originality


Random quote of the day:

“It is better to fail in originality, than to succeed in imitation. He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great. Failure is the true test of greatness. And if it be said, that continual success is a proof that a man wisely knows his powers, — it is only to be added, that, in that case, he knows them to be small.

—Herman Melville, “Hawthorne and His Mosses,” The Literary World, August 1850

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Random quote of the day:

“The world in general doesn’t know what to make of originality; it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger.”

—W. Somerset Maugham, Great Novelists and Their Novels

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Random quote of the day:

“Originality consists in trying to be like everybody else—and failing.”

—Raymond Radiguet, quoted by Jean Cocteau in his acceptance speech to the Académie Francaise, October 1955

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