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Robert Henri Quotes and Sayings

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Genius is not a possession of the limited few,
but exists in some degree in everyone.
Where there is natural growth, a full and free play of faculties,
genius will manifest itself.
- Robert Henri

It will stick with you and show up for better or worse
in spite of all you or anyone else can do.
- Robert Henri

There are mighty few people who think what they think they think.
- Robert Henri

I am interested in art as a means of living a life;
not as a means of making a living.
- Robert Henri

 

Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent
power to make us think things we like to think.
- Robert Henri

Do whatever you do intensely.
- Robert Henri

A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was.
It does not need to adopt new and startling methods.
- Robert Henri

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Good composition is like a suspension bridge -
each line adds strength and takes none away.
- Robert Henri

Know what the old masters did.
Know how they composed their pictures,
but do not fall into the conventions they established.
These conventions were right for them,
and they are wonderful.
They made their language.
You make yours.
All the past can help you.
- Robert Henri

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

Genius is the power to labor better and more availably.
Deserve thy genius: exalt it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone is born a genius,
but the process of living de-geniuses them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

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

What is called genius is the
abundance of life and health.
- Henry David Thoreau

Genius always finds itself a century too early.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room,
remember, never to say that you are alone,
for you are not alone, but God is within,
and your genius is within.
- Epictetus

Not all Heroes wear capes.
- On an Apple Inc. "Genius Bar" T-shirt

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men 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.
- Calvin Coolidge

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

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity;
so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
- Henry David Thoreau

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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 Jung

When nature has work to be done,
she creates a genius to do it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone is a genius at least once a year;
a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
- Georg Lichtenberg

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

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

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

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation
of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
- Winston Churchill

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

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

Man is a genius when he is dreaming.
- Akira Kurosawa

What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Every true genius is bound to be naive.
- Friedrich Schiller

Towering genius disdains a beaten path.
It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
- Abraham Lincoln

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary,
because heaven has granted me no offspring.
- James Whistler

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

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
- E. B. White

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius
and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous
than absolutely boring.
- Marilyn Monroe

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

Marriage requires a special talent, like acting.
Monogamy requires genius.
- Warren Beatty

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

It is in the gift for employing all the vicissitudes
of life to one's own advantage and to that of one's
craft that a large part of genius consists.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

He's a tremendous guy.
And what's more, he's virtually a genius in the field of management.
- John Wozniak

No woman has ever been an authentic genius of the stature of men,
but that does not enrage me.
- Taylor Caldwell

Buddy Rich is one of a kind; he's a genius,
and that's all there is to it.
- Mel Torme

What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or
inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically,
following one's nose, taking shortcuts.
- Italo Calvino

Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

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

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age,
which mean never losing your enthusiasm.
- Aldous Huxley

If you are a genius, you'll make your own rules,
but if not - and the odds are against it -
go to your desk no matter what your mood,
face the icy challenge of the paper -
write.
- J. B. Priestley

Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
- Vladimir Nabokov

I am the farthest thing from a computer genius.
- Jonathan Brandis

One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.
- Man Ray

There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

All the genius I have lies in this; when I have a subject in hand,
I study it profoundly.
- Alexander Hamilton Stephens

Genius is an overused word.
The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses.
I got only fairly near.
- Fritz Kreisler

Genius is a word too often tossed around in musical circles.
- Stanley Jordan

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

One science only will one genius fit;
so vast is art,
so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope

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

Dandyism is a variety of genius.
- William Hazlitt

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

Genius is the talent of a person who is dead.
- Edmond de Goncourt

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


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