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Famous Originality Quotes

Every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when you grow up Pablo Picasso

Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself. James Stephens

If you hear a voice within you say, You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced Vincent Van Gogh

What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else? Arnold Schwarzenegger

Creativity takes courage. Henri Matisse

But he meant beauty in the sense of its organic connection to the material. And this is the connection that, for me, separates true stylists from decorators. The decorators are easy to recognize. That’s why critics love them so. Sidney Lumet

Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art. Andy Warhol

Madness, genius, originality  it’s all the same thing; it’s a breaking of our normal value structure and the substitution of another one. Malcolm Bradbury

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. Andre Gide

The unique must be fulfilled. Martha Graham

We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents. Bob Ross

It is necessary to any originality to have the courage to be an amateur. Wallace Stevens

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. Leonardo da Vinci

Conceit makes the way God deals with me personally the binding standard for others. Oswald Chambers

Every artist was first an amateur. Ralph Waldo Emerson

An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate. François René de Chateaubriand

There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. Vincent van Gogh

Still, wouldn’t you, even if entirely secure in your own sense of direction, be at least curious where others were heading, even as you struck out on your own ? Peter R. Pouncey

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Pablo Picasso

A fruit salad is delicious precisely because each fruit maintains its own flavor. Sean Covey

Color is my day long obsession, joy and torment. Claude Monet

Do your own thing. Others own their own thing. If you copy too much, you’ll find yourself in late night cocktail lounge cover band limbo. Kurt Cobain

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way  things I had no words for. Georgia O’Keeffe

Enemies are often former or potential friends who have been denied  or think that they have been denied  something. Idries Shah

I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men. Albrecht Dürer

The merit of originality is not novelty, it is sincerity. The believing man is the original man. Thomas Carlyle

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. Edgar Degas

Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.  Paul Rand

In art, what we want is the certainty that one spark of original genius shall not be extinguished. Mary Cassatt

An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original. Jean Cocteau

A work of art which isn’t based on feeling isn’t art at all. Paul Cézanne

I believe in the power of origins, a belief that, as Ecclesiastes put it, ‘that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun’; that we claim as originality and discovery are nothing but the airs and delusions of our innocence, ignorance, and arrogance: that whatever is said was said better  more powerfully, beautifully, and purely, long ago Nick Tosches

Life is art. Art is life. I never separate it. Ai Weiwei

Conform, go crazy, or become an artist. Nancy Springer

Creativity is contagious, pass it on. Albert Einstein

I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird. Frank Zappa

Everybody born comes from the Creator trailing wisps of glory. We come from the Creator with creativity. I think that each one of us is born with creativity. Maya Angelou

To be young means to be original, to have remained nearer to the sources of life: it means to be able to stand up and shake off the fetters of an outlived civilization, to dare  where others lack the courage to plunge again into the elemental. Thomas Mann

Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it. Salvador Dali

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal. T.S. Eliot

You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club. Jack London

She is the only rose that doesn’t smell of plastic Walter Dean Myers

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will. George Bernard Shaw

All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. Charles Mingus

Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos. Mary Shelley

Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. Voltaire

The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men. Blaise Pascal

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self conscious, and anything self conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things. Ray Bradbury

An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them. Stephen Fry

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. Steve Jobs

Why should anyone be so grateful for acceptance unless he doubts that he is acceptable, and why should a young, educated and successful couple have such doubts, if not due to the fact that they cannot accept themselves because they are not themselves. Erich Fromm

Creativity is a drug I cannot live without. Cecil B. DeMille

A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought. Dorothy L. Sayers

You see things; and you say, Why? But I dream things that never were; and I say, Why not’? George Bernard Shaw

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou

Curious that it is impossible for a man to be original without attracting around him a set of unoriginal minds, as though he were a honey pot and they the flies! Marie Corelli

Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks. Yo Yo Ma

Salvation lies not in the faithfulness to forms, but in the liberation from them. Boris Pasternak

It is wise to learn; it is God like to create. John Saxe

More than once I should have lost my soul to radicalism if it had been the originality it was mistaken for by its young converts. Robert Frost

Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous. Bill Moyers

Originality and initiative are what I ask for my country. Robert Frost

Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm. Earl Nightingale

Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent. Virginia Woolf

Creative work is a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got. Steven Pressfield

He was no longer quite sure whether anything he had ever thought or felt was truly his own property, or whether his thoughts were merely a common part of the world’s store of ideas which had always existed ready made and which people only borrowed, like books from a library. Milan Kundera

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. Scott Adams

Each of us is an artist of our days; the greater our integrity and awareness, the more original and creative our time will become. John O’Donohue

Art is the stored honey of the human soul. Theodore Dreiser

The small are always dependent on the great; they are small precisely because they think they are independent. The great thinker is one who can hear what is greatest in the work of other greats and who can transform it in an original manner. Martin Heidegger

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton

I have pulled threads from magic tapestries already woven and used them to weave my own cloth. Jane Yolen

Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do. Edgar Degas

Absurdity and anti absurdity are the two poles of creative energy. Karl Lagerfeld

I think of art as the highest level of creativity. To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment. David Rockefeller

To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic. Pablo Picasso

To practice any art, no matter how well or how badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. So do it. Kurt Vonnegut

Do your own thing. Others own their own thing. If you copy too much, you`ll find yourself in late night cocktail lounge cover band limbo. Kurt Cobain

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live only as you can. Neil Gaiman

Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility Pablo Picasso

Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas. Donatella Versace

As long as you`re being a copycat, you will never be the best copycat. Eric Thomas

I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart. Vincent van Gogh

People are going to copy your product if you build great stuff. Just because Yahoo has a search box doesn`t make it Google. Evan Spiegel

If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint. Edward Hopper

Great, a copycat. Nothing better than one freak mimicking a bunch of other freaks. Sherri Cooper Landsman

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol