Moondog (Louis Thomas Hardin) On Originality

Louis Thomas Hardin (May 26, 1916 – September 8, 1999)

I deny that there is such a thing as originality. All an artist can do is bring his personality to bear. If he is true to himself, he can’t help but be different, even unique, for no two persons are alike. I do not strive to be different for the sake of being different, but do not mind being different if my difference is the result of being myself.