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I let my lads off training on Friday and took them ten-pin bowling instead because they were a bit tense. It turned out to be pure genius!
Ian Holloway

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

I'm a different style for Ronnie O'Sullivan, who's a genius, but I've just beaten the world champion. People can say what they like but I don't care.
Peter Ebdon

The elements are cricket's presiding geniuses.
Neville Cardus

There is generally only one genius at any one time and I think you're going to see Alonso taking on that mantle.
Jackie Stewart

Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed.
G H Lewes

Action, so to speak, is the genius of nature.
Robert Blair

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

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

Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but it is sure to repent every ill-judged outlay.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
Cicero

Philosophy becomes poetry, and science imagination, in the enthusiasm of genius.
Isaac Disraeli

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans.

The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

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

First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Andy Warhol is the only genius I've ever known with an I.Q. of 60.
Gore Vidal

Marlon [Brando] is such a pure piece of animal flesh. He's pan-sexual, beyond normalcy of any kind. Once in a whlie, he'll give you a few minutes of his special genius - magic time.
Roy Scheider

We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.
Aldous Huxley

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

A genius can't be forced; nor can you make an ape an alderman.
George Bernard Shaw

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

He that seeks popularity in art closes the door on his own genius: as he must needs paint for other minds, and not for his own
Anna Brownell Jameson

Are you still hanging around? [to the ultra-pretentious Nick Robinson, BBC correspondent who speaks each word that comes out of his lips as though it is a work of sheer genius]
George W Bush

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.
Lyndon Johnson

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

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

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

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce

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

The word-coining genius, as if thought plunged into a sea of words and came up dripping.
Virginia Woolf

Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.
George-Louis De Buffon

You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man's form of genius in you, and to suffer the slavery of being a girl.
George Eliot

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

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.
Beck

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

'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

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
William Hazlitt

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

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent persperation.
Thomas Edison

I used to say to my auntie, 'You throw my fu*kin' poetry out, and you'll regret it when I'm famous,' and she threw the bast*rd stuff out. I never forgave her for not treating me like a fu*kin' genius or whatever I was when I was a child.
John Lennon

If I've met three geniuses in my life, Marlon [Brando] would have to be top of the list.
Francis Ford Coppola

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

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

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

First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius. Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are. Third, leave them go get on with it.
David Ogilvy

Taste is the feminine of genius
Edward Fitzgerald

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

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



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