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Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.
Here's Kanye, the great musical genius of his generation in hip hop, but, like, society really can't even deal with him because he's always saying something that people go, 'Oh, I can't believe Kanye said that. I can't believe he did that.'
Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
A lot of chefs are traditional and do it very well. But the ones who are the most successful are the ones who change things. That is why someone like Heston Blumenthal is a genius.
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
Leonardo da Vinci
When my nephew was 3 and 4, he would say the most genius things. He said, You're hammer macho with FBI dogs. I thought it was just one of those great lines.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
If you are a genius, you'll make your own rules, but if not - and the odds are against it - go to your desk no matter what your mood, face the icy challenge of the paper - write.
J. B. Priestley
Being stuck is a position few of us like. We want something new but cannot let go of the old - old ideas, beliefs, habits, even thoughts. We are out of contact with our own genius. Sometimes we know we are stuck; sometimes we don't. In both cases we have to DO something.
The true genius of a great manager is his or her ability to individualize. A great manager is one who understands how to trip each person's trigger.
Genius not only diagnoses the situation but supplies the answers.
The grim reality is that most start-ups fail. Most new products are not successful. Yet the story of perseverance, creative genius, and hard work persists.
Some people think architecture is about the genius sketch; I don't. Great architecture is a collaboration among a lot of people over a long period of time.
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
The genius of any slave system is found in the dynamics which isolate slaves from each other, obscure the reality of a common condition, and make united rebellion against the oppressor inconceivable.
UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.
Mike Myers as Austin Powers makes me laugh - that was genius - and Daffy Duck makes me laugh, but I like odd behavior. I don't like hip dialogue and one-liners and all that sort of cool, sophomoric comedy. It's just not for me.
Everyone around me says, You're a genius! You're great! That's your voice! But I'm not sure if they're right.
Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
R. Buckminster Fuller
There's a gap somehow between empathy and activism. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of 'soul force' - something that emanates from a deep truth inside of us and empowers us to act. Once you identify your inner genius, you will be able to take action, whether it's writing a check or digging a well.
Sue Monk Kidd
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
C. S. Lewis
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