Originality Quotes - Page 3

“Create with the heart; build with the mind.”

– Criss Jami

“All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Originality is the best form of rebellion.”

– Mike Sasso

“A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.”

– Dorothy L. Sayers

“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.”

– T.S. Eliot

“There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.”

– Marie Antoinette

“Because even among contrarians, I’m a contrarian. But all of this is just words of bronze, third place rhetoric. What do I really mean when I say we want to shock society into awareness? Do we mean we want more originality and individuality? Less TV, more reading, writing, actual thinking? Less sheep, more shepherd pie? Yes, yes, and a little more pie, please. Oh, and some more sweet tea, too”

– Jarod Kintz

“Every story has already been told. Once you’ve read Anna Karenina, Bleak House, The Sound and the Fury, To Kill a Mockingbird and A Wrinkle in Time, you understand that there is really no reason to ever write another novel. Except that each writer brings to the table, if she will let herself, something that no one else in the history of time has ever had.”

– Anna Quindlen

“You have to do stuff that average people don’t understand because those are the only good things.”

– Andy Warhol

“Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.”

– Chuck Palahniuk

“A poor original is better than a good imitation.”
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“The unique must be fulfilled.”
– Martha Graham

“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.”
– T.S. Eliot

“Only those with no memory insist on their originality.”
– Coco Chanel

Originality is really important.
– Jim Carrey

Mistakes are the only universal form of originality.
– Mason Cooley

“Xerox never comes up with anything original”
– Anonymous

“All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.”
– John Stuart Mill

“The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.”
– Thomas Carlyle

“Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.”
– Laurence J. Peter