"No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity."
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"But it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."
"All good things which exist are the fruits of originality."
"Originality is the one thing unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of."
"Make a technical contribution; innovate, don't emulate."
"Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it."
"Originality consists in trying to be like everybody else --and failing."
"I invent nothing, I rediscover."
"When there is an original sound in the world, it makes a hundred echoes."
"The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique."
"To put away one's own original thoughts in order to take up a book is a sin against the Holy Ghost."
"The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds."
"Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism."
"I see nothing in it new and valuable. What is valuable is not new, and what is new is not valuable."
"Not everyone can be an orphan."
"Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy."
"Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies."
"That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty."
"For his mourners will be outcast men, and outcasts always mourn."
"The landscape should belong to the people who see it all the time."
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