Genius Quotes

Quotations
Quote of the Day
Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
Vladimir Nabokov

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

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

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

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

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

In Mozart and Salieri we see the contrast between the genius which does what it must and the talent which does what it can.
Maurice Baring

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

The man is a fucking genius. When you walk on set and you see the environment, the costumes, and you've got the make-up, it really makes it easy. [on Ridley Scott]
Orlando Bloom

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

A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression.
Ezra Pound

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

I have learned that any fool can write a bad ad, but that it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.
Leo Burnett

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

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.
Max Beerbohm

'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

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

Diego Maradona - a flawed genius who has now become a genius who is flawed.
Bob Wilson

The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency
Margaret Fuller

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

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

The charm, one might say the genius, of memory is that it is choosy, chancy and temperamental.
Elizabeth Barrett

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

Genius does what it must, and Talent does what it can. (Last words of a Sensitive Second-Rate Poet)
Owen Meredith

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

The divine egoism that is genius.
Mary Webb

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

Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
Ezra Pound

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

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

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

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

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

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.
John Stuart Mill

A neurotic can perfectly well be a literary genius, but his greatest danger is always that he will not recognize when he is dull.
Louis Auchincloss

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

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

The capacity of the female mind for studies of the highest order cannot be doubted, having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius, of erudition, and of science
James Madison

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

Genius sees the answer before the question
J Robert Oppenheimer

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

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 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

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

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
Henri-Frederic Amiel

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

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

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

Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.
Mario Puzo

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



  Pick another category
© Know the Web Ltd 2002-2022  |   Help  |   Advertise  |   Links  |  Home  |  Content Management System by: Clarity Media   |   Contact Us

Quotes & Authors

Author Quotes (A - Z) Popular Authors
Funny quotes Celebrity quotes Business quotes Sports quotes Famous quotes Political quotes Inspiring quotes Movie quotes Silly quotes Insurance quotes
Lists Anagrams General Election Quotes Browse Search Literature Quotes Best Quotes Fictional Characters Popular Quotes Favorite Quotes By Event Research Quotes Job / Occupation Keywords Topics Proverbs Phrase Finder
Puzzle Books