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.

Don't let anyone else hold your pen if you are writing your story. Sushan R Sharma
Originality exists in every individual because each of us differs from the others. We are all primary numbers divisible only by ourselves. Jean Guitton
It is better to create than to be learned, creating is the true essence of life. Barthold Georg Niebuhr
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. Voltaire
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable. Franz Kafka
The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards. Arthur Koestler
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. Aldous Huxley
People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things R. Buckminster Fuller
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Erich Fromm
Nothing is new except arrangement. William J. Durant
Begin with another's to end with your own. Baltasar Gracian
There is just one life for each of us: our own Euripides
Originality is a by product of sincerity Marianne Moore
True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision. Edith Wharton
A man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. George Bernard Shaw
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. John Locke
It's not where you take things from it's where you take them to. Jean-Luc Godard
A man's mind stretched by a new idea, can never go back to its original dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Do your work, but do your thing. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself. James Stephens
The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men. Blaise Pascal
A poor original is better than a good imitation. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else? Arnold Schwarzenegger
Beware originality. In women fashion originality can lead to carnival. Coco Chanel
It is necessary to any originality to have the courage to be an amateur. Wallace Stevens
Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms. Anthony Storr
Don't be a blueprint. Be an original. Roy Acuff
Human nature has a much greater genius for sameness than for originality. James Russell Lowell
Imitation, if noble and general, insures the best hope of originality. Edward Bulwer-Lytton
What the world calls originality is only an unaccustomed method of tickling it. George Bernard Shaw