genius quotes

Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.Oliver Goldsmith

Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day.Samuel Goldwyn

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

I don't want to compare myself to him - I don't want people to see me as this great genius - but when I see Charlie Chaplin's movies there is a combination of drama, naivety and social meaning that I can see in myself, at a different level.Michel Gondry

I think there have to be Bachs and Beethovens. We may have - there are so many more people. Musical training is available to so many more, but it may be that we've hit a right wall in terms of accessible styles and since we demand innovation as a criterion of genius, there may not be more innovative styles to be found.Stephen Jay Gould

The genius of the American system is that through freedom we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.Phil Gramm

Mild autism can give you a genius like Einstein. If you have severe autism, you could remain nonverbal. You don't want people to be on the severe end of the spectrum. But if you got rid of all the autism genetics, you wouldn't have science or art. All you would have is a bunch of social 'yak yaks.'Temple Grandin

But I just know from experience that accent wise, even if you're an accent genius, crossing the Atlantic is the hardest thing in the world either way.Hugh Grant

Genius not only diagnoses the situation but supplies the answers.Robert Graves

Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations.Thomas Gray

There's pressure to come up with something genius every time. I feel like I keep letting myself down with my Twitter posts. I have to start keeping a journal of rough drafts of prophetic ideas about the world.Ari Graynor

It is crazy. It's our first kid, and all of a sudden, she identifies letters as what they are, and you go, 'This kid is a genius - she's obviously some sort of savant!'Max Greenfield

Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.Franz Grillparzer

The cult of individuality and personality, which promotes painters and poets only to promote itself, is really a business. The greater the 'genius' of the personage, the greater the profit.George Grosz

However people feel about Kanye is their opinion, but I think he's a genius.Pooch Hall

There is nothing in the genius of America more precious today than the spirit of religious and political tolerance in its application to our own people.Paul Harris

David Ortiz is a genius. He's incredible to watch. Over and over, he hits home runs that are simply transcendent.Juliana Hatfield

No one can resist the idea of a crippled genius.Stephen Hawking

Nothing is so envied as genius, nothing so hopeless of attainment by labor alone. Though labor always accompanies the greatest genius, without the intellectual gift labor alone will do little.B. R. Hayden

Genius is nothing more than common faculties refined to a greater intensity. There are no astonishing ways of doing astonishing things. All astonishing things are done by ordinary materials.Benjamin Haydon