Genius Quotes

Oscar Levant

There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

Gertrude Stein

It takes a lot of time to be a genius. You have to sit around so much, doing nothing, really doing nothing.

Deepak Chopra

When you make a choice, you change the future.. Deepak Chopra
When you make a choice, you change the future.

Josh Stern

Manners without sincerity, is called polite society. Josh Stern
Manners without sincerity, is called polite society

Idowu Koyenikan

Never underestimate the power of thought; it is the greatest path to discovery.

Idowu Koyenikan

A genius in the wrong position could look like a fool.

Carl Sagan

But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are
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.

Alexander Pope

Music resembles poetry, in each
Are nameless graces which no methods teach,
And which a master hand alone can reach.

Roman Payne

To wander is to be alive.. Roman Payne
To wander is to be alive.

Toba Beta

If there were a master of stupidity in this world,
I would really love to listen to his success story.

Michael R. LeGault

Intelligence, Kant reminds, is not so much a result of genius, rather it is a consequence of a determination to use it.

Virginia Woolf

Gently the waves would break (Lily heard them in her sleep); tenderly the light fell (it seemed to come through her eyelids). And it all looked, Mr. Carmichael thought, shutting his book, falling asleep, much as it used to look years ago.

Orson Scott Card

The classes were valuable, but the real education was the game.. Orson Scott Card
The classes were valuable, but the real education was the game.


I place my fingers upon these keys typing 2,000 dreams per minute and naked of spirit dance forth my cosmic vortex upon this crucifix called language.

Dejan Stojanovic

Real geniuses would like that what we think of ourselves is true.

Virginia Woolf

Perhaps then one reason why we have no great poet, novelist or critic writing today is that we refuse to allow words their liberty. We pin them down to one meaning, their useful meaning: the meaning which makes us catch the train, the meaning which makes us pass the examination.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

Denis Diderot

I picture the vast realm of the sciences as an immense landscape scattered with patches of dark and light. The goal towards which we must work is either to extend the boundaries of the patches of light, or to increase their number. One of these tasks falls to the creative genius; the other requires a sort of sagacity combined with perfectionism.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

A genius does what he masters. An ordinary man tries to master what he does.

Amelia E. Barr

Mediocrity is always in a rush; but whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing with consideration. For genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly.

Shawn Spencer-Psych

I think I just blew my own mind.

Gloria Burgess

Now more than ever the world needs your brilliance, your voice, your unique imagination, and your particular genius.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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.

Eoin Colfer

A genius. A criminal mastermind. A millionaire. And he is only twelve years old.

Ernst F. Schumacher

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

Bruce Feirstein

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

Joyce Cary

To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. And easier. Because it's true. It's a new world every heart beat.

China Miéville

I think it's important to remember that writers do not have a monopoly of wisdom on their books. They can be wrong about their own books, they can often learn about their own books

Robert Musil

For a long time now a hint of aversion had lain on everything he did and experienced, a shadow of impotence and loneliness, an all-encompassing distaste for which he could not find the complementary inclination. He felt at times as though he had been born with a talent for which there was at present no objective.

Suzanne Crowley

There's a thin line between genius and bottom-barrel stupidness. I hover delicately on a tightrope between the two, wondering where I'll land if I'll ever fall.

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

Some people today are wandering generalities instead of meaningful specifics because they have failed to discover and mine the wealth of potentials in them.

Nandhi Tapasyogi

As we discard a limited mind and a life of limitation to step into the grandness of vastness, we realize infinity itself to be the Guru and all that we do as grace. As we traverse through consciousness that is the Guru, we become the Guru and each thought of ours is perfect in the now, as scriptures. Consciousness is the Guru, the wisdom.

Alexei Maxim Russell

Incredibly intelligent people always seem odd to those who are not as sharp.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

What I do not like about our definitions of genius is that there is in them nothing of the day of judgment, nothing of resounding through eternity and nothing of the footsteps of the Almighty.

Theodore Volgoff

Every man is a genius, for God exists in all men.

Craig D. Lounsbrough

I would be dreadfully remiss not to think that God would painstakingly craft something an intimately ingenious and inexplicably intricate as my life, and that by virtue of such sheer brilliance I should not examine it with the greatest precision and unleash it with the fullest abandon.

Craig D. Lounsbrough

Happenstance is the myth of the simple mind, for it is the deliberate genius of God that what appears entirely disjointed always reveals itself to be stunningly seamless. And it is in reflecting on such stunning ingenuity that our faith becomes seamless.

Joseph Addison

If you wish success in life, make perseverance you bosom friend, experience your wise councellor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.

Eoin Colfer

this was business.

Charlotte Brontë

Poetry destroyed? Genius banished? No! Mediocrity, no: do not let envy prompt you to the thought. No; they not only live, but reign, and redeem: and without their divine influence spread everywhere, you would be in hell-the hell of your own meanness.

Leonard Nimoy

Rocket ships
are exciting
but so are roses
on a birthday.


At the edge of madness you howl diamonds and pearls.

W.H. Davies

This man has talent, that man genius
And here's the strange and cruel difference:
Talent gives pence and his reward is gold,
Genius gives gold and gets no more than pence.

Raymond S. Moore

[Homeschooling]...recipe for genius: More of family and less of school, more of parents and less of peers, more creative freedom and less formal lessons.

Karl Lagerfeld

I would like to be a one-man multinational fashion phenomenon.

John Lee Hooker

One night I was layin' down,
I heard Papa talkin' to Mama,
I heard Papa say to let that boy boogie-woogie.
'Cause it's in him and it's got to come out.

Jim Manzi

Textbooks are not so much wrong as they are conventional – and an entrepreneurial idea must be contrarian.

Srinivasa Ramanujan

{Replying to G. H. Hardy's suggestion that the number of a taxi (1729) was 'dull', showing off his spontaneous mathematical genius}

No, it is a very interesting number; it is the smallest number expressible as a sum of two cubes in two different ways, the two ways being 13 + 123 and 93 + 103.

Carlo Rovelli

Si noti il meraviglioso «Mi sembra...» iniziale, che ricorda l’«Io penso...» con cui Darwin introduce nei suoi taccuini la grande idea che le specie evolvono, o l’«esitazione» di cui parla Faraday quando nel suo libro introduce la rivoluzionaria idea di campo elettrico. Il genio esita.

Wouter Van Gastel

you never know your true genius untill you do what you love

Amit Kalantri

You have given intelligence to find one solution, and imagination to find ten.

Amit Kalantri

A scientist is proud of his intelligence, an artist is proud of his imagination.

Mike Norton

Solitude is the soil in which genius is planted, creativity grows, and legends bloom; faith in oneself is the rain that cultivates a hero to endure the storm, and bare the genesis of a new world, a new forest.

An Wang

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.

Rana Dasgupta

How many stopped-up men and women does it take to produce one Einstein? Ten? A thousand? A hundred thousand? ... So this is what Einstein meant when he looked me in the eye that day and said, I would be nothing without you. It was not success he saw written in my face. He saw, rather, that I would never accomplish anything at all.

Robert G. Ingersoll

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.

James Morcan

The purpose of having the orphans study all these diverse fields was not for them to just become geniuses, but to become polymaths – meaning they would be geniuses in a wide variety of fields.

Anthony Horowitz

Show Holmes a drop of water and he would deduce the existence of the Atlantic. Show it to me and I would look for a tap. That was the difference between us.

Diane Setterfield

My genius is not so frail a thing that it cowers from the dirty fingers of newspapernen.

Neal Stephenson

We're not hunter-gatherers anymore. We're all living like patients in the intensive care unit of a hospital. What keeps us alive isn't bravery, or athleticism, or any of those other skills that were valuable in a caveman society. It's our ability to master complex technological skills. It is our ability to be nerds. We need to breed nerds.

Oscar Wilde

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

Albert Camus

I don't want to be a genius-I have enough problems just trying to be a man.

Ziad K. Abdelnour

Fear and self-doubt are the greatest killers of personal genius.

Knut Hamsun

No, I don't admire the genius. But I admire and love the result of the genius's activity in the world, of which the great man is only the poor necessary tool, only, so to speak, the paltry awl to bore with.

Oscar Wilde

Beauty is a form of Genius-is higher, indeed, than Genius, as it needs no explanation. It is one of the great facts of the world, like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in the dark waters of that silver shell we call the moon. It cannot be questioned. It has divine right of sovereignty. It makes princes of those who have it.

Oscar Wilde

Genie währt länger als Schönheit.

Oscar Wilde

And Beauty is a form of Genius - is higher, indeed, than Genius, as it needs no explanation.

Bryant McGill

Any self-realized being has access to the dynamic genius which nature gives all beings.

Bryant McGill

When we allow the genius of simple nature to flow through us we become every genius who has ever lived.

Nikolaus Joseph Von Jacquin

True genius without heart is a thing of nought - for not great understanding alone, not intelligence alone, nor both together, make genius. Love! Love! Love! that is the soul of genius.

Santiago Posteguillo

En los exámenes los estúpidos preguntan cosas que los sabios no pueden responder

Palle Yourgrau

There is no doubt that Einstein's pipe was his closest associate, while others-including wife and family-were never permitted the illusion that they would ever be at the center of his life.

Solange Nicole

I refuse to settle for what you call reality.

Sara Sheridan

Britain wouldn’t have won the war without its eccentric geniuses.

Orson Scott Card

So the whole war is beause we can't talk to each other.

Orson Scott Card

When it comes down to it, though, the real decision is inevitable: If one of us has to be destroyed, let's make damn sure we're the ones alive at the end.

Claude Monet

Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.

Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion is ephemeral, dangerous and unfair.

Shaun Jeffrey

Anyone can put paint on a canvas, but only a true master can bring the painting to life. Anyone can kill, but only a genius can make murder an art.

Jessica Lave

We can never be entirely original, as artists or as people. The genius and vision of those who came before us is too great for us to digress from entirely. Though, as creatures that are compelled to test and surpass our own creative abilities, we must always strive for that originality in everything we do in order to move the world forward.

R. N. Prasher

The Seeker, The Teacher and The Genius:
Knowing is an art; communicating that knowledge is art twice over; but it is only the genius who can use that knowledge.

Ogwo David Emenike

Perform your task and I shall know you. Perform your task and your genius shall befriend the more.

Amit Kalantri

Never stop acquiring the commonsense, it is as good as the knowledge.

Amit Kalantri

Sometimes an act of common sense is indistinguishable from an act of genius.

Amit Kalantri

Over intellect will make you a genius, over emotions will make you a lunatic.

Seb Kirby

Each age selects its own geniuses from the past to suit its own needs. It's always been that way.

Ayn Rand

I have yet to see a genius or a hero who, if stuck with a burning match, would feel less pain than his undistinguished average brother.

Erich Fromm

Si percibo en otra persona nada más que lo superficial, percibo principalmente las diferencias, lo que nos separa. Si penetro hasta el núcleo, percibo nuestra identidad, el hecho de nuestra hermandad.

William Shakespeare

Then the liars and swearers are fools, for there are liars and swearers enough to beat the honest men and hang up them.

Lisi Harrison

Something about Bekka and Haylee reminded her of Candace's line between ingenious and insane. Ingenuity inspired their dreams, and insanity gave them the courage to pursue them. It was something Melody wanted for herself.

Robert Bly

We have never understood how birds manage to fly,
Nor who the genius is who makes up dreams,
Now how heaven and earth can appear in a poem.

Orson Scott Card

Nights were so real that days began to seem dreamlike to him

Orson Scott Card

In my dreams," said Ender, "I'm never sure whether I'm really me.

Megan McCafferty

Because I've learned that you can't control what other people are going to think about you. The best you can do in life is not piss yourself off.

Mark E. Smith

I knew it was coming. I knew they didn't have the nerve.
Three days in and they've got faces like vexed tomatoes, their skins flaking sci-fi style: burnt to fuck. They were an embarrassment; not only to me and the wife and The Fall fans but to their own generation.

Lester Bangs

Like almost all of Beefheart's recorded work, it was not even "ahead" of its time in 1969. Then and now, it stands outside time, trends, fads, hypes, the rise and fall of whole genres eclectic as walking Christmas trees, constituting a genre unto itself: truly, a musical Monolith if ever there was one.

Kevin Michel

To shift your life in a desired direction, you must powerfully shift your subconscious.

Adele Devine

Are we allowing individuals to develop their talents with our current teaching methods? Is there more or maybe less we should be doing?

Wazim Shaw

Intelligence and common sense, what makes a person a real genius.

Kevin Michel

To access your subconscious, is to access your 'higher-self.

Helen Waddell

The truth is that solitude is the creative condition of genius, religious or secular, and the ultimate sterilising of it. No human soul can long ignore "the giant agony of the world" and live, except indeed the mollusc life, a barnacle upon eternity.

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Being genius does not necessarily mean knowing it all or having the highest academic qualification; but a persons ability to apply wisdom and common sense to common things in a distinctive manner and courageously, exhibiting the latent deft to the admiration of the masses

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