"Genius: difficult / profound things ... simple way" - variations

roni

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Just stepped over 2 variations in David's book 'Sunlight'. Then looked up the others. Any more?

"I think genius is the ability to say difficult things in a simple way."
(Interview with Marc Chénetier (August 19, 1975) for 'Northwest Review', Vol XVI, No3 1977 in: 'Sunlight Here I Am', 134.)

"Genius could be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way."
(Interview in 'The New York Quarterly', No27, Summer 1985 in: 'Sunlight Here I Am', 199.)

"Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way."
('How to get published' in: 'Hot Water Music', 151.)

"An intellectual is a man who says a simple thing in a difficult way; an artist is a man who says a difficult thing in a simple way"
('Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 166)