Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin Quote
“True genius without heart is a thing of nought - for not great understanding alone, not intelligence alone, nor both together, make genius. Love! Love! Love! that is the soul of genius.”
―Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin
Often misattributed to Mozart. From: Jacquin's entry in Mozart's souvenir album dated 11 April 1787. As quoted in: "Mozart: a Life" by Maynard Solomón, p. 312. Sometimes quoted as: "Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius."
Chapter 1, The Overworld - Quotes and text from the Dying Earth novels
Poor Relations. - Last Essays of Elia (1833)
“I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.”
―David Herbert Lawrence
Self-Pity (1929). Also in: The complete poems of D. H. Lawrence (1971 edition)
Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin
Born: February 16, 1727
Died: October 26, 1817 (aged 90)
Bio: Nikolaus Joseph Freiherr von Jacquin or Baron Nikolaus von Jacquin was a Dutch scientist who studied medicine, chemistry and botany.