

Kanye West

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