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At Pixar, we do sequels only when we come up with a great idea, and we always strive to be different than the original.
The genius of a folk melody or story is not the feeling that it's original but quite the opposite - the feeling that it has existed all along.
Every year I hear people complain that the quality of screenplays and movies is declining. In my opinion, the vast majority of scripts written - as well as most movies that are released - are not very original, well-written, or interesting. It has always been that way, and I think it always will be.
Before Jason Bourne, before Jack Ryan, there was Bond, James Bond, the original two-dimensional, world-saving secret agent.
You will never see the four original Pumpkins on stage ever again, unless it's a Hall of Fame thing. But you would never see a tour. There's so much damage, there's no way.
The reason the art world doesn't respond to Kinkade is because none - not one - of his ideas about subject-matter, surface, color, composition, touch, scale, form, or skill is remotely original. They're all cliche and already told.
I don't want ever to be guilty of what my critics claim: doing formula without original elements.
When I look at a digitally acquired and projected image, it looks inferior against an original negative anamorphic print or an IMAX one.
Is it possible that the portrait of the divine Son of God is an exaggeration, at best, or a complete fabrication, at worst, of the original Jesus?
Coming up with something new and original is so exciting.
Throughout my life, there are four people I've met who were truly original people. The other three were Groucho Marx, Jim Morrison, and Pablo Picasso.
I didn't really see the British punk movement, if that's what it was, as wildly original, because I had been listening so intently to all the New York music since 1973, really.
Steven Patrick Morrissey
The best of American television is thought-provoking, original, brilliant, exciting - from 'The Sopranos' on, whether it's 'The Wire' or 'Breaking Bad' or 'House of Cards,' they're fantastic pieces of art.
If you, like, consciously think about being cool, you're not cool. If you consciously think about being, like, different or original, you ain't different or original.
I've never had anyone define purity. You probably can't define purity. Purity is to live according to original design.
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.
It's not about battling the original artists when I record these songs, it's about paying tribute to them.
The only reason I would write a sequel is if I were struck by an idea that I felt to be equal to the original. Too many sequels diminish the original.
So if we have anything original to offer, it's to speak from our own life about the society we're in.
I've gotten to a point where I wouldn't direct someone else's material. It would only be something totally original.
The natural creativity of the staff morphed 'The Daily Beast' very fast into what has become a newsroom. Aggregation lives on the Cheat Sheet, the video player, and in the breaking news slot in the first big box. The rest is all original, generated by Beast writers and editors.
The cable makers are the ones who are willing to take risks and do something original and push the envelope some.
George R. R. Martin
The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.
My mother desperately wanted children. She had a child that was stillborn - something I learned when I was looking through her 'effects' after she had died. It was then that I discovered my original birth certificate, which indicated the previous birth.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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