We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later.
I’ve learned any fool can write a bad ad, but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.
I am a free man. I do not need to copy Petrarca or Boccaccio. My own genius is enough. Let others worry themselves about style, and so cease to be themselves. Without a master, without a model, without a guide, I go to work and earn my living, my well-being and my fame.
My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed.
Genius always finds itself a century too early.
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
Every complete man has his genius. True virtue is genius.
To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.
It is the privilege of genius that life never grows common place, as it does for the rest of us.
Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.