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    It is sometimes necessary to repeat what all know. All mapmakers should place the Mississippi in the same location and avoid originality.

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    it is wiser to be conventionally immoral than unconventionally moral. It isn't the immorality they object to, but the originality.

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    It's incumbent on good public servants to maintain their voices and originality of thinking.

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    I've never had a good game plan. At a certain point, making independent films became more and more appealing to me because I like freshness and originality.

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    On parochial school I was told I had an overabundance of original sin.

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    Let me not follow in the clamor of the world, but walk calmly in my path.

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    Let us not forget that the greatest composers were also the greatest thieves. They stole from everyone and everywhere.

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    Many have original minds who do not think it - they are led away by custom!

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    Nearly all our originality comes from the stamp that time impresses upon our sensibility.

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    Newton expected no money from establishing his originality but rather desired recognition for his excellence.

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    Of course quality is important but is it not the quality of an individual's originality that is most important?

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    Originality is a concept possible only to a limited viewpoint.

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    Originality is deliberate and forced, and partakes of the nature of a protest.

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    Originality is so hip and cool, but to be original you must dare to be corny.

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    Originality is for people with short memories

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    Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.

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    Originality is the only thing that counts. But the originator uses material and ideas that occur round him and pass through him. And out of his experience comes the original creation.

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    Originality is unexplored territory. You get there by carrying a canoe - you can't take a taxi.

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    Originality usually amounts only to plagiarizing something unfamiliar.

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    Originality is... a by-product of sincerity.

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    Originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism.

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    Originality finds the unexpected but inevitable next step.

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    Originality is a quality that cannot be imitated. The technique of the language, on the other hand, is something that belongs to all who can understand it.

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    Originality is only variation.

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    Originality is undetected plagiarism.

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    Originality, I fear, is too often only undetected and frequently unconscious plagiarism.

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    Originality irritates so obscurely that people may have to evolve to scratch it.

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    Originality is not doing something no one else has ever done, but doing what has been done countless times with new life, new breath.

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    Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism.

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    Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul.

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    Photography is a way of shouting, of freeing oneself, not of proving or asserting one's own originality. It's a way of life.

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    Real progress is progress in charity, all other advances being secondary thereto.

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    Success is no proof of virtue. In the case of a book, quick acclaim is presumptive evidence of a lack of substance and originality.

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    Sometimes you have to be worn out and burnt out to become authentic and original.

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    The majority of business men are not capable of an original thought, simply because they cannot escape the tyranny of reason.

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    Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation.

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    The actual breakthrough in the privacy of the studio, when one dares to apply paint in a new manner, is a solitary thrill, dependent upon no one else.

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    The kernel, the soul - let us go further and say the substance, the bulk, the actual and valuable material of all human utterances - is plagiarism.

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    The most original of authors are not so because they advance what is new, but more because they know how to say something, as if it had never been said before.

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

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    The original is unfaithful to the translation.

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    The originality of a subject is in its treatment.

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    There is no such thing as originality. It has all been said before, suffered before. If a person knows that, is it any wonder love becomes mechanical and death just a scene to be shunned? There is no absolute knowledge to be gained from either. Just another ride on the merry-go-round, another blurred scene of faces smiling and faces grieved.

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    There is no such thing as group originality, group creativity or group perspicacity.

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    The secret of all effective originality in advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships.

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    To overestimate the originality of one's thoughts is perhaps a less serious defect than being unaware of their newness. There is a more pronounced lack of sensitivity in underestimating (ourselves and others) than in overestimating.

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    The wonderful thing about theater is that anything, no matter how tendentious, no matter how stupid it sounds at first glance, can be made to work if it is charged with freshness and originality. You can have an entirely political Shakespeare production and I'll be sitting on the edge of my seat as long as it's surprising, as long as it's not just the standard, "out of the box" pseudo-transgressive production that we just see too much of nowadays.

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    They who have light in themselves will not revolve as satellites.

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    To this day, no one has come up with a set of rules for originality. There aren't any.

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    Vanity is the fear of appearing original: it is thus a lack of pride, but not necessarily a lack of originality.