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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Genius (125 Quotations)

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A genius is one who can do anything except make a living.
~ Joey Lauren Adams

 

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Genius is sorrow's child.
~ John Adams

 

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It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
~ Louisa May Alcott

 

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Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
~ Henri Frederic Amiel

 

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To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius.
~ Henri Frederic Amiel

 

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We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later.
~ Louis Aragon

 

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There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
~ Aristotle

 

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There are big men, men of intellect, intellectual men, men of talent and men of action; but the great man is difficult to find, and it needs --apart from discernment --a certain greatness to find him.
~ Margot Asquith

 

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Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
~ W. H. Auden

 

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Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man's physical means to express itself, and with the analytical mind that enables it to bring order into the sum of experience, involuntarily amassed.
~ Charles Baudelaire

 

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Genius is childhood recaptured.
~ Jean Baudrillard

 

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One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius.
~ Simone De Beauvoir

 

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Genius unexerted is no more genius than a bushel of acorns is a forest of oaks.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

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Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.
~ Sir Max Beerbohm

 

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Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner who works and brings it out.
~ Marguerite Gardiner Blessington

 

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Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee

 

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Since when was genius found respectable?
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

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What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

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Genius is nothing but a great capacity for patience.
~ Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon

 

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Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

 

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