Quotes: original

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  • Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
  • Freeman Dyson
    Freeman Dyson
    American arts, writer 1923-
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    A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering.
  • Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
    Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
    American author, feminist and intellectual 1844-1911
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    A great idea is usually original to more than one discoverer. Great ideas come when the world needs them. Great ideas surround the world's ignorance and press for admission.
  • Patrick Kavanagh
    Patrick Kavanagh
    Irish poet and novelist 1904-1967
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    A man is original when he speaks the truth that has always been known to all good men.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
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    A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
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    A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times.
  • Carrie Latet
    Carrie Latet
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    Age is like the newest version of a software - it has a bunch of great new features but you lost all the cool features the original version had.
  • Rebecca West
    Rebecca West
    British author 1892-1983
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    All good biography, as all good fiction, comes down to the study of original sin, of our inherent disposition to choose death when we ought to choose life.
  • Carl Bernstein
    Carl Bernstein
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    All institutions have lapses, even great ones, especially by individual rogue employees - famously in recent years at 'The Washington Post,' 'The New York Times,' and the three original TV networks.
  • Jean Cocteau
    Jean Cocteau
    French writer 1889-1963
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    An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.
  • Man Ray
    Man Ray
    American visual artist 1890-1976
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    An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    And then, Sir, there is this consideration, that if the abuse be enormous, nature will rise up, and claiming her original rights, overturn a corrupt political system.
  • Buddy Rich
    Buddy Rich
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    And, you know, I think the original recording of Ravel's Bolero, probably whoever played percussion on that, will never have It played better than that.
  • Carl Hagelin
    Carl Hagelin
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    As a hockey player, playing for an Original Six team at Madison Square Garden, where it's packed every night, there's nothing like it.
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