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 fruit of originality.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Charles Cooley
    Charles Cooley
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    Originality begins in our reaction to the necessary events of life, to things that come up hard against us.

    Source: Life and the student

  • Isaac Bashevis Singer
    Isaac Bashevis Singer
    Polish-born Jewish writer in Yiddish, Nobel Prize in Literature 1902-1991
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    Originality is not seen in single words or even in sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism.
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