Genius?

brain“What is genius?” That is a question that came into my mind recently and here are some responses I discovered.

“Genius? It is the power to be a boy again at will.” J. M. Barrie

“Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man’s physical means to express itself, and with the analytical mind that enables it to bring order into the sum of experience, involuntarily amassed.” Charles Baudelaire

“Some of Shakespeare’s fellow playwrights, like Christopher Marlowe, did have university degrees, but the fact is that many of the greatest authors in history never set foot in college. Geniuses are geniuses precisely because they do not play by the ordinary rules.” Paul Cantor

“Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.” C. W. Ceran

In my search for something else, I came upon this site www.megafoundation.org

I selected just a few of the quotes on genius that reached out and grabbed me by the neck and rubbed my nose in them..

So often researchmight be a Ho Hum experience but this experience really fired up my imagination. That is why I thought I’d share it.

Are you a genius? Here is a little bit from one of my songs that might get you started. “Let that little kid come out in me. Let me chase a butterfly, let me climb a tree. Let me mess my hair and giggle out in glee, let that little kid come out in me.”

If you are reading this would you do me a favor. I’m curious. Who would you classify as a genius living today? Sent your reply to me at artfettig@aol.com. Thank you.

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