C.S. Lewis on Originality

C.S. Lewis

Here’s a nice quote to get you going this week:

“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

(I find this quote pretty assuring in light of the culture found in the arts especially over the past fourty years or so.  Truth telling hasn’t necessarily been the priority and it seems irony is king as of late.)

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One Response to C.S. Lewis on Originality

  1. I love this quote. Too many care about being original, too few about truth, with the result that most literature and art these days is neither original nor true.

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