Famous Quotable Inspirational Quotes About Genius

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.

— Thomas Edison, US inventor of the motion-picture projector, phonograph, electric-light bulb and 1,090 other inventions.

No great genius is without a mixture of madness.

— Aristotle, an ancient Greek philosopher dubbed one of the greatest thinkers of all time. His work was the foundation for western science and philosophy for over 1,000 years.

You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.

— Robin Williams, US comedian and actor famous for his improvisation and roles like the genie in Disney’s Aladdin

About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15% are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.

— Manolo Blahnik, Spanish fashion designer famous for creating high fashion and very expensive shoes.

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love — that is the soul of genius.

— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer considered the greatest musical genius of all time.

Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome.

— Old Chinese proverb.

Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively.

— Voltaire, philosopher and playwright considered one of the greatest French artists.

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