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Geniuses Quotes

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

Related topics: Wisdom

Intellectuals solve problems,
geniuses prevent them.
- Albert Einstein

The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does
not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses.
They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton,
they laughed at the Wright brothers.
But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
- Carl Sagan

The difference in the education of men and women must
give the former great advantages over the latter,
even where geniuses are equal.
- Samuel Richardson

 

With the stones we cast at them, geniuses build new roads with them.
- Paul Eldridge

Some Italians are geniuses, but you have to find a balance.
- Alain Prost

My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine -
everybody drinks water.
- Marilyn French

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People think that computer science is the art of geniuses
but the actual reality is the opposite,
just many people doing things that build on eachother,
like a wall of mini stones.
- Donald Knuth

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

We allow no geniuses around our Studio.
- Walt Disney

Fools ignore complexity.
Pragmatists suffer it.
Some can avoid it.
Geniuses remove it.
- Alan Perlis

From the naturalistic point of view,
all men are equal.
There are only two exceptions to this rule of naturalistic equality:
geniuses and idiots.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Unfortunately, goodness and honor are rather the exception
than the rule among exceptional men,
not to speak of geniuses.
- Cesare Lombroso

I think one of the geniuses of Bound and The Matrix
and Memento is the complete collaboration of the effort.
There were no rotten apples.
- Joe Pantoliano

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

I realized what you could do in motion pictures by
surrounding yourself with geniuses.
- Richard Donner

We can all be geniuses because one definition of genius
is the infinite capacity for taking pains.
- Knute Rockne

Geniuses always think it's easier than we make it out to be.
- James Lipton

Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream,
the butcher's the poet's equal there.
- Emile M. Cioran

They say geniuses mostly have great mothers.
They mostly have sad fates.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Australians are geniuses with a good sense of humour.
- Fred Schneider

I feel very fortunate to have been associated with
people such as Rodgers and Hammerstein.
I think they were geniuses of their time.
- Shirley Jones

Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

What the world needs is more geniuses with humility;
there are so few of us left.
- Oscar Levant

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

A few of the sublimest geniuses of Rome and Athens
had some faint discoveries of the spiritual nature of the human soul,
and formed some probable conjectures,
that man was designed for a future state of existence.
- David Brainerd

The art music of the West has developed through out
its history by means of individual geniuses,
and out of the soil supporting them;
non-Western musicians were born,
and grew like the grasses of the field.
- Toru Takemitsu

Our observation of nature must be diligent,
our reflection profound, and our experiments exact.
We rarely see these three means combined;
and for this reason,
creative geniuses are not common.
- Denis Diderot

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

We have to set our own agenda, we have to set our own standards,
we have to be very strong about what we want,
we have to be very strong about our passion and if it's not right for you,
you shouldn't do it just because you're advised by so-called geniuses.
- Jackie DeShannon

A particularly fine head on a man usually means that he is stupid;
particularly deep philosophers are usually shallow thinkers;
in literature,
talents not much above the average are usually regarded
by their contemporaries as geniuses.
- Robert Musil

It's not that complicated.
If you hear something and it makes you want to hear it again,
that's the ticket.
You have to be lucky enough to find geniuses,
welcome them and get out of their way.
- Jerry Moss

No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses
or supermen to manage it.
It must be organized in such a way as to be able to
get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.
- Peter Drucker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great
number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.
- Alexis de Tocqueville


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