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

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  1. roni

    roni Men of Mayhem Unholy Ones

    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)
     
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  2. Purple Stickpin

    Purple Stickpin Men of Mayhem Unholy Ones

    Genius might be the ability to say the same thing in four slightly different ways. :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Purple Stickpin

    Purple Stickpin Men of Mayhem Unholy Ones

    Interestingly, here's a quote from a contemporary of Buk, and a writer of sorts. Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
    Charles Mingus 1922-1979
     
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  4. roni

    roni Men of Mayhem Unholy Ones

    "Making the simple complicated" is what Schopenhauer accused Hegel of doing.
     
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  5. Black Swan

    Black Swan Abord the Yorikke! ROAD CAPTAIN Unholy Ones

    Here is a good one:

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  6. mjp

    mjp President First 9 Reaper Crew Men of Mayhem Unholy Ones

    The fuck?



    I guess I can die now. I've seen it all.

     
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  7. Purple Stickpin

    Purple Stickpin Men of Mayhem Unholy Ones

    It's only her way of deferentially noting that Al Gore invented the internet.
     
  8. David

    David SAMCRO Unholy Ones

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    Black Swan Abord the Yorikke! ROAD CAPTAIN Unholy Ones

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