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Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
You don't have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
Henry Van Dyke
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed. I am glad to believe that the majority of persons do find their right vocation.
P. T. Barnum
God gives talent. Work transforms talent into genius.
Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
Genius is patience.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm.
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
Genius is initiative on fire.
The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.
Edgar Allan Poe
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Fulton J. Sheen
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas A. Edison
When the idea of 'Chopped' surfaced, it was originally meant to be taped at some guy's mansion with him and his crazy Chihuahua. A stuffy fellow in a tuxedo was to host, and the losing chef's dish was then fed to the dog! I am not kidding, I saw it! I think it is genius! Twisted, but genius!
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
I turned 40 on the set of the reunion show for 'Sheer Genius,' so it wasn't a hideous birthday because I had everyone on the cast and crew sing 'Happy Birthday' to me, and I won $10,000 for being the fan favorite. It was really liberating to turn 40 and realize that I felt very comfortable with myself and knew who I was.
Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.
At the beginning, Edo was a photographer, and I was more of a talent scout and doing styling and modelling. Then all of a sudden, in 1977, he gave me a Polaroid camera, and I discovered that instead of having to go to a lab and develop the film, I could just take a click and get a picture! It was genius, and I was very good at manipulating it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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