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A genius shoots at something no one else sees -- and hits it!
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
-- Albert Einstein
Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there.
-- E.M. Cioran
Beauty is a form of genius -- is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.
-- Oscar Wilde
But 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
Calvin: People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world. Hobbes: Isn't your pants' zipper supposed to be in the front?
-- Calvin and Hobbes
Genius is nothing more than inflamed enthusiasm.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
-- Thomas Edison
I don't want to be a genius -- I have enough problems just trying to be a man.
-- Albert Camus
No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.
-- Christopher Morley
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
The genius of you Americans is that you never make any clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves that leave us scratching our heads wondering if we might possibly have missed something.
-- Gamel Abdel Nasser
The greatest genius often lies concealed.
The greatest genius will never be worth much if he pretends to draw exclusively from his own resources.
-- Johann Wolfgang Goethe
The name of Poet was almost forgotten; that of Orator was usurped by the sophists. A cloud of critics, of compilers, of commentators, darkened the face of learning, and the decline of genius was soon followed by the corruption of taste.
-- Edward Gibbon
The word "genius" isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.
-- Joe Theisman
There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.
Whatever you do, or dream, begin it now. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.
-- Johann Wolfgang Goethe
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