Many times, we get influenced and our work has little traces of our influences. It's okay to have them. In the beginning, when we are exploring our voice, we can always create based on our influences. Over time, finding our own voice and exploring the originality is all that matters.
How do we be original when nothing is original?
It's all about internalizing it and have it in our own way. Everyone listens to the greatest but, not everyone gets influenced in the same manner. Everyone has the access to the same tools but, still, not everyone creates the same stuff. They bring out their style in the creation process. It's all about finding our own voice and be on the path of exploring.
I'm still in the process of finding my own voice. On the path of exploration.