Manner is all in all, whate'er is writ, The substitute for genius, sense, and wit.
William Cowper (1731 - 1800)
Source: Table Talk. Line 542.
Contributed by: Zaady
Geniuses are the luckiest mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)
Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977)
The word-coining genius, as if thought plunged into a sea of words and came up dripping.
Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)
Source: The Common Reader, 1925, An Elizabethan Play
Genius is a promontory jutting out of the infinite.
Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others.
Could we teach taste or genius by rules, they would be no longer taste and genius.
Success in our calling is the result of a person's love of and belief in the work he has undertaken. Earnest and conscientious labor often accomplishes more in the end than brilliant genius.
Genius: A person who aims at something no one else can see and hits it.
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
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