Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul’s resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using and moving only his little finger. Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.
—William James in a letter to W. Lutoslawski, May 6, 1906
"Genius - To know without having learned; to draw just conclusions from unknown premises; to discern the soul of things."
Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.
—Denis Diderot (1713-1784) French philosopher.
Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.
As a child, doctors told Jacob Barnetts parents that their autistic son would probably never know how to tie his shoes. But experts say the 14-year-old Indiana prodigy has an IQ higher than Einsteins and is on the road to winning a Nobel Prize.
Get your genius on!
Master the 7 principles to thinking like Leonardo da Vinci (Michael Gelb)
• Curiosità – An insatiable quest for knowledge and continuous improvement
• Dimostrazione – Learning from experience
• Sensazione – Sharpening the senses
• Sfumato – Managing ambiguity and change
• Arte/Scienza – Whole-brain thinking
• Corporalità – Body-mind fitness
• Connessione – Systems thinking
GENIUS, like a planet, takes a wide circuit through the pure expanse of nature, and visits not regions only, but whole worlds, which SENSE does not know to exist.
—FULKE GREVILLE, Maxims, Characters, and Reflections