In his book The World as Will and Representation, Arthur Schopenhauer wrote:
Talent is like the marksman who hits a target which others cannot reach; genius is like the marksman who hits a target which others cannot even see.
People who are talented achieve what others can’t, but genius achieves what others can’t imagine.
Genius happens when one offers something–new art, research, concepts, ideas–that the rest of us haven’t seen before.
Genius requires that we see beyond the ordinary.