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Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others.
Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
We allow no geniuses around our Studio.
If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.
We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
From the naturalistic point of view, all men are equal. There are only two exceptions to this rule of naturalistic equality: geniuses and idiots.
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.
Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it.
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
I am thankful that geniuses and artists and good people, no matter how hard it is, will eventually be recognized. I am doubly thankful that also goes for idiots.
Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
W. H. Auden
Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there.
Emile M. Cioran
They say geniuses mostly have great mothers. They mostly have sad fates.
D. H. Lawrence
We need creative people working with broadcasters, making smart content to inspire people to be geniuses.
I wouldn't use the word 'scared' for my role as Hitchcock, but it was my most insecure. Taking on such a formidable, giant personality such as Hitchcock; he was one of the great geniuses of world cinema. Sheer genius.
The difference in the education of men and women must give the former great advantages over the latter, even where geniuses are equal.
We should like to have some towering geniuses, to reveal us to ourselves in colour and fire, but of course they would have to fit into the pattern of our society and be able to take orders from sound administrative types.
J. B. Priestley
I've run into certain geniuses of individualism - they are very few and far between - who live their lives completely on their own terms; they are very powerful and have a great amount of happiness. We all should aspire to that.
My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine - everybody drinks water.
I've played three presidents, three saints and two geniuses - and that's probably enough for any man.
We can all be geniuses because one definition of genius is the infinite capacity for taking pains.
I mean, I do love clever and witty, but I think that the 'Three Stooges' were geniuses. They'd have to be for their appeal to have lasted this long.
Bob Dylan may be the Charlie Chaplin of rock n' roll. Both men are regarded as geniuses by their entire audience. Both were proclaimed revolutionaries for their early work and subjected to exhaustive attack when later works were thought to be inferior. Both developed their art without so much as a nodding glance toward their peers.
Nowadays people talk about PayPal's founders as prescient geniuses who would inevitably change the world. It was, however, not so obvious that PayPal would taste its first major success by helping people sell Beanie Babies on eBay. But they had a vision, a hope, and the perseverance to try multiple iterations until they got it right.
Science is not a heartless pursuit of objective information. It is a creative human activity, its geniuses acting more as artists than as information processors.
Stephen Jay Gould
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