Monday, May 02, 2005

Genius Quotes

Genius, by its very intensity, decrees a special path of fire for its vivid power.  ~Phillips Brooks I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect, either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.  ~Max Beerbohm, Zuleika Dobson, 1911 I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know.  Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly.  ~Buckminster Fuller Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others.  ~Mark Twain Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power a man is.  ~James Russell Lowell, Literary Essays The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius.  ~Rebecca Pepper Sinkler If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead.  ~Robert S. Lynd In every work of genius, we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self Reliance," Essays, 1841 Common sense is instinct.  Enough of it is genius.  ~George Bernard Shaw There is no great ge

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