Originality Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old originality quotes, originality sayings, and originality proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. Herman Melville
The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality. Conan O'Brien
Be original. That's my best advice. You're going to find that there's something that you do well, and try to do it with as much originality as you can, and don't skimp on the words. Work on the words. Bob Seger
Originality is really important. Jim Carrey
Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes. Thomas W. Higginson
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all. Abraham Lincoln
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal. T.S. Eliot
Anymore, no one's mind is their own. Chuck Palahniuk
The unique must be fulfilled. Martha Graham
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original. Jean Cocteau
Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else. Judy Garland
You were born an original. Don't die a copy. John Mason
Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are. Julius Charles
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. Andre Gide
Insist upon yourself. Be original. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Originality is the art of concealing your sources Benjamin Franklin
Originality exists in every individual because each of us differs from the others. We are all primary numbers divisible only by ourselves. Jean Guitton
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. Konstantin Stanislavisky
The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds. Mark Twain
Originality is way overrated. To make, you need to take. All great artists do. Darby Bannard
I think one of the reasons I'm popular again is because I'm wearing a tie. You have to be different. Tony Bennett
Every individual has the potential to be original. Yogi Bhajan
Originality comes from just being true to ourselves and what we value about what we see. Melinda Collins
True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision Edith Wharton
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original. Sir Ken Robinson
Most people imitate others. You should be original, and whatever you do, do well. Paramahansa Yogananda
Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself. James Stephens
Be original, be yourself. In trying to become like someone else, we are compromising our own self being. If we are not satisfied with our own self, can not find satisfaction anywhere. We should learn to keep our own self happy and remain happy under all circumstances in life. The key to being happy is a non-insisting mind, non-complaining mind, and a pure mind. Anil Sinha
Be the one who speaks out above the crowd when everyone else follows the norms. Ritu Ghatourey
A man's originality is not only the most beautiful, but the best personality of his life. Anuj Somany