The Genius of Creativity
a quotation reading compiled by Franklin Baer
Genius is the capacity for productive reaction against one's training. 
--Bernard Berenson 
Could we teach taste or genius by rules, they would be no longer taste and genius. 
--Joshua Reynolds 
If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses. 
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
Genius without education is like silver in the mine. 
--Benjamin Franklin 
Genius is a promontory jutting out of the infinite. 
--Victor Hugo 
True genius sees with the eyes of a child and thinks with the brain of a genii. 
--Puzant Thomajan 
Genius, as an explosive power, beats gunpowder hollow. 
--Thomas Huxley 
For every person with a spark of genius, there are a hundred with ignition trouble. 
--Kurt Hanks 
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind. 
--F. Scott Fitzgerald 
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. 
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
A genius is one who shoots at something no one else can see, and hits it. 
-- Unknown 
Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together. 
--G. C. Lichtenberg 
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
--Joseph Joubert 
Genius is that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates. --Samuel Johnson 
It takes immense genius to represent, simply and sincerely, what we see in front of us. 
--Edmond Duranty 
Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple. 
--C. W. Ceram 
Genius is an infinite capacity for taking life by the scruff of the neck. 
--Christopher Quill 
Skill is fine, and genius in splendid, but right contacts are more valuable than either. 
--Archibald McIndoe 
Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. 
-- Horace 
Never think that God's delays are God's denials. 
Hold on; hold fast; hold out. 
Patience is genius. 
--George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon 

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