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


The Lighter Side of Genius



Everybody denies I am a genius -- but nobody ever called me one!
- Orson Welles
There is a basic difference between genius and stupidity -- genius has its limits.
- Arthur Mohler
Genius, in one respect, is like gold -- numbers of persons are constantly writing about both who have neither.
- Charles Caleb Colton
If you can't find your inspiration by walking around the block one time, go around two blocks -- but never three.
- Robert Motherwell
Some men come by the name of genius in the same way as an insect comes by the name of centipede -- not because it has a hundred feet, but because most people can't count above fourteen.
- G. C. Lichtenberg
A genius is one who can do anything except make a living.
- Joey Adams
Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead.
- Robert Lynd
My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.
- Cole Porter
It takes geniuses to build businesses and idiots to run them.
- Joseph Brooks
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
- E. B. White
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.
- Larry Leissner
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
- Unknown
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
- Oscar Wilde
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison