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Genius Quotes

genius quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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