"The ability to take pleasure in one's life is a skill and is a kind of intelligence. So intelligence is a hard thing to evaluate and it manifests itself in so many different ways. I do think the ability to know how to live a life and not be miserable is a sign of that."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Todd Solondz on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Todd Solondz on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Todd Solondz on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Todd Solondz on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Todd Solondz on Albert Einstein
"Optimism is not inherently a superior way of viewing the world. Certainly doctors will say it might be better for one's physical health to be an optimist. But, morally speaking it may not be appropriate in certain circumstances."
"So far, at least, I haven't found a way to tell my kind of stories without making them both sad and funny."