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What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that read more

What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.

by Eugene Delacroix Found in: Originality Quotes,
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The merit of originality is not novelty, it is sincerity. The believing man is the original man; he believes for read more

The merit of originality is not novelty, it is sincerity. The believing man is the original man; he believes for himself, not for another.

by Thomas Carlyle Found in: Originality Quotes,
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Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.

Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.

by John Stuart Mill Found in: Originality Quotes,
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You've gotta be original, because if you're like someone else, what do they need you for?

You've gotta be original, because if you're like someone else, what do they need you for?

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The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.

The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.

by Mark Twain Found in: Originality Quotes,
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The principal mark of genius is not perfection, but originality.

The principal mark of genius is not perfection, but originality.

by Herman Melville Found in: Originality Quotes,
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What a good thing Adam had--when he said a good thing, he knew nobody had said it before.

What a good thing Adam had--when he said a good thing, he knew nobody had said it before.

by Mark Twain Found in: Originality Quotes,
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Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known.

Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known.

by Chuck Palahniuk Found in: Originality Quotes,
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When people are fee to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. Originality is deliberate and forced, and read more

When people are fee to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. Originality is deliberate and forced, and partakes of the nature of a protest.

by Eric Hoffer Found in: Originality Quotes,
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