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Quotes About Brilliance

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Ray Bradbury
“If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Criss Jami
“In order to share one's true brilliance one initially has to risk looking like a fool: genius is like a wheel that spins so fast, it at first glance appears to be sitting still.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

“Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.”
Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

Neil Gaiman
“Idris: Are all people like this?
The Doctor: Like what?
Idris: So much bigger on the inside.”
Neil Gaiman

Shannon L. Alder
“I existed on my own terms. I was different my entire life. Some called me divergent, wild, crazy, unpredictable and unconformed—an apostate to the rules of the majority. I called myself God’s creation and found purpose in the madness. When that day came, I didn’t allow other people to dictate how I should feel or act. I learned there was no shame in imperfection because history had shown being different had the power to change perspectives and eventually the world. This is when I realized that flaws had responsibility. This was the day that I learned I was truly BLESSED.”
Shannon L. Alder

G.K. Chesterton
“Ten thousand women marched through the streets shouting, 'We will not be dictated to,' and went off and became stenographers.”
G.K. Chesterton

Alain de Botton
“For the rest of history, for most of us, our bright promise will always fall short of being actualised; it will never earn us bountiful sums of money or beget exemplary objects or organisations....

Most of us stand poised at the edge of brilliance, haunted by the knowledge of our proximity, yet still demonstrably on the wrong side of the line, our dealings with reality undermined by a range of minor yet critical psychological flaws (a little too much optimism, an unprocessed rebelliousness, a fatal impatience or sentimentality). We are like an exquisite high-speed aircraft which for lack of a tiny part is left stranded beside the runway, rendered slower than a tractor or a bicycle.”
Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
“How terrible it is to recognize that one’s brilliance rests solely upon the small-mindedness of others.”
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Madeleine is Sleeping

Immanuel Kant
“Genius is the ability to independently arrive at and understand concepts that would normally have to be taught by another person.”
Immanuel Kant

Michael R. Hicks
“The sun's glow had given way to a brilliant twilight that colored the great mountains with violet and orange rivers.”
Michael R. Hicks

G.K. Chesterton
“Another savage trait of our time is the disposition to talk about material substances instead of about ideas. The old civilisation talked about the sin of gluttony or excess. We talk about the Problem of Drink--as if drink could be a problem. When people have come to call the problem of human intemperance the Problem of Drink, and to talk about curing it by attacking the drink traffic, they have reached quite a dim stage of barbarism. The thing is an inverted form of fetish worship; it is no sillier to say that a bottle is a god than to say that a bottle is a devil. The people who talk about the curse of drink will probably progress down that dark hill. In a little while we shall have them calling the practice of wife-beating the Problem of Pokers; the habit of housebreaking will be called the Problem of the Skeleton-Key Trade; and for all I know they may try to prevent forgery by shutting up all the stationers' shops by Act of Parliament.”
G.K. Chesterton, All Things Considered

Wil Wheaton
“I can't believe you said that about fire ants and thunderstorms! You are such a Houstonist!”
Wil Wheaton

K.A. Laity
“Some are born brilliant, some have brilliance thrust upon them -- and others cower in the dark crying, "It burns! It burns!”
K.A. Laity

“Be a magnet of LOVE. BE the unique you with your brilliance! Open your heart wide , radiate with its beams and shine on to others, from the inside out.”
Angie Karan Krezos

Bryant McGill
“Uncommon success is found on the spiritual plane; you can't get there through common convention or following others. Hard work is not enough; many work slavishly-hard for little reward. Intelligence is insufficient; how many educated and brilliant people there are who fail utterly and completely. Goodness is not enough; how many meek and good souls are tilled into the earth like manure by demigods to fertilize their golden crops. There is something more — it is the unseen essential, and everyone has access to it.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Bryant McGill
“You are the forward edge of life's advancement; in this moment in time you are the finest expression of life's brilliance.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Bryant McGill
“Devote yourself to living completely and sharing your unique brilliance.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Bryant McGill
“A thrilling, brilliant and electrifying life is yours the moment you wake-up.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Bryant McGill
“Your power and brilliance is the the most awesome force life could muster.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Bryant McGill
“Unconscious people are spiritually stunted, effectively encasing their unique brilliance in a psychological tumor.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Bryant McGill
“For a world full of universities, brilliant people and clever corporations it sure is a pit of hell and sorrow for billions. What's missing?”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Bryant McGill
“There is no such thing as a person without brilliance.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

“You can't stop the future.
All you can do is pick a side”
Markus Sakey

Bryant McGill
“Live so fully and so brilliantly that your pain diminishes in your aliveness.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Criss Jami
“Some things are so silly they have a certain brilliance to them. Other things, set as standards for brilliance and therefore exalted by many who don't know why, become tarnished because of it.”
Criss Jami

“Most of brilliant minds have impractical lives. And they still want others to follow their intellect.”
Junaid Raza

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Our talents are living things, we give birth to them, nourish them till they grow and become immortal.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“It is in the darkest hour, when we are faced with our deepest most wrenching fears, that we are given the greatest strength. The choice is whether we succumb to the fear or rise with courage to face our truth and shine our brilliance as our sword of valor.”
Monika Zands

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