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.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
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.
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
Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms.
Originality depends only on the character of the drawing and the vision peculiar to each artist.
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.
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