Top 630 Genius Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Genius Quotes from famous people such as Flea, Frank Abagnale, Don Felder, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Rich Mullins, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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Music is like the genius of humankind, universal… People who have never really taken the time to get into music, their lives are a lot smaller. Kids deserve the richness and dimension of it in their lives.
If I had been brilliant or a genius, I wouldn’t have needed to break the law just to survive.
Frank Abagnale
Glenn’s passing was so unexpected and has left me with a very heavy heart filled with sorrow. He was so young and still full of amazing genius. He was an extremely talented songwriter, arranger, leader, singer, guitarist – you name it – and Glenn could do it and create ‘Magic’ on the spot.
Don Felder
He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
I have no physical genius about me. I can’t dribble a ball and run at the same time, I can’t do lay-ups – I’m not an athlete. But my experience as a kid was, I was made fun of so much that what I did then, is, I wouldn’t participate. And I think I cheated myself out of a lot of fun.
Rich Mullins
My brother’s my best friend, without a doubt. Me and my big sister get along so well. She moved to East London, though, so points off, but she’s wicked. And then my little sister is a little genius. She’s super talented and such a great person, always been far more mature and cool than me.
Will Poulter
Everyone has the potential to become an encourager. You don’t have to be rich. You don’t have to be a genius. You don’t have to have it all together. All you have to do is care about people and initiate.
John C. Maxwell
Isco is a genius. He is a natural and a huge talent.
Marco Reus
Sometimes miraculous films come into being, made by people you’ve never heard of, starring unknown faces, blindsiding you with creative genius.
Roger Ebert
Drake is a lyrical genius, and he’s great with melodies, and Pharrell is an amazing producer and songwriter.
Justine Skye
Charlie Parker and Art Tatum to me were genius, and I’m right below that. I did, in my own way, do something different on the instrument, and that’s the way I’d like to be remembered.
Buddy DeFranco
There are some good teachers out there, but the only one who is a genius at diagnosing my swing is my mom. She took up golf late, when she was 39, but in her younger days, she was an amazing athlete. She never read an instruction book or took lessons, but she has a remarkable eye for motion.
Boo Weekley
Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
It will work. I am a marketing genius.
Paris Hilton
Creativity runs across many categories in life, from the arts-and-crafts project a mum or dad does with their kids, to the bestselling author’s manuscript, to the designs of the hairdresser, to the creations of the computer programming genius.
Tabatha Coffey
I actually think that I’m a genius; not to toot my own horn or anything, but I think I’m a musical genius.
O. T. Genasis
The one who really captured me and became my absolute favorite was Nat King Cole. He was a genius at what he did. Most people don’t realize what a great pianist he was. After listening to him for years, I finally met him, and he was the nicest human being.
Johnny Mathis
Whether Mike Fleiss knew it at the start or not, the genius behind the show is that it’s so simple. ‘The Bachelor’ is just about the one currency that transfers all around the world.
Chris Harrison
A genius knows how to make himself easily understood without being obvious about it.
Jean Anouilh
Trust in our economic system and the genius and hard work of our citizens beyond the mandate and control of government.
Rick Tumlinson
I cherish the ballets made for myself by Mr. Balanchine. He never lost his temper. He was quiet, humble, the genius of the 20th century.
Patricia McBride
The genius of the American Founders was to create an intricate system of balanced powers both within the state and between state and society – a system that has fostered unprecedented political, social, and intellectual freedom.
Nancy Pearcey
George Saunders’s ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ is a hands-down masterpiece – the subject of Abraham Lincoln and the genius of this author is a perfect union.
Jeffrey Tambor
Genius is initiative on fire.
Holbrook Jackson
I didn’t want to be a genius! That ain’t cool.
Missy Elliott
Once you let go of the idea of waiting for a magical lightning bolt of genius to hit, you can really get to work.
Mary Pilon
Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them.
Joseph Addison
It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
Virginia Woolf
I love ‘Girls.’ The writing is so clever. I think Lena Dunham is a genius. I can’t believe she writes it, directs it and stars in it. It’s really exciting that a young woman has been able to achieve all of that.
Helen George
Every one of you is a super genius if you just focus your common sense.
Eliyahu Goldratt
There’s been so many different types of musicals, and it’s a funny genre because there’s a fine line between clever and stupid. It really takes a genius to know how to do it.
Melissa Etheridge
Talent is a faculty that is highly developed, but geniu

Talent is a faculty that is highly developed, but genius commands all the faculties.
Francis Herbert Hedge
I always thought from my knowledge of London theater and the audiences here that they would appreciate a truly genius piece of theatrical work.
Brandon Victor Dixon
Yes, I think I am a genius, but not a rebel.
Mario Balotelli
There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.
President Obama’s view of a free economy is to send your money to his friends. My vision for a free enterprise economy is to return entrepreneurship and genius and creativity to the American people!
Mitt Romney
The genius of Rachel Dolezal’s transracial achievement is that it has nearly limitless applications. Rachel is taking ‘the power of positive thinking’ to a whole new level.
Tom Tancredo
UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.
Dennis Ritchie
Ryan Murphy is a genius. In terms of television, very few have been as prolific.
Glen Powell
They shaved my head, eyebrows. This is not a sci-fi picture. It’s not a fantasy picture. You’re dealing with something that’s supposed to be in reality. But we had a genius makeup artist.
Rick Yune
Whether you are a genius or an idiot, a thief or, like me, a Zen priest who has cultivated the mind for 30 years – the mind anyway is subject to conditions.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Of all the projects I’ve worked on, I’ve never worked with another director like Billy Friedkin. I think he’s a genius.
Linda Blair
The truth is that our race survived ignorance; it is our scientific genius that will do us in.
Stephen Vizinczey
There is no genius in life like the genius of energy and industry.
Donald G. Mitchell
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
Henri Frederic Amiel
I can’t tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.
James Whistler
Lincoln is a genius of language and a brilliant writer who deserves to be seen as part of the canon of great writers in American literature.
Fred Kaplan
My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed.
Allen Ginsberg
The history of Rome presents various men of greater genius than Scipio Aemilianus, but none equalling him in moral purity, in the utter absence of political selfishness, in generous love of his country, and none, perhaps, to whom destiny has assigned a more tragic part.
Theodor Mommsen
Carbon has this genius of making a chemically stable, two-dimensional, one-atom-thick membrane in a three-dimensional world. And that, I believe, is going to be very important in the future of chemistry and technology in general.
Richard Smalley
This homage has been rendered not to me – for the Polish soil is fertile and does not lack better writers than me – but to the Polish achievement, the Polish genius.
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.
Bernard Williams
No, I don’t believe in genius. I believe in freedom. I think anyone can do it. Anyone can be like Rembrandt.
Damien Hirst
Nor ought a genius less than his that writ attempt translation.
John Denham
Jon Chu is an absolute genius with his story-weaving.
Henry Golding
I think I have had so much blessing – I’ve had my brother, who was brilliant – I think my family came closest to making a genius when they made my brother – Bailey was just all of that. He loved me.
Maya Angelou
I know quite a few fellow members of the news analysis and commentary business, and I have it from the highest-placed sources, on the record, that each and every one of our children is a genius.
P. J. O’Rourke
What basically happens is that when a company becomes great, and I’m being a bit rude here, people think they’re some kind of genius. So now we can move into all sorts of other businesses because the net bottom line is, it’s because we’re just geniuses. They become overconfident and expand too far.
Jorgen Vig Knudstorp
Common sense is genius in homespun.
Alfred North Whitehead
This world has a way of trying to homogenize you. Trying to sanitize you. Trying to scrub you of your unique divine genius. This world wants to make you regular.
Cory Booker
We have to work harder to develop a profound theology of women within the church. The feminine genius is needed wherever we make important decisions.
Pope Francis
There’s the same percentage of genius happening in both genders, but there’s less women writing scripts and out there looking for the job.
Dan Harmon