Favorite Quotations ~† Originality, 2 Inner Work

"What the world calls originality is only an unaccustomed method of tickling it." ~ George Bernard Shaw

You canít copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means youíre working without any real feeling. And without feeling, whatever you do amounts to nothing. No two people on earth are like, and itís got to be that way in music or it isnít music. ~ Billie Holiday

You were born God's original. Try not to become someone's copy. ~ Marian Wright Edelman

I'm not like anyone. I'm me. ~ Elizabeth Taylor

An original...is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate. ~ Vicomte de Chateaubriand

Don't be a blueprint. Be an original. ~ Roy Acuff

Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself. ~ James Stephens

Originality consists in trying to be like everybody else and failing. ~ Raymond Radiguet

Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.~ Nnamdi Azikiwe

Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality. ~ Beatrix Potter

Happiness is a sunbeam, which may pass though a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray. ~ Philip Sidney

Imitations only better the original. ~ Sammy Davis, Jr.

Originality doesnít mean making something thatís completely new. Originality means bending and shaping whatís come before until it belongs to you. ~ Robert Hunt, Masters Collage

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