Genius Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Genius

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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 ~


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 know that the twelve notes in each octave and the variety of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of human genius will never exhaust.
~By Igor Stravinsky ~


When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.
~By Walt Whitman ~


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


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 ~


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


A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius.
~By Horace ~


How are men to be secured in any rights without instruction; how to be secured in the equal exercise of those rights without equality of instruction? By instruction understand me to mean knowledge - just knowledge; not talent, not genius, not inventive mental powers.
~By Frances Wright ~


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 ~


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


The genius of impeachment lay in the fact that it could punish the man without punishing the office.
~By Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. ~


Genius is never understood in its own time.
~By Bill Watterson ~


Of all the projects I've worked on, I've never worked with another director like Billy Friedkin. I think he's a genius.
~By Linda Blair ~


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


To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


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 ~


If beauty isn't genius it usually signals at least a high level of animal cunning.
~By Peter York ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Genius is childhood recalled at will.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling.
~By Victor Hugo ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


God gives talent. Work transforms talent into genius.
~By Anna Pavlova ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 definition of genius, really, should be that that person can do what the rest of us have to learn how to do.
~By James Lipton ~


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 ~


The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


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 ~


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 ~


Doorman - a genius who can open the door of your car with one hand, help you in with the other, and still have one left for the tip.
~By Dorothy Kilgallen ~


Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
~By Vladimir Nabokov ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Genius is the talent of a person who is dead.
~By Edmond de Goncourt ~


Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.
~By Joe Theismann ~


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


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


But at the time when he wrote, Englishmen, with the rarest exceptions, wrote only in French or Latin; and when they began to write in English, a man of genius, to interpret and improve on him, was not found for a long time.
~By George Saintsbury ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Many now born, by the time they are voters will compose part of a nation with a genius nowhere equaled, and with a vast territory upon which those energies and that genius can operate.
~By Richard Parks Bland ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed.
~By Allen Ginsberg ~


You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
~By Louisa May Alcott ~


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


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


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


Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.
~By Heinrich Heine ~


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


Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
~By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


There are people who possess not so much genius as a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century, or even of the decade, before it has done so itself.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


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


Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
~By Paul Cezanne ~


One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.
~By John W. Foster ~


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 ~


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


Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


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


The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.
~By John Stuart Mill ~


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 ~


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 ~

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