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Jean Guitton Quotes and Sayings

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Originality exists in every individual because each
of us differs from the others.
We are all primary numbers divisible only by ourselves.
- Jean Guitton

We are all primary numbers divisible only by ourselves.
- Jean Guitton

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

Thank goodness I was never sent to school;
it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
- Beatrix Potter

 

The merit of originality is not novelty;
it is sincerity.
- Thomas Carlyle

Originality is, for me, the most important quality in a script.
- Douglas Wood

Originality usually amounts only to plagiarizing something unfamiliar.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

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The British feel of blues has been hard,
rather than emotional.
Far too much emphasis on 12 bar, too little attention to words,
far too little originality.
- Alexis Korner

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

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

Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms.
- Anthony Storr

Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.
The most original writers borrowed one from another.
- Voltaire

The prerequisite of originality is the art of forgetting,
at the proper moment, what we know.
- Arthur Koestler

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

True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.
- Edith Wharton

The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality,
the opening of new frontiers.
- Arthur Koestler

A man of great common sense and good taste -
meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
- George Bernard Shaw

I always try to improve, to find new ways of expressing myself,
to keep looking for truth and originality.
- Burt Lancaster

Ice dance should not be seen as a rigid conformist form of figure skating.
There is a great deal of freedom and originality to be had.
- Robin Cousins

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.
- Leo Burnett

As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional
where depth and originality are wasted.
- Lucy Maud Montgomery

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

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
- Herman Melville

Originality is independence, not rebellion;
it is sincerity,
not antagonism.
- George Henry Lewes

Originality is not seen in single words or even in sentences.
Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

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

When I came up, it was all about originality and collective research.
There is an awful lot of imitation going on now.
- Steve Lacy

Great success in examinations does naturally not as
a rule go with originality of thought.
- Edward Carpenter

Just keep thinking about the good side of ADD -
the creativity and the originality it can stimulate.
- David Neeleman

Most people think an artist tries to be original,
but originality is the last thing that develops in the artist.
- Lukas Foss

No art form points like poetry to this originality
of language as to its essential and abiding concern.
- Thomas Harrison

The writer of originality, unless dead,
is always shocking, scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels.
- Simone de Beauvoir

Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for,
and constantly quarrel with.
- Thomas Carlyle

Knowing how to paint and to use one's colors rightly
has not any connection with originality.
This originality consists in properly expressing your own impressions.
- Thomas Couture

I thought I was clever enough to write as well as these
people and I didn't realize that there is something
called originality and your own voice.
- Amy Tan

Originality is the essence of true scholarship.
Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.
- Nnamdi Azikiwe

Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at,
with originality, which they should never bother about.
- W. H. Auden

About the most originality that any writer can hope
to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
- Josh Billings

Originality depends only on the character of the drawing
and the vision peculiar to each artist.
- Georges Seurat

What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
- Dean Inge

Because of this, originality consists in returning to the origin.
- Antonio Gaudi

Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.
- Thomas W. Higginson

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

Originality is the art of concealing your source.
- Franklin P. Jones

Originality consists in trying to be like everybody else and failing.
- Raymond Radiguet

Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology,
but not at the cost of losing your originality.
- Jackie Chan

Originality is really important.
- Jim Carrey

But the French writers always had more originality
and independence than others,
and that regulator, which elsewhere was religion,
long since ceased to exist for them.
- Henryk Sienkiewicz

We shall be forced to attempt planned and directed
research employing hundreds of workers for many years,
and this cannot be done without risking the loss of
independence and originality.
This is a serious and fundamental obstacle but it may be overcome in two ways.
- John Desmond Bernal

I love romantic comedies.
I like to watch them and I like to be in them.
It's something that's increasingly difficult to find
that spark of originality that makes if different than
the ones that come before.
- Julia Roberts

When I was coming up, we weren't trying to get a hit or get paid,
we were just trying to do our thing.
The only thing we were really trying to do was to be
recognized for our originality.
- Bootsy Collins

The burden of originality is one that most people don't want to accept.
They'd rather sit in front of the TV and let that tell
them what they're supposed to like,
what they're supposed to buy, and what they're supposed to laugh at.
- Marilyn Manson

I think it's a great document of John Stevens' originality.
At that time he was already much more fully formed
in his conception than I was.
I was sort of struggling to keep up,
and sometimes it's pretty obvious.
- Evan Parker

Millions of men have lived to fight,
build palaces and boundaries,
shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force
of all times has been the force of originality and
creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
- Ansel Adams

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about
originality will ever be original:
whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without
caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will,
nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
- C. S. Lewis

Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it,
light it so that it produces the same effect of youth
and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally,
and you have done a poet's job.
The rest is literature.
- Jean Cocteau

It's fine to celebrate success
but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
- Bill Gates

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

There is a fine line between
the perseverance of the courageous tortoise
and the habit of the stubborn donkey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend,
but it requires a very fine nature
to sympathize with a friend's success.
- Oscar Wilde

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There's a fine line between genius and insanity.
I have erased this line.
- Oscar Levant

Spirit is always waiting to rush into us,
but we are too full of worldly things.
It is like trying to pour fine wine into a cup filled with mud -
the wine is waiting, but the mud must be removed first.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

California is a fine place to live -
if you happen to be an orange.
- Fred Allen

If you build up the soil with organic material,
the plants will do just fine.
- John Harrison

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous,
but no sense of humor.
- Edward Albee

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you know the difference between education and experience?
Education is when you read the fine print;
experience is what you get when you don't.
- Pete Seeger


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