Originality Quotes

Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism.

Voltaire

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

Blaise Pascal

A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.

Henry Louis Mencken

We are obliged to regard many of our original minds as crazy at least until we have become as clever as they are.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

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 most original of authors are not so because they advance what is new, but more because they know how to say something, as if it had never been said before.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

Nnamdi Azikiwe

Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.

Thomas W. Higginson

When there is an original sound in the world, it makes a hundred echoes.

John A. Shedd

The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.

Arthur Koestler

The most original of authors are not so because they advance what is new, but more because they know how to say something, as if it had never been said before.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

Alan Alda

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

Alan Alda

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

Thomas Carlyle

A man is original when he speaks the truth that has always been known to all good men.

Patrick Kavanagh

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

Ezra Pound

Originality is merely an illusion

M.C. Escher

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Updated On : October 30, 2013
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