Be More Creative Gifts: Gifts, Giftedness & Genius in Quotations


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Genius is patience.
- Isaac Newton
Genius is of no country.
- Charles Churchill
Genius is sorrow's child.
- John Adams
Genius is eternal patience.
- Michelangelo
Genius is initiative on fire.
- Holbrook Jackson
Genius is independent of situation.
- Charles Churchill
Genius is childhood recalled at will.
- Charles Baudelaire
Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
- Henry Van Dyke
Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
- Vladimir Nabokov
Genius is nothing but continued attention.
- Claude Adrien Helvetius
Genius is immediate, but talent takes time.
- Janet Flanner
Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm.
- Bryant H. McGill
Genius is never understood in its own time.
- Bill Watterson
Genius is one of the many forms of insanity.
- Cesare Lombroso
Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.
- Arthur Rimbaud
Genius is the talent of a person who is dead.
- Edmond de Goncourt
Genius is the talent for seeing things straight.
- Maude Adams
Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
- Thomas Carlyle
Genius is a promontory jutting out into the infinite.
- Victor Hugo
Genius is a word too often tossed around in musical circles.
- Stanley Jordan
Genius is that which forces the inertia of humanity to learn.
- Henri Bergson
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Genius is rarely able to give any account of its own processes.
- George Henry Lewes
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
- E. B. White
Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
- Paul Cezanne
Genius is the capacity for productive reaction against one's training.
- Bernard Berenson
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas A. Edison
Genius is a grace. The true man of genius acts by movement or by impulsion.
- Joseph de Maistre
Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp of the individual who possesses it.
- Madame de Stael
Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable.
- Margot Fonteyn
Genius is an overused word. The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses. I got only fairly near.
- Fritz Kreisler