Genius Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Genius

Read This: Glory Quotes And Sayings

The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
~By Francis Bacon ~


A genius is one who can do anything except make a living.
~By Joey Lauren Adams ~


There are plenty of clever young writers. But there is too much genius, not enough talent.
~By J. B. Priestley ~


You may think me crude, and probably I am crude, but I am not so crude as I was, for I am clever enough to see that the girl of nineteen who thought herself a genius was only an unusual girl writing her heart out.
~By Mary MacLane ~


She was a genius, my mother.
~By Sally Kirkland ~


Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly.
~By Jose Ortega y Gasset ~


The essence of genius is to know what to overlook.
~By William James ~


People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on eachother, like a wall of mini stones.
~By Donald Knuth ~


Genius is rarely able to give any account of its own processes.
~By George Henry Lewes ~


I make no claim to being a business genius. You can make so much money in this business that it loses its value.
~By Nat King Cole ~


The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.
~By Edgar Allan Poe ~


The meetings of the legislature at Springfield then first brought together that splendid group of young men of genius whose phenomenal careers and distinguished services have given Illinois fame in the history of the nation.
~By John George Nicolay ~


Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.
~By F. Scott Fitzgerald ~


Governmental aid is a drawback rather than an assistance, as, although it may facilitate in the routine of artistic production, it is an impediment to the development of true artistic genius.
~By John Philip Sousa ~


A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
~By Paul Cezanne ~


But I just know from experience that accent wise, even if you're an accent genius, crossing the Atlantic is the hardest thing in the world either way.
~By Hugh Grant ~


Then I heard this genius teacher Stella Adler - I recommend you read anything you might find about her and if you have anyone interested in theatre, you get them one of her books.
~By Harvey Keitel ~


There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
~By Walt Whitman ~


And indeed if you think you're a genius at something, what you achieve is very much according to your expectations; if you think you're no good, you're not going to get anywhere.
~By Diana Wynne Jones ~


Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
~By Horace ~


Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.
~By Oliver Goldsmith ~


No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.
~By Peter Drucker ~


Well, you cannot think of cinema now, and you cannot think of cinema in the UK and not place Chaplin in the most extraordinary elevated context, if there can be such a thing, in that he was a genius, he was unique.
~By Richard Attenborough ~


During this earlier period of his activity Voltaire seems to have been trying - half unconsciously, perhaps - to discover and to express the fundamental quality of his genius.
~By Lytton Strachey ~


Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy.
~By Havelock Ellis ~


The only folk I can judge are people like Woody Allen who I think is a genius, largely because I think he has beaten the system. He has his own company, and his films are all his own ideas. It's his direction, and so it comes out the way he imagined it.
~By Nigel Kneale ~


What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
~By Aristotle ~


Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
~By Joseph Addison ~


Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
~By Joseph Addison ~


From the naturalistic point of view, all men are equal. There are only two exceptions to this rule of naturalistic equality: geniuses and idiots.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.
~By Denis Diderot ~


Can a woman become a genius of the first class? Nobody can know unless women in general shall have equal opportunity with men in education, in vocational choice, and in social welcome of their best intellectual work for a number of generations.
~By Anna Garlin Spencer ~


It is the union of independence and dependence of these branches - legislative, executive and judicial - and of the governmental functions possessed by each of them, that constitutes the marvellous genius of this unrivalled document.
~By J. Reuben Clark ~


Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
~By Charles Peguy ~


There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him.
~By Antonin Artaud ~


They shaved my head, eyebrows. This is not a sci-fi picture. It's not a fantasy picture. You're dealing with something that's supposed to be in reality. But we had a genius makeup artist.
~By Rick Yune ~


Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
~By Thomas A. Edison ~


We allow no geniuses around our Studio.
~By Walt Disney ~


Genius is a promontory jutting out into the infinite.
~By Victor Hugo ~


Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius.
~By Warren Beatty ~


Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
~By Fulton J. Sheen ~


I feel very fortunate to have been associated with people such as Rodgers and Hammerstein. I think they were geniuses of their time.
~By Shirley Jones ~


A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression.
~By Ezra Pound ~


Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy. He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself.
~By Lita Grey Chaplin ~


Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later.
~By Louis Aragon ~


The genius which runs to madness is no longer genius.
~By Otto Weininger ~


Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.
~By Simone Weil ~


Genius is the talent of a person who is dead.
~By Edmond de Goncourt ~


UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.
~By Dennis Ritchie ~


Genius is nothing but continued attention.
~By Claude Adrien Helvetius ~


The eye of genius has always a plaintive expression, and its natural language is pathos.
~By Lydia M. Child ~


Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


I've played three presidents, three saints and two geniuses - and that's probably enough for any man.
~By Charlton Heston ~


Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
~By R. Buckminster Fuller ~


Genius is immediate, but talent takes time.
~By Janet Flanner ~


Dali is like a man who hesitates between talent and genius, or, as one might once have said, between vice and virtue.
~By Andre Breton ~


Yesterday I was thinking about the whole idea of genius and creative people, and the notion that if you create some magical art, somehow that exempts you from having to pay attention to the small things.
~By Bell Hooks ~


It is the privilege of genius that life never grows common place, as it does for the rest of us.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius. Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are. Third, leave them to go get on with it.
~By David Ogilvy ~


Rising genius always shoots out its rays from among the clouds, but these will gradually roll away and disappear as it ascends to its steady luster.
~By Washington Irving ~


Unfortunately, goodness and honor are rather the exception than the rule among exceptional men, not to speak of geniuses.
~By Cesare Lombroso ~


Some Italians are geniuses, but you have to find a balance.
~By Alain Prost ~


The world is not so much in need of new thoughts as that when thought grows old and worn with usage it should, like current coin, be called in, and, from the mint of genius, reissued fresh and new.
~By Alexander Smith ~


Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without, while the inhabitant sits in darkness.
~By Hannah More ~


Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed.
~By Jean Anouilh ~


If there be anything that can be called genius, it consists chiefly in ability to give that attention to a subject which keeps it steadily in the mind, till we have surveyed it accurately on all sides.
~By Robert Quillen ~


He's a tremendous guy. And what's more, he's virtually a genius in the field of management.
~By John Wozniak ~


Everything I do, I feel is genius. Whether it is or it isn't.
~By Rufus Wainwright ~


The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


Nature is the master of talents; genius is the master of nature.
~By J. G. Holland ~


To understand Mozart's contradictory qualities would indeed be to understand genius.
~By Lukas Foss ~


Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length.
~By Christian Nestell Bovee ~


Of all the projects I've worked on, I've never worked with another director like Billy Friedkin. I think he's a genius.
~By Linda Blair ~


Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
~By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ~


Real genius of moral insight is a motor which will start any engine.
~By Edmund Wilson ~


Genius, scholar, and war hero though he is, you have to admit - or maybe you should think about admitting - that George Bush might have rushed things a little in invading Iraq.
~By Alan Colmes ~


Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better.
~By Carl Jung ~


It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
~By Louisa May Alcott ~


There is nothing in the genius of America more precious today than the spirit of religious and political tolerance in its application to our own people.
~By Paul Harris ~


Mike gets to play four roles this time, if we ever did it again, he will play my role as well. He is a comic genius, everyone wants to be in this movie, let's hope that everyone will wish to see it as well.
~By Michael York ~


Nothing is so envied as genius, nothing so hopeless of attainment by labor alone. Though labor always accompanies the greatest genius, without the intellectual gift labor alone will do little.
~By B. R. Hayden ~


If a professional musician in a symphony orchestra is playing Beethoven. But this particular orchestra have played this particular chestnut so many times, they can play it in their sleep. Does the genius remain present in the music or not?
~By Robert Fripp ~


Genius worship is the inevitable sign of an uncreative age.
~By Clive Bell ~


We have to set our own agenda, we have to set our own standards, we have to be very strong about what we want, we have to be very strong about our passion and if it's not right for you, you shouldn't do it just because you're advised by so-called geniuses.
~By Jackie DeShannon ~


Unless one is a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible.
~By Anthony Hope ~


Genius not only diagnoses the situation but supplies the answers.
~By Robert Graves ~


Genius is independent of situation.
~By Charles Churchill ~


Genius always finds itself a century too early.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


When you're young you believe it when people tell you how good you are. And that's the danger, you inhale. Everyone will tell you you're a genius, which you are not, and if you understand that, you win.
~By George Clooney ~


In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
~By Adolf Hitler ~


Talent is a faculty that is highly developed, but genius commands all the faculties.
~By Francis Herbert Hedge ~


It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.
~By Gertrude Stein ~


Genius can probably run on ahead and seek out new ways. But the good artists who follow after genius - and I count myself among these - have to restore the lost connection once more.
~By Kathe Kollwitz ~


Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.
~By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~

Read This: Weekend Quotes And Sayings
May 23 ,2024
All content on this page is copyright protected by ispace1. No part of the content on this page should be copied or republished in any manner without obtaining our prior necessary written permission.
Related Articles
Paradox Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Paradox
Idols Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Idols
Charm Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Charm
Ideology Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Ideology
Skin Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Skin