77+ Best Genius Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational genius quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Most Famous Genius Quotes

Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed. George Henry Lewes

She’s beautiful, he murmured. She’s a metre across the hips, easily, said Julia. That is her style of beauty, said Winston. George Orwell

Geniuses in the world are undervalued and underutilized. Mary Elaine Jacobsen

Above all things read. Read the great stylists who cannot be copied rather than the successful writers who must not be copied. Ngaio Marsh

A genius is one who can do anything except make a living. Joey Adams

Fashion is only different skins for different flavours of you. Lauren Beukes

It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing. Gertrude Stein

Accentuated plainness and accentuated vice ought to bring about harmony. Beauty lies in harmony, in style, whether it be the harmony of ugliness or beauty, vice or virtue. Yevgeny Zamyatin

No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness. Aristotle

The most special times in a person’s life are not meant to last forever. They’re like bubbles rising from a plastic ring dipped into a soapy solution. The soap bubbles rise, with the sun flashing brilliant colors, then bursts into a showery memory mist. Julius Thompson

The difference between insanity and genius is measured only by success and failure. Masashi Kishimoto

All my stories are webs of style and none seems at first blush to contain much kinetic matter. For me style is matter. Vladimir Nabokov

Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence. Edgar Allan Poe

It’s not revealing, it’s informative. Gemma Burgess

The genius is a man who knows everything without having learned it. Otto Weininger

My bottom is my deliquent daughter. I lavish praise upon her cheeks when she’s well behaved and when she gets out of control, I pretend she isn’t mine. Anna Johnson

There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line. Oscar Levant

The subject may be crude and repulsive. Its expression is artistically modulated and balanced. This is style. This is art. This is the only thing that really matters in books. Vladimir Nabokov

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius. Arthur Conan Doyle

Sensuality is the most expensive taste and luxury in the world. Lebo Grand

When a great genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Jonathan Swift

I set about seeking a thread, a theme, a style, in the realm of legend. Something that might allow me to give free rein to my juvenile sense of romanticism and the beautiful image. Leni Riefenstahl

We all have genius within us, never doubt that fact. Catherine Pulsifer

We are put on this earth to do more than just pay bills and die. We must work on our vision to impact the world and do it in style, nothing should hold us back at any cost is always better then living to only pay bills and die. Nick Catricala

Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It not fashion make you feel good,it style you have. Nozipho N. Maphumulo

Genius is talent set on fire by courage. Henry Van Dyke

She has lectures today so will have to dress slightly more formally than usual. Black trousers, black shapeless top. She hardly looks as she selects the clothes. She likes colour and fabric; in fact she has quite a weakness for sequins, bugle beads and diamante. Elly Griffiths

Every great genius has an admixture of madness. Aristotle

Her gait was such that the fall of her sari acquired the rhythmic grace of the loom on which it was weaved. B.S. Murthy

One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire. John W. Foster

Now here he was, tailored iron gray suit, thin maroon tie, a maroon handkerchief peeking out from his breast pocket. His oxblood wing tips gleamed. He looked like a supervillain or, worse, an upper crust English spy, an openly promiscuous and functionally alcoholic heterosexual with an on and off again messiah complex. It was the shoes, the way they were tied. Percival Everett

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information. Winston Churchill

A glass in style of diamond only gives you beauty, it’s not going to be of any other benefit. Kamaran Ihsan Salih

I can’t tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring. James McNeill Whistler

Conformity teaches us the value of our precious worth. Aida Mandic

Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple. Woody Guthrie

When you think of stylish fashion designers, you probably think of Tom Ford, Donatella Versace, Giorgio Armani, and BearPaw Duck And Meme Farm. Wait, what? You don’t think about the first three? Jarod Kintz

Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live, as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them. Arthur Schopenhauer

Because, you know, a colored woman with class is still an exceptional creature; and a colored woman with class, style, poetry, taste, elegance, repartee, and haute cuisine is an almost nonexistent species. Kathleen Collins

The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honor. George Bernard Shaw

Behind every style of architecture there is an earlier style, in which the germ of every form is to be found. William Richard Lethaby

I don’t want to be a genius. I have enough problems just trying to be a man. Albert Camus

All writing is communication; creative writing is communication through revelation it is the Self escaping into the open. E.B. White

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

Seamed a certain way, they seemed just the same: she was an extrovert, with a style stuck in the period she’d experienced the most fun; he was an introvert, with an intellect entwined at the harbor he’d ensured the most safe. Criss Jami

In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom. J. G. Ballard

If a man maintained his style then he will never be an old. Sheheryar Naseer

Genius hath electric power which the earth can never tame. Lydia M. Child

I wanted to assert my own style, which posed a problem, because I didn’t really have any style. Grandma would shake her head at me and say, Someday baby, you’ll really understand how to dress. I’m just gonna pray on that for you. Ashley C. Ford

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Thomas A. Edison

If you look at anything long enough, it turns into style. Larry Levis

If you think you can or can’t, you’re right. Henry Ford

Style is the ultimate morality of mind. It has a double aim of complete fidelity to fact and to one’s complex sense of fact. We are shooting at a star when we aim at style in this sense; we are trying to do justice at once to an infinity without and a near infinity within. Brand Blanshard

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former. Albert Einstein

I have found that when players break their habitual patterns, they can greatly extend the limits of their own style and explore subdued aspects of their personality. W. Timothy Gallwey

Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won’t work. Thomas A. Edison

Our choices in great music and great clothing don’t define us as Mods. The fact that we choose great music and great clothing does. Andy Morling

What we learn with pleasure we never forget. Alfred Mercier

Style in dancing, as in everything else in life, is immensely more important than technique. Clifton Webb

If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you’re fooling yourself. That’s like expecting the lion not to eat you because you didn’t eat him. John Spence

You can copy their style, their stuff, but one thing you can’t copy is what makes them. Sarvesh Jain

A genius in the wrong position could look like a fool. Idowu Koyenikan

Sometimes the mere rhythm of a sentence will require God instead of the Gods; at other times the two syllables of  the Gods will be necessary, and I’ll verbally change universe; on still other occasions what will matter is an internal rhyme, a metrical displacement, or a burst of emotion, and polytheism or monotheism will prevail accordingly. The Gods are contingent on style. Fernando Pessoa

We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later. Louis Aragon

The enviable style of the young is little protection against catastrophe. Zadie Smith

Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can. Owen Meredith

So what is impeccable taste and what does it have to do with the Modernist subculture? The answer to both questions is the same  pretty much everything. Andy Morling

This is the nature of genius, to be able to grasp the knowable even when no one else recognizes that it is present. Deepak Chopra

Every day, you can dress for smiles and success! Why hide your beauty when you are meant to shine and sparkle? It’s your time to shine! Cindy Ann Peterson

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius. Oscar Wilde

They say life expectancy shortens by a year for each stop travelled east from Westminster on the tube. Given that in South London proper there is no tube, it’s a miracle any of us are still alive. And yet we are, full of piss and vinegar. And stories Koushik Banerjea

In following the strong bent of his genius, he was self assured that he should create the taste by which he is to be enjoyed. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Henry wonders, as they wait in the queue, if some people have natural style, or if they simply have the discipline to curate themselves every day. V.E. Schwab

Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together. G. C. Lichtenberg

The key to dressing with purpose is to understand how to use your personal colors, style, body shape, and proportion to achieve your personal goals and objectives. Cindy Ann Peterson