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#1. I would still work with Mel Gibson! He's talented, man! Come on, he came up with 'Apocalypto,' man! I want to work with this guy. I've worked with Steven Seagal. He's out of his mind. I mean, I've worked with Spike Lee for four films. I've worked with some people that you can say are right there teetering between genius and madness. - Author: Isaiah Washington
Genius And Madness quotes by Isaiah Washington
#2. The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius. - Author: Oscar Wilde
Genius And Madness quotes by Oscar Wilde
#3. Within the universe of the extraordinary, those qualities we designate to human concepts of gender are often shared, exchanged, or even completely obliterated. Because of this mixture of traits, these twins called Genius and Madness often appear to be the same thing. They both have a tendency to blur the lines of what we call norms, or established reality. They both, when we study that grand tapestry known as history and modern-day society, tend to stand out in much bolder relief than other figures.
from Dancing with Madness, Dancing with Genius - Author: Aberjhani
Genius And Madness quotes by Aberjhani
#4. There is no genius free from some tincture of madness - Author: Seneca The Younger
Genius And Madness quotes by Seneca The Younger
#5. Oh! how near are genius and madness! Men imprison them and chain them, or raise statues to them. - Author: Denis Diderot
Genius And Madness quotes by Denis Diderot
#6. Between genius and madness there is often not the thickness of a hair. - Author: George Sand
Genius And Madness quotes by George Sand
#7. Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness. - Author: Michel De Montaigne
Genius And Madness quotes by Michel De Montaigne
#8. Appalachia is still, for American musicians, a kind of fountain of youth we always go back to, the old home place to a group of artists who represent the quintessence of American independence, fortitude, genius, and madness. - Author: Paul Burch
Genius And Madness quotes by Paul Burch
#9. Apophenia means finding pattern or meaning where others don't. Feelings of revelation and ecstasies usually accompany it. It has some negative connotations in psychological terminology when it implies finding meaning or pattern where none exists; and some positive ones when it implies finding something important, useful or beautiful. It thus links creativity and psychosis, genius and madness. - Author: Peter J. Carroll
Genius And Madness quotes by Peter J. Carroll
#10. The true genius shudders at incompleteness - imperfection - and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said. - Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Genius And Madness quotes by Edgar Allan Poe
#11. Genius and madness have something in common: both live in a world that is different from that which exists for everyone else. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Genius And Madness quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer
#12. Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common. - Author: Denis Diderot
Genius And Madness quotes by Denis Diderot
#13. I'm into the lyrical side of rap. I listen to some old Eminem songs and think, 'Wow, he's a genius.' He's one of the greatest poets of our time. Even when he's out of control, like on 'Cold Wind Blows,' it's incredible. - Author: Phoebe Tonkin
Genius And Madness quotes by Phoebe Tonkin
#14. One night I was layin' down,
I heard Papa talkin' to Mama,
I heard Papa say to let that boy boogie-woogie.
'Cause it's in him and it's got to come out. - Author: John Lee Hooker
Genius And Madness quotes by John Lee Hooker
#15. Ten good lines out of four hundred, Emily - comparatively good, that is - and all the rest balderdash - balderdash, Emily."
"I - suppose so," said Emily faintly.
Her eyes brimmed with tears - her lips quivered. She could not help it. Pride was hopelessly submerged in the bitterness of her disappointment. She felt exactly like a candle that somebody had blown out.
"What are you crying for? demanded Mr. Carpenter.
Emily blinked away tears and tried to laugh.
"I - I'm sorry - you think it's no good - " she said.
Mr. Carpenter gave the desk a mighty thump.
"No good! Didn't I tell you there were ten good lines? Jade, for ten righteous men Sodom had been spared."
"Do you mean - that - after all - " The candle was being relighted again.
"Of course, I mean. If at thirteen you can write ten good lines, at twenty you'll write ten times ten - if the gods are kind. Stop messing over months, though - and don't imagine you're a genius, either, if you have written ten decent lines. I think there's something trying to speak through you - but you'll have to make yourself a fit instrument for it. You've got to work hard and sacrifice - by gad, girl, you've chosen a jealous goddess. And she never lets her votaries go - not even when she shuts her ears forever to their plea. - Author: L.M. Montgomery
Genius And Madness quotes by L.M. Montgomery
#16. Like his fellow genius, Tolkien, C.S. Lewis has redefined the nature of fantasy, adding richness beauty, and dimension ... In our times, every fantasy realm must be measured in comparison with Narnia. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
Genius And Madness quotes by Lloyd Alexander
#17. I think it crucial to recognize that you can't straightforwardly "adapt" Douglas Adams. Douglas's genius was uniquely his own. What I've tried to do here, and in every other version, is to be true to the character and the Adams' tone and approach to narrative, his unique brand of word-play and "idea-play" humor. - Author: Arvind Ethan David
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#18. I might not be all that good with mathematics in class; but go into my mind; and you will see that type of mathematic I put in; in my everyday life, and you can say that I am genius in a way in the terms of mentality; but retarded in class. - Author: Temitope Owosela
Genius And Madness quotes by Temitope Owosela
#19. All great art has madness, and quite a lot of bad art has it, too. - Author: William, Saroyan
Genius And Madness quotes by William, Saroyan
#20. I see no difference between a genius and a loony, they both speak a language that I find strange. - Author: Gloria D. Gonsalves
Genius And Madness quotes by Gloria D. Gonsalves
#21. Mad-Eye Moody?" said George thoughtfully, spreading marmalade on his toast. "Isn't he that nutter - " "Your father thinks very highly of Mad-Eye Moody," said Mrs. Weasley sternly. "Yeah, well, Dad collects plugs, doesn't he?" said Fred quietly as Mrs. Weasley left the room. "Birds of a feather ... " "Moody was a great wizard in his time," said Bill. "He's an old friend of Dumbledore's, isn't he?" said Charlie. "Dumbledore's not what you'd call normal, though, is he?" said Fred. "I mean, I know he's a genius and everything ... - Author: J.K. Rowling
Genius And Madness quotes by J.K. Rowling
#22. I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity. - Author: William Blake
Genius And Madness quotes by William Blake
#23. If genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration, then as a culture we tend to lionize the one percent. - Author: Susan Cain
Genius And Madness quotes by Susan Cain
#24. And what fun is it being a genius if no one appreciates you? - Author: Brent Weeks
Genius And Madness quotes by Brent Weeks
#25. No matter how much I tried to justify the affair, the fact remained that I was a deceitful person. One moment I was making out with a man and an hour later I was in bed with another man. Who had I become? What had I lost in life that led me to do this? Did I not have a perfect life? Was I not happy? Of course, I was happy. I knew I was happy and content. Had I become greedy? I was in a maze and I could not find a way out. - Author: Jagdish Joghee
Genius And Madness quotes by Jagdish Joghee
#26. This reasoning is based on the wishful thinking that genius can only be earned through education and hard work. It denies the time-proven truth that genius can strike like a random bolt of lightning, at any time in any place, even in a humble glover's home in a small town in Elizabethan England. - Author: Andrea Mays
Genius And Madness quotes by Andrea Mays
#27. Is to be in love with blue, then, to be in love with a disturbance? Or is the love itself the disturbance? And what kind of madness is it anyway, to be in love with something constitutionally incapable of loving you back? - Author: Maggie Nelson
Genius And Madness quotes by Maggie Nelson
#28. The genius of the current caste system, and what most distinguishes it from its predecessors, is that it appears voluntary. People choose to commit crimes, and that's why they are locked up or locked out, we are told. This feature makes the politics of responsibility particularly tempting, as it appears the system can be avoided with good behavior. But herein lies the trap. All people make mistakes. All of us are sinners. All of us are criminals. All of us violate the law at some point in our lives. In fact, if the worst thing you have ever done is speed ten miles over the speed limit on the freeway, you have put yourself and others at more risk of harm than someone smoking marijuana in the privacy of his or her living room. Yet there are people in the United States serving life sentences for first-time drug offenses, something virtually unheard of anywhere else in the world. - Author: Michelle Alexander
Genius And Madness quotes by Michelle Alexander
#29. The family which takes its mauve an cerise, air-conditioned, power-steered and power-braked automobile out for a tour passes through cities that are badly paved, made hideous by litter, lighted buildings, billboards and posts for wires that should long since have been put underground. They pass on into countryside that has been rendered largely invisible by commercial art. (The goods which the latter advertise have an absolute priority in our value system. Such aesthetic considerations as a view of the countryside accordingly come second. On such matters we are consistent.) They picnic on exquisitely packaged food from a portable icebox by a polluted stream and go on to spend the night at a park which is a menace to public health and morals. Just before dozing off on an air mattress, beneath a nylon tent, amid the stench of decaying refuse, they may reflect vaguely on the curious unevenness of their blessings. Is this, indeed, the American genius? - Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
Genius And Madness quotes by John Kenneth Galbraith
#30. Nice work," I said, alluding to her nails. "Maura, at The Hair Palace, does them. She's a genius with nails, and she'll bikini wax you till you're bald as a billiard ball. - Author: Janet Evanovich
Genius And Madness quotes by Janet Evanovich
#31. Will is the measure of power. To a great genius there must be a great will. If the thought is not a lamp to the will, does not proceed to an act, the wise are imbecile. He alone is strong and happy who has a will. The rest are herds. He uses; they are used. He is of the Maker; they are of the Made. Will is always miraculous, being the presence of God to men. When it appears in a man he is a hero, and all metaphysics are at fault. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genius And Madness quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#32. I believe that the infinite and mysterious charm that lies in the contemplation of a moving vessel is caused, firstly, by the regularity and symmetry that are among the primordial needs of the human spirit, to the same degree as complication and harmony - and, secondly, by the multiplication and generation of all the imaginary curves and figures produced in space by the real elements of the object. The poetic idea released by this operation of movement in the lines is the hypothesis of a being that is vast, immense, complicated but eurythmic, an animal full of genius, suffering and sighing all the sighs and all the human ambitions. - Author: Charles Baudelaire
Genius And Madness quotes by Charles Baudelaire
#33. The only education in grief that any of us ever gets is a crash course. Until Caroline had died I had belonged to that other world, the place of innocence, and linear expectations, where I thught grief was a simple, wrenching realm of sadness and longing that graduallu receded. What that definition left out was the body blow that loss inflicts, as well as the temporary madness, and a range of less straightforward emotions shocking in their intensity. - Author: Gail Caldwell
Genius And Madness quotes by Gail Caldwell
#34. I don't know. Do men kill men, except in madness? Does any beast kill its own kind? Only the insects. These yumens kill us as lightly as we kill snakes. The one who taught me said that they kill one another, in quarrels, and also in groups, like ants fighting. I haven't seen that. But I know they don't spare one who asks life. They will strike a bowed neck, I have seen it! There is a wish to kill in them, and therefore I saw fit to put them to death. - Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Genius And Madness quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#35. She is madness,
sanity. She is hell, and
paradise. - Author: Ellen Hopkins
Genius And Madness quotes by Ellen Hopkins
#36. You don't seem mad at all,' she said.
But I am, although I'm undergoing a cure, because my problem is that I lack a particular chemical. However, while I hope that the chemical gets rid of my chronic depression, I want to continue being mad, living life the way I dream it, and not the way other people want it to be. Do you know what exists out there, beyond the walls of Villete? - Author: Paulo Coelho
Genius And Madness quotes by Paulo Coelho
#37. The applause and the favour of our fellow-men
Fan even a spark of genius to a flame. - Author: Ovid
Genius And Madness quotes by Ovid
#38. A thing which has lost its idea is like the man who has lost his shadow, and it must either fall under the sway of madness or perish. - Author: Jean Baudrillard
Genius And Madness quotes by Jean Baudrillard
#39. When the artist leaves a painting on a wall with the full confidence that the mastery of his skill, soul and vision will draw others into its vortex long after he is gone, he is using the grip of seduction. When the musician's performance, the manipulation of her instrument and the command of her talents are so raw and uninhibited that onlookers feel connected to the cosmos, bridged by the pure genius they are now experiencing, she is using the mystery of seduction. The unexplainable feeling fans get when the athlete ceases to be an athlete and rises to the level of the untouchable magician that can make anything happen, is nothing less than the power of seduction at work. The immense value of seduction is its ability to skillfully allure others into one's world . . . . - Author: Curtis Tyrone Jones
Genius And Madness quotes by Curtis Tyrone Jones
#40. As an actor, you have to have trust and believe that somebody is taking care of you or watching your back. With a part like this, especially with where we're going with it, I can't pull any punches. I can't do it halfway, especially when you're dealing with madness and this descent into madness. - Author: Jessica Lange
Genius And Madness quotes by Jessica Lange
#41. The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor; it is the one thing that cannot be learnt from others; and it is also a sign of genius, since a good metaphor implies an intuitive perception of the similarity in the dissimilar. - Author: Aristotle.
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