Here’s Burry (emphasis ours):
“If you are going to be a great investor, you have to fit the style to who you are. At one point I recognized that Warren Buffett, though he had every advantage in learning from Ben Graham, did not copy Ben Graham, but rather set out on his own path, and ran money his way, by his own rules … I also immediately internalized the idea that no school could teach someone how to be a great investor. If it were true, it’d be the most popular school in the world, with an impossibly high tuition. So it must not be true.”
Burry’s idea here is that you can learn as much as possible from the luminaries in the field of investing (and pretty much any other field, too), but at some point, in order to truly succeed, you have to come up with your own ideas.