So I know for applying to undergrad, the more original and creative your application essay, the better. I know grad school's not like that...but to what degree, if any, should you deviate from the 'this is why I want to go to your school, this is why you want me' format? Should you at least open your SOP with something semi-original- like a quote (or is that way too pretentious?) that describes your attitude toward psychology, or an experience that led you to be interested in human nature. I mean obviously you don't want to open with a poem you wrote in high school but I'm just curious if it's declasse to open with anything that isn't dry and scholarly like 'I first became interested in subject x when working in the lab of...'