Original Quotes

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Ken Robinson
“If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.”
Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

Criss Jami
“When you're the only sane person, you look like the only insane person.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Criss Jami
“True rebels hate their own rebellion. They know by experience that it is not a cool and glamorous lifestyle; it takes a courageous fool to say things that have not been said and to do things that have not been done.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Criss Jami
“Creative people are often found either disagreeable or intimidating by mediocrities.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Chuck Palahniuk
“Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Donna Lynn Hope
“The people you think are the happiest are usually the saddest; that's because they see more and feel deeper than others do. They are the sensitive and they see beyond the veil of what's tangible and what's not. They wear no masks and can see through the masks of others. The sensitive to life are few in number, which is why they feel so alone...because they are all alone.”
Donna Lynn Hope

“Others inspire us, information feeds us, practice improves our performance, but we need quiet time to figure things out, to emerge with new discoveries, to unearth original answers.”
Ester Buchholz

Criss Jami
“Of all individuals, the hated, the shunned, and the peculiar are arguably most themselves. They wear no masks whatsoever in order to be accepted and liked; they do seem most guarded, but only by their own hands: as compared to the populace, they are naked.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Chrys Phillips
“Never allow anyone to define you! Just be you!”
Chrys Phillips

Trevor Alan Foris
“Father... just for once can you live in the moment?”
Trevor Alan Foris, The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue

Vera Nazarian
“Unlike a fountain that circulates the same water in an enclosed, perpetually recycling system, a human being circulates thoughts in an unlimited reservoir of self.

Don't limit yourself to being a mere fountain when you contain an ocean.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“A person who is truly cool is a work of art. And remember, original works of art cost exponentially higher than imitations. Just take a look at the the coolest people in history. They will always be a part of history for being extremely original individuals, not imitations.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Nusrat Sultana
“A winner is not someone who wins. It's someone who tries and isn't afraid to lose.”
Nusrat Sultana

Linda    Armstrong
“This shows that the ordinary person is wanting more for their lives. They want to be of help, they want to make things better.”
Linda Armstrong, Mission: Subhero

Linda    Armstrong
“I can see into your heart. You have good intentions. You can’t go wrong when you start with good intentions.”
Linda Armstrong, Mission: Subhero

Toba Beta
“You do not have to feel truer than others in order to be original.
You just need to be different and keep aspiring to be a better you.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Trevor Alan Foris
“You lost sight of what was important... and sometimes, to gain something you have to let something go.”
Trevor Alan Foris, The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue

Trevor Alan Foris
“Right, so I wake up in the morgue as me, Grace, but I’m eighteen again and I’m like wow!”
Trevor Alan Foris, The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue

Trevor Alan Foris
“... we know where this will end,’ he says, gesturing his ageing body. ‘... I am after all nothing more than my roots – a typical Amunarainith...”
Trevor Alan Foris, The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue

Trevor Alan Foris
“Your role out there is to give something back, guide the way forward... Maybe, just maybe if you spent a little less time looking out for yourself and a little more time thinking about... no, scratch that, just thinking would be a start.”
Trevor Alan Foris, The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue

Trevor Alan Foris
“... something was not right... almost as if something were hiding amongst the paint... squeezed in between the brush strokes... a kind of presence bringing it alive...”
Trevor Alan Foris, The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue

Trevor Alan Foris
“Wandering these shelves, the many mechanical animals... ambled about their day, unaffected by the presence of Maiegryn and her children.”
Trevor Alan Foris, The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue

Trevor Alan Foris
“Muses are the Mata Haris of inspiration.”
Trevor Alan Foris, The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue

Trevor Alan Foris
“That’s Vegan not Vulcan!”
Trevor Alan Foris, The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue

Trevor Alan Foris
“I like what you’ve done to the place,’ he says, eyeing the ripped fabric and scorched stuffing hanging from the ceiling and walls.”
Trevor Alan Foris, The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue

Trevor Alan Foris
“He licked my face, sir.”
Trevor Alan Foris, The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue

Trevor Alan Foris
“Be careful what you wish for... your wish will visit you tenfold.”
Trevor Alan Foris, The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue

Trevor Alan Foris
“... catching sight of the metal fused onto stripped bone, ligaments visible where the two meet as the advancing metal and flesh army stride easily across the granite steps.”
Trevor Alan Foris, The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue

Trevor Alan Foris
“Catching sight of the rotund Levaedet Ringmaster striding through the crowds, high above them on his disproportionately long legs, she allows herself a moment to imagine the smell of Candyfloss mingling with toffee apples and salted popcorn; the screams of laughter from the carousel and Ferris wheel...”
Trevor Alan Foris, The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue

Trevor Alan Foris
“... do your lot wake up and think hmm, what can I do to ruin the planet today?”
Trevor Alan Foris, The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue

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