Every man is a potential genius until he does something.
Author: Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (1853-1917)
Profession: British actor-manager
The function of genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new questions which time and mediocrity can resolve.
Author: H. R. Trevor-Roper
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered -- either by themselves or by others.
Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Profession: American Humorist, Writer
So few people think. When we find one who really does, we call him a genius
Genius is nothing more than inflamed enthusiasm.
There is one subtle but important difference between genius and stupidity and that is that genius has its limits. You'll see yourself clearest in the eyes of your friends.
Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.
The divine egoism hat is genius.
Author: Mary Webb (1881-1927)
Profession: British Novelist
Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.
Author: Simone Weil (1910-1943)
Profession: French Philosopher, Mystic
Everybody denies I am a genius --but nobody ever called me one!
Author: Orson Welles (1915-1985)
Profession: American Film Maker
Genius lasts longer than Beauty. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves.
I have nothing to declare except my genius.
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.
Author: Bern Williams