The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
Truth is the nursing mother of genius. No man can be absolutely true to himself, eschewing cant, compromise, servile imitation, and complaisance without becoming original.
It is not because the touch of genius has roused genius to production, but because the admiration of genius has made talent ambitious, that the harvest is still so abundant.
Genius will live and thrive without training, but it does not the less reward the watering pot and the pruning knife.
The critic is beneath the maker, but is his needed friend. The critic is not a base caviler, but the younger brother of genius. Next to invention is the power of interpreting invention; next to beauty the power of appreciating beauty. And of making others appreciate it ...
Truth is the nursing mother of genius.
This is the method of genius, to ripen fruit for the crowd by those rays of whose heat they complain.
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