Charlie Chaplin :”Many a jack-of-all-trades has been mistaken for a genius”

Q: Do you think there is such a thing as a genius?

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CHAPLIN:  I’ve never known quite what a genius was. I think it’s somebody with a talent, who’s highly emotional about it, and is able to master a technique. Everybody is gifted in some way. The average man has to differentiate between doing a regular sort of unimaginative job, and the fellow who’s a genius doesn’t. He does something different, but does this very well. Many a jack-of-all-trades has been mistaken for a genius.

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