Mozart's musical genius
an evil genius
"Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration"
"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him"
"The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction"
"Genius is ... the child of imitation"
"If I have seen further [than other men] it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants"
"Genius must be born, and never can be taught"
"In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts"
"I have nothing to declare but my genius"
"Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead"
"Genius does what it must,And Talent does what it can"
"It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing"
"Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience"
Even for a Pope with a true genius for PR, this is a tall order.Irish Times (2002)
For the same reason he shied from painting portraits -'his genius was not for the specific,' says Hedley.Country Life (2005)
He'd be pleased to see Guthrie, he was even more pleased that the unknown genius sounded willing to talk turkey.Something in the Water
It didn't take a genius to figure out that something wasn't right.BETTER THAN THIS (2002)
It is money in these psychological aspects, disdained by the fastidious economists, that has fascinated writers of genius.Globe and Mail (2003)
No doubt the mark of a genius (or a madman) at such a juncture would be to choose the former.MORTIFICATION: Writers' Stories of their Public Shame (2003)
Of course, Castlemaine was a sexual engine, a genius of the genitals.THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)
Other viewers will be gobsmacked by the mastery with which Haneke presents the tale - his genius is show rather than tell.Glasgow Herald (2001)
Phillips does not see Dickinson's solitariness as an expression of her gender, but of her genius.Glasgow Herald (2001)