Prodigy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old prodigy quotes, prodigy sayings, and prodigy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Everyone wants a prodigy to fail; it makes our mediocrity more bearable.     

Harold Bloom

The prodigy who fades is an old story. But the prodigy who sets a high mark when young and then hits that mark, or exceeds it, over and over again, for a full lifespan, is truly remarkable, and worth celebrating.     

John Baird

You cannot imagine how it spoils one to have been a child prodigy.     

Franz Liszt

Child prodigy is a curse because you've got all those terrible possibilities.     

Itzhak Perlman

There's a stark difference between the words 'prodigy' and 'genius.' Prodigies can very quickly learn what other people have already figured out; geniuses discover that which no one has ever previously discovered. Prodigies learn; geniuses do.     

John Green

Prodigy only feeds on prodigy, fantasy on fantasy.     

Domenico Gnoli

For every child prodigy that you know about, at least 50 potential ones have burned out before you even heard about them.     

Itzhak Perlman

Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders.      

Desiderius Erasmus