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Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


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


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 ~


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


Genius is one of the many forms of insanity.
~By Cesare Lombroso ~


The man of genius is he and he alone who finds such joy in his art that he will work at it come hell or high water.
~By Stendhal ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
~By Aristotle ~


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: the superhuman in man.
~By Victor Hugo ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


I am a genius. Then it amused me to keep saying so, but now it does not. I expected to be happy sometime. Now I know I shall never be.
~By Mary MacLane ~


Nietzsche claimed that his genius was in his nostrils and I think that is a very excellent place for it to be.
~By Federico Fellini ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


The truth is that our race survived ignorance; it is our scientific genius that will do us in.
~By Stephen Vizinczey ~


Like all young men I set out to be a genius, but mercifully laughter intervened.
~By Lawrence Durrell ~


She was a genius, my mother.
~By Sally Kirkland ~


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


Creative genius is a divinely bestowed gift which is the coronation of the few.
~By Margaret E. Sangster ~


Intelligence recognizes what has happened. Genius recognizes what will happen.
~By John Ciardi ~


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


I was induced to establish several orders of merit, from conviction that emulation, well directed, becomes a useful servant; and, that the latent genius of some youth is more easily brought into action this way, than by the more sordid gratification of self-interest.
~By Joseph Lancaster ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


Genius is not perfected, it is deepened. It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.
~By Andre Malraux ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
~By Elbert Hubbard ~


There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
~By Walt Whitman ~


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


Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations.
~By Thomas Gray ~


Genius is of no country.
~By Charles Churchill ~


Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
~By Thomas A. Edison ~


My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine - everybody drinks water.
~By Marilyn French ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season.
~By Mary Todd Lincoln ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Gene Roddenberry was a genius.
~By Persis Khambatta ~


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


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


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


It will work. I am a marketing genius.
~By Paris Hilton ~


Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
~By Leonardo da Vinci ~


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 ~


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


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


To understand Europe, you have to be a genius - or French.
~By Madeleine Albright ~


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


No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.
~By Peter Drucker ~


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


First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


When my nephew was 3 and 4, he would say the most genius things. He said, You're hammer macho with FBI dogs. I thought it was just one of those great lines.
~By Beck ~


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


Because you are a great lord, you believe yourself to be a great genius. You took the trouble to be born, but no more.
~By Pierre Beaumarchais ~


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


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 ~


The appearance of a single great genius is more than equivalent to the birth of a hundred mediocrities.
~By Cesare Lombroso ~


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


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


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


Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
~By Joseph Addison ~

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