Quotation Explorer - 'Originality'

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
Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.
Success is no proof of virtue. In the case of a book, quick acclaim is presumptive evidence of a lack of substance and originality. - Walter Kaufmann
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. - Herman Melville
...originality is little morethan the fine blending of influences. - Teju Cole
True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision. - Edith Wharton
Originality, not Intelligence, is the sign of a brilliant Author. All the Education in the world won't help someone who can't think for themselves. - A.M. Sawyer
There is nothing higher-class than real craftsmanship, diversity, originality and the service of skilled human hands. - Bryant McGill
If your looking to write a book, your creativity, originality and simplicity is what will distinguish you. - Onyi Anyado
Women at the top are the ones chosen to be there by men and not eliminated by women, a dual filter that excludes most witches: those with brilliance and originality and those capable of disturbing the status quo. - Heather Marsh
The easiest thing for a person is to accept everything as it is and adjust with everyone in the surroundings by sacrificing or compromising originality, but it's also the worst thing if he proclaims that he has changed himself. - Testy McTesterson
Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation. - Gustave Flaubert
Following a trend is useful, until you start alienating the original. The last thing we want is to live in a world where everything is the same. Originality and individuality is key. - J.S. Strange
The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers. - Arthur Koestler
Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality. - Beatrix Potter
Get off the treadmill of consumption, replication, and mediocrity. Begin lifting the weights of creativity, originality, and success. - Ryan Lilly
The more intelligent a man is, the more originality he discovers in men. Ordinary people see no difference between men.
Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think of yourself.
The value of an artist is more because of his originality than his skill. - Amit Kalantri
I really believe that there is an enormous appetite amongst readers for an originality of vision. In other words, be true to your own dreams and there will always be people who want to hear them. - Clive Barker
Originality is not writing the story that has never been told, but writing the stories only you can tell. - M. Kirin
When you are convinced that what you offer is yours, whether it be mediocre or of standard quality, your originality will make people love you in a way you did not expect. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The depth of your art is subject to originality; Your own authentic style. - Unarine Ramaru
Dare to research on the originality of any information. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about. - W.H. Auden
About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment. - Josh Billings
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit. - Ansel Adams
Originality is merely an illusion. - M. C. Escher
If you can persist your originality at every situation without masking your face, undoubtedly you are an achiever! - Nelson Jack
More than once I should have lost my soul to radicalism if it had been the originality it was mistaken for by its young converts. - Robert Frost
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. - C. S. Lewis
Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything. - George Lois
Creativity sparks originality which then manifests itself into what we call evolution. To depreciate imagination is to depreciate life. - Alecia Stone
People who take time to be alone usually have depth, originality, and quiet reserve.
They say copying is a form of flattery, I say it's lack of originality. - Elizabeth Blade
originality and a feeling of one's own dignity are achieved only through work and struggle. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
There’s plenty of room for strangeness, mystery, originality, wildness, etc. in poems that also invite the reader into the human and alive center about which the poem circles. - Thomas Lux
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it. - Laurence J. Peter
Don't worry about your originality. You couldn't get rid of it even if you wanted to. It will stick with you and show up for better or worse in spite of all you or anyone else can do. - Robert Henri
It is not commercial success but originality and proof of autonomy which are admired. - Angela Phillips
Only those with no memory insist on their originality. - Coco Chanel
Click any word or name in a quote to explore, or search for more. [JSON] [SOURCE]