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Genius Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Genius

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


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 ~


God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.
~By Marcus Garvey ~


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


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 ~


If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators.
~By William Hazlitt ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


The function of a genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new questions which time and mediocrity can resolve.
~By Hugh Trevor Roper ~


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


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


The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. Very often it does not know what to do with genius.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes ~


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


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 ~


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


Genius is sorrow's child.
~By John Adams ~


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 ~


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


Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
~By Albert Pike ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


In some parts of life, like mathematics and science, yeah, I was a genius. I would top all the top scores you could ever measure it by.
~By Steve Wozniak ~


Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.
~By Denis Diderot ~


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, when young, is divine.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


I wouldn't say jamie is an evil genius. I'm not sure he's evil and I'm not sure he's a genius.
~By Adam Savage ~


Buddy Rich is one of a kind; he's a genius, and that's all there is to it.
~By Mel Torme ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.
~By Edgard Varese ~


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


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 ~


Every man is a potential genius until he does something.
~By Herbert Beerbohm Tree ~


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


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


A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation.
~By Max Gluckman ~


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 ~


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 ~


And I think it is the genius of actors to be able to escape whatever people are expecting of them. Otherwise you become like a factory worker.
~By Olivier Martinez ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Those who have wrought great changes in the world never succeeded by gaining over chiefs; but always by exciting the multitude. The first is the resource of intrigue and produces only secondary results, the second is the resort of genius and transforms the universe.
~By Martin Van Buren ~


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


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


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


The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human.
~By Honore De Balzac ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Gene Roddenberry was a genius.
~By Persis Khambatta ~


The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock, has triumphed most in the contrary direction - in simplicity, in unity, in clarity, and in restraint.
~By Lytton Strachey ~


Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day.
~By Samuel Goldwyn ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


First have being in your mind. Make real in your mind then bring that being into reality. The genius is he who sees what is not yet and causes it to come to be.
~By Peter Nivio Zarlenga ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~

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