Genius Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Genius

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I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
~By R. Buckminster Fuller ~


The media works in sound bites. They can make you look like a genius or stupid.
~By Kato Kaelin ~


Dandyism is a variety of genius.
~By William Hazlitt ~


Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.
~By John Stuart Mill ~


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


It's not that complicated. If you hear something and it makes you want to hear it again, that's the ticket. You have to be lucky enough to find geniuses, welcome them and get out of their way.
~By Jerry Moss ~


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 ~


There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.
~By Aristotle ~


Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
~By Leonardo da Vinci ~


Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


I was induced to establish several orders of merit, from conviction that emulation, well directed, becomes a useful servant; and, that the latent genius of some youth is more easily brought into action this way, than by the more sordid gratification of self-interest.
~By Joseph Lancaster ~


There has been a time on earth when poets had been young and dead and famous - and were men. But now the poet as the tragic child of grandeur and destiny had changed. The child of genius was a woman, now, and the man was gone.
~By Tom Wolfe ~


Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


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


Good sense travels on the well-worn paths; genius, never. And that is why the crowd, not altogether without reason, is so ready to treat great men as lunatics.
~By Cesare Lombroso ~


The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
~By Pablo Picasso ~


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 ~


The historian must have some conception of how men who are not historians behave. Otherwise he will move in a world of the dead. He can only gain that conception through personal experience, and he can only use his personal experiences when he is a genius.
~By E. M. Forster ~


Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
~By An Wang ~


I also think if you're an actor and you can improvise, when you go on an audition and you can improvise you're just a genius. If you can, you know, take a Tide commercial and you can just say one funny line that's not in the commercial they think you're a genius.
~By Amy Poehler ~


In Mozart and Salieri we see the contrast between the genius which does what it must and the talent which does what it can.
~By Maurice Baring ~


The only genius that's worth anything is the genius for hard work.
~By Kathleen Winsor ~


Short of genius a rich man cannot even imagine poverty.
~By Charles Peguy ~


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


And we owe science to the combined energies of individual men of genius, rather than to any tendency to progress inherent in civilization.
~By Chauncey Wright ~


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


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, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.
~By Edward Dahlberg ~


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


Talent does whatever it wants to do. Genius does only what it can.
~By Eugene Delacroix ~


Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
~By E. B. White ~


I think one of the geniuses of Bound and The Matrix and Memento is the complete collaboration of the effort. There were no rotten apples.
~By Joe Pantoliano ~


I have learned that any fool can write a bad ad, but that it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.
~By Leo Burnett ~


Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
~By George Eliot ~


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


Genius is nothing more than common faculties refined to a greater intensity. There are no astonishing ways of doing astonishing things. All astonishing things are done by ordinary materials.
~By Benjamin Haydon ~


Rules and models destroy genius and art.
~By William Hazlitt ~


It requires genius to make a good pun - some men of bright parts can't reach it.
~By Hannah Cowley ~


Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
~By Ezra Pound ~


Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement.
~By Anna Garlin Spencer ~


The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
~By Arthur Koestler ~


I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.
~By Max Beerbohm ~


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


There is no off position on the genius switch.
~By David Letterman ~


An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark - that is critical genius.
~By Billy Wilder ~


Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
~By Calvin Coolidge ~


There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
~By Aristotle ~


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


Learning is the ally, not the adversary of genius... he who reads in a proper spirit, can scarcely read too much.
~By William Godwin ~


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 ~


No one turns down a film with Woody; it's something everyone wants in their career as an important moment. He's such a comedic genius, without question, so I was thrilled.
~By Mark Rydell ~


The problem with Ireland is that it's a country full of genius, but with absolutely no talent.
~By Hugh Leonard ~


No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.
~By Christopher Morley ~


What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts.
~By Italo Calvino ~


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 ~


The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
~By William Gilmore Simms ~


A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


The function of genius is to furnish cretins with ideas twenty years later.
~By Louis Aragon ~


People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they work in it because they excel.
~By William Hazlitt ~


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 ~


Talent works, genius creates.
~By Robert Schumann ~


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, like humanity, rusts for want of use.
~By William Hazlitt ~


The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
~By Margaret Fuller ~


Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


Genius is not perfected, it is deepened. It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.
~By Andre Malraux ~


A man possesses talent; genius possesses the man.
~By Isaac Stern ~


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


Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.
~By Edward Gibbon ~


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 ~


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


I've never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves - it's just a question of finding the subject.
~By Clint Eastwood ~


He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius.
~By William Gilmore Simms ~


Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed.
~By George Henry Lewes ~


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


There are very few men of genius in advertising agencies. But we need all we can find. Almost without exception they are disagreeable. Don't destroy them. They lay golden eggs.
~By David Ogilvy ~


All genius is a conquering of chaos and mystery.
~By Otto Weininger ~


To know one's self is wisdom, but not to know one's neighbors is genius.
~By Minna Antrim ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Is it not in the most absolute simplicity that real genius plies its pinions the most wonderfully?
~By E. T. A. Hoffmann ~


But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched by the same madness and genius.
~By Marston Morse ~


Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


I think that my interpretation of Italian was a lot more southern than what my husband cooks. You know, I grew up in Queens and in Brooklyn, and we - really, it's more southern. It's Naples and Sicily. It's heavier. It's over-spiced. And like most Americans, I thought spaghetti and meatballs was genius.
~By Debi Mazar ~


When you step back and watch people, you realize that we use every single body part. Movement, dance - I find it genius because it's ultimate expression, really.
~By Jude Law ~


He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero.
~By Johann Kaspar Lavater ~


It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention.
~By Lyndon B. Johnson ~


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


Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


Genius of a kind has always been with me; an empty heart that has taken on a certain wooden quality; an excellent, strong woman's body and a pitiably starved soul.
~By Mary MacLane ~


Susceptibility to the highest forces is the highest genius.
~By Henry B. Adams ~


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 ~


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


The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
~By Albert Einstein ~


The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand. The man of genius casts light.
~By George Steiner ~


Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
~By Joseph Joubert ~


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


I realized what you could do in motion pictures by surrounding yourself with geniuses.
~By Richard Donner ~

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May 19 ,2022
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