# What quote does this rebus represent?

The accepted answer will be the first to include the correct quote, the author, and explain each part of the rebus. Most importantly, have fun!    • Wow, this is a long one! – Rand al'Thor Aug 9 '15 at 19:56
• Is that a Berserker (or some other Uruk-hai) in the second line, by any chance? – Rand al'Thor Aug 9 '15 at 19:56
• @randal'thor maybe it is! all of it is straight-forward. there aren't any tricks in it, I don't think. Just a good ole rebus for the fun of it. – JLee Aug 9 '15 at 19:57
• I always thought it was SMILIES and not SMILEYS... – Rand al'Thor Aug 9 '15 at 21:34
• Great puzzle btw! I enjoyed solving it :-) – Rand al'Thor Aug 9 '15 at 21:37

"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left." - Oscar Levant

Explanation:

(Buckwheat - bucket) + (thigh - high) = Wha + t = What

(torch - orc) + (caret - cart) = th + e = the

(woman - man) + (pearl - pea) + (drain - rain) = wo + rl + d = world

(miner - mir) + (echidnas - china) = ne + eds = needs

(pennies - penne) = is

(mowing - wing) + (freight - fight) = mo + re = more

(halogens - halos) + (helium - helm) + (switches - witch) = gen + iu + ses = geniuses

(weights - eights) + (filthy - fly) = w + ith = with

(shoulder - solder) + (mildew - dew) + (bandit - band) + (smileys + smiles) = hu + mil + it + y = humility

(matches - mace) + (bread - brad) + (grapes - gaps) = th + e + re = there

(minarets - mints) = are

(bison - bin) = so

(frame - ram) + (wax - ax) = fe + w = few

(orange - range) + (face - ace) = o + f = of

(boulders - bolder) = us

(bugle - bug) + (forest - ores) = le + ft = left

Great quote!

• Damn, ninja'd! As I feared. +1 :-) – Rand al'Thor Aug 9 '15 at 21:16
• You were on the right track, though! Sorry for stealing it right from under you! – Josh Aug 9 '15 at 21:17

First line:

(BUCKWHEAT3 - BUCKET) + (THIGH - HIGH) = WHAT2

Second line:

(TORCH - ORC) + (CARET - CART) = THE

Third line:

(WOMAN - MAN) + (PEARL - PEA)1 + (DRAIN - RAIN) = WORLD

Fourth line:

(MINER - MIR2 3) +(ECHIDNAS - CHINA) = NEEDS

Fifth line:

(PENNIES - PENNE) = IS

Sixth line:

(MOWING - WING) + (FREIGHT - FIGHT) = MORE1

Seventh line:

(HALOGEN - HALO) + (HELIUM - HELM)2 + (SWITCHES - WITCH) = GENIUSES

Eighth line:

(WEIGHTS - EIGHTS) + (FILTHY - FLY) = WITH

Ninth line:

(SHOULDER - SOLDER) + (MILDEW - DEW) + (BANDIT - BAND) + (SMILEYS - SMILES) = HUMILITY

Tenth line:

(MATCHES - MACES) + (BREAD - BRAD2 3) + (GRAPES - GAPS) = THERE

Eleventh line:

(MINARETS - MINTS) = ARE; (BISON - BIN)2 = SO

Twelfth line:

(FRAME - RAM) + (WAX - AX) = FEW

Thirteenth line:

(ORANGE - RANGE) + (FACE - ACE) = OF

Fourteenth line:

(BOULDERS - BOLDER) = US2

Fifteenth and last line:

(BUGLE - BUG) + (FOREST - ORES) = LEFT

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS IS MORE GENIUSES WITH HUMILITY; THERE ARE SO FEW OF US LEFT

which is a quote from

Oscar Levant2 3

1 Thanks to Eli!
2 I'd seen the quote in Josh's answer (but not his explanations) when I solved this clue.