Genius Quotes

The author of Amelia, the most singular genius which their island ever produced, whose works it has long been the fashion to abuse in public and to read in secret.

George Henry Borrow

Improvement makes straight roads; but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius.

William Blake

Solitude is the nurse of enthusiasm, and enthusiasm is the true parent of genius. In all ages solitude has been called for--has been flown to.

Isaac D'Israeli

The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer; but when the last individual of a race of living beings breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again.

Charles William ("Will") Beebe

The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.

Walter Wriston

A lot of people say there's a fine line between genius and insanity. I don't think there's a fine line, I actually think there's a yawning gulf. You see some poor bugger scuffling up the road with balloons tied to his ears, he's not going home to invent a rocket, is he?

Bill Bailey

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.

Gore Vidal

As common sense and initaitive becomes less common in Australia, I tend to advise people frustrated by feeling surrounded by ineptness and mediocrity that they should instead try thinking of it as "I am a genius amongst zombies," when I tell people this they look really very suddenly relieved.


Genius is talent provided with ideals.

William Somerset Maugham

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

Louis Aragon

I'm all in favour of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that two idiots are better than one genius.

Leo Szilard

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.

Joseph Addison

Immortality is the genius to move others long after you yourself have stopped moving.

Frank Rooney

Talent works, genius creates.

Robert A. Schumann

Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.

Oscar Wilde
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