Genius Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Genius

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To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.
~By Sid Caesar ~


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 ~


If you stick with a vision, it might not all work, but some of it will be absolute genius. To me, 15 minutes worth of absolute genius in a film is so much better than two hours of mediocrity. I would rather pay to see something different like that.
~By Kim Cattrall ~


The modes of expression of men of genius differ as much as their souls, and it is impossible to say that in some among them, drawing and color are better or worse than in others.
~By Auguste Rodin ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
~By An Wang ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
~By Pablo Picasso ~


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 ~


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 ~


Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.
~By Johann Kaspar Lavater ~


If you hype something and it succeeds, you're a genius - it wasn't a hype. If you hype it and it fails, then it was just a hype.
~By Neil Bogart ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


In our own time it has been seen... that simple children, roughly brought up in the wilderness, have begun to draw by themselves, impelled by their own natural genius, instructed solely by the example of these beautiful paintings and sculptures of Nature.
~By Giorgio Vasari ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


I'm the artist formally known as Beck. I have a genius wig. When I put that wig on, then the true genius emerges. I don't have enough hair to be a genius. I think you have to have hair going everywhere.
~By Beck ~


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


Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


A particularly fine head on a man usually means that he is stupid; particularly deep philosophers are usually shallow thinkers; in literature, talents not much above the average are usually regarded by their contemporaries as geniuses.
~By Robert Musil ~


Olivier was another case of a genius, who couldn't understand why anybody would have any trouble doing this, because for him it came so easily.
~By James Lipton ~


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 ~


Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.
~By Arthur Rimbaud ~


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 ~


Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
~By F. Scott Fitzgerald ~


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


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 ~


To see things in the seed, that is genius.
~By Lao Tzu ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


All of us, who are members of the Germanic peoples, can be happy and thankful that once in thousands of years fate has given us, from among the Germanic peoples, such a genius, a leader, our Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, and you should be happy to be allowed to work with us.
~By Heinrich Himmler ~


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


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


Genius: the superhuman in man.
~By Victor Hugo ~


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


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


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 ~


Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
~By Charlie Chaplin ~


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 ~


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


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 man who does not know other languages, unless he is a man of genius, necessarily has deficiencies in his ideas.
~By Victor Hugo ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.
~By F. Scott Fitzgerald ~


Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
~By Joseph Joubert ~


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


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


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


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


There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
~By Francis Bacon ~


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


The genius of the American system is that through freedom we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.
~By Phil Gramm ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~

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