Genius Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Genius

Read This: Beauty Quotes And Sayings

If you are a genius, you'll make your own rules, but if not - and the odds are against it - go to your desk no matter what your mood, face the icy challenge of the paper - write.
~By J. B. Priestley ~

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

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 ~

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 ~

In sheer genius Pascal ranks among the very greatest writers who have lived upon this earth. And his genius was not simply artistic; it displayed itself no less in his character and in the quality of his thought.
~By Lytton Strachey ~

We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.
~By Aldous Huxley ~

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

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm.
~By Aldous Huxley ~

Churchill was one of the few men I have met who even in the flesh give me the impression of genius. George Bernard Shaw is another. It is amusing to know that each thinks the other is overrated.
~By David Low ~

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 ~

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

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

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 ~

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 ~

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

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 man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
~By James Joyce ~

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

Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~

The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action.
~By Denis Diderot ~

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
~By Albert Einstein ~

But I don't think I have any particular talent for prediction, because when you have three or four elements in hand, you don't have to be a genius to reach certain conclusions.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~

A genius knows how to make himself easily understood without being obvious about it.
~By Jean Anouilh ~

There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
~By Oscar Levant ~

You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man's form of genius in you, and to suffer the slavery of being a girl.
~By George Eliot ~

For 37 years I've practiced 14 hours a day, and now they call me a genius.
~By Pablo de Sarasate ~

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

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

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
~By Albert Einstein ~

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
~By Bruce Feirstein ~

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

If my impressions are correct, our educational planing mill cuts down all the knots of genius, and reduces the best of the men who go through it to much the same standard.
~By Simon Newcomb ~

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 ~

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

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

Could we teach taste or genius by rules, they would be no longer taste and genius.
~By Joshua Reynolds ~

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

The genius of the economic machine is in its ability to convert these indulgences into profitability. It converts desire into attention, a grip on our eyeballs and eardrums, which in turn can be marketed to advertisers.
~By Todd Gitlin ~

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

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

I was more independent than any farmer in Concord, for I was not anchored to a house or farm, but could follow the bent of my genius, which is a very crooked one, every moment.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~

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

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 ~

David Ortiz is a genius. He's incredible to watch. Over and over, he hits home runs that are simply transcendent.
~By Juliana Hatfield ~

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

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 ~

Only a genius can play a fool.
~By Michael Rapaport ~

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 ~

It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity.
~By Marcus Fabius Quintilian ~

Which is why, in my lieder concerts, I always strove, when possible, to sing only the works of a single composer, so that the audience could be gradually drawn into a particular creative genius' way of thinking, and could follow him.
~By Dietrich Fischer Dieskau ~

Genius is that which forces the inertia of humanity to learn.
~By Henri Bergson ~

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 ~

What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.
~By Oscar Levant ~

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

The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage.
~By Aneurin Bevan ~

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 ~

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

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 ~

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

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

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

Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.
~By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~

Everybody denies I am a genius - but nobody ever called me one!
~By Orson Welles ~

Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.
~By George Sand ~

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

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

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

The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle, without being at all acute; hence there is so much humour and so little wit in their literature.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~

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

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 ~

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

Any fool can write a novel but it takes real genius to sell it.
~By J. G. Ballard ~

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 ~

Talent works, genius creates.
~By Robert Schumann ~

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

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 ~

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

My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.
~By Mark Twain ~

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

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

With the stones we cast at them, geniuses build new roads with them.
~By Paul Eldridge ~

Judge the goodness of a book by the energy of the punches it has given you. I believe the greatest characteristic of genius, is, above all, force.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~

Genius - to know without having learned; to draw just conclusions from unknown premises; to discern the soul of things.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~

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

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

Clinton's fakery was so deft and deeply ingrained that it was impossible to tell where it ended and the real Bill Clinton began. This constituted a kind of political genius.
~By Rich Lowry ~

Andy Warhol is the only genius I've ever known with an I.Q. of 60.
~By Gore Vidal ~

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

Taste is the feminine of genius.
~By Edward Fitzgerald ~

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 ~

If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

Genius is the very eye of intellect and the wing of thought; it is always in advance of its time, and is the pioneer for the generation which it precedes.
~By William Gilmore Simms ~

T Bone is genius. The way they've recorded my voice and the instrumentation to these songs is really quite extraordinary.
~By Betty Buckley ~

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

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~

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

Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the blood has been cleaned up.
~By Terry Pratchett ~

I've learned any fool can write a bad ad, but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.
~By Daniel J. Boorstin ~

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

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

Read This: Connection Quotes And Sayings
June 6 ,2023
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
Pity Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Pity
Present Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Present
Solidarity Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Solidarity
Miscellaneous Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Miscellaneous
Alliance Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Alliance