genius quotes

When you're young you believe it when people tell you how good you are. And that's the danger, you inhale. Everyone will tell you you're a genius, which you are not, and if you understand that, you win.George Clooney

Ismail Merchant was just the most seductive, passionate, outrageous, driven, genius of a man.Glenn Close

Creativity runs across many categories in life, from the arts-and-crafts project a mum or dad does with their kids, to the bestselling author's manuscript, to the designs of the hairdresser, to the creations of the computer programming genius.Tabatha Coffey

You can't hang around geniuses forever because they end up taking everything you've got. That's why they're the genius and you're not.Bob Colacello

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

People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle, without being at all acute; hence there is so much humour and so little wit in their literature.Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Genius, scholar, and war hero though he is, you have to admit - or maybe you should think about admitting - that George Bush might have rushed things a little in invading Iraq.Alan Colmes

Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.Charles Caleb Colton

John Lennon was a musical genius. All I have to do is think of some of his songs and even the titles make me feel good... and I'm not the only one. His music has crossed cultures and even generations.Ray Comfort

David Shire and I have been happily married for 21 years! We have a 12-year-old son. David is a genius. He writes the most magnificent music and he is a devoted and loving husband and father. I am so blessed!Didi Conn

A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.Charles Horton Cooley

Nothing in this 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

As an actor, I really like Philip Seymour Hoffman. I think he's a genius.Simon Cowell

It requires genius to make a good pun - some men of bright parts can't reach it.Hannah Cowley

Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.Malcolm Cowley

In Goodfellas they have this one scene where the camera goes down some steps and walks through a kitchen into a restaurant and the critics were all over this as evidence of the genius of Scorsese and Scorsese is a genius.Alex Cox

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

I was diagnosed with a severe temporal spatial deficit, a learning disability that means I have zero spatial relations skills. It was official: I was a genius trapped in an idiot's body.Sloane Crosley