Talent and Genius

"Mistakes are part of the game. It's how well you recover from them, that's the mark of a great player."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Even if we accept, as the basic tenet of true democracy, that one moron is equal to one genius, is it necessary to go a further step and hold that two morons are better than one genius?"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood on the shoulders of giants."

Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"A leader is one who does not care about his rank and role but remains always responsive to lead, shoulder responsibility, and achieve the goal in such a way that everyone, in and outside the team, respects him for touching their revered souls."

Rating: 9.11 (Number of Voters: 9)

"Access to talented and creative people is to modern business what access to coal and iron ore was to steel-making."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Wise people know the fact, smart people know how to act, intelligent people don't react, brilliant people make an impact; but the truly nice people make wisely everyone understand how to act smart or intelligently react for a brilliant impact."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Creativity starts with a little touch of insanity and culminates with the highest trust on its beauty,but throughout it maintains the hands of originality, humanity and Almighty."

Rating: 7.11 (Number of Voters: 9)

"The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If you're a champion, you have to have it in your heart."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Geniuses are like thunderstorms. They go against the wind, terrify people, cleanse the air."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Of the three prerequisites of genius; the first is soul; the second is soul; and the third is soul."

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Responsibility is the price of greatness."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The poet's scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death."

Edmund Spenser
Edmund Spenser "The Shepherd's Calendar"

Rating: 2.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"What is genius - but the power of expressing a new individuality?"

Elizabeth Barrett Browning letter to Mary Russell Mitford
Elizabeth Barrett Browning letter to Mary Russell Mitford

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius."

Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life."

Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"An Artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do."

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Knowledge does not come to us by details, but in flashes of light from heaven."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Nature is mythical and mystical always, and works with the license and extravagance of genius. She has her luxurious and florid style as well as art."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth."

Denis Diderot
Denis Diderot "Selected Writings"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A chess genius is a human being who focuses vast, little-understood mental gifts and labors on an ultimately trivial human enterprise."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "Notes on the Novel"

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Having a talent is not enough: one must also have your permission to have it."

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche "Beyond Good and Evil"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Genius differs from talent not by the amount of original thoughts, but by making the latter fertile and by positioning them properly, in other words, by integrating everything into a whole, whereas talent produces only fragments, no matter how beautiful."

Franz Grillparzer
Franz Grillparzer "Notebooks and Diaries"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun."

Franz Grillparzer
Franz Grillparzer "Notebooks and Diaries"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every man is a potential genius until he does something."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Talent is an amalgam of high sensitivity; easy vulnerability; high sensory equipment (seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting intensely); a vivid imagination as well as a grip on reality; the desire to communicate one's own experience and sensations, to make one's self heard and seen."

Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen "Respect for Acting"

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him."

Antonin Artaud
Antonin Artaud "Van Gogh, the Man Suicided by Society"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Genius resembles a bell; in order to ring it must be suspended into pure air, and when a foreign body touches it, its joyful tone is silenced."

Franz Grillparzer
Franz Grillparzer "Notebooks and Diaries"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem."

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line."

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"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."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius."

Amiel-Henri-Frederic "Journal Intime"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness."

Jean Rostand
Jean Rostand "The Substance of Man"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)