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The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.
Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.
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
I think that short films often contain an originality, a creative freedom, an energy and an invention that is inspiring and entertaining. I think they are, as Shakespeare put it, a good deed in a naughty world.
What a newspaper needs in its news, in its headlines, and on its editorial page is terseness, humor, descriptive power, satire, originality, good literary style, clever condensation, and accuracy, accuracy, accuracy!
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
Originality depends only on the character of the drawing and the vision peculiar to each artist.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
I did stand-up comedy for 18 years. Ten of those years were spent learning, four years were spent refining, and four years were spent in wild success. I was seeking comic originality, and fame fell on me as a byproduct. The course was more plodding than heroic.
Originality is the art of concealing your source.
Franklin P. Jones
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Because of this, originality consists in returning to the origin.
Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms.
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
Laurence J. Peter
I think originality is something that's important and catches people's eye.
Originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism.
George Henry Lewes
Originality is definitely missing from EDM. There are people looking for it and exploring but I feel it's so big now it is just getting milked. House music is losing all its melody as it becomes more about how dirty the drop is and how energetic it is. It loses touch with what music really is.
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.
Nature is the fountain's head, the source from whence all originality must spring.
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.
The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking, scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels.
Simone de Beauvoir
Caesar was a man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
George Bernard Shaw
Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.
John Stuart Mill
Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology, but not at the cost of losing your originality.
About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
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