quote by Marilyn Monroe

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

— Marilyn Monroe

Delicious Genius And Madness quotations

Genius and madness quote Patience is when you're supposed to be mad but you choose to understand.

Patience is when you're supposed to be mad but you choose to understand.

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

Genius and madness have something in common: both live in a world that is different from that which exists for everyone else.

Genius and madness quote A genius always presents himself as a fool.

A genius always presents himself as a fool.

There is always some madness in love.

Oh! how near are genius and madness! Men imprison them and chain them, or raise statues to them.

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

Genius and madness quote What madness is it, to be expecting evil before it comes.

What madness is it, to be expecting evil before it comes.

But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched with the same madness and genius.

I'm left handed and I'm playing a right handed kit.

.. That's why everyone thought, 'Wow, he's a genius,' but all I was doing was trying to play backwards... It's one of those mad accidents, you can't learn it.

To build a city where it is impossible to build a city is madness in itself, but to build there one of the most elegant and grandest of cities is the madness of genius.

Genius and madness quote Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can s

Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.

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

There has never been any great genius without a spice of madness.

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.

Genius and madness quote An idiot with a plan can beat a genius without a plan.

An idiot with a plan can beat a genius without a plan.

Obsessive devotion to creating can spark that which is called 'genius.

' Smarter or more gifted? The 'madness' is the insatiable drive to discover, achieve and create. Monomania can develop into 'genius,' as the individual delves deeper into the process leaving normal parameters behind.

The true genius shudders at incompleteness.

Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.

Genius and madness quote The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has it limits.

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has it limits.

Eccentricity is not, as some would believe, a form of madness.

It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.

There's a fine line between genius and insanity, as we all know.

Madness and genius are two sides to the same coin.

Genius and madness quote What madness is it, to be expected evil before it comes.

What madness is it, to be expected evil before it comes.

I think you're all mad. But that's part and parcel of being an artistic genius, isn't it?

There is no genius free from some tincture of madness

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them anyways.

Genius and madness quote Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Anyway, madness and genius. They're the disturbed pals of the human condition. The Bonnie and Clyde, the Thelma and Louise, the baking soda and vinegar. Insanity just walks alongside the brilliant like some creepy, insistent shadow.

From the union of power and money, from the union of power and secrecy, from the union of government and science, from the union of government and art, from the union of science and money, from the union of ambition and ignorance, from the union of genius and war, from the union of outer space and inner vacuity, the Mad Farmer walks quietly away.

Either I'm a genius or I'm mad, which is it? "No," I said, "I can't be mad because nobody's put me away; therefore I'm a genius." Genius is a form of madness and we're all that way. But I used to be coy about it, like me guitar playing. But if there's such a thing as genius - I am one. And if there isn't, I don't care.

Genius and madness quote Love your enemies. It makes them so damned mad.

Love your enemies. It makes them so damned mad.

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Every one is a genius, more or less. No one is so physically sound that no part of him will be even a little unsound, and no one is so diseased but that some part of him will be healthy -- so no man is so mentally and morally sound, but that he will be in part both mad and wicked; and no man is so mad and wicked but he will be sensible and honourable in part. In like manner there is no genius who is not also a fool, and no fool who is not also a genius.

Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness.

It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.

It is almost impossible to be a doctor and an honest man, but it is obscenely impossible to be a psychiatrist without at the same time bearing the stamp of the most incontestable madness: that of being unable to resist that old atavistic reflex of the mass of humanity, which makes any man of science who is absorbed by this mass a kind of natural and inborn enemy of all genius.

Genius and madness quote Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.

Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.

All of a sudden, those few pages of script that he had shown me with the weird images I could visualize all of that in my brain, and I knew that there was this mad little genius at work here and I really wanted to do the film.

Genius has to pass over madness and madness over genius

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.

Genius and madness quote There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

Psychiatry's a young science. Yesterday's madman may be tomorrow's genius. Beethoven and Van Gogh were both a bit loopy. In my view, most madmen are remarkable. They're explorers, travelers beyond the rim of consciousness. Not surprising if they pick up a few bugs and get sick. That's all it is, madness. Mad just means sick. If you get fluid on the lungs it's pleurisy. If it's fluid on the brain, it's insanity.

Often-times it's madness, not genius that moves the world forward.

Who else but the mad would reach so far, stretching for the impossible and, in so doing, prove the impossible possible!

Now, I'm as appreciative as the next obsessive-compulsive recovering-academic of the vast riches of material becoming available online, thanks to all those Google scanners crouched in the basements of libraries around the world, madly feeding books through their machines. I download obscure tomes onto my iPad and give thanks to the dual gods Gates and Jobs, singing hymns to all the lesser pantheon of geniuses. But there's nothing like a book.

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