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He was a genius. To think all these years on his comedy is still making us laugh [on Charlie Chaplin]
Eddie Izzard

This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organising genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time.
Aneurin Bevan

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.
J B Priestley

Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without, while the inhabitant sits in darkness
Hannah More

Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without, while the inhabitant sits in darkness.
Hannah More

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better.
Carl Gustav Jung

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Genius is sorrow's child.
John Adams

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
William Hazlitt

Evil always turns up in this world through some genius or other.
Denis Diderot

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.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Pavement slippery, people sneezing, Lords in ermine, beggars freezing; Titled gluttons dainties carving, Genius in a garret starving. (January, 1795)
Mary Robinson

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

Creative people must entertain lots of silly ideas in order to receive the occasional strokes of genius.
Marshall Cook

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

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

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.
Walter Lippmann

Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them
Robertson Davies

A genius can never expect to have a good time anywhere, if he is a genuine article, but America is about the last place in which life will be endurable at all for an inspired writer of any kind.
Samuel Butler

I rather like my reputation, actually, that of a spoiled genius from the Welsh gutter, a drunk, a womanizer; it's rather an attractive image.
Richard Burton

Curiosity, or the love of knowledge, has a very limited influence, and requires youth, leisure education, genius and example to make it govern any person
David Hume

Liam is a songwriting genius. His songs make me cry 'cause they are better than mine.
Noel Gallagher

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success
Bruce Feirstein

The perfection of conversational intercourse is when the breeding of high life is animated by the fervour of genius.
Leigh Hunt

The word 'genius' isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.
Jon Theisman

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.
Albert Pike

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

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

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

There's no doubt he was in his own way a comic genius. He had this wonderful warmth and humour that came right through the screen and just embraced you. [on Ronnie Barker]
Nicholas Parsons

Nature is the master of talents; genius is the master of nature
Josiah Gilbert Holland

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

Talent is that which is in a man's power! Genius is that in whose power a man is.
James Russell Lowell

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common then unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ' press on ' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

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.
William Hazlitt

I said, 'Look, I don't care how, who, what, where, when. Sacha Baron Cohen is a genius and I want to be a part of this project.'
Rhona Mitri

The elements are cricket's presiding geniuses.
Neville Cardus

The divine egoism that is genius.
Mary Webb

Indulge, and to thy genius freely give,
For not to live at ease is not to live
Persius

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.
Louisa May Alcott

Now I think I'm good, but I don't think I'm a genius - Paul Daniels would have a good job here, I tell you.
Kevin Blackwell

One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius.
Simone De Beauvoir

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

If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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.
Joseph Addison

Every work of Genius is tinctured by the feelings, and often originates in the events of times
Isaac Disraeli

One of the greatest geniuses that ever existed, Shakespeare, undoubtedly wanted taste.
Horace Walpole Fourth Earl Of Oxford

Attention is the stuff that memory is made of, and memory is accumulated genius
James Russell Lowell

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Albert Einstein

Taste is the feminine of genius
Edward Fitzgerald



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