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Quotes About Genius

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Albert Camus
“I don't want to be a genius-I have enough problems just trying to be a man.”
Albert Camus

Woody Guthrie
“Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.”
Woody Guthrie

“The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.”
Bruce Feirstein

Michelangelo Buonarroti
“If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius. ”
Michelangelo Buonarroti

R. Buckminster Fuller
“Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.”
R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Robert Fanney
“A genius is someone who takes a complex thing and makes it look simple. An academic does the opposite.”
Robert Fanney

Groucho Marx
“All geniuses die young.”
Groucho Marx

Alan Moore
“I've proved my point. I've demonstrated there's no difference between me and everyone else! All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy. That's how far the world is from where I am. Just one bad day. You had a bad day once, am I right? I know I am. I can tell. You had a bad day and everything changed. Why else would you dress up as a flying rat? You had a bad day, and it drove you as crazy as everybody else... Only you won't admit it! You have to keep pretending that life makes sense, that there's some point to all this struggling! God you make me want to puke. I mean, what is it with you? What made you what you are? Girlfriend killed by the mob, maybe? Brother carved up by some mugger? Something like that, I bet. Something like that... Something like that happened to me, you know. I... I'm not exactly sure what it was. Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another... If I'm going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice! Ha ha ha! But my point is... My point is, I went crazy. When I saw what a black, awful joke the world was, I went crazy as a coot! I admit it! Why can't you? I mean, you're not unintelligent! You must see the reality of the situation. Do you know how many times we've come close to world war three over a flock of geese on a computer screen? Do you know what triggered the last world war? An argument over how many telegraph poles Germany owed its war debt creditors! Telegraph poles! Ha ha ha ha HA! It's all a joke! Everything anybody ever valued or struggled for... it's all a monstrous, demented gag! So why can't you see the funny side? Why aren't you laughing?”
Alan Moore, Batman: The Killing Joke

B.F. Skinner
“The only geniuses produced by the chaos of society are those who do something about it. Chaos breeds geniuses. It offers a man something to be a genius about.”
B.F. Skinner, Walden Two

Louisa May Alcott
“…because talent isn't genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Criss Jami
“Emotion is always multiplied in the art of a person who doesn't really show much emotion. It once expanded deep within his hidden soul, and following the downplay his audience is blown away.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Raymond S. Moore
“[Homeschooling]...recipe for genius: More of family and less of school, more of parents and less of peers, more creative freedom and less formal lessons.”
Raymond S. Moore, School Can Wait

Rick Riordan
“Which reminded me...I still owed the gods a debt.
"You're a genius," I (Percy) told Annabeth.”
Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

Erich Segal
“Some were brilliant bordering on genius. Others, genius bordering on madness”
Erich Segal

Jennifer Donnelly
“The more obscure our tastes, the greater the proof of our genius.”
Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution

Suzanne Crowley
“There's a thin line between genius and bottom-barrel stupidness. I hover delicately on a tightrope between the two, wondering where I'll land if I'll ever fall.”
Suzanne Crowley, The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous

Karl Lagerfeld
“Fashion is ephemeral, dangerous and unfair.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Robert G. Ingersoll
“In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.”
Robert G. Ingersoll

Robert G. Ingersoll
“Kindness is strength. Good-nature is often mistaken for virtue, and good health sometimes passes for genius. Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, every one should be serene, slow-pulsed, and calm. Intelligence is not the foundation of arrogance. Insolence is not logic. Epithets are the arguments of malice.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, The Christian Religion An Enquiry

Orson Welles
“Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.”
Orson Welles

Eoin Colfer
“this was business.”
Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl

Criss Jami
“Creativity is the highest form of intelligence. Over time, after developing a more advanced creative brain, I started feeling that my college education was more so something to be ashamed of rather than something to be proud of.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Leonard Nimoy
“Rocket ships
are exciting
but so are roses
on a birthday.”
Leonard Nimoy, Come Be With Me: A Collection of Poems

Oscar Wilde
“I quite agree with Dr. Nordau's assertion that all men of genius are insane, but Dr. Nordau forgets that all sane people are idiots.”
Oscar Wilde

Criss Jami
“Even if there are instances in which it can be mistook by onlookers, never fool yourself into using misunderstood genius as an excuse to be a fool.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“The role of genius is not to complicate the simple, but to simplify the complicated.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“An exceedingly confident student would in theory make a terrible student. Why would he take school seriously when he feels that he can outwit his teachers?”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“Oftentimes in reality, the genius is in the position of the antihero. Neither the good guys nor the bad guys really trust him because his truth is universal.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

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