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I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.
Even when I was a hip-hop DJ I always kept it classy. The motto is always 'flashy but classy.' You've got to be original and stand out from the crowd and take some chances. But you've always got to keep it classy.
If you want to be original just try being yourself, because God has never made two people exactly alike.
Be original; don't be scared of being bold!
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.
C. S. Lewis
When the whole point of Queen was to be original.
If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original because there's no one like you.
Very few people are original. There's very little original anything out there. Because to be original means you have to stand alone.
In stand-up it really helps to play yourself and talk about your own feelings. You cannot fail to be original if you're just talking about what you think about X, Y and Z. Unless you've got a twin brother who's also a stand-up.
But to me, to be original is to be yourself.
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.
Ideas do not need to be esoteric to be original or exciting.
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.
You've gotta be original, because if you're like someone else, what do they need you for?
I got everything from someone. Nobody can be original.
Most people think an artist tries to be original, but originality is the last thing that develops in the artist.
Good fiction is about asserting the beauties of the world, inventing a new, positive thing. Where am I going to get that? And it should be original; it should not be cliched. So the way I looked at history was not to accuse it of failure.
I love the idea of a tiny window between the back stoop and the pantry, where the milkman would pass through the cheese. But of course, there is no milkman anymore. So somebody coming by the house and seeing the window would say, 'Oh, that must be original, because that's where the milkman passed the cheese through to the pantry.'
Chris Van Allsburg
I just wanted to play tennis. I started because I wanted to pick up another sport and then as I was slowly getting better I wanted to see how far I can go but I always wanted to be myself. I wanted to be original. I didn't want to copy anybody's style.
Always be original. Never duplicate what you've seen another actor do. Be true to the character that you've been given, and the rest will come easy.
If contemporary artists sincerely seek to be original, unique, and new, they should begin by disregarding the notions of originality, individuality, and innovation: they are the cliches of our time.
I look for the character to be something interesting, the script to have a good story and be original, and a director that I admire.
I've always felt that really good prequels should be original movies.
By definition a sequel can't be original. So you've got to figure out what worked the first time around.
We've all forgotten how to be original.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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