Man is a genius when he is dreaming.
But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched by the same madness and genius.
There is no off position on the genius switch.
It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
When you step back and watch people, you realize that we use every single body part. Movement, dance - I find it genius because it's ultimate expression, really.
Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
God gives talent. Work transforms talent into genius.
Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
Genius: the superhuman in man.
Genius is eternal patience.
When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
When you're young you believe it when people tell you how good you are. And that's the danger, you inhale. Everyone will tell you you're a genius, which you are not, and if you understand that, you win.
The simplest of women are wonderful liars who can extricate themselves from the most difficult dilemmas with a skill bordering on genius.
Judge the goodness of a book by the energy of the punches it has given you. I believe the greatest characteristic of genius, is, above all, force.
Common sense is the genius of humanity.
Genius is not perfected, it is deepened. It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.
Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others.
Taste is the common sense of genius.
Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero.
What is Genius? - To aspire to a lofty aim and to will the means to that aim.
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.