genius quotes

Some people are better at maths than others: no one thinks you can be 'taught' to be a mathematical genius. And no one thinks of teaching, in that context, as a kind of forcing of the will. But there seems to be an idea of writing as an intuitive pastime which is being dishonestly subjected to counterintuitive methods.Rachel Cusk

Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit which hovers over the production of genius.Isaac D'Israeli

Many men of genius must arise before a particular man of genius can appear.Isaac D'Israeli

The golden hour of invention must terminate like other hours, and when the man of genius returns to the cares, the duties, the vexations, and the amusements of life, his companions behold him as one of themselves - the creature of habits and infirmities.Isaac D'Israeli

Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.Edward Dahlberg

I'm not exactly a maths genius - I'm really good at maths, maths was my favorite subject in school, but I wasn't a genius.Matt Dallas

I am not a genius. But I am nerdy.Claire Danes

I think 'Pan's Labyrinth' is genius.Joe Dante

Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.Robertson Davies

When you hear the party that glorified Occupy Wall Street blast success; when you hear them minimize the genius of the men and women who make jobs out of nothing, is that what you teach your children about work?Artur Davis

What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.Eugene Delacroix

Talent does whatever it wants to do. Genius does only what it can.Eugene Delacroix

You don't have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.Michael Dell

Nor ought a genius less than his that writ attempt translation.John Denham

The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action.Denis Diderot

Evil always turns up in this world through some genius or other.Denis Diderot

Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.Denis Diderot

Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.Denis Diderot

Which is why, in my lieder concerts, I always strove, when possible, to sing only the works of a single composer, so that the audience could be gradually drawn into a particular creative genius' way of thinking, and could follow him.Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.Benjamin Disraeli