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1. "It was a wartime story, goodies versus baddies, lots of explosions and shooting. The Germans always shouted 'Aiiieeee!' as they died. Atkins wondered what he would choose, confronted with similar circumstances. 'Aiiieeee!' seemed to him to lack the necessary gravitas and originality, as well as sounding a bit, well, German. But then who knew what might come to mind, in those final moments?"
Author: Alastair Reynolds
2. "Creativity sparks originality which then manifests itself into what we call evolution. To depreciate imagination is to depreciate life."
Author: Alecia Stone
3. "Nurture youroriginality, don't ever bury itaway."
Author: Alison G. Bailey
4. "I thought I was clever enough to write as well as these people and I didn't realize that there is something called originality and your own voice."
Author: Amy Tan
5. "[Six principles that make for a good story:] 1. Absence of lengthy verbiage of a political-social-economic nature; 2. total objectivity; 3. truthful descriptions of persons and objects; 4. extreme brevity; 5. audacity and originality: flee the stereotype; 6. compassion."
Author: Anton Chekhov
6. "Because of this, originality consists in returning to the origin."
Author: Antonio Gaudi
7. "The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers."
Author: Arthur Koestler
8. "The prerequisite of originality is the art of forgetting, at the proper moment, what we know."
Author: Arthur Koestler
9. "A man who has not enough originality to think out a new title for his book will be much less capable of giving it new contents."
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
10. "Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality."
Author: Beatrix Potter
11. "I always try to improve, to find new ways of expressing myself, to keep looking for truth and originality."
Author: Burt Lancaster
12. "No philosophical theory which I have yet come across is a radical improvement on the words of Genesis, that 'In the beginning God made Heaven and Earth'. ... [I]f you compare it with the creation legends of other peoples--with all these delightful absurdities in which giants to be cut up and floods to be dried up are made to exist before creation--the depth and originality of this Hebrew folk tale will soon be apparent."
Author: C.S. Lewis
13. "Don't ever worry what the boys who don't appreciate originality think of you. They're fools."
Author: Cat Winters
14. "People lack originality."
Author: Charles Bukowski
15. "Just keep thinking about the good side of ADD - the creativity and the originality it can stimulate."
Author: David Neeleman
16. "But they made me realize more than I ever had the rarity of true originality, and also the sort of alienation it might involve."
Author: Elizabeth Bishop
17. "Originality is the art of concealing your source."
Author: Franklin P. Jones
18. "If originality is a "sense of novelty and freshness" then, in the act of constructing ourselves, originality is not the goal. We construct a self-portrait, relying on existing objects – books, quotes from authors and artists, images, art – that we are more than happy to show off to others for them to use as masturbation material or for the material by which they align themselves. This is the new action painting – the curational archive. The referential self portrait. The portrait of any other artist could be readily used to explain yourself, just reblog it and caption it with "same." The past consistently becomes the present, not through linear time, but through the constant reconstruction and relabeling of it."
Author: Gabby Bess
19. "...a man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage."
Author: George Bernard Shaw
20. "Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
21. "...to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence... Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim... is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States... and that is its aim everywhere else.(writing of public education in the April 1924 The American Mercury)"
Author: H.L. Mencken
22. "Each day he made attempts … but produced nothing but quotations, thinly or well disguised, of his own work. Nothing sprang free of its own idiom, its own authority, to offer the element of surprise that would be the guarantee of originality."
Author: Ian McEwan
23. "Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself."
Author: James Stephens
24. "We can never be entirely original, as artists or as people. The genius and vision of those who came before us is too great for us to digress from entirely. Though, as creatures that are compelled to test and surpass our own creative abilities, we must always strive for that originality in everything we do in order to move the world forward."
Author: Jessica Lave
25. "John Dalton was a very singular Man: He has none of the manners or ways of the world. A tolerable mathematician He gained his livelihood I believe by teaching the mathematics to young people. He pursued science always with mathematical views. He seemed little attentive to the labours of men except when they countenanced or confirmed his own ideas... He was a very disinterested man, seemed to have no ambition beyond that of being thought a good Philosopher. He was a very coarse Experimenter & almost always found the results he required.—Memory & observation were subordinate qualities in his mind. He followed with ardour analogies & inductions & however his claims to originality may admit of question I have no doubt that he was one of the most original philosophers of his time & one of the most ingenious."
Author: John Dalton
26. "All good things which exist are the fruits of originality."
Author: John Stuart Mill
27. "Originality usually amounts only to plagiarizing something unfamiliar."
Author: Katharine Fullerton Gerould
28. "As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted."
Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
29. "I offer originality: you don't know what my films are like until you go to them. I think that's the reason I've been getting all this attention."
Author: M. Night Shyamalan
30. "The ethics of plagiarism have turned into the narcissism of small differences: because journalism cannot own up to its heavily derivative nature, it must enforce originality on the level of the sentence."
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
31. "I was so much in the habit of having Albertine with me, and now I suddenly saw a new aspect of Habit. Hitherto I had regarded it chiefly as an annihilating force which suppresses the originality and even the awareness of one's perceptions; now I saw it as a dread deity, so riveted to one's being, its insignificant face so incrusted in one's heart, that if it detaches itself, if it turns away from one, this deity that one had barely distinguished inflicts on one sufferings more terrible than any other and is then as cruel as death itself."
Author: Marcel Proust
32. "The burden of originality is one that most people don't want to accept. They'd rather sit in front of the TV and let that tell them what they're supposed to like, what they're supposed to buy, and what they're supposed to laugh at."
Author: Marilyn Manson
33. "Nature has no originality--I mean, no large ability in the matter of inventing new things, new ideas, new stage effects. She has a superb and amazing and infinitely varied equipment of old ones, but she never adds to them. She repeats--repeats--repeats--repeats. Examine your memory and your experience; you will find it is true."
Author: Mark Twain
34. "All ideas are second-hand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources, and daily used by the gardener with a pride and satisfaction born of the superstition that he originated them; whereas there is not a rag of originality about them anywhere except the little discoloration they get from his mental and moral calibre and his temperament, and which is revealed in characteristics of phrasing."
Author: Mark Twain
35. "I believe the structure of 'House of Leaves' is far more difficult to explain than it is to read. And while I'd like to lay claim to some extraordinary act of originality, truth is I'm only taking advantage of capabilities inherent in everyone."
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
36. "Every film has to be the next something else; originality isn't celebrated because you can't market it."
Author: Nick Moran
37. "LAW 38Think As You Like But Behave Like OthersIf you make a show of going against the times, flaunting your unconventional ideas and unorthodox ways, people will think that you only want attention and that you look down upon them. They will find a way to punish you for making them feel inferior. It is far safer to blend in and nurture the common touch. Share your originality only with tolerant friends and those who are sure to appreciate your uniqueness."
Author: Robert Greene
38. "As a result of his experiments he concluded that imitation was a real evil that had to be broken before real rhetoric teaching could begin. This imitation seemed to be an external compulsion. Little children didn't have it. It seemed to come later on, possibly as a result of school itself.That sounded right, and the more he thought about it the more right it sounded. Schools teach you to imitate. If you don't imitate what the teacher wants you get a bad grade. Here, in college, it was more sophisticated, of course; you were supposed to imitate the teacher in such a way as to convince the teacher you were not imitating, but taking the essence of the instruction and going ahead with it on your own. That got you A's. Originality on the other hand could get you anything – from A to F. The whole grading system cautioned against it."
Author: Robert M. Pirsig
39. "Life is fury, he'd thought. Fury — sexual, Oedipal, political, magical, brutal — drives us to our finest heights and coarsest depths. Out of furia comes creation, inspiration, originality, passion, but also violence, pain, pure unafraid destruction, the giving and receiving of blows from which we never recover. The Furies pursue us; Shiva dances his furious dance to create and also to destroy. But never mind about gods! Sara ranting at him represented the human spirit in its purest, least socialized form. This is what we are, what we civilize ourselves to disguise — the terrifying human animal in us, the exalted, transcendent, self-destructive, untramelled lord of creation."
Author: Salman Rushdie
40. "Originality is putting its pants on while orthodoxy is ready to deliver."
Author: Santosh Kalwar
41. "Every child is a one of a kind mini-masterpiece. No known duplicates exist. They each have distinctive fingerprints, heart rhythms, eye patterns, and blood constitution. Even identical twins can be physically alike and yet light years apart in how they are mentally wired and gifted. Our children do not just grow up different; they show up different. Though circumstances and training will greatly affect their lives, the originality that is already ingrained into each of our children reflects brilliant preplanning. Every birthmark is a trademark. Every special feature is a signature of divine design."
Author: Stephen Kendrick
42. "Originality irritates so obscurely that people may have to evolve to scratch it."
Author: Steve Aylett
43. "I was seeking comic originality, and fame fell on me as a by-product. The course was more plodding than heroic: I did not strive valiantly against doubters but took incremental steps studded with a few intuitive leaps."
Author: Steve Martin
44. "Every detective has a certain kind of case that he or she finds almost unbearable, against which the usual shield of practiced professional detachment turns brittle and untrustworthy. Cassie, though nobody else knows this, has nightmares when she works rape-murders; I, displaying a singular lack of originality, have serious trouble with murdered children; and, apparently, family killings gave Sam the heebie-jeebies. This case could turn out to be perfect for all three of us."
Author: Tana French
45. "Flocks of magpies have descended on our yard. I cannot sleep for all their raucous behavior. Perched on weathered fences, their green-black tales, long as rulers, wave up and down, reprimanding me for all I have not done.I have done nothing for weeks. I have no work. I don't want to see anyone much less talk. All I want to do is sleep.Monday, I hit rock-bottom, different from bedrock, which is solid, expansive, full of light and originality. Rock-bottom is the bottom of the rock, the underbelly that rarely gets turned over; but when it does, I am the spider that scurries from daylight to find another place to hide.Today I feel stronger, learning to live with the natural cycles of a day and to not expect so much from myself. As women, we hold the moon in our bellies. It is too much to ask to operate on full-moon energy three hundred and sixty-five days a year. I am in a crescent phase. And the energy we expend emotionally belongs to the hidden side of the moon...."
Author: Terry Tempest Williams
46. "Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes."
Author: Thomas W. Higginson
47. "To say that it is without pace, point, focus, interest, drama, wit or originality is to say simply that it does not happen to be my cup of tea."
Author: Tom Stoppard
48. "This is the time for every artist in every genre to do what he or she does loudly and consistently. It doesn't matter to me what your position is. You've got to keep asserting the complexity and the originality of life, and the multiplicity of it, and the facets of it. This is about being a complex human being in the world, not about finding a villain. This is no time for anything else than the best that you've got."
Author: Toni Morrison
49. "Originality is a device that untalented people use to impress other untalented people to protect themselves from talented people..."
Author: William Gaddis
50. "Originality is undetected plagiarism."
Author: William Ralph Inge

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