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.     


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     


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