Category Archives: originality

In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.


In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy. – Cicero What does that mean? I’m not an expert in how Latin is translated, and I was unable to find the exact source of the quote, so I’m going to have … Continue reading

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It is not hard to compose, but what is fabulously hard is to leave the superfluous notes under the table.


It is not hard to compose, but what is fabulously hard is to leave the superfluous notes under the table. – Johannes Brahms What does that mean? This is a classic. Not just by age, but by it’s nature. Humankind has … Continue reading

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Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you


“Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is, everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you … the minute that you understand that you … Continue reading

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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.


Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde What does that mean? To me, this quote is about individuality and uniqueness of each of us. We are each unique, even identical twins. While they may act like each … Continue reading

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I never wanted to be the next…


I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan. – Jackie Chan What does that mean? This speaks to me of the challenge of being an original in a world full … Continue reading

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