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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.
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 one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas A. Edison
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 secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius.
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
The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.
Edgar Allan Poe
Rules and models destroy genius and art.
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
God gives talent. Work transforms talent into genius.
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!
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.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Fulton J. Sheen
Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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My work is a game, a very serious game.
M. C. Escher
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