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Nnamdi Azikiwe Quotes and Sayings

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

It is better we disintegrate in peace and not in pieces.
- Nnamdi Azikiwe

Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world -
the image of a working and an intellectual people,
of a people that can fight with heroism.
- Nnamdi Azikiwe

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
- Dean Inge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Originality is really important.
- Jim Carrey

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

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

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

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 art of concealing your source.
- Franklin P. Jones

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley

Fishing is much more than fish.
It is the great occasion when we may return to the
fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Herbert Hoover

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
- Henry Ellis


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