1. A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
    — Carl Sandburg (via libraryland)
     
  2. A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
    — Carl Sandburg (via libraryland)
     
  3. She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.
    — Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer (via lethifold)
     
  4. 00:41 31st Jul 2011

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    There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him.
    — Antonin Artaud, from Van Gogh, the Man Suicided by Society (1947). (via anothereview)
     
  5. Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
    — Marilyn Monroe (via darasisterhen)
     
  6. 00:20 14th Jun 2011

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    Genius is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
    — Ezra Pound (via thenothinglife)