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Stanley Jordan Quotes and Sayings

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

Basically, I use hammer-ons and pull-offs.
- Stanley Jordan

I'd like to be able to tap with my action this low without buzzing.
- Stanley Jordan

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute!
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Only engage, and then the mind grows heated.
Begin, and then the work will be completed.
- Jean Anouilh

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

Genius is the very eye of intellect and the wing of thought;
it is always in advance of its time,
and is the pioneer for the generation which it precedes.
- William Gilmore Simms

The poverty from which I have suffered could be diagnosed as "Soho" poverty.
It comes from having the airs and graces of a genius and no talent.
- Quentin Crisp

Rising genius always shoots out its rays from among the clouds,
but these will gradually roll away and disappear as
it ascends to its steady luster.
- Washington Irving

The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock,
has triumphed most in the contrary direction -
in simplicity,
in unity, in clarity, and in restraint.
- Lytton Strachey

In some parts of life, like mathematics and science,
yeah, I was a genius.
I would top all the top scores you could ever measure it by.
- Steve Wozniak

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
- Horace

We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots
with ideas twenty years later.
- Louis Aragon

Is it not in the most absolute simplicity that real
genius plies its pinions the most wonderfully?
- E. T. A. Hoffmann

I make no claim to being a business genius.
You can make so much money in this business that it loses its value.
- Nat King Cole

An audience is never wrong.
An individual member of it may be an imbecile,
but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark -
that is critical genius.
- Billy Wilder

My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to
tarry 'til a more convenient season.
- Mary Todd Lincoln

And we owe science to the combined energies of individual men of genius,
rather than to any tendency to progress inherent in civilization.
- Chauncey Wright

Good sense travels on the well-worn paths;
genius,
never.
And that is why the crowd, not altogether without reason,
is so ready to treat great men as lunatics.
- Cesare Lombroso

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
- Thomas Carlyle

To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of
a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Genius is childhood recalled at will.
- Charles Baudelaire

No one turns down a film with Woody;
it's something everyone wants in their career as an important moment.
He's such a comedic genius, without question,
so I was thrilled.
- Mark Rydell

He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure.
The dread of censure is the death of genius.
- William Gilmore Simms

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
- An Wang

The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
- Francis Bacon

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

There are plenty of clever young writers.
But there is too much genius, not enough talent.
- 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

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

The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for opinion's sake,
has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays
to the genius of its time.
- Joseph Lewis

Genius is not perfected, it is deepened.
It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.
- Andre Malraux

UNIX is basically a simple operating system,
but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.
- Dennis Ritchie

Genius is that which forces the inertia of humanity to learn.
- Henri Bergson

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


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