45 Quotes About Originality


The way to success exists in our ability to be unique and memorable. These quotes about originality encourage us to tap into our creative side to develop new ideas and plans.

“A man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.”

“A man’s mind stretched by a new idea, can never go back to its original dimensions.”

“A man’s originality is not only the most beautiful, but the best personality of his life.”

“All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.”

“Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else.”

“An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.”

“Anymore, no one’s mind is their own.”

“Be the one who speaks out above the crowd when everyone else follows the norms.”

“Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.”

“Because of this, originality consists in returning to the origin.”

“Begin with another’s to end with your own.”

“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.”

“Create your own method. Don’t depend slavishly on mine. Make up something that will work for you! But keep breaking traditions, I beg you.”

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”

“Every individual has the potential to be original.”

“Great success in examinations does naturally not as a rule go with originality of thought.”

“I always try to improve, to find new ways of expressing myself, to keep looking for truth and originality.”

“I think one of the reasons I’m popular again is because I’m wearing a tie. You have to be different.”

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”

“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.”

“Insist upon yourself. Be original.”

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.”

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”

“It’s not where you take things from it’s where you take them to.”

“Mistakes are the only universal form of originality.”

“Most people imitate others. You should be original, and whatever you do, do well.”

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

“Nothing is new except arrangement.”

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

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

“Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms.”

“Originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism.”

“Originality is really important.”

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

“Originality is way overrated. To make, you need to take. All great artists do.”

“People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things”

“Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.”

“The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.”

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

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

“The prerequisite of originality is the art of forgetting, at the proper moment, what we know.”

“The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.”

“True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision”

“When you’re socially awkward, you’re isolated more than usual, and when you’re isolated more than usual, your creativity is less compromised by what has already been said and done. ”

“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.”

For some, being original may be overrated. However, this uniqueness can have a profound impact on our life and decision making.

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