genius Quotes

13 of the best book quotes about genius
″‘The young man is a genius,’ Grim is saying. ‘And I don’t use that word lightly.‘”
“It is not the genius at the top giving directions that makes people great. It is great people that make the guy at the top look like a genius.”
“A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.”
“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.”
″ ‘You are a genius,’ said the angel. Somberly, God said, ‘I didn’t put it there.’ ”
“What’s genius? I don’t know but I do know that the difference between a madman and a professional is that a pro does as well as he can within what he has set out to do and a madman does exceptionally well at what he can’t help doing.”
“Genius can only breathe freely in an atmosphere of freedom.”
“You don’t have to be a genius to recognize one. If you did, Einstein would never have gotten invited to the White House.”
“That was Homer’s genius. He combined action with thought, and he planned ahead. He sensed, I think, that inaction was our enemy.”
“For a few minutes of every day, every man becomes a genius. This is the tragedy of life.”
″‘They don’t look like geniuses,’ Jack thought, not for the first time. ‘Just like anybody else’s brother and sisters they look.‘”
“He’s already been taught by the greatest teacher of all, Mario—Nature herself. She gave him wings to rub together and the instinct to make such lovely sounds. I could add nothing to the genius of this little black Orpheus.”
“The novel focuses on the lives of four friends: Jude St. Francis, a disabled genius with a mysterious past; Willem Ragnarsson, a kind, handsome man who aspires to be an actor; Malcolm Irvine, an architect working at a prestigious firm.”
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