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Oh Heck, I Do Not Have the 'Line of Genius'

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I was just now reading a review of Jamie Bernstein's memoir (she was famed conductor Leonard Bernstein's daughter), and she recounted a bit about her life with her dynamic and talented dad.

 

In "Famous Father Girl," she writes that "at her 28th birthday party, before a group of people, Bernstein 'gestured to a crease in his forehead and said to [Jamie.]  'You see this line here that runs right down the middle?  That's the Line of Genius.  You don't have one.' "

 

Of course, besides being thrown by a father's put-down of his child, I wondered if perhaps I had this sign on my forehead.  No, I am humbled to report.  I do not.

 

So, I thought I need to test this theory.  I selected only one other person as I do not wish to test Bernstein's theory too much lest I know that it is valid and I have been once again left behind.  LOL

 

I selected Bill Gates.  To my mind, he, too, is a creative genius.

 

He has the Line of Genius, too.  Nuts!

 

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Leonard Bernstein showing his "Line of Genius" on his forehead.

 

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Bill Gates showing his "Line of Genius," too. 

 

 

 

  

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Re: Oh Heck, I Do Not Have the 'Line of Genius'

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I failed the test so badly that I had the wrong word in the title.

 

Wondering if my face creams erased my "Line of Genius."  (I am really LOLing over this.)

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Re: Oh Heck, I Do Not Have the 'Line of Genius'


@golding76 wrote:

I was just now reading a review of Jamie Bernstein's memoir (she was famed conductor Leonard Bernstein's daughter), and she recounted a bit about her life with her dynamic and talented dad.

 

In "Famous Father Girl," she writes that "at her 28th birthday party, before a group of people, Bernstein 'gestured to a crease in his forehead and said to [Jamie.]  'You see this line here that runs right down the middle?  That's the Line of Genius.  You don't have one.' "

 

Of course, besides being thrown by a father's put-down of his child, I wondered if perhaps I had this sign on my forehead.  No, I am humbled to report.  I do not.

 

So, I thought I need to test this theory.  I selected only one other person as I do not wish to test Bernstein's theory too much lest I know that it is valid and I have been once again left behind.  LOL

 

I selected Bill Gates.  To my mind, he, too, is a creative genius.

 

He has the Line of Genius, too.  Nuts!

 

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Leonard Bernstein showing his "Line of Genius" on his forehead.

 

Image result for photo of bill gates' face

Bill Gates showing his "Line of Genius," too. 

 

 

 

  


I have a few lines on my forehead, but not that one.....didn't even have to look, lol

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Re: Oh Heck, I Do Not Have the 'Line of Genius'

I can think of other descriptive words for someone who would talk to his daughter that way.
Do the math.
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Re: Oh Heck, I Do Not Have the 'Line of Genius'

Marie,

 

He was tricky to navigate for a daughter, according to the review of the book.  However, revealing a loving heart, his daughter did love him always, even if hurt or repulsed by some of his questionable behavior.  He had a habit of French-kissing anyone after an evening of booze and pills.  Ugh!  

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Re: Oh Heck, I Do Not Have the 'Line of Genius'

All the lines on my face denote maturity, experience, and worry.   I doubt I will ever be mistaken for being a "genius". 

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Decided to continue random tests:

 

Alexander Graham Bell has the infamous "11" but don't all of us have that, even if faintly there?  Surely, he is a genius.  OR, does he have the "Line of Genius" between his "11?"

 

 

 

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Not seeing anything on this rendition of Will Shakespeare.

 

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Nothing for Emily Dickinson.

 

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Marie Curie has the "11."

 

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Albert Einstein seems to have the "11," too.

 

 Albert Einstein : News Photo

 

Does Jeff Bezos have the "Line of Genius" or a lopsided "11?"

 

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Re: Oh Heck, I Do Not Have the 'Line of Genius'

I have the Line of Botox,lol.

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Re: Oh Heck, I Do Not Have the 'Line of Genius'

I wonder where that theory originated?
I do have a single deep vertical crease since my early 20s. Too much reading and studying at all hours.
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Re: Oh Heck, I Do Not Have the 'Line of Genius'

I don't know, Bikerbabe, but you apparently make the grade as a genius!  Studious, too.   Wonderful!