Quotes: originality

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  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
    John Stuart Mill
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    All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
    Josh Billings
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    About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
    John Stuart Mill
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    All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
  • Bob Seger
    Bob Seger
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    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.
  • Antonio Gaudi
    Antonio Gaudi
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    Because of this, originality consists in returning to the origin.
  • Herman Melville
    Herman Melville
    American author 1819-1891
    Herman Melville
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    But it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
  • Dan Cruickshank
    Dan Cruickshank
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    By Modernism I mean the positive rejection of the past and the blind belief in the process of change, in novelty for its own sake, in the idea that progress through time equates with cultural progress; in the cult of individuality, originality and self-expression.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
    Source: A Year with C. S. Lewis
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
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    He has left off reading altogether, to the great improvement of his originality.
  • Burt Lancaster
    Burt Lancaster
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    I always try to improve, to find new ways of expressing myself, to keep looking for truth and originality.
  • Mary McCarthy
    Mary McCarthy
    American author 1912-1989
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    It has to be acknowledged that in capitalist society, with its herds of hippies, originality has become a sort of fringe benefit, a mere convention, accepted obsolescence, the Beatnik model being turned in for the Hippie model, as though strangely obedient to capitalist laws of marketing.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    It is impossible to think of a man of any actual force and originality, universally recognized as having those qualities, who spent his whole life appraising and describing the work of other men.
  • Ansel Adams
    Ansel Adams
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    Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire
    French poet 1821-1867
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    Nearly all our originality comes from the stamp that time impresses upon our sensibility.
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