I saw this quote browsing around on Pinterest, and it struck something in me. Being an interior design major, there is an immense pressure to be original.
But being original is virtually impossible. We can only re-imagine and re-create what has been made.
Ecclesiastes 1:9 even says "What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. (ESV)
Two books I really recommend are Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon, and Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland. Both are extremely inspiring and reassuring, and you don't have to be an "artist" to read them at all. Anyway, here's that quote.