Some people create their own storms and then get mad when it rains.
She had just enough madness to make her interesting.
True art comes from flying with the madness so close you burn your eyelashes.
It takes a brave man to be truly mad.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Scholars are those who have read in books, but thinkers, men of genius, world-enlighteners, and reformers of the human race are those who have read directly in the book of the world.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit.
I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.
Be sure yourself and your own reach to know how far your genius taste and learning go.
I’m afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark.
We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.
There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
Poetry demands a man with a special gift for it, or else one with a touch of madness in him.
Common sense is genius in homespun.
The man of genius in tune with nature will bend history to his will.