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The original is unfaithful to the translation. Jorge Luis Borges

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When a work appears to be ahead of its time, it is only the time that is behind the work. Jean Cocteau

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

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Everything has been said, and we have come too late, now that men have been living and thinking for seven thousand years and more. Jean de La Bruyère

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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. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing. Aesop

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All cases are unique and very similar to others. T. S. Eliot

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The true is inimitable, the false untransformable. Robert Bresson

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Perhaps our originality manifests itself most strikingly in what we do with that which we did not originate. To discover something wholly new can be a matter of chance, of idle tinkering, or even of the chronic dissatisfaction of the untalented. Eric Hoffer

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Begin with another's to end with your own. Baltasar Gracián y Morales

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The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot. Salvador Dalí

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It is a matter of perfect indifference where a thing originated; the only question is: Is it true in and for itself? Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times.

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Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism. Voltaire

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No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity. André Maurois

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All good things which exist are the fruits of originality. John Stuart Mill

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Original thought is like original sin: both happened before you were born to people you could not have possibly met. Fran Lebowitz

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The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards. Arthur Koestler

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Your manuscript is both good and original; but the parts that are good are not original, and the parts that are original are not good. Samuel Johnson

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

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Create your own method. Don't depend slavishly on mine. Make up something that will work for you! But keep breaking traditions, I beg you. Constantin Stanislavski

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Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it. Laurence J. Peter

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The more intelligent one is, the more men of originality one finds. Ordinary people find no difference between men. Blaise Pascal

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Originality is the one thing unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of. John Stuart Mill

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But it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. Herman Melville

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We are obliged to regard many of our original minds as crazy at least until we have become as clever as they are. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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I see nothing in it new and valuable. What is valuable is not new, and what is new is not valuable. Daniel Webster

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I found you essay to be good and original. However, the part that was original was not good and the part that was good was not original. Samuel Johnson

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A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable. H. L. Mencken