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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A genius is one who can do anything except make a living.
Joey Lauren Adams

Many men of genius must arise before a particular man of genius can appear.
Isaac Disraeli

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

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

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

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

Gift, like genius, I often think, only means an infinite capacity for taking pains.
Jane Ellice Hopkins

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.
May Sarton

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

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

'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

A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
Carl Sandburg

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

Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
Malcolm Cowley

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.
John Stuart Mill

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

Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
Charles Peguy

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

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

Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
W H Auden

I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
R Buckminster Fuller

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

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

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

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

The richest genius, like the most fertile soil, when uncultivated, shoots up into the rankest weeds.
David Hume

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

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

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

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

The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
Adolf Hitler

Talent isn't genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing. I won't be a commonplace dauber, so I don't intend to try any more.
Louisa May Alcott

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

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

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

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

I have nothing to declare but my genius.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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

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



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