Brilliant Quotes

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Dan Brown
“Nothing is more creative... nor destructive... than a brilliant mind with a purpose.”
Dan Brown, Inferno

Alessandra Torre
“The heart is stubborn. It holds onto love despite what sense and emotion tells it. And it is often, in the battle of those three, the most brilliant of all.”
Alessandra Torre

Elizabeth   Hunter
“Love is friendship. Just with less clothes, which makes it far more brilliant.”
Elizabeth Hunter, A Hidden Fire

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
“It is dull enough to confuse the eye in following, pronounced enough to constantly irritate and provoke study, and when you follow the lame uncertain curves for a little distance they suddenly commit suicide—plunge off at outrageous angles, destroy themselves in unheard of contradictions.”
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

P.G. Wodehouse
“And so the merry party began. It was one of those jolly, happy, bread-crumbling parties where you cough twice before you speak, and then decide not to say it after all.”
P.G. Wodehouse, My Man Jeeves

Oscar Wilde
“Before Turner there was no fog in London.”
Oscar Wilde

Manoj Arora
“A brilliant idea is like a baby in a mothers womb.
You need to bring it out in the world, nurture it, feed it, grow it, till it becomes big enough to take care of itself.
If you leave it at the stage of an idea itself, it is as good as non existent.”
Manoj Arora, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom

Derek Landy
“Don't open the door to strangers," said her dad. "Unless they're selling something. Then open the door and see if I'd like it. If I'd like it, buy it for me. But nothing cheap. I have standards. Nothing too expensive, either. My standards aren't that high.”
Derek Landy, The Dying of the Light

“Owing to the shape of a bell curve, the education system is geared to the mean. Unfortunately, that kind of education is virtually calculated to bore and alienate gifted minds. But instead of making exceptions where it would do the most good, the educational bureaucracy often prefers not to be bothered.

In my case, for example, much of the schooling to which I was subjected was probably worse than nothing. It consisted not of real education, but of repetition and oppressive socialization (entirely superfluous given the dose of oppression I was getting away from school). Had I been left alone, preferably with access to a good library and a minimal amount of high-quality instruction, I would at least have been free to learn without useless distractions and gratuitous indoctrination. But alas, no such luck.

Let’s try to break the problem down a bit. The education system […] is committed to a warm and fuzzy but scientifically counterfactual form of egalitarianism which attributes all intellectual differences to environmental factors rather than biology, implying that the so-called 'gifted' are just pampered brats who, unless their parents can afford private schooling, should atone for their undeserved good fortune by staying behind and enriching the classroom environments of less privileged students.

This approach may appear admirable, but its effects on our educational and intellectual standards, and all that depends on them, have already proven to be overwhelmingly negative. This clearly betrays an ulterior motive, suggesting that it has more to do with social engineering than education. There is an obvious difference between saying that poor students have all of the human dignity and basic rights of better students, and saying that there are no inherent educationally and socially relevant differences among students. The first statement makes sense, while the second does not.

The gifted population accounts for a very large part of the world’s intellectual resources. As such, they can obviously be put to better use than smoothing the ruffled feathers of average or below-average students and their parents by decorating classroom environments which prevent the gifted from learning at their natural pace. The higher we go on the scale of intellectual brilliance – and we’re not necessarily talking just about IQ – the less support is offered by the education system, yet the more likely are conceptual syntheses and grand intellectual achievements of the kind seldom produced by any group of markedly less intelligent people. In some cases, the education system is discouraging or blocking such achievements, and thus cheating humanity of their benefits.”
Christopher Langan

Arthur Phillips
“You deicde, and you make our night what you want. Brilliant and ours. Stupid and theirs.”
Arthur Phillips, The Tragedy of Arthur

Manoj Arora
“All of us, at some point in life, get brilliant ideas...only a few of us have the courage to take the next step.”
Manoj Arora, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom

“Asking where memory is "located" in the brain is like asking where running is located in the body. There are certainly parts of the body that are more important (the legs) or less important (the little fingers) in performing the task of running but, in the end, it is an activity that requires complex coordination among a great many body parts and muscle groups. To extend the analogy, looking for differences between memory systems is like looking for differences between running and walking. There certainly are many differences, but the main difference is that running requires more coordination among the different body parts and can be disrupted by small things (such as a corn on the toe) that may not interfere with walking at all. Are we to conclude, then, that running is located in the corn on your toe?”
Ian Neath

Derek Landy
“Over his shoulder, she saw Skulduggery walk in. "Oh, hell," she muttered.
Wreath's smile reappeared. "It's Skulduggery, isn't it?"
Over his shoulder, she saw Skulduggery walk in. "Oh , hell," she muttered.
Wreath's smile reappeared. "It's Skulduggery, isn't it?"
"Please don't annoy him."
"Me? When have I EVER annoyed the great Skulduggery Pleasant?"
Skulduggery arrived at their table. Wreath smile up at him. "Hello."
"I will shoot you in the eye," Skulduggery said.
Wreath glanced at Valkyrie. "I think I've annoyed him.”
Derek Landy, The Dying of the Light

Erasmus Darwin
“Birth after birth the line unchanging runs,
And fathers live transmitted in their sons;
Each passing year beholds the unvarying kinds,
The same their manners, and the same their minds:Till, as erelong successive buds decay,
And insect-shoals successive pass away,
Increasing wants the pregnant parent vex
With the fond wish to form a softer sex. ..”
Erasmus Darwin, The Temple Of Nature

“In my view, ideas and other intellectual productions are more interesting, more indicative of intelligence, and more productively debated than IQ alone.”
Christopher Langan

Marilyn Vos Savant
“In my opinion, defining intelligence is much like defining beauty, and I don’t mean that it’s in the eye of the beholder. To illustrate, let’s say that you are the only beholder, and your word is final. Would you be able to choose the 1000 most beautiful women in the country? And if that sounds impossible, consider this: Say you’re now looking at your picks. Could you compare them to each other and say which one is more beautiful? For example, who is more beautiful— Katie Holmes or Angelina Jolie? How about Angelina Jolie or Catherine Zeta-Jones? I think intelligence is like this. So many factors are involved that attempts to measure it are useless. Not that IQ tests are useless. Far from it. Good tests work: They measure a variety of mental abilities, and the best tests do it well. But they don’t measure intelligence itself.”
Marilyn Vos Savant

Catherine Toon
“You were born to be brilliant in your own way and in your own sphere of influence.”
Catherine Toon

Oscar Wilde
“It would be unfair to expect other people to be as brilliant as oneself.”
Oscar Wilde

“You are Brilliant, Let it Shine”
Sami Abouzid

Ryan Bracha
“I love to eat lettuce for breakfast, they call me bunny.”
Ryan Bracha, The Banjo String Snapped but the Band Played on: Volume 3

Rajib       Mukherjee
“Well, typically the state of hypnosis is perfected at the right combination of light and sound frequency when the mind completely relaxes. At this state, the mind also becomes highly suggestible, which means the word of the hypnotist becomes the new reality of the subconscious mind.”
Rajib Mukherjee, Partho, the Unconventional Investigator: The mystery of the missing bags

R.J.  Lawrence
“When the people are not enlightened enough to exercise intelligent control, you take it from them, not to command their lives, but to create a safe depository for the ultimate powers.”
R.J. Lawrence, The Xactilias Project

Amit Kalantri
“Brilliance of the brain must be admired more than beauty of the body.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Don Roff
“If you're the 'brilliant writer' in the room, you're in the wrong writers' room.”
Don Roff

Krystal Sutherland
“We're all just chemical hearts. Does that make love any less brilliant? I don't think so.”
Krystal Sutherland, Our Chemical Hearts

“This is Electra. Brilliant no more.”
Sophocles, Electra

Anastasia Bolinder
“If only I was as brilliant during daylight as I am at twilight.”
Anastasia Bolinder

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