I write quotes on the back of old envelopes and keep them stuffed in drawers and perched on shelves. Today this one sang to me. I stopped trying to be original a long time ago, it was simply too much disingenuous work.
Here's the quote for those that can't read my chicken scratch,
"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."