Genius Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Genius

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It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


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


It is always well to get near to men of genius.
~By William Henry Moody ~


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


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 ~


Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
~By Josh Billings ~


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


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


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 ~


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


A few of the sublimest geniuses of Rome and Athens had some faint discoveries of the spiritual nature of the human soul, and formed some probable conjectures, that man was designed for a future state of existence.
~By David Brainerd ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


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 ~


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


The poverty from which I have suffered could be diagnosed as "Soho" poverty. It comes from having the airs and graces of a genius and no talent.
~By Quentin Crisp ~


Geniuses always think it's easier than we make it out to be.
~By James Lipton ~


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


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


In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.
~By John Henry Newman ~


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


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


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 ~


Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead.
~By Robert Lynd ~


Taste is the fundamental quality which sums up all the other qualities. It is the nec plus ultra of the intelligence. Through this alone is genius the supreme health and balance of all the faculties.
~By Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont ~


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


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


Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.
~By Bern Williams ~


I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
~By Carl Sagan ~


You don't have to be a political genius to sniff the smell of blood in the water.
~By Rich Galen ~


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


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


Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.
~By Franz Grillparzer ~


I figured if the plane goes down, I'll go with a great genius and will always have my name connected with his.
~By Matthew Sweet ~


Jim Carrey, a comic genius, has a harder time overcoming the public's desire for him to be funny simply because he's so good at it.
~By Ben Stiller ~


Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
~By Louisa May Alcott ~


I like the idea of taking a true classic written by a true genius and destroying it essentially! I like the idea of bringing it down to earth a bit - and even a bit lower than that.
~By Randy Newman ~


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


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


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 ~


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


The difference between being able to understand something and inventing it in the first place... is called genius.
~By Craig Bruce ~


I think you're all mad. But that's part and parcel of being an artistic genius, isn't it?
~By Charles de Lint ~


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


The genius of our institutions is democratic - baseball is a democratic game.
~By Al Spalding ~


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


Genius is independent of situation.
~By Charles Churchill ~


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


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 ~


The art music of the West has developed through out its history by means of individual geniuses, and out of the soil supporting them; non-Western musicians were born, and grew like the grasses of the field.
~By Toru Takemitsu ~


Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable.
~By Margot Fonteyn ~


To be complex does not mean to be fragmented. This is the paradox and the genius of our Canadian civilization.
~By Adrienne Clarkson ~


Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.
~By Mario Puzo ~


As a bull market continues, almost anything you buy goes up. It makes you feel that investing in stocks is a very easy and safe and that you're a financial genius.
~By Ron Chernow ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 only way you can get good, unless you're a genius, is to copy. That's the best thing. Just steal.
~By Ritchie Blackmore ~


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 ~


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


I do feel very strongly that this is one of the things which people need encouragement to sort out, because I have this very strong feeling that everybody is probably a genius at something, it's just a question of finding this.
~By Diana Wynne Jones ~


We should like to have some towering geniuses, to reveal us to ourselves in color 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 Joseph Priestley ~


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


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 ~


In Goodfellas they have this one scene where the camera goes down some steps and walks through a kitchen into a restaurant and the critics were all over this as evidence of the genius of Scorsese and Scorsese is a genius.
~By Alex Cox ~


The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.
~By Edmund Spenser ~


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


Genius must be born, and never can be taught.
~By John Dryden ~


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


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


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


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


I truly miss the genius of the music of John Lennon, as I'm sure everybody does.
~By Peter Fonda ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


No one can arrive from being talented alone, work transforms talent into genius.
~By Anna Pavlova ~


Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


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 ~


Genius... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
~By William James ~


The cult of individuality and personality, which promotes painters and poets only to promote itself, is really a business. The greater the 'genius' of the personage, the greater the profit.
~By George Grosz ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Anybody can put things together that belong together. to put things together that don't go together, and make it work, that takes genius like Mozart's. Yet he is presented in the play Amadeus as a kind of silly boy whom the gods loved.
~By Lukas Foss ~


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 ~


Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


Every complete man has his genius. True virtue is genius.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


Nor ought a genius less than his that writ attempt translation.
~By John Denham ~


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 ~


Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.
~By Alexander Pope ~


My job is to pay attention to my children's genius and allow those leanings to lead them to their future.
~By Lisa Whelchel ~


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

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