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The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make the rest of us wonder at the possibility that we might be missing something.
~By Gamal Abdel Nasser ~


Adlai Stevenson has a genius for saying the right thing, at the right time, to the wrong people.
~By Joe E. Lewis ~


Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp of the individual who possesses it.
~By Madame de Stael ~


Reason is mechanical, wit chemical, and genius organic spirit.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.
~By John Dryden ~


Ismail Merchant was just the most seductive, passionate, outrageous, driven, genius of a man.
~By Glenn Close ~


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


One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit.
~By Alexander Pope ~


Genius is not a possession of the limited few, but exists in some degree in everyone. Where there is natural growth, a full and free play of faculties, genius will manifest itself.
~By Robert Henri ~


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 ~


What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.
~By Eugene Delacroix ~


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 ~


My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season.
~By Mary Todd Lincoln ~


Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
~By Josh Billings ~


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


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


Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
~By Arthur Conan Doyle ~


His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.
~By Thomas A. Edison ~


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


A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.
~By Charles Horton Cooley ~


The first Matrix genius, the second one, what's up with the dancing? I haven't even seen the third one.
~By Ethan Embry ~


People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


Since when was genius found respectable?
~By Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~


A neurotic can perfectly well be a literary genius, but his greatest danger is always that he will not recognize when he is dull.
~By Louis Auchincloss ~


All the genius I have lies in this; when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly.
~By Alexander Hamilton Stephens ~


Mike Patton is a genius... It is definitely the hardest music I've ever played.
~By Dave Lombardo ~


I am the farthest thing from a computer genius.
~By Jonathan Brandis ~


Genius is the talent for seeing things straight.
~By Maude Adams ~


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 ~


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


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


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


Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
~By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~


To appreciate and use correctly a valuable maxim requires a genius; a vital appropriating exercise of mind closely allied to that which first created it.
~By William R. Alger ~


Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
~By Denis Diderot ~


The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


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


People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius.
~By Jerry Lewis ~


This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time.
~By Aneurin Bevan ~


Genius is a word too often tossed around in musical circles.
~By Stanley Jordan ~


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


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


The genius of America is that we are still a land of undiscovered shores, and we are at our best when we open our hearts and allow the night winds to bring renewed visions of great deeds.
~By Phil Bredesen ~


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


Genius is eternal patience.
~By Michelangelo ~


The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


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 ~


We should like to have some towering geniuses, to reveal us to ourselves in colour and fire, but of course they would have to fit into the pattern of our society and be able to take orders from sound administrative types.
~By J. B. Priestley ~


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 ~


Genius is one of the many forms of insanity.
~By Cesare Lombroso ~


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 ~


Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.
~By Max Beerbohm ~


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 ~


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


True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
~By Winston Churchill ~


Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.
~By Robertson Davies ~


Common sense is genius in homespun.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


It's a pity one can't imagine what one can't compare to anything. Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
~By Vladimir Nabokov ~


Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
~By W. H. Auden ~


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 drafts which true genius draws upon posterity, although they may not always be honored so soon as they are due, are sure to be paid with compound interest in the end.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


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


I mean, Scorsese's a genius, and that's one way of shooting.
~By Stanley Tucci ~


The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for opinion's sake, has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays to the genius of its time.
~By Joseph Lewis ~


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 ~


Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


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


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 ~


No woman has ever been an authentic genius of the stature of men, but that does not enrage me.
~By Taylor Caldwell ~


My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine - everybody drinks water.
~By Marilyn French ~


When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.
~By Jonathan Swift ~


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


Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


Genius is the capacity for productive reaction against one's training.
~By Bernard Berenson ~


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 ~


What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero.
~By Pablo Picasso ~


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


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 ~


Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations.
~By Thomas Gray ~


When I edit, I'm not from the school of Hello, I'm a genius, so everybody shut up. I'm from the school of Let's play it once in front of an audience, and then I'll tell you where it is going.
~By Garry Marshall ~


The difference in the education of men and women must give the former great advantages over the latter, even where geniuses are equal.
~By Samuel Richardson ~


Industry is a better horse to ride than genius.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.
~By James Whistler ~


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 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 ~


Every true genius is bound to be naive.
~By Friedrich Schiller ~


Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.
~By Charles Bukowski ~


Australians are geniuses with a good sense of humour.
~By Fred Schneider ~


Genius is an overused word. The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses. I got only fairly near.
~By Fritz Kreisler ~


Passion is the genesis of genius.
~By Tony Robbins ~


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


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


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


Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius. Think of the capacity to learn! The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!
~By May Sarton ~

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