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Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.
A masterpiece of fiction is an original world and as such is not likely to fit the world of the reader.
Coming up with something new and original is so exciting.
When all the original blues guys are gone, you start to realize that someone has to tend to the tradition. I recognize that I have some responsibility to keep the music alive, and it's a pretty honorable position to be in.
We are obliged to regard many of our original minds as crazy at least until we have become as clever as they are.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
I mean, there are only so many notes. What makes something original is how you put it together.
I made sure no butt cheek hung out. You know, the original Daisy, Catherine Bach's shorts were shorter than mine.
If an original piece of wardrobe came up from Star Wars, I'd probably spend a lot of money on it.
Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original harmonic patterns.
There is no original truth, only original error.
Generally, the best recording is the original cast, because that's the way the piece grew: integrally, with them.
I really think that being yourself, being original, being outside the box is starting to be appealing to people.
Less than fifteen per cent of the people do any original thinking on any subject. The greatest torture in the world for most people is to think.
I started out as an opportunistic renegade. By now, I've lasted long enough to become sort of an American Original Respectable Renegade.
I am not really certain how original my contribution to music is as I am obviously an amateur.
I was on cruise control from '85 to '95, and it was my fault. There were a lot of self-inflicted wounds, when I was not doing any original material. I wasn't directing. I wasn't writing. That's not who I am.
Films have degenerated to their original operation as carnival amusement - they offer not drama but thrills.
All military regimes use security as the reason why they should remain in power. It's nothing original.
Aung San Suu Kyi
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.
The first 50 years of the cinema were absolutely great years. Original minds were at work establishing the ways to tell a story. And what is happening now is a copying, a pastiche-ing of what was done by great men.
V. S. Naipaul
But to me, to be original is to be yourself.
I feel like when I went back to my original hair color, a little bit of an edgier side came out.
I have one of the original 'Ghostbusters' guns in my house.
I think romance is a tool, comedy is a tool and drama is a tool. I really just want to tell stories that challenge the viewer, move people, make you laugh, perhaps push an idea about being open-minded but never settle on a genre or an opinion. I hate genre. I like movies that are original in their approach.
Our responsibility as filmmakers is to make things that are fresh, unique and original.
The original is unfaithful to the translation.
Jorge Luis Borges
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
I had known Cole Porter in Hollywood and New York, spent many a warm hour at his home, and met the talented and original people who were drawn to him.
An influential member of parliament has not only to pay much money to become such, and to give time and labour, he has also to sacrifice his mind too - at least all the characteristics part of it that which is original and most his own.
But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own; and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose.
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