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.
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
The principal mark of genius is not perfection, but originality.
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