The Quotidian, November 20, 2010 ~ Genius

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration” ~ Thomas Edison (February 11, 1847 to October 18, 1931)

Thomas Edison was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman. He invented the phonograph, motion picture camera, and electric light bulb. According to Wikipedia, Edison “held 1093 U.S. patents in his name.”

[Source: mentioned by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in his discussion of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in Wisdom of the Ages: 60 Days to Enlightenment (1998), page 97. Dates and biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed November 19, 2010.]

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About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to The Quotidian, November 20, 2010 ~ Genius

  1. Are you saying that genius’s stink? — JK!!
    One of my favorite quotes. Thanks for the reminder.

    Write on!
    Carolyn

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