Talent Quotes

Talent Quotes by Hillary Clinton, Therese of Lisieux, Thomas Jefferson, Joan Rivers, Aileen Lee, Will Smith and many others.

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People should be able to rise as hard, high as their hard work, their ambition, their talent will take them.
Hillary Clinton
Our Lord needs from us neither great deeds nor profound thoughts. Neither intelligence nor talents. He cherishes simplicity.
Therese of Lisieux
There is not a single crowned head in Europe whose talents or merit would entitle him to be elected a vestryman by the people of any parish in America.
Thomas Jefferson
to maintain success, stamina is more important than talent. You have to learn to be a marathon runner.
Joan Rivers
There needs to be more deliberate effort on the part of folks at VC firms to bring in a more diverse team of talent. You have to make a more concerted effort to bring in people who are different and who may not be in your network.
Aileen Lee
I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic.
Will Smith
Talent can be developed, gift is God-given. But artists have both.
Carroll O’Connor
Talent may be in time forgiven, but genius never
Lord Byron
I was a guy who needed to go to class, because I had some raw talent that I thought was identifiable, when I finally made a decision to be an actor. And yet I wanted to learn how to really do the stuff. You know, ‘How do I get to be a serious actor?
Jon Voight
I’m still interested in perfecting whatever talents I have and continuing to grow as an actor and continuing to be useful to the telling of the story.
Harrison Ford
I don’t think one film is enough to showcase your talent or to show your abilities as an actor.
Kriti Sanon
As far as talent goes, we had pretty much everything, and I think that’s why this year was so successful.
Carrie Underwood
No one respects a talent that is concealed.
Desiderius Erasmus
I know I’ve accomplished a great deal for a man of my height. It’s been a blessing, and I thank God for the talent. I’ve always given 110%.
Muggsy Bogues
Talent is indispensable, although it is ‘always’ replaceable. Just remember the simple rules concerning talent:
Identify It,
Hire It,
Nurture It,
Reward It,
Protect It.
And when the time comes, Fire It.
Felix Dennis
An organization filled with honest, motivated, connected, eager, learning, experimenting, ethical and driven people will always defeat the one that merely has talent. Every time.
Seth Godin
There are many lights in the shadows and many shadows in the lights; lots of talents in the shades, lots of incompetents in the luminosities
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Genius must have talent as its complement and implement, just as in like manner imagination must have fancy. In short, the higher intellectual powers can only act through a corresponding energy of the lower.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Eating takes a special talent. Some people are much better at it than others. In that way, it is like sex, and as with sex, it’s more fun with someone who really likes it. I can’t imagine having a lasting friendship with anyone who is not interested in food.
Alan King
Nice to see Christian return as he’s been on the injured list for months. ‘Captain Charisma’ is due to have a big 2011. Very skilled, underrated talent.
Jim Ross
Having started with Bollywood and then moving to Telugu industry, I feel that it is not possible to survive without talent in any industry.
Raashi Khanna
In order for me to get through all the red tape and just allow people to just get at my talent, I’ve got to set the record straight. And you can’t set half the record straight; when you tell it, you’ve got to tell it all.
Corey Clark
So many times people are afraid of competition, when it should bring out the best in us. We all have talents and abilities, so why be intimidated by other people’s skills?
Lou Holtz
Miss America gets a lot of flak, but the reality is that it is uplifting and aspirational – 50% percent of my points were based on talent.
Gretchen Carlson
We are about creating a new wave of talent. We are the Manchester United of kitchens now. Am I playing full-time in the kitchen? I am a player-coach.
Gordon Ramsay
You get talent when you discover the ground of your pain.
H. R. Giger
Standing upright is not a talent because a brainless wooden beam can stand upright too! The important thing is to be flexible!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
It’s fine to have talent, but talent is the last of it. In an acting career, as in an acting performance, you’ve got to have vitality. The secret of successful acting is identical with a woman’s beauty secret: joy in living.
Rosalind Russell
Real talent is mixing realism with bluff. Every great artist I really respect has a certain amount of bluff; sooner or later you have to be a conjurer, and conjure images.
Terence Trent D’Arby
I’ve known lots of people that are talented and nothing happens. It’s not about talent, it’s relentless drive.
Downtown Julie Brown
Talent always rises to the top
Amy Astley
Let art, then, imitate nature, find what she desires, and follow as she directs. For in invention nature is never last, education never first; rather the beginnings of things arise from natural talent, and ends are reached by discipline.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I want to be on a successful team, and I know that paying one or two or three players premium hurts your chances of being able to bring in extra talent.
Jay Cutler
It doesn’t matter if you’re good. If you’re just good, you won’t succeed. If you have patience and persistence and talent and that’s it, you will not have a successful career as an actor. The elusive thing you need is luck.
Bryan Cranston
Women have talent and intelligence but, due to social constraints and prejudices, it is still a long distance away from the goal of gender equality.
Pratibha Patil
A lucky guess is never merely luck. There is always some talent in it.
Jane Austen
All the gifts and talents we have are from God, but they are also for God…for His glory and for His pleasure. Don’t waste them, make great use of them and make Him proud.
Amari Cooper
It must be a sign of talent that I do not give up, though I can get nobody to take an interest in my efforts.
Fanny Mendelssohn
Up to the age of five, I wanted to be a builder. My neighbour, a builder called Paddy White, would come in for a cup of tea with my mother. I’d assemble all the pillows together at interesting angles, thinking he would spot my talent at a raw young age and take me on as an apprentice.
Aisling Bea
Suddenly everything came together in one place. All my likes, everything I actually seemed to have talent for was right there. I said, “Hey, this is it. I can do this really well. I really love to do it.”
George Lucas
Your talents are worth your devotion. Stop saying you don’t have time or it might not make money. Your talents are another form of oxygen you need to breathe in this lifetime.
Tama J. Kieves
There’s a lot of women in the WNBA. There’s a lot of women who could be here. To be voted by the fans says a lot – that people are aware of what’s going on. I’m really thankful. I think they just really appreciate my talent so I’m definitely grateful.
Lisa Leslie
It’s a funny thing that people are always ready to admit it if they’ve no talent for drawing or music, whereas everyone imagines that they themselves are capable of true love, which is a talent like any other, only far more rare.
Nancy Mitford
Pay attention to your passions. They are the key to starting and finishing the book you are meant to write. I don’t believe in talent. I believe in passion.
Barbara Kingsolver
My nose was part of my heritage, and if I had talent to sing and to act, why wasn’t that enough?
Barbra Streisand
You can have average talent, but when God breathes on your life, you will go further than people that have great talent. Don’t talk yourself out of it.
Joel Osteen
Even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of
chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably.
Truman Capote
Miss Bennet, I am quite aware of your superior talent for cutting down the Lord’s forsaken flock. I merely mean to spare your gown.’ Thank you,’ said Elizabeth, composing herself, ‘but I should rather my gown be soiled than my honor.
Seth Grahame-Smith
Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I know perfectly well that no musician can make his thoughts or his talents different to what Heaven has made them; but I also know that if Heaven had given him good ones, he must also be able to develop them properly.
Felix Mendelssohn
What I think we need to do is infuse everyday and every action with the kind of values we hope will be in the future, with kindness, with nurturing, with dreams, ambition, using your talents, not resorting to violence, other forms of conflict resolution, with humor, with poetry, with music.
Gloria Steinem
In the NFL you get one first-round draft pick if you’re lucky. You couldn’t really outwork anybody else. In college I could recruit ten players with first-round talent every year.
Nick Saban
I was blessed with certain gifts and talents and God gave them to me to be the best person I can be and to have a positive impact on other people.
Bryan Clay
What is your peace all about? What is your comfort all about? Where do you get your love? Where do you get your talents? And I can turn to them and say without blinking, ‘Jesus Christ.’
Zachary Levi
Being the best at whatever talent you have, that’s what stimulates life.
Tom Landry
Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable.
Margot Fonteyn
To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Theatre is about people, not buildings. Incalculable damage has been done to the expert talent a company needs – from wardrobe to lighting technicians.
Edward T. Hall
I believe that every person is born with talent.
Maya Angelou
Great leaders love talent and know where to find it. They surround themselves with talented people who can work effectively together.
Warren G. Bennis
A talent is a combination of something you love a great deal and something you can lose yourself in – something that you can start at 9 o’clock, look up from your work and it’s 10 o’clock at night.
George Lucas
I believe deeply that every one of us has an individual talent or trait that can be used to make a difference in some way.
Jeff Orlowski
I just wonder where I was when the talent was being given out, like George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Eric Clapton… oh, there’s many more! I wouldn’t want to be like them, you understand, but I’d like to be equal, if you will.
B. B. King
I do more writing by myself than with anybody else. My best thing is sitting…around somewhere with a guitar, and having an idea. You never know where it’d come from. Songwriting is a God-given talent.
Charlie Daniels
Successful Investing takes time, discipline and patience. No matter how great the talent or effort, some things just take time: You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.
Warren Buffett
If you are ambitious you can have a moment of glory but it will most likely be temporary. But talent always finds its way out.
Natalia Vodianova
My greatest talent is calmness and being positive. I concentrate on what you can do even in the worst of times. You don’t judge by last week’s errors or lost opportunity.
Joe Torre
Every natural power exhilarates; a true talent delights the possessor first.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
More important than talent, strength, or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams.
Amy Grant
Scheduling flexibility is the single greatest non-financial tool — and the number-one dream-job factor — at your disposal for winning battles in the talent wars. Use it.
Bruce Tulgan
It’s so awesome to see a lot of the young talent really grow and compete every single day.
Jordan Larson
Artistic talent is far more common than the talent to nurture artistic talent.
Stephen King
Incredibly deep research combines with the talents of a fine historian and writer to produce superb narrative history. The true character and relationship of these two iconic westerners emerge to suppress myth and correct more than a century of tomes laden with bad history.
Robert M. Utley
Sponsors and networks will really go all out and simply evaluate people on the basis of talent.
Norman Granz
You have to have talent to design and to dress thousands of women or millions of women around the world. And you know very well, the only thing they want is to look more beautiful.
Carolina Herrera
I know my talent when it comes to acting. But will I get the opportunity to showcase? That fear seeps in when an actor’s film fail back-to-back.
Kartik Aaryan
I was born with a natural gift. My mother recognized the talent.
Bernie Worrell
Tonight we had our chances but we ran out of talent.
LeBron James
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
Marianne Williamson
alent is like the marksman who hits a target which others cannot reach; genius is like the marksman who hits a target, as far as which others cannot even see.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Genius is 1% talent and 99% percent hard work.
Albert Einstein
The great thing is that young talent isn’t tied to a how-to model for starting a line; we get to find new ways to go about doing things. And don’t let people tell you you can’t. Go find a way to show that you can.
Alexander Wang
Every person has his or her own vocation-talent is the call.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The real writer is one who really writes. Talent is an invention like phlogiston after the fact of fire. Work is its own cure. You have to like it better than being loved.
Marge Piercy
McKinty is an exciting new talent.
Ed McBain
I am an organization person, I believe in individuals banding together. I don’t believe in unilateral actions. Some people don’t like organizations. But it is always awesome to me when you can pool a lot of talent and a lot of people who have so many talents. That is when you really can make your program move.
Hortense Canady
I have some cool talents. I’m really flexible and can do all sorts of twisted yoga positions. And I’m a big athlete and especially love soccer.
Genevieve Cortese
Real ability is the child of God-given talent and rock solid diligence. Nobody maintains ability without hard work. Nobody.
Cung Le
The first time I heard Bob Dylan, I was in the car with my mother listening to WMCA, and on came that snare shot that sounded like somebody’d kicked open the door to your mind.
Bruce Springsteen
In every trade save war men of talent and vigor prosper. In war they die.
Cormac McCarthy
Genius differs from talent not by the amount of original thoughts, but by making the latter fertile and by positioning them properly, in other words, by integrating everything into a whole, whereas talent produces only fragments, no matter how beautiful.
Franz Grillparzer
I believe in God. He is the secret of my success. He gives people talent.
Noureddine Morceli
I believe a ‘talented’ person is one who has learned how to effectively cultivate and polish any of the many desirable capabilities with which most of us are born but few of us nurture.
Marilyn vos Savant
I don’t know what the secret to longevity as an actress is. It’s more than talent and beauty. Maybe it’s the audience seeing itself in you.
Joan Blondell
I like to plan everything out and know exactly what we’re doing. It’s always important to me to work with a cast and a crew that not only I respect their talent but I really like them as people.
James Gunn
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
John Wooden
I deserve attention not because of any talent, but just because of who I am.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Probably my sister was the only one to tell me that I was good singer until ‘America’s Got Talent.’
Grace VanderWaal
Most people don’t have so much talent that they can become a success all their own. We all need people to help us and lift us up.
Queen Latifah
You can’t teach talent, but you can teach people how to read strenuously and mimic the moves of rock-star writers so that they eventually accumulate a toolbox of skills.
Benjamin Percy
It is not because the touch of genius has roused genius to production, but because the admiration of genius has made talent ambitious, that the harvest is still so abundant.
Margaret Fuller
Hard work will always overcome natural talent when natural talent does not work hard enough.
Alex Ferguson
The people know that they need in their representative much more than talent, namely, the power to make his talent trusted.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Cheerfulness is a policy; happiness is a talent.
Mason Cooley
A man of talent is not born to be left to himself, but to devote himself to art and good masters who will make something of him.
Johann Peter Eckermann
Sure, the home-field is an advantage – but so is having a lot of talent.
Dan Marino
The definition of genius is that it acts unconsciously, and those who have produced immortal works have done so without knowing how or why.
William Hazlitt
When I start to write a song, I have the words and I have the melody, and then it’s just a matter of making it to the end. I think if I have something that I could identify as a talent, it would be that I can finish a song. I kind of know intuitively where the melody should go.
Lou Barlow
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
Erma Bombeck
Tis not my talent to conceal my thoughts, Or carry smiles and sunshine in my face, When discontent sits heavy at my heart.
Joseph Addison
Talent is nothing but long impatience.
François-René de Chateaubriand
Talent is important. But the single most important ingredient after you get the talent is internal leadership. It’s not the coaches as much as one single person or people on the team who set higher standards than that team would normally set for itself. I really believe that that’s been ultimately important for us.
Mike Krzyzewski
Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.
Jonathan Swift
Out of the thousand writers huffing and puffing through movieland, there are scarcely fifty men and women of wit and talent… Yet, in a curious way, there is not much difference between the product of a good writer and a bad one. They both have to toe the same mark.
Ben Hecht
There’s such a big buzz around boxing at the moment. Everything’s happening and there’s so much building up with a lot of young talent coming through.
Billy Joe Saunders
The beauty of running your own label and your own show is that you are in charge. I get sent a huge amount of musicfrom new and established talent every day, so if I like a track, I play it – no questions asked.
Nicky Romero
Creativity is not talent but attitude.
Jenova Chen
Rupert Grayson manifested a talent for survival: it was said of him that even if – unlikely contingency – he had tried to drown himself in the Thames he would have been washed up alive in the Grill Room of the Savoy.
Hugh Massingberd
The world will always punish the few people with special talents the rest of us don’t recognize as real.
Chuck Palahniuk
The point is that the arts are important enough to have influenced the greatest minds and talents we know. Albert Einstein said that if he were not a physicist, he would probably be a musician.
Mickey Hart
Mental Toughness: The ability to consistently perform toward the upper range of your talent and skill regardless of the competitive circumstances.
James E. Loehr
Energy plus talent and you are a king, energy and no talent and you are still a prince, talent and no energy and you are a pauper
Jeffrey Archer
I love what I do and I adore this whole world. I’m able to meet fantastic people. I meet fantastic writers, I meet architects, I meet incredible talent. Fashion is really a world, besides the creation, that I think is super interesting, super inspiring.
Nicolas Ghesquiere
The greatest barrier to achievement and success is not lack of talent or ability but rather the feeling that achievement and success, above a certain level, are outside our self-concept-our image of who we are and what is appropriate to us.
Nathaniel Branden
Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
Gerald Brenan
There are as many ways to help another human being as there are people in need of help. For some, the urgent need is as basic as food and water. For others, it is an opportunity to develop a talent, realize an idea, and reach one’s full potential.
Naveen Jain
Talent is a faculty that is highly developed, but genius commands all the faculties.
Francis Herbert Hedge
Skills are common. Talent is rare.
Colin Clark
Drive will take you much farther than talent ever could.
Mod Sun
You know what talent is? The curse of expectation. As a kid you have to deal with that, beat it somehow. If you can write, you think God put you on earth to blow Shakespeare away. Or if you can paint, maybe you think–I did–that God put you on earth to blow your father away.
Stephen King
When you combine the ability to express your unique talent with service to humanity, then you make full use of The Law of Dharma.
Deepak Chopra
I’m always surrounded by smart talented people. I had talented partners. Stan Latham for one. Talent scouts.
Russell Simmons
My dad’s paternal grandparents were musically inclined. And I remember as a little kid going to visit them in their senior building, and they were, like, the stars of the building, especially hosting and performing in their senior talent show.
Aaron Lazar
For the anarchist, freedom is not an abstract philosophical concept, but the vital concrete possibility of every human being to bring to full development all the powers, capacities and talents with which nature has endowed them, and turn them to social account.
Rudolf Rocker
I firmly believe that success lies in the combination of both talent and business savvy, and that the magic comes through partnership between both.
Delphine Arnault
Never give up! And remember, determination is as important as talent.
Judy Blume
For me, the challenge is just making great albums, because talent – and writing in general – is not tangible. There’s no expiration date on it. At the same time, you might wake up tomorrow and be unable to write music.
I believe that the best measure of whether a nation is going to be successful is whether they are tapping the talents of their women.
Barack Obama
Talent is like a birthmark – it’s a gift and no credit nor fault to those who wear them.
Charles Marion Russell
Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent, leave the house before you find something worth staying in for.
If you want to win the Champions League, you have to have talent, good players, luck in the draw, and, in certain moments, the right referee.
Jupp Heynckes
It’s not all about talent. It’s about dependability, consistency, and being able to improve. If you work hard and you’re coachable, and you understand what you need to do, you can improve.
Bill Belichick
I think of talent as being God-given. I know that contradicts what a lot of people believe, but that’s how I see it. I think the Beatles were meant to be, you know? So when I listen to Paul McCartney, I think, ‘Here’s the person that God gave the gift of allowing him to write ‘Let It Be.’
Brandon Flowers
Talent–that is to say, the ability to see the world in a unique way–matures and grows in isolation.
Mieczyslaw Jastrun
My mother said, “Pack your bags and leave.” And my father said, “I’ve already paid for a year and a half – why don’t you stay and get the degree?” And I said, “That’s a good idea, because then I can at least run a theater even though I have no talent, and I’ll never be an actor.” It’s my fault that I believed them.
Sigourney Weaver
That so unlikely an outcome should accrue to a man possessed of such limited talent and so many flaws, and one lacking in a sense of ethics and decency was one of the bitter ironies of history.
William Thomas Green Morton
Whatever the difference between brilliant and average brains, we are all creative. And through practice and study we can enhance our skills and talents.
Jeff Hawkins
With drive and a bit of talent, you can move mountains.
Dwayne Johnson
The poverty from which I have suffered could be diagnosed as ‘Soho’ poverty. It comes from having the airs and graces of a genius and no talent.
Quentin Crisp
I’m so used to people slagging me off. Since the beginning of my career I’ve been told I have no talent, I can’t sing and I’m a one-hit wonder.
Madonna Ciccone
I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It is too late for me.
Clint Eastwood
Having caught a glimpse of what I might be able to do with my talent, I feel a tremendous obligation to try to fulfill it.
Simon Callow
There’s this common perception that having a famous last name is all you need. A surname may get you a meeting, but if there’s no talent you won’t get the part.
Lily Collins
The painter… will find [photography] a rapid way of making collections of studies he could otherwise obtain only with much time and trouble and, whatever his talents might be, in a far less perfect manner.
Paul Delaroche
Of course performing talent, that’s clear. Maybe this is not so well-known among young people who are interested in music, who are talented in music, but they’re trying to figure out how to go about it.
Esa-Pekka Salonen
There are dozens of ways of failing to make money. It is one thing to fail to make money because your single talent happens to be a flair amounting to genius for translating the plays of Aristophanes. It is quite another thing to fail to make money because you are black, or a child, or a woman.
Margaret Halsey
I believe Picasso’s success is just one small part of the broader modern phenomenon of artists themselves rejecting serious art- perhaps partly because serious art takes so much time and energy and talent to produce-in favor of what I call `impulse art’: art work that is quick and easy, at least by comparison.
Marilyn vos Savant
If you ask what’s been my secret of success, most might say it’s my God-given athletic ability to throw a football. While talent is important, it’s not necessarily the most important thing. Thousands of talented people fail every day. My strength has been my will to win-that competitive fire inside.
John Elway
If I haven’t any talent for writing books or newspaper articles, well, then I can always write for myself.
Anne Frank
Yesterday morning I amused myself with an exercise of a talent I once possessed, but have so neglected that my performance might almost be called an experiment. I cut out a dress for one of the women.
Fanny Kemble
Talent comes with an individual name tag.
Charles Handy
Other people – they practice and they practice… these fingers of mine, they got brains in ’em. You don’t tell them what to do – they do it. God given talent.
Jerry Lee Lewis
Love, how often that word came up in books over and over again. If you had wealth and health, and beauty and talent…you had nothing if you didn’t have love. Love changed all that was ordinary into something giddy, powerful, drunken, enchanted.
Virginia C. Andrews
In the ’60s, my father, Wally Amos, had been a talent agent and a personal manager before taking a major career detour in 1975, when he opened a store selling chocolate chip cookies.
Shawn Amos
It is an uncontrolled truth, that no man ever made an ill figure who understood his own talents, nor a good one who mistook them.
Jonathan Swift
When married, you’re a 1 woman man, when single, you’re a 1 woman man! Live like she’s out there and stop goofin round with girls you have no future with! Don’t waste your singleness. Use this season to know God more deeply, serve others, be generous with your time, $$$ & talents. Be satisfied in Him!
Andy Mineo
We have the reverse of the Puritan work ethic in America now. No one ever becomes a star by plugging along year after year. What is needed is flair, talent, ‘an eye,’ contacts, charisma, and, most of all, naturalness.
Judith Martin
Genius is a talent only for living, those who possess it have little gift for dying.
Janet Flanner
I was at House Of Hardcore for Tommy Dreamer. Good guy, great guy, great eye for talent – that’s why he booked me.
Maxwell Jacob Friedman
For people who are really talented, what you don’t say becomes extremely important. You have to judge what to say and what to leave alone so you can let the talent develop.
Itzhak Perlman
Ron Santo
Writing can be taken up at any point. But you need to remember that the arts are fundamentally unfair. Hard work and diligence won’t necessarily take you all the way. Talent, nepotism, influence, and pure luck play a huge part.
David Brin
I think there is a guy called Michael. It looks as though he’s got a talent. He will make his way to F1.
David Coulthard
Guy Peellaert was to Europe what Andy Warhol was to America – except Guy had more talent!
Jim Steranko
There are times in my life when I let myself get consumed with jealously for someone else’s life, their body, their wardrobe, their talent. They call it the green-eyed monster for a reason. It’s a self destructive and when it’s in the room, it consumes you. Be strong and don’t focus on what other people have.
Demi Lovato
Human communities depend upon a diversity of talent not a singular conception of ability. and at the heart of the challenge is to reconstitute our sense of ability and intelligence
Ken Robinson
We all want to judge; it’s an intrinsic part of our society and human nature. I’m not surprised that talent shows are hits, but I’m glad some of them aren’t so brutal.
Melissa Etheridge
Our gifts and talents should also be turned over to Him. They should be recognized for what they are, God’s loan to us, and should never be considered in any sense our own
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Great churches aren’t built on the gifts or talents of a few, but on the sacrifice of many.
Brian Houston
Of course, if you have thought up to now that an actor relies merely on inspiration you will have to change your mind. Talent without work is nothing more than raw unfinished material.
Constantin Stanislavski
The big talent is persistence.
Octavia E. Butler
Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.
John C. Maxwell
First, there must be talent. . .Then there must be discipline. . .Then there must be. . .and absolute conscience. . .to prevent faking.
Ernest Hemingway
You need a particular talent only to want to please. I don’t have this talent.
Eric Cantona
There exists a false aristocracy based on family name, property, and inherited wealth. But there likewise exists a true aristocracy based on intelligence, talent and virtue.
Tom Robbins
I can promise you none of these things. No sphere of usefulness; you are not needed there at all. No scope of your talents; only forgiveness for having perverted them. No atmosphere of inquiry, for I will bring you to the land not of questions but of answers, and you shall see the face of God. (pg 40)
C. S. Lewis
It’s a lot of talent sitting in suits.
LeBron James
I have no use for humility. I am a fellow with an exceptional talent.
Jackie Gleason
Back home everyone said I didn’t have any talent. They might be saying the same thing over here, but it sounds better in French.
Alan Jay Lerner
By and large I think art is made by people who have discipline married to talent in sufficiently large amounts to work even if they don’t feel like it. Anybody can get maudlin and decide to write poetry at 11 at night; the question is, can you do it at 8:30 on a Monday morning..?
Clive Barker
Punning is a talent which no man affects to despise but he that is without it.
Jonathan Swift
If you are without bread, how much wisdom can you boast and of what real utility are your talents, if you cannot procure for yourselves and save against a day of scarcity those substances designed to sustain your natural lives?
Brigham Young
I want to thank God, obviously for the health, for the talent He’s given me, for my family who supports me, for the things that basketball’s taught me on and off the court. For the people that I’ve been able to meet through the game of basketball.
Stephen Curry
I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn’t know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do.
Bob Ross
You could name the great stars of the silent screen who were finished; the great directors gone; the great title writers who were washed up. But remember this, as long as you live: the producers didn’t lose a man. They all made the switch. That’s where the great talent is.
Ernst Lubitsch
Our people are slow to learn the wisdom of sending character instead of talent to Congress. Again and again they have sent a man of great acuteness, a fine scholar, a fine forensic orator, and some master of the brawls has crunched him up in his hands like a bit of paper.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
‘Fight Master’ is a proving ground for young, aspiring fighters who want a chance to play on a bigger stage. That’s something it has in common with ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ which has always been like a farm league for the UFC, a place to develop new talent.
Randy Couture
You can give of your talent, you can give of your possessions, or you can give of yourself. For God’s sake, give something.
Cleveland Amory
There are lots of jobs in search of talent. And there’s lots of talent in search of meaningful work.
Maynard Webb
The thing about the movie ‘Navy SEALs’ is that it was just such a waste. The script could’ve been shaped to be much better, and you just hate to see all that talent and passion go to waste.
Michael Biehn
Everyone liked me when I went up on the stage at a talent search in elementary school, and that’s when I decided to become a music artist.
I can just remember being broke, wondering if I had any talent – really wondering whether this was all a fantasy – but I had to get out there and keep trying.
Lenny Abrahamson
Well, it was one of my most gratifying experiences because I could devote my knowledge and my talent for the good for the City of Washington, and all the Federal projects where the Fine Arts Commission had jurisdiction, and it was a tremendous experience.
Felix de Weldon
I know people who’ve passed every creative writing course under the sun and who are more analytically intelligent and far better-read than I, but who just can’t write either fiction or drama. It’s like any art-form. In order for talent to be developed, crafted, it’s got to be there in the first place.
Suhayl Saadi
I love showcasing my talents – not only to my hometown fans and my own team but to the world.
LeBron James
To be granted some kind of usable talent and to be able to use it to the fullest extent of which you are capable – this, to me, is a kind of joy that is almost unequaled.
Lawrence Welk
If I have any talent at all, it is not for doing but for being.
Quentin Crisp
Sometimes I think your face and your bearing and your energy have so much more to do with the jobs you get than the actual work and the time and the effort that you put in, or the talent even.
Elizabeth Reaser
To become a good player, you need talent. To become a great player, you need an attitude like Kohli.
Sunil Gavaskar
At one point, Lucille’s agent wanted to have me fired, telling her that my eyes were bigger than hers. When I head this, I told her that if I had her looks and talent, I’d keep me and fire the agent!
Vivian Vance
I believe God gave me talent to play this game, and I’d be sacrificing those gifts if I didn’t give my best every single day.
Derek Carr
She drank a glass of wine and looked for something new to ruin with her lack of talent.
Chuck Palahniuk
I just want my kids to love who they are, have happy lives and find something they want to do and make peace with that. Your job as a parent is to give your kids not only the instincts and talents to survive, but help them enjoy their lives.
Susan Sarandon
In life there is nothing more common than talent and intelligence. What is missing is passion, persistence, commitment, and dedication.
Calvin Coolidge
Luis is right there.” I point to the corner of the yard, where my little brother is the centre of attention doing imitations of barnyard animals. I have yet to inform him that talent isn’t as much of a chick magnet when you get into junior high.
Simone Elkeles
Obviously, everybody wants to see Tiger [Woods] come back, but I think it’s in a really good place with how much talent is out there and the exciting finishes you have, week in, week out.
Stephen Curry
It’s far too much to say that effective hoping is the only – or even the biggest – part of what it takes to succeed. If 14% of business productivity can be attributed to hope, that means 86% is dependent on raw talent, fickle business cycles, the quality of the product you’re selling, and often pure, dumb luck.
Jeffrey Kluger
I always say that talent and capability is everywhere, all it needs is opportunity.
Kathrine Switzer
It’s always true, and in all the arts. When one guy’s terrific, there will be a lot of other terrific guys around. And this last decade, the ’90s, has been a period of very low talent.
William Goldman
The 2002 (Olympic) team was a great team, we won the gold medal, they deserved all the accolades that they got. But this team seems to have a little more depth and maybe a little more talent to pick from. So it makes the job of picking the right 23 guys even more difficult.
Wayne Gretzky
You were born with the seeds of your talent, the ability to observe the world around you and weave piece of it into a story. I believe that most — if not all — people are born with these seeds. What separates the writers from the non-writers is that the writers actually sit down and, you know… write.
Laurie Halse Anderson
The key is working with great directors. A film is so many different people and all their talents, but particularly the directors, because of the idiosyncrasies of that person.
Felicity Jones
He [Roger Federer] is the greatest natural talent in tennis I’ve ever seen. I love to watch the guy play, he’s an awesome talent
John McEnroe
Our lives are like the talents in the parable of the three stewards. It is something that has been given to us for the time being and we have the opportunity and privilege of doing our best with this precious gift.
George Vaillant
Outsiders always look for a reason to explain why they are not inside. They never look in the mirror. Let’s face it, the profession I’m in is a very simple and a very cruel one. There is no way that you can create a career for someone without talent and no way to stop a career of someone with talent.
Isaac Stern
We had Chinese artists that would put in elements for the Chinese audience like the calligraphy actually means something so the audience when they read it they’ll understand. So there were definitely little things we were able to do that specifically leveraged the artists’ talents.
Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learned. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and, where appropriate, profits.
Edward de Bono
Make your own talent, make your own luck, and activate your stubborn streak, and there’s nothing that can stop you.
Meryl Streep’s got talent, she’s got skills. I’m sure she wants to be on ‘Cougar Town,’ right?
Brian Van Holt
I have tried to explore the little talent I have for writing.
Cyril Cusack
Everybody in the world is talking about Canada…outside of the US, there is probably no country in the world that is producing more blue-chip young basketball talent than Canada.
George Raveling
Talents of the novelist: … observation of character, analysis of emotion, people’s feelings, personal relations.
Virginia Woolf
I’m not an experimental artist. I have no talent for that. I need a certain kind of antecedent form to follow.
Tony Kushner
Neither federal nor state government acts compatibly with equal protection when a law or official policy denies to women, simply because they are women, full citizenship stature – equal opportunity to aspire, achieve, participate in and contribute to society based on their individual talents and capacities.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
You surround yourself with amazing, grade-A talent, and you’re going to have to lift your game. You kind of thrive just by being around such people.
Joe Lo Truglio
I have more talent in my smallest fart than you have in your entire body.
Walter Matthau
We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.
Sheryl Sandberg
There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that.
Derek Jeter
Even if you want something so badly, without talent, you can’t even get the opportunity. You remain as the chorus for the rest of your life.
Cheon Eunbi
The nature of a society is largely determined by the direction in which talent and ambition flow – by the tilt of the social landscape.
Eric Hoffer
Possessing talent is nothing more than the continuous pursuit of a life-long interest.
Bob Ross
The greatest and best talent that God gives to any man or woman in this world is the talent of prayer.
Alexander Whyte
Becoming a professional artist takes talent and perseverance, even more so when the field is photography.
Clyde Butcher
Many of us squander precious natural resources -time, creative energy, emotion- comparing our talents to those of others. Today ask Spirit to call forth your authentic gifts, so that you might know them, acknowledge them, and own them.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
We have the insight and the tools to identify and bring to fruition the dormant talent that our artists possess. Favored Nations will be branded as the home base for inspired musical talent.
Steve Vai
Getting to the next level always requires ending something, leaving it behind, and moving on. Growth demands that we move on. Without the ability to end things, people stay stuck, never becoming who they are meant to be, never accomplishing all that their talents and abilities should afford them.
Henry Cloud
Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn’t do to upset one’s own vanity.
Dylan Thomas
There’s really no substitute for working hard. I think that’s my biggest talent. There are always people who are funnier and more talented than I am, but I don’t take anything for granted and I commit myself 100% to each of my roles.
Ken Jeong
We read often with as much talent as we write.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is not about discovering our talents; it is about pushing our talents to the limit and discovering our genius.
Robert Breault
All musical talent is absent in me, to the point of being unable to play board games that require you to hum a tune while others guess what it is, since all my humming sounds the same. Musical instruments have always seemed like alien artifacts to me, even as I really admire anyone who can play one.
Jeff VanderMeer
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
Henri Frederic Amiel
The value of getting to your goals lives not in reaching the goal but what the talents/strengths/capabilities the journey reveals to you.
Robin Sharma
Good preparation is key for me. Nowadays everyone is an actor slash writer, slash this, slash that, its cool; and you can only go so far on pure talent so you also need to know your craft well. I directed tons of shorts in college and acted in a slew of non paying acting work. You just have to be prepared. Period.
Jaime Zevallos
Genius is talent provided with ideals.
W. Somerset Maugham
Our greatness, our talent has never been the question. It’s been a matter of grappling for control over what we do.
Spike Lee
Much of the time I’ve spent trying to impress people has been a waste. The reality is people are impressed with all kinds of things: intelligence, power, money, charm, talent, and so on. But the ones we tend to stay in love with are, in the long run, the ones who do a decent job loving us back.
Donald Miller
I’m reaching out to all Americans – Democrats, Republicans, and independents – because we need everybody to help make our country what it should be, to grow the economy, to make it fairer, to make it work for everyone. We need your talents, your skills, your commitments, your energy, your ambition.
Hillary Clinton
As to great and commanding talents, they are the gift of Providence in some way unknown to us, they rise where they are least expected; they fail when everything seems disposed to produce them, or at least to call them forth.
Edmund Burke
During the latency years, American children need experiences that promote academic talents, a sense of responsibility, and most important, a belief that they can attain the goals valued by self and community. They need reassurance that these goals are attainable.
Jerome Kagan
While there’s plenty to be said for drive and talent, it was my parents’ support that started me on the path that led me here today.
Tichina Arnold
Strength is not energy; some authors have more muscles than talent.
Joseph Joubert
You can have talent and strength, but the most important is determination.
Lyoto Machida
The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it.
James Agate
It is often said that in Ireland there is an excess of genius unsustained by talent; but there is talent in the tongues.
V. S. Pritchett
At least with pets, and for all I know, people too, intelligence and quick-wittedness have nothing to do with a talent for being loved, or being kind, nothing at all, less than nothing.
Charles Baxter
Allow me to offer my congratulations on the truly admirable skill you have shown in keeping clear of the mark. Not to have hit once in so many trials, argues the most splendid talents for missing.
Thomas de Quincey
We definitely have a lot of talent in India for football. It is great to see football’s growing popularity and I really hope a larger number of corporate companies invest in the game so that one day we have a great team to boast about.
Suresh Raina
A first novel should be brash and ambitious, and announce the arrival of a new talent.
Stuart Woods
The world of dance is a natural world from which civilization has divorced many of us by making it appear remote – something reserved for the few who have a special talent.
Margot Fonteyn
I’m a big ‘American Idol’ watcher, and sometimes I like to watch ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Those are big, corny admissions, but sometimes it’s so fun to see those kids really sing their hearts out.
Katey Sagal
I was singing when I was five years old. My sister and I both had the talent from mom and dad, and she was in opera and I was into pop and uh, rhythm and blues, anything, I was about a four octave singer.
Carl Gardner
We felt the time was right to open up the boundaries, and say to all of America, regardless of your age, whether you’re 2, whether you’re 100, regardless of what you believe your talent is – juggling, magic, singing – this is the show you can enter. It’s as simple as that.
Simon Cowell
I thought my talent would transcend my outspokenness. I was wrong.
Mickey Rourke
Every person is endowed with God-given abilities, and we must cultivate every ounce of talent we have in order to maintain our pinnacle position in the world.
Benjamin Carson
People of higher talent work, even if they seem to do nothing
Leonardo da Vinci
There’s never any graffiti in the hotel. Although in the Gents a couple of weeks ago I did see someone had drawn a lady’s part. Quite detailed. The guy obviously had talent.
Steve Coogan
My talent lies in the fact that I cannot touch a camera without expressing myself.
Andre Kertesz
Paul Scholes is just fantastic. When you play alongside him, you realise what a special talent he is.
Michael Carrick
Open Secret boasts a nifty plot and, in Coroner Fortin, a fascinating protagonist who will likely be around for a long time. Deryn Collier is a talent to watch.
Giles Blunt
We in Ireland are gifted beyond most peoples with a talent for acting, and in Dublin especially, while scorning culture, which indeed we have not got, we are possessed of a most futile and diverting cleverness.
Susan Mitchell
Talent is a tenant in the house owned by genius.
Austin O’Malley
If you have a great love of singing, supported by others’ fondness for your voice, then it is worth making every effort, of making every sacrifice, to achieve your goal. A great voice will easily find teachers who are willing to help a struggling young talent, and the ways of the Lord are infinite.
Andrea Bocelli
Working for incredible talents like Balenciaga and Antonio Castillo, I learned about the immense skill and creativity involved in couture work.
Oscar de la Renta
You shouldn’t take pride in your natural talents any more than you should take pride in your sex, your race or color of your hair
Marcus Buckingham
Nature does nothing in vain. Therefore, it is imperative for persons to act in accordance with their nature and develop their latent talents, in order to be content and complete.
We [Americans] are a nation of immigrants. We all understand what this country has become because talent from all around the world wants to come here, people who are willing to take risks, people who want to build on their dreams and make sure their kids have an – even bigger dreams than they have.
Barack Obama
Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited.
Shinichi Suzuki
Oftentimes an originator of new language forms is called ‘pretentious’ by jealous talents. But it ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.
Jack Kerouac
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
Marianne Williamson
Potassium cyanide,” says the talent wrangler as she leans over to pick up a paper napkin off the floor. “Found naturally in the cassava or manioc roots native to Africa, used to tint architectural blueprints in the form of the deep-blue pigment known as Prussian blue. Hence the shade ‘cyan’ blue.
Chuck Palahniuk
When I was six I entered a talent contest. I dyed my hair blond, had a chainsaw and pretended I was Eminem. The old folk weren’t expecting that.
Nico Mirallegro
Talent may frolic and juggle; genius realizes and adds.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My father loved baseball and he cultivated my talent. I don’t think he ever had any doubt in his mind that I would play professional baseball someday.
Bob Feller
And because he knows that we don’t have an ounce of talent to waste, the president took action to lift the shadow of deportation from a generation of young, law-abiding immigrants called dreamers.
Julian Castro
A lot of times I find that people who are blessed with the most talent don’t ever develop that attitude, and the ones who aren’t blessed in that way are the most competitive and have the biggest heart.
Tom Brady
I was the boy who liked to sing his own songs at talent shows, and I was suddenly officially uncool.
Josh Groban
Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express.
Brenda Ueland
It would need someone very remarkable to recover your name, Stephen, someone of rare perspicacity, with extraordinary talents and incomparable nobility of character. Me, in fact.
Susanna Clarke
Photography is 1% talent and 99% moving furniture.
Arnold Newman
It is possible that the production of genius is reserved to a limited period of mankind’s history.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Talent is that which is in a man’s power; genius is that in whose power a man is.
James Russell Lowell
If you do not answer the noise and urgency of your gifts, they will turn on you. Or drag you down with their immense sadness at being abandoned.
Joy Harjo
I have more of a vivid imagination than I have talent. I cook up ideas. It’s just a characteristic.
Francis Ford Coppola
The main thing to do is relax and let your talent do the work.
Charles Barkley
Great leaders have an ability, a characteristic of analyzing very good talent, and empowering that talent.
Rick Perry
I think the definition of an artist is not necessarily tied into excellence or talent; an artist is somebody who, if you took away their freedom to make art, would lose their mind.
Richard Price
I started Michael years ago. I saw him in Gary, Indiana, and we’d have him on the talent shows. He kind of emulated me, and did the best he could.
James Brown
No one would have picked me out in high school and said, ‘This guy is going to be in show business.’ I don’t have any of the talents you would normally associate with show business.
Jerry Springer
I admire writers who can make complicated things simple, but my own talent has been to make simple things complicated.
John Barth
I have to say: We were looking at all of Native American actors, who mostly all work under one casting director. And there’s so much talent to be cast. There really is. We saw some really good readings. There’s more talent to be had there.
Kelly Reichardt
Talent perceives differences; genius, unity.
William Butler Yeats
Of all the talents bestowed upon men, none is so precious as the gift of oratory. He who enjoys it wields a power more durable than that of a great king. He is an independent force in the world.
Winston Churchill
Having a talent is not enough: one must also have your permission to have it–right, my friends?
Friedrich Nietzsche
Of Virginia Woolf: The talent of this generation which is most certain of survival.
Rebecca West
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent
Robert De Niro
Messi is a natural born talent, that is not to say he doesn’t work hard, but you can’t teach what he can do.
Talent is a firefly; even in a remote dark forest, sooner or later it is caught to an eye.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
It always amazes me when I see young people with raw talent and passion.
Laura Bell Bundy
If I wasn’t acting, I have no clue what I’d be doing ’cause I have no other talent.
Morgan Freeman
Happiness is the utilization of one’s talents along lines of excellence.
I do not want to die… until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.
Kathe Kollwitz
What’s yours? How will you serve the world? What do they need that your talent can provide? That’s all you have to figure out.
Jim Carrey
Brevity – the sister of talent.
Anton Chekhov
I don’t believe Chinese movies should only have Chinese cast and talents shooting it with a Chinese story.
Bruno Zheng Wu
If ‘Pygmalion’ is not good enough for your friends with its own verbal music, their talent must be altogether extraordinary.
George Bernard Shaw
I have a talent for happiness. I look with the eyes of a painter, and I see beauty.
Sylvia Kristel
Since the choice of what we curl up with is often crucial for our solace and sanity, we need to learn how to nurture the talent of selection. Book browsing is a meditative art…Books are as essential as breathing.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
The British playwright Nina Raine is one of her generation’s most promising talents.
John Lahr
Everyone has unique gifts and talents. What you love is what you’re gifted at. To be completely happy, to live a completely fulfilled life, you have to do what you love.
Barbara Sher
It is believed that the average person uses no more than 10% of his or her potential. Ten percent! We’re not even scratching the surface of what we’re capable of. We are all blessed with a continent of unexplored gifts and talents. Use them, or lose them!
Clifton Anderson
I think you should make more movies, more musicals. I think the public deserves that. I think this country deserves to be able to get out and foster that talent. Give them an opportunity to become stars. I think the whole idea is wonderful.
Donald O’Connor
I love to see new talent, new people beginning. It’s a wonderful thing, and one wonders where their journey will take them. Sometimes they ask me for advice but it’s very difficult to advise people. Everyone has their own destiny really.
Greg Lake
Desire is everything, not talent. It’s the degree of one’s desire that will dictate the extent of one’s success, in any endeavour.
Ken Danby
I have an open mind – – I read, I study, I study your work and the work of other people with less talent. But that is not what I do in my writing and teaching. Still the love for the text we have in common.
Elie Wiesel
Far too many people spend a lifetime headed in the wrong direction. They go not only from the cradle to the cubicle, but then to the casket, without uncovering their greatest talents and potential.
Tom Rath
In my early days I was a contract player at Universal and I had a wonderful mentor named Monique James, who was head of talent there, and she used to drag me on sets to do parts.
Sharon Gless
Talent should minister to genius.
Robert Browning
I’m going out to let my real talent show, not to just stand there and dance around. Personally, I’d never lip-synch. It’s just not me.
Ashlee Simpson
My brother Art was a doo-wopper. He had a group that sat out on a park bench in New Orleans and sang harmonies at night, and they’d go around and win all the talent shows and get all the girls, you know.
Aaron Neville
I realized Michael was right. I mean, I am always writing in this journal. And I do compose a lot of poetry, and write a lot of notes and emails and stuff. I mean, I feel like I am always writing. I do it so much, I never even thought about it as a talent. It’s just something I do all the time, like breathing.
Meg Cabot
I don’t want everybody to try to sound like something; I think that God has given us each unique talents and passions. The things that come out of me will be different than my neighbor, because I have a totally different set of relationships, totally different set influences and personality traits.
Michael Gungor
Any chance I had to get in front of people – amateur talent contests at movie houses like the Broadway, the president – I took.
Frankie Avalon
Among the multitude of scholars and authors, we feel no hallowing presence; we are sensible of a knack and skill rather than of inspiration; they have a light, and know not whence it comes, and call it their own; their talent is some exaggerated faculty, some overgrown member, so that their strength is a disease.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Being a good designer certainly doesn’t guarantee that you’re good at business. It’s probably more surprising when the two talents coexist in one person.
Susan Orlean
Talent will come out.
Ray Walston
Google attracts so much talent, it can afford to look beyond traditional metrics, like G.P.A. For most young people, though, going to college and doing well is still the best way to master the tools needed for many careers.
Thomas Friedman
We are not created equal in talent. But the place where we are least equal is the heart. You can work at a talent, take lessons, but love, love either works or it doesn’t. You love someone or you don’t. You can’t change it. You can’t undo it.
Laurell K. Hamilton
Your attitude to life is far more important in determining your happiness than your money, appearance, social status or talent.
Stephanie Dowrick
Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott
If you’re very talented and keep winning, you’ll do just fine. It may take a while. But the talent is hard to identify and talent is hard to tell from luck. There’s an awful lot of luck in this business. Past performance is not helpful in judging future performance.
John C. Bogle
I think we have some special talents. That being said, I think it’s dangerous to rely on special talents – it’s better to own lots of monopolistic businesses with unregulated prices. But that’s not the world today. We have made money exercising our talents and will continue to do so.
Charlie Munger
If you have talent, then success will come to you.
Kartik Aaryan
If he [Toshack] thinks there is lots of young Welsh talent coming through, then good luck to him.
Robbie Savage
For my victory over Capablanca I am indebted primarily to my superiority in the field of psychology. Capablanca played, relying almost exclusively on his rich intuitive talent. But for the chess struggle nowadays one needs a subtle knowledge of human nature, an understanding of the opponent’s psychology.
Alexander Alekhine
Moving pictures can be and will be new and fresh and exciting as long as there are ideas and talent in the world.
Walt Disney
Music reality shows provide a platform to people who have talent and gives them visibility and exposure. It is a win-win situation for participants.
Shreya Ghoshal
The more highly we think of ourselves-our abilities and talents-the less God can use us.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
In a free government the demand for moral qualities should be made superior to that of talents.
Andrew Jackson
This industry is 90 percent business, 10 percent talent.
Be really picky with your hiring, and hire the absolute best people you possibly can. People are the most important component of almost every business, and attracting the best talent possible is going to make a huge difference.
Peter Berg
If you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
Michael Jordan
Indeed, I am sometimes inclined to doubt whether some men consider youth as rational and intelligent beings, with minds capable of expansion, and talents formed for usefulness.
Joseph Lancaster
A man sitting monkey-like on the rooftop of his brain is due the applause such feats earn him.
This world is so crazy. So many things are based on popularity versus talent. So there’s a lot of folks who are not so talented, but they’re popular and they have “x” amount of followers on social media.
Lenny Kravitz
The fame of surgeons resembles the fame of actors, who live only during their lifetime and whose talent is no longer appreciable once they have disappeared.
Honore de Balzac
What I like about teaching is the discipline of finding words to unpack the artistic process. And I admire the drive in students who want to write, the mystery of how artistic talent unfolds.
Alison Hawthorne Deming
You have to take chances – working in film is a mixture of luck, talent, and ability to take the risk. You have to be optimistic. You can’t be a pessimistic person.
Nathan Crowley
Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.
Harvey Mackay
Your education experience, talent intelligence, and financial situations don’t matter. The important thing is the direction in which you focus your unique, powerful, creative mind
Mark Allen
By… [selecting] the youths of genius from among the classes of the poor, we hope to avail the State of those talents which nature has sown as liberally among the poor as the rich, but which perish without use if not sought for and cultivated.
Thomas Jefferson
Big Texas (Nolan Ryan) is here. The reason I like to keep Nolan around is he is a reminder that when we got done with the Sammy Sosa trade, there was still some talent on the Rangers.
George W. Bush
The ability to write compelling emails may be the single most useful talent an organizer can possess.
Bill McKibben
I think that that’s always been a real talent of mine is to be able to spot somebody who has that thing that is so non-definable, that thing that I wish I possessed.
Rosie O’Donnell
Faith is a capacity of the spirit. It is like talent: you have to be born with it
Anton Chekhov
I feel like if we’re blessed enough to be given talent, to be given an opportunity, then why not take that opportunity and make it for someone’s betterment you know?
Kelly Rowland
Lee Strasberg told me I had talent. Real talent. It was the first time that anyone, except my father–who had to say so–told me I was good. At anything. It was a turning point in my life. I went to bed thinking about acting. I woke up thinking about acting. It was like the roof had come off my life!
Jane Fonda
Criticism is often not a science; it is a craft, requiring more good health than wit, more hard work than talent, more habit than native genius. In the hands of a man who has read widely but lacks judgment, applied to certain subjects it can corrupt both its readers and the writer himself.
Jean de la Bruyere
I glory in the fact that a human being has multiple talents and exercises them all with a degree of integrity and artistic proficiency. That’s what I do.
Theodore Bikel
India is a fertile ground for entrepreneurs, given its large pool of world-class talent and resources. India’s ability to generate wealth and create social good will come if we let entrepreneurs flourish by encouraging and enabling innovation.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.
Bethany Hamilton
Don’t be afraid to see the gift and talent you have, because that thing could lead to a substantial career for you. Because we all do something as good or better than most people.
Frankie Faison
All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent.
John F. Kennedy
I have come to the definite conclusion that musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed.
Shinichi Suzuki
When I started 70 odd years ago I was told that to be a success you’ve got to have talent, personality and luck. I’ve had 99.9 percent luck and the other miniscule percentage would be having had the luck to have a little bit of talent, being able to stand upright and that’s it. It’s all luck.
Roger Moore
The Negroes have little invention, but strong powers of imitation, so that they readily acquire mechanic arts. They have a great talent for music, and all their external senses are remarkably acute.
Samuel George Morton
Among her other talents were forgetting what she did not like and ignoring what she preferred not to see.
Anna Godbersen
Talent is in short supply everywhere. At Wipro, we are training nonengineers to be engineers.
Azim Premji
I think reality TV now needs a big kick up the a – to get creative and be meaningful, I think. Otherwise, people are becoming famous for having no talent, based on pure exposure. That’s the grating part.
Gordon Ramsay
I think it’s important to make clear, you know, that the problem with American soccer… it isn’t talent.
Christian Pulisic
To each is given a certain inward talent, a certain outward environment or fortune; to each by wisest combination of these two, a certain maximum capacity.
Thomas Carlyle
I’m a classic example of what can happen if you follow your inner voice. I was cursed with interests and some talent in many different areas. It confuses people.
Dirk Benedict
In the end, passion and hard work beats out natural talent.
Pete Docter
Everyone has a talent. It’s simply a question of good discipline, of the good fortune to have an education that meshes with that talent, and a lot of luck.
Twyla Tharp
If there is a God, he or she or it or whatever higher power there is is behind us so long as we’re using our music in an inspirational way. I’m here for a reason, and I was given a talent, so I’ll continue to try to use it.
Bert McCracken
I want people to appreciate talent and ability.
Michael Jackson
I learned more of how to appreciate what I had then – my family, my kids, the talent that God gives you – because He can take it away at any time. He took it away from Brian through death. He took it away from me through my knees.
Gale Sayers
I think in Israel there is so much talent in the TV world because there’s less movies done.
Ayelet Zurer
Faith is a talent, and it goes the way of all your talents. Getting old is the subtraction of your powers. Which very much goes for writing.
Martin Amis
You are only a young talent, but we don’t know how old your soul is.
Tom Jones
But we live in a modern world, you know, and, and also it does seem to me that if you – that whatever talents you have, it… I mean it may sound a bit absurd but I, I think it’s your, absolutely your duty to resolve them, you know?
Tim Curry
At the enterprise level, businesses have the talent and budget to create and enforce policies that prevent staffers from installing things themselves.
Jeff Duntemann
My illusions didn’t have anything to do with being a fine actress. I knew how third rate I was. I could actually feel my lack of talent, as if it were cheap clothes I was wearing inside. But, my God, how I wanted to learn, to change, to improve!
Marilyn Monroe
When you wrap up your self-worth with your talent, and suddenly you might not be the most talented, that’s really scary. And I think that fear is in part why I turned to comedy because I had no expectations of being a comedian. It was exciting to get good at something where I wasn’t afraid of not being the best.
Rachel Bloom
[T]he schools, through reliance upon the spur of competition and the bestowing of special honors and prizes, only build up and strengthen the disposition that makes an individual when he leaves school employ his special talents and superior skill to outwit his fellow without respect for the welfare of others
John Dewey
Democracy is nothing but the Tyranny of Majorities, the most abominable tyranny of all, for it is not based on the authority of a religion, not upon the nobility of a race, not on the merits of talents and of riches. It merely rests upon numbers and hides behind the name of the people.
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Okay, I’m lazy. But being lazy is a talent. Sometimes it takes an awful lot of work.
M.C. Beaton
I want to serve. I love my country. I love service above self and I don’t want my talents to go to waste. I also want to send a message to other men and women who’ve tripped over themselves, or over life: that you need to serve your time in purgatory.
Paula Broadwell
There should be a talent that goes along with being famous.
Chelsea Handler
A talent can be cultivated in tranquility; a character only in the rushing stream of life.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
An award recognizing your talent is an honor. That matters a lot to me.
Payal Rohatgi
Composers today get a TV script on Friday and have to record on Tuesday. It’s just dreadful to impose on gifted talent and expect decent music under these conditions.
Alex North
Good sense is at the bottom of everything: virtue, genius, wit, talent and taste.
Joseph Chenier
When we get to a point when trans folks are included in the creative process, the narrative will be much more authentic. Trans actors playing trans roles is a key part of that. But some of the trans talent is not even making it into the audition room, let’s be honest.
Trace Lysette
I want to risk hitting my head on the ceiling of my talent. I want to really test it out and say: O.K., you’re not that good. You just reached the level here. I don’t ever want to fail, but I want to risk failure every time out of the gate.
Quentin Tarantino
I see the notion of talent as quite irrelevant. I see instead perseverance, application, industry, assiduity, will, will, will, desire, desire, desire.
Gordon Lish
Porgy is…an interesting example of what can be done by talent in spite of a bad setup. With a libretto that should never have been accepted on a subject that should never have been chosen, a man who should never have attempted it has written a work that has a considerable power.
George Gershwin
Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
Benjamin Disraeli
During my participation in the Manhattan Project and subsequent research at Los Alamos, encompassing a period of fifteen years, I worked in the company of perhaps the greatest collection of scientific talent the world has ever known.
Frederick Reines
Sometimes writers of no talent at all can write great acting scenes. Sometimes the very best writers can’t write scenes that come to life.
Anita Loos
Thank you,” the young mother said again. “Thank you.” “The Black Tower protects,” Logain heard himself say. “Always.” “I will send him to you to be tested when he is of age,” the woman promised, holding her son. “I would have him join you, if he has the talent.” The talent. Not the curse. The talent.
Robert Jordan
Mere literary talent is common; what is rare is endurance, the continuing desire to work hard at writing.
Donald Hall
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
William Blake
I can do this thing called the ‘eyebrow wave,’ where I can move my eyebrows in a…wave-ular motion, whatever you call it. I feel like all the teen magazines have sucked me dry of my cool talents.
Victoria Justice
Talent can’t be taught, but it can be awakened.
Wallace Stegner
I don’t have any secret sauce and I’m no smarter than anyone else. I will say I have surrounded myself with unbelievable talent that has made my job easier.
Howard Schultz
The talent of insinuation is more useful than that of persuasion, as everybody is open to insinuation, but scarce any to persuasion.
Lord Chesterfield
Everybody is blessed with a certain talent, you have to know what your talent is maximize it and push it to the limit.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Create the kind of workplace and company culture that will attract great talent. If you hire brilliant people, they will make work feel more like play.
Richard Branson
Sophistication called for a variety of talents and attitudes, but the minimum requirement was being in New York. Not all New Yorkers achieved it, but nobody elsewhere had a prayer.
Barbara Holland
Having talent is like having blue eyes. You don’t admire a man for the colour of his eyes. I admire a man for what he does with his talent.
Anthony Quinn
There is something inherently valuable about being a misfit. It’s not to say that every person who has artistic talent was a social outcast, but there is definitely a value for identifying yourself differently and being proud that you are different.
Daniel Radcliffe
What you have inherited from your forefathers, it takes work to make it your own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I’ve always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation.
Will Smith
To be a scholar of mathematics you must be born with talent, insight, concentration, taste, luck, drive and the ability to visualize and guess.
Paul Halmos
It is very important to highlight the young talent of India.
Armaan Malik
What you should want from life is an arena big enough to express your talents and gifts.
Pleasant Rowland
A lot of people wanted to try to make me the white Nicki Minaj. That’s not what I’m trying to do. I love ‘hood’ music, but my talent is as a singer.
Miley Cyrus
We are told that talent creates opportunity, yet it is desire that creates talent.
Bruce Lee
I always felt that the telefilm directors made wonderful films, which are even better than the big screen movies, but never got enough opportunities to showcase their talents on the big screens.
Arin Paul
As we follow [the Savior], He blesses us with gifts, talents, and the strength to do His will, allowing us to go beyond our comfort zones and do things we’ve never before thought possible.
Robert D. Hales
Most people with a big idea, great talent and/or something to say don’t get lucky at first. Or second. Or even third. It’s so easy to conclude that if you’re not lucky, you’re not good. So persistence becomes an essential element of good, because without persistence, you never get a chance to get lucky.
Seth Godin
I want my work to reflect my level of gifts and talent
Viola Davis
When it’s easy to make money, you have no incentive to think about development of talent.
Malcolm Gladwell
Nobody – but nobody – has ever become really proficient at golf without practice, without doing a lot of thinking and then hitting a lot of shots.В  It isn’t so much a lack of talent; it’s a lack of being able to repeat good shots consistently that frustrates most players.В  And the only answer to that is practice.
Jack Nicklaus
I think writing is such a great talent, and if I was better I would love to be a writer.
Shiloh Fernandez
Jackie had a keen eye for talent, and like an elephant never forgot. And, he was always right on the mark.
Audrey Meadows
A man may and ought to pride himself more on his will than on his talent.
Honore de Balzac
CBS is proud to have been the home of David Letterman since 1993. He is truly one of the great talents of our time, and we hope things work out.
Leslie Moonves
Respect talent. Get respect where respect is due, but don’t be caught up in yourself where you do things obliviously and not pay attention to what is going on.
Robert Griffin III
Out of the thousand writers huffing and puffing through movieland there are scarcely fifty men and women of wit or talent. The rest of the fraternity is deadwood. Yet, in a curious way, there is not much difference between the product of a good writer and a bad one. They both have to toe the same mark.
Ben Hecht
Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
Emily Dickinson
I feel like directing is an innate talent.
Jordana Brewster
Talent is only interesting if it’s challenged.
Kevin Spacey
In France, if you have any sort of talent, you’d better keep it here. And if you’re going to go abroad, it had better not be America. The old battle – American versus Frog cinema. It’s ridiculous.
Jean Reno
I think being an actress is more how to cope with the fact that you can’t do anything else than to express a talent. It’s a way of being untalented for anything
Isabelle Huppert
We earth men have a talent for ruining big, beautiful things.
Ray Bradbury
Tact is one of the first of mental virtues, the absence of which is frequently fatal to the best of talents. Without denying that it is a talent of itself, it will suffice if we admit that it supplies the place of many talents.
William Gilmore Simms
[My mother] was the one who encouraged me constantly and always reminded me that God gave me a talent and I have to use it. I should not keep it locked inside.
St. Lucia
Many, many times, the kids with the less talent become the better athletes because they’re more dedicated to achieving their full potential.
Red Auerbach
Artists have no less talents than ever, their taste, their vision, their sentiment are often interesting; they are mighty in their independence and feeble only in their works.
George Santayana
I still don’t know if I’m good enough or if it’s a calling or a vocation or something, but the talent part is out. My desire to do it is undoubted. I just love doing this.
Chris Isaak
Only in recent history has “working hard” signaled pride rather than shame for lack of talent, finesse and, mostly, sprezzatura .
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.
Charles Horton Cooley
No, I firmly believe in giving my place to another person. We have a lot of talent back home. I don’t want to hang on for just the sake of hanging on.
Abhinav Bindra
If you love what you do, and you believe in your talent, there’s nothing better than breaking through. There’s no better feeling than breaking through.
Ice Cube
I had to give it him, to flatter and insult a woman in one propostition took talent.
Ilona Andrews
To suddenly be a hero on a world basis was hard for me to understand. God gave me a gift. I got the chance to use it. I didn’t think I deserved what people were saying. My talent is just more visible than theirs.
Grete Waitz
You know, I don’t want to be offensive. But ‘Infinite Jest’ [regarded by many as Wallace’s masterpiece] is just awful. It seems ridiculous to have to say it. He can’t think, he can’t write. There’s no discernible talent.
Harold Bloom
Creativity is neither the product of neurosis nor simple talent, but an intense courageous encounter with the Gods.
Rollo May
Happiness, in the ancient, noble sense, means self-fulfillment—and is given to those who use to the fullest whatever talents God … bestowed upon them.
Leo Rosten
Overacting is a self-indulgence, while underacting comes either through a lack of talent or a lack of courage.
Gregory Peck
Talent is important but it is not the key point.
Cristiano Ronaldo
A man of but mediocre talent who is furiously driven by deep desire will get somewhere. He who doesn’t desire deeply isn’t hurt much by failure.
Harvey Dunn
If a person really believes they need some kind of special inherited talent or proper-sided brain functioning, this will interfere with their productivity. I don’t want to know what side of the brain I am using.
Jim Rowe
Sweet Genius” viewers will be on the edge of their seats as we continue to push the limits with inspirations and ingredients, while showcasing the talents of some of the best pastry chefs around. As a result, the desserts that the chefs create are truly outrageous.
Ron Ben-Israel
If you work harder than somebody else, chances are you’ll beat him though he has more talent than you.
Bart Starr
Whate’er the talents, or howe’er designed, We hang one jingling padlock on the mind.
Alexander Pope
What men want is not talent, it is purpose; in other words, not the power to achieve, but the will to labor.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Everybody has a hard job. All real work is hard. My work happened also to be undoable. Morning after morning for 50 years, I faced the next page defenseless and unprepared. Writing for me was a feat of self-preservation. If I did not do it, I would die. So I did it. Obstinacy, not talent, saved my life.
Philip Roth
So precious a talent as intellect never was given to be wrapt in a napkin and buried in the earth.
Angelina Grimke
God gave me talent, He gave me gifts in order to magnify Him.
Ser’Darius Blain
There are so many ready to write (poor fools!) for the honor and glory of the thing, and there are so many ready to take advantage of this fact, and withhold from needy talent the moral right to a deserved remuneration.
Fanny Fern
The talent, including the talent for history – and I do think there are people who just have a talent for it, the way you have a talent for public speaking or music or whatever – it shouldn’t be allowed to lie dormant. It should be brought alive.
David McCullough
I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better.
William Faulkner
But it is a cold, lifeless business when you go to the shops to buy something, which does not represent your life and talent, but a goldsmith’s.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My real talent was for losing clients.
Jay Chiat
Talent does things tolerably well; genius does then intolerably better
Elbert Hubbard
I don’t want to be remembered as anything but brave. The only good intention to make money is to help others. I want to be Oprah. I want to be Melinda Gates. If I ever sell products other than my talents, then it will be to give more to others.
Lady Gaga
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
Larry Bird
We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
Eric Hoffer
I grew up on the rough side of the tracks. If you looked like you were soft, you would be fodder for the wolves. I came up in my neighbourhood like, ‘I’m just gonna be me,’ and all the thugs just said, ‘It’s OK, he’s special.’ They knew I had the talent with the rhymes, so they kept me around.
The discipline learned from putting in time and effort as a child is a skill and a talent you carry with you for the rest of your life in trying to achieve goals.
Gretchen Carlson
My education commitment is simple. I believe that every child is unique. Im going to work as hard as I know how, and Im going to ask each of you to help me to offer all Tennessee children the education they need to energize their God-given talents to take them as far as they can go.
Phil Bredesen
Sometimes a fool has talent, but never judgment.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The idea of being a rock and roll musician sort of suited my talents and mentality. The freedom was great, but then I found out I wasn’t free. I’d got boxed in…The whole Beatle thing is just beyond comprehension … subconsciously I was crying for help.
John Lennon
You don’t do any show to be celebrated. In fact, you don’t do any show thinking what’s going to happen in the end. You immerse yourself in a room full of talent and a room full of designers and you hope for the best.
Susan Stroman
The talent God gave me is beautiful and wonderful, but it is difficult because you are always facing other people keen to judge you. There are few people with such talent, so there are few able to judge what I am doing.
Mario Balotelli
Angelo is a brilliant jazz talent. His receptivity, seriousness, his ability to execute ideas simple or complex, combined with his love and feel for the substance of jazz reveal why he is an exceptional artist.
Mulgrew Miller
In 2001 we didn’t have all the talent in the world, we just had me on offense and just a bunch of tough ass dudes, and a great coach in Larry Brown.
Allen Iverson
However great a man’s natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
We are each given different gifts and talents by our Master. The thing that matters most is how we use what we have been given, not how much we make or do compared to someone else. What matters is that we spend ourselves.
Francis Chan
It was sometimes difficult to reconcile a man’s talents with his personality.
Christopher Moore
My coaching philosophy? Determine your players talents and give them every weapon to get the most from those talents.
Don Shula
Art depends on luck and talent.
Francis Ford Coppola
There’s tons of people with talent; it’s the system that’s all screwed up.
John Kricfalusi
Chess, like any creative activity, can exist only through the combined efforts of those who have creative talent, and those who have the ability to organize their creative work
Mikhail Botvinnik
Even during the casting process, the pools of talent are so deep when you have a call for Latin women or black women or a middle-aged woman because they never get their shot. There’s so much talent there.
Jenji Kohan
I don’t have to have talent. I just need to have auto-tune and be allowed to have the hottest track in the game, and my swag.
Spencer Pratt
Love is the desire to give, not to receive, something. Love is the art of producing something with the other’s talents.
Bertolt Brecht
Prayer is the greatest force that we can wield. It is the greatest talent which God has granted us. He has given it to every Christian.
John Mott
You can have tons of talent, but it won’t necessarily keep you fed. If you have sharp instincts, through, you’ll never go hungry.
Haruki Murakami
People talk about talent as though it were some neutral substance that can be applied to anything. But talent is narrow and only functions with a very few subjects, which it is up to the writer to find.
Wilfrid Sheed
Why has God given me such magnificent talent? It is a curse as well as a great blessing.
Albrecht Durer
The only way to learn writing is by writing. Talent, as charming as it sounds, amounts to no more than 12 per cent of the process. Work is 80 per cent. The remaining 8 per cent is ‘luck’ or ‘zeitgeist’ – in short, things that are not in our hands.
Elif Safak
Music is your own talent and is an important tool. Even if you dont want to be a role model, get ready to be in the public eye. Energy is there, you just have to use it.
Sean Paul
If I have a talent, it’s already been exploited! I’ve shown everything I can do to the public.
Nick Cannon
Washington society has always demanded less and given more than any society in this country–demanded less of applause, deference,etiquette, and has accepted as current coin quick wit, appreciative tact, and a talent for talking.
M. E. W. Sherwood
One thing I can say about the Dallas Cowboys: They have always had talent around them. They have been one of the most talented football teams in all of football.
Emmitt Smith
Every orchestra I know, every opera house I know, is desperately looking around trying to find new talent, new composing talent, supporting young composers, supporting new ideas, supporting new ways of getting the message across.
Esa-Pekka Salonen
I don’t see anyone playing in the major leagues today (1982) who combines both the talent and the intensity that I had. I always tried to do the best. I knew I couldn’t always be the best, but I tried to be.
Frank Robinson
There’s a very fine line between winning and losing. Every team in the NFL has talent,but attitude is the biggest thing that counts – that, and playing together as a team. If you can capture that feeling, then you’ll have success.
Ray Bentley
The WWE is fine. They can afford to not only sign anybody they really want, but they can also afford to sign people just to keep them out of the talent pool that everybody else has.
Jim Cornette
To me, I feel like basketball and hip-hop have always been kinda conjoined because they’re very similar in their competitive nature, you know what I’m sayin’? It’s about technical skill, and then there’s just God-given talent.
Chance the Rapper
Baseball is about talent, hard work, and strategy. But at the deepest level, it’s about love, integrity, and respect.
Pat Gillick
Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death.
Gerald Brenan
Talent and effort, combined with our various backgrounds and life experiences, has always been the lifeblood of our singular American genius.
Michelle Obama
I never met a winner who had a work ethic. Not somebody who says I have so much talent that naturally I won.
Arnold Palmer
If we sleep more than is needful for the refreshment of the body, it is wasting the time with which the Lord has entrusted us as a talent, to be used for his glory, for our own benefit, and the benefit of the saints and the unbelievers around us.
George Muller
I don’t consider myself an artist necessarily, but craftsmen or people in the arts, their spiritualism is sort of when you’re writing well or performing well or doing whatever you do well, there’s an element of that that’s either God-given, a talent that you’re not necessarily responsible for.
Al Franken
The talent should speak for itself.
Jennifer Hudson
If you will make the necessary effort you can develop any talent.
Wallace D. Wattles
The very first show I did was ‘Fame L.A.’ Everyone had talent… it was either dancing or acting or something like that. I was a singer, so I got my first role.
Christian Kane
Your life’s work is something you love to do, something your talents can find full expression through. If we enjoy our work, we are sure to bring our creativity and enthusiasm to it.
Laurence Boldt
You know, you only get to live life once, so there are two things that that yields. One is that there’s no point in crying over spilt milk, but secondly you hate wasting time, energy, and whatever talent you’ve got.
David Miliband
I wasn’t the most prodigiously talented cricketer in Karnataka, let alone India. Some of my team-mates in my school team could hit the ball cleaner than I do. I had to work through that lack of talent, so to speak, that lack of natural flair. Runs never came easy for me.
Rahul Dravid
My father has a beautiful, beautiful voice. His father was a pastor of a church. He sang in church. My mother sang in a church choir. I can take no credit for my vocal talent, because, both my father, and mother have beautiful, beautiful voices.
Deniece Williams
The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction.
Samuel Johnson
Passion requires focused direction, and that direction must come from three other areas: your purpose, your talents, and your needs.
Steve Pavlina
Argentina is ready to take its place. Its a big country with a lot of talent.
Mauricio Macri
I’m a huge Dallas Mavs fan. What I love about Dirk Nowitzki is he has just as much talent as everyone else, if not more, and he never toots his own horn. He’s this silent warrior.
Erin Wasson
If you concern yourself with your neighbor’s talents, you’ll neglect your own. But if you concern yourself with yours, you could inspire both!
Max Lucado
Back in the days when I was growing up, the SWAC had as good of talent as any schools in the state.
James Green
The talent that has to be learned is finding out what someone’s passion is and setting them up to realize that. You don’t get the best work from people if you’re guiding them versus them guiding themselves.
Pete Cashmore
Think what a contribution selfish people of great talent could have made if their commitments had been made to Jesus Christ instead of to themselves! We will do better in every aspect of our lives if we commit to a God in whose life we see miracles, power over disease and death.
Vaughn J Featherstone
Her [ Onata April] great talent as an actress is that she has the ability to understand and listen to the scenario and what the story is, and then she can pretend and live that.
David A. Siegel
If I’d had covered [ Brett Favre] in Atlanta, I’d presume he’d go down as another Todd Marinovich. Talent out the gills, but lacking the control and discipline to make much of himself.
Jeff Pearlman
Mastery is not a function of I.Q. or natural talent or wealthy parents who can send you to the best school, but rather the result of going through a learning process, fueled by the desire to grow and the persistence to push past any obstacles.
Robert Greene
You learn this great lesson of life: it’s not about me. It’s just not. The matter of talent-which seemed so important to you when you were young-is not of great importance. We’re simply a conduit. We take things out of the air into us and put them in the form of stories. That’s pretty much it.
Garrison Keillor
Mother loathed the all-black B movies Hollywood made for the “colored” audience, where the stereotypes were broader and more offensive to her, and where the musical interludes did no justice to real talent, she said, but trivialized it.
Gayle Pemberton
Together we can build the Michigan we believe in, because we still have what we need most – the strength, the talent, the vision and the grit of the incredible people of this state.
Gretchen Whitmer
A timeless lesson for a deeply fulfilling life is to discover your calling, that special work or consuming occupation that fully engages your special talents with your passions.
Robin Sharma
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without perceiving it.
I adopted the theory of reincarnation when I was 26. Genius is experience. Some think to seem that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long experience in many lives
Henry Ford
Latinos are the fastest growing minority, and we’re obviously not going anywhere. We’re extremely loyal as a people, and I think Hollywood is starting to recognize that. It’s very rare for a major studio to nationally distribute a film with Latino talent, not only in front of the camera, but also behind the camera.
Aimee Garcia
I do not think men have more talent. There are a great many women in the arts; novelists, painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far lower in the field of song writing.
Dorothy Fields
I was definitely a thespian of sorts in elementary school. I went to a real small private school and every year I participated in the talent shows and the school plays, all of ’em.
Ariel Pink
At this point I feel like I could go out and accomplish anything. I’d just love to see Will Smith’s face if he found out I, Z-Braff, have the number one rap album in the country. That’d show that no-talent uncle tom.
Zach Braff
If a man has talent and can’t use it, he’s failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know.
Thomas Wolfe
There are certain things which are lost by being kept and saved by being used. Any individual talent is like that. If it is used, it will develop into something still greater. If someone refuses to use it, in the end that talent will be lost. Supremely so, life is like that.
William Barclay
How man evolved with such an incredible reservoir of talent and such fantastic diversity isn’t completely understood… he knows so little and has nothing to measure himself against.
Edward T. Hall
Going to college was never an option. I was passionate about music, but how much talent I actually had was another matter.
Paul Weller
Talent is a gift that can be given, and it can be taken away. We have to appreciate that.
Sidney Sheldon
Today I find it’s extremely hard to launch one’s brand, and that’s also why we are helping these young talents.
Delphine Arnault
And to get that much talent in the show—and to keep it constant and consistent—I think is a remarkable feat.
Anthony Head
Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won’t carry a quitter.
Stephen King
It’s not enough to have talent. You have to have a talent for your talent.
Stella Adler
It’s a culture shock to go from obscurity to notoriety in a flash. Its more to it than talent and money; its pressure, stress, enemies, critics; you have to develop relationships and a team. There are all of these things that go along with taking a leap and following your dreams.
T. D. Jakes
Make a strong and permanent commitment to invest your talents only in pursuits that deserve your best efforts.
Nido R Qubein
I think most of my success is my dedication, not my talent.
I think I have a good eye for talent. I think I’m smart enough to figure out what the mission is and achieve it. I achieve it by hiring good people.
Roger Ailes
There’s no “magic secret”; writing is like everything else; ten percent inspiration or talent, and ninety percent hard work. Persistence; keeping at it till you get there. As Agnes de Mille said, it means working every day—bored, tired, weary, or with a fever of a hundred and two.
Marion Zimmer Bradley
There are two differing approaches and they have different virtues, the method of talent management and recruitment.
John Gibbons
I always wish to find great virtues where there are great talents, and to love what I admire.
Elizabeth Montagu
And I specialize in fixing things up and restoring them to their former glory.” She wondered if that talent extended to humans, maybe even humans who never really had a former glory.
Jill Shalvis
When I had to fill in my immigration papers, I gave my age as 19, and my profession as genius; I added that I had nothing to declare except my talent.
Oscar Wilde
Film acting would be about 80 percent better than it has been lately if actors did their homework, if they didn’t have egos that took the size of their talent for granted.
Rod Steiger
No, but I’ve always felt that with true talent, and a commitment to hard work, it is possible to achieve an enduring respect and appreciation. In other words, I don’t take my fans for granted.
John Fogerty
If the WWF was about talent, Taka Michinoku would have been WWF champion
Mick Foley
I’ve always thought that parallel parking was my main talent.
Calvin Trillin
A particularly fine head on a man usually means that he is stupid; particularly deep philosophers are usually shallow thinkers; in literature, talents not much above the average are usually regarded by their contemporaries as geniuses.
Robert Musil
To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful, to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle to attempt what is difficult, is to strip talent of its dignity.
Jose Marti
Success is not a function of individual talent. It’s the steady accumulation of advantages. It’s bound up in so many other broader circumstantial, environmental, historical, and cultural factors.
Malcolm Gladwell
Strategy will compensate the talent.
The talent will never compensate the strategy.
Marco Pierre White
You have to have talent to some extent – I certainly hope I have talent – but you have to have luck as well. Once you get that first shot, that will get you noticed for the rest of your books and that will give the rest of your books a better chance.
Robert Jordan
envy, as a rule, is of success rather than of merit. No one would have objected to his talent deserving recognition – only to his getting it.
Ada Leverson
I have a responsibility to nurture and shepherd my talent and when I’m living the parts of my life not related to that I feel I have the right to be left alone.
Ashley Judd
Directing is like guitar playing. That’s a unique mind-set and talent, unto itself. I like the idea of putting everything together to make a great movie.
Reason shows itself in all occurrences of life; whereas the brute makes no discovery of such a talent, but in what immediately regards his own preservation or the continuance of his species.
Joseph Addison
France always has plenty men of talent, but it is always deficient in men of action and high character.
Napoleon Bonaparte
I wouldn’t even begin to presume that the talent of an able actor is anything like the talents of a prodigious musician.
Juliet Stevenson
[E]very man, everywhere, should be free to develop his talents to their full potential – unhampered by arbitrary barriers of race or birth or income.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Talent is one thing, it is how you nurture and develop it, and never walk away from it. You can be rich, successful, you win awards, but it can always be better.
Kevin Spacey
You can’t teach talent. You can’t put in what God left out – but you can teach confidence.
Gloria Naylor
I believe that I have a platform because God blessed me with the talent to play football. Having that talent, my job is to be responsible with it.
Benjamin Watson
We’re all brilliant at something. I discovered my powers when I was four years old. When you’re young you’re more in touch with your real talents, but so often the 30 year slog knocks it out of people.
Uri Geller
The question is one of faith. Faith in my talent. Faith in my decisions. And faith in the idea that the truth, even if it can’t pay my bills, can still set me free.
Tiffanie DeBartolo
My father taught me that the easiest thing to do was to quit. He’d say, ‘It doesn’t take any talent to do that.’
Ken Venturi
There is so much talent out there and not quite as much opportunity.
Geoffrey S. Fletcher
It doesn’t take talent to hustle.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
It does not matter how many talents we have, what matters is how we use them.
Paul H. Dunn
There must always be some advantage on one side or the other, and it is better that advantage should be had by talents than by chance.
Samuel Johnson
. . . how man evolved with such an incredible reservoir of talent and such fantastic diversity isn’t completely understood . . . he knows so little and has nothing to measure himself against.
Edward T. Hall
It’s awesome to realize that if your greatest potential talent is for riding a bicycle upside down on a high wire, you will somehow discover it.
Mignon McLaughlin
When a man has displayed talent in some particular path, and left all competitors behind him in it, the world are too apt to give him credit for universality of genius, and to anticipate for him success in all that he undertakes.
Charles Caleb Colton
We’re not winning because of talent. We’re just beating bad teams.
Michael Jordan
I have no talent except for being able to enjoy and recognize it in others.
David Geffen
Ought not every woman, like every man, to follow the bent of her own talents?
Madame de Stael
To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.
Winston Churchill
In the old days it was important, but not as important as it is today, to keep making success after success after success. It’s terrifying today. You can maybe have one so-so movie but you’ve got to come back with another that’s huge, if possible, and that must be very, very difficult for young talent.
Julie Andrews
History’s most treasured musicians were believed in and cultivated to reach their potential. Today, it would be difficult for those musicians to get deals. We have the insight and the tools to identify and bring to fruition the dormant talent that our artists possess.
Steve Vai
To be good to yourself … Sometimes it seems that takes a special talent all its own.
Lorna Landvik
I’m sure back in the Greek days or the Roman Empire days, when guys fought in arenas and were fighting lions, people were talking smack. Every era in history has someone talking smack. No way you can have talent and not proclaim your victory.
J. B. Smoove
Contemporary American psychiatrist
It is a happy talent to know how to play.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I could’ve played basketball, but my mind was on baseball. I didn’t know what I was in for. In high school it was a matter of talent. No one told you what to do.
Eric Davis
There is the same difference between talent and genius that there is between a stone mason and a sculptor
Robert Green Ingersoll
Two kinds of men generally best succeed in political life; men of no principle, but of great talent; and men of no talent, but of one principle – that of obedience to their superiors.
Wendell Phillips
It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.
Rene Descartes
I was gifted at birth with this talent, and I’ve tried to honor it all my life. And I did – through hell and storms and tsunamis and earthquakes. I’ve been through too much not to know that giving back is everything.
Jenifer Lewis
I like to mimic accents. I don’t even know if that’s a talent. That’s just a weird thing that I do.
Alessia Cara
There is… an artificial aristocracy founded on wealth and birth, without either virtue or talents… The artificial aristocracy is a mischievous ingredient in government, and provision should be made to prevent its ascendency.
Thomas Jefferson
Always demanding the best of oneself, living with honor, devoting one’s talents and gifts to the benefits of others – these are the measures of success that endure when material things have passed away.
Henry Ford
A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
People would read all kinds of reaction into it, but Tracy told me himself that half the time he was just standing very still, trying to look sober and composed. That takes nothing away from him. The fact he got away with it was a tribute to his talent.
Cesar Romero
Brains and character rule the world. The most distinguished Frenchman of the last century said: Men succeed less by their talents than their character. There were scores of men a hundred years ago who had more intellect than Washington. He outlives and overrides them all by the influence of his character.
Wendell Phillips
Genius is power, talent is applicability.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The goal of coaching is not in fixing what is broken, but in discovering new talents and new ways to use old talents that lead to far greater effectiveness.
Gifford Pinchot
Many a profound genius, I suppose, who fills the world with fame of his exploding renowned errors, is yet everyday posed and baffled by trivial questions at his own supper table.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It must be remembered that the Bush White House has a separate talent for character assassination that must not be confused with a talent for governance.
Richard Dreyfuss
I had it in my heart. I believed in myself, and I had confidence. I knew how to do it, had natural talent and I pursued it.
Muhammad Ali
As artists, we do the work that we do. Receiving an award or not receiving an award in no way diminishes one’s talent or value.
Phylicia Rashad
Talent is always more interesting – ambition is not interesting. If you have talent, you have to find ways of expressing it, but you may not be a success in the world’s terms.
Eric Idle
You know in 1982, the year we came in tied for 3rd, we probably had a better team – I mean as far as talent. When we came back the following year and won it, our pitching staff was a little more experienced and it was such a thrill.
Roger Clemens
You can shoot and edit a movie from your iPhone and upload it to YouTube. Of course, what’s not universal is talent. Are you making anything that anyone really should see?
Adam Leipzig
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage.
Sydney Smith
The heart of man does not tolerate an absence of the excellent and supreme.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Talent, and genius as well, is like a grain of pearl sand shifting about in the creative mind. A valued tormentor.
Truman Capote
With this show [Stand-Up Revolution ], I loved the idea that I would be picking the talent that goes on, not the network. It was me handpicking people who might not have gotten the chance to be on TV. So, I thought it was real cool that I was putting people up there.
Gabriel Iglesias
[DJ Ill Will] already knew I had the music talent prior to meeting him in person, I guess when he met me face to face he saw the potential on a marketing level and believed in the music I could create to back it up so we teamed up and the rest is history.
Kid Ink
There are guys in the game only because of steroids. They couldn’t make it with their natural talent, so they had to enhance themselves. It sucks.
David Wells
Whenever I see an opportunity and a chance to change something, I go at it and I lay out all the facts to everybody. And when I come to this space, I’m going to come with talent, I’m going to come with focus. And I’m going to do the job as competitively as the next guy.
Robert Johnson
There’s no such thing as too late. There are different roles for different ages, assuming an actress has something to offer. There aren’t many Helen Mirrens and Meryl Steeps, and it takes a lot of talent to get to that level. I hope I have it. That’s the model I aspire to if I’m lucky enough. It’s all about luck.
Ayelet Zurer
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Andrew Carnegie
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
Pablo Picasso
Theatre is about people, not buildings. Incalculable damage has been done to the expert talent a company needs – from wardrobe to lighting technicians.
Edward Hall
I can’t think of a more mediocre human talent than George Bush. He obviously is a product of family advantage, and he’s the worst American President of all time.
Randall Robinson
He can’t fly around tall buildings, or outrun a speeding train, the only talent he seems to have is leaving a nasty stain!
Tim Burton
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiousity has its own reason for existing.
Albert Einstein
Boundaries are shifting between work and the rest of life for men and for women at different life stages. Work is becoming home and home is becoming work. The progressive CEOs who grasp this emergent reality and adjust to embrace it will be at a competitive advantage in the marketplace for talent.
Stewart D. Friedman
Those of us who have been blessed with worldly success have an even greater responsibility to make an impact with our time, talents, and resources.
John Wooden
My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.
Mahatma Gandhi
To buy an Apple product is to bet on the longevity of the closed system to which we’ve committed ourselves. And that system is embodied – through marketing as much as talent – by Steve Jobs.
Douglas Rushkoff
Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
It is a lack of commitment, not a lack of talent, that damns you to mediocrity.
Roy H. Williams
I know it’s a cliche. But, like, literally, I want to create an empire of dozens of talent under me to take my power and multiply it so that I become bigger than myself.
Jake Paul
I think there’s an abundance of talent in America and there will never be not a lot of talent out there.
Randy Jackson
I think nowadays we’re often sidetracked by what somebody got popular doing with all due respect to what they do, but it should be about the talent.
Kelly Rowland
Racism, because it favors color over talent, is bad for business.
Steven Pinker
In the time one is given, the steward must make the most of the talents one is given by the Lord.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
Some happy talent, and some fortunate opportunity, may form the two sides of the ladder on which some men mount, but the rounds of that ladder must be made of stuff to stand wear and tear; and there is no substitute for thorough-going, ardent, and sincere earnestness.
Charles Dickens
You win with people, not with talent. So the quality of the people is very important in building your team. I always looked for people with a solid value system. Then I recruited kids from a cross-section of different personalities, talents and styles of play.
Herb Brooks
My family always says my voice is a gift—a precious jewel I inherited from my maternal grandma, Julia Kate Hudson. My sister and I used to joke that the ‘Kates’ in our family got all the talent.
Jennifer Hudson
Emmitt Smith has run past legends, danced with stars and posed for the sculptor crafting his Hall of Fame bust. Hes built upon his athletic talents by working hard, seizing opportunities and reaching out to others for advice when he needed it.
Don Yaeger
Responsibility to yourself means that you don’t fall for shallow and easy solutions-it means that you refuse to sell your talents and aspirations short.
Adrienne Rich
I am working on a list for collaborations and it’s just another way to share your artistic talent with other artist.
Heather Headley
When I was sixteen or seventeen, I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to be a playwright. But everything I wrote, I thought, was weak. And I can remember falling asleep in tears because I had no talent the way I wanted to have.
Francis Ford Coppola
Communism produces neither dignity nor prosperity. It takes all power away from the people and places it in the hands of a self-appointed elite. And because it distorts and manipulates the distinctive talents of individuals rather than letting those talents flourish, it prevents progress and prosperity.
Margaret Thatcher
It’s not about talent once you get to the NFL because everyone’s got it. It’s about being willing to go that extra mile to be the best and that’s something that I’ve always done.
Robert Griffin III
Michael Palin decided to give up on his considerable comedy talents to make those dreadfully tedious travel shows. Have you ever tried to watch one?
John Cleese
Someday I’m gonna be famous. Do I have talent, well, no. These days you really don’t need it.
Brad Paisley
I’m a huge fan of John Hughes and can say that ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ is easily a top 3 favorite. I’m also a huge fan of all the Second City talent, and I think my Dad and Bill Murray are long lost twins.
Ryan McPartlin
There’s nothing as human as hunger. There’s no creation without talent, I give you that, but talent is cheap. Talent goes begging. Hunger is the piston of art.
Stephen King
Listen, involve, synergize at work. Then you will bury the old and create an entirely new winning culture which will unleash people’s talents and create complementary teams where strengths are made productive and weakness are made irrelevant through the strengths of others.
Stephen Covey
Great talents ripen late; the highest notes are hard to hear.
Spotting talent is one of the essential elements of great leadership.
David McCullough
Every person is endowed with God-given abilities, and we must cultivate every ounce of talent we have in order to maintain our pinnacle position in the world.
Ben Carson
Discretion is deadly to genius; ruinous to talent.
Emile M. Cioran
God gave Davie Cooper a talent. He would not be disappointed with how it was used
Walter Smith
I think women have a unique talent for being able to see the forest and the trees at the same time.
Bozoma Saint John
Talent? What is talent but the ability to get away with something?
Tennessee Williams
Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
When I was growing up, Nashville was the place to go if you had songs to sell and thought you had talent and wanted to tour and be on Grand Ole Opry [radio show]. It was the big deal back in those days to play the Grand Ole Opry. And you could travel around the world saying, “Hi, I’m Willie from the Grand Ole Opry”.
Willie Nelson
A man who fears ridicule will never go far, for good or ill: he remains on this side of this talents, and even if he has genius, he is doomed to mediocrity.
Emile M. Cioran
As much as I try to grow as a lyricist, I tend to laugh at even calling myself that, because I think that my actual talents lie more in arrangements than they do words.
Zach Condon
The idea is to do out-of-the-box films that showcase my versatility and talent.
Vir Das
With kids you can take a chance but casting a guy at 45 is different. You don’t discover somebody that age. If an actor hasn’t made it by that time he probably has no talent.
Elia Kazan
Achievement is talent plus preparation. The problem with this view is that the closer psychologists look at the careers of the gifted, the smaller the role innate talent seems to play and the bigger the role preparation seems to play.
Malcolm Gladwell
Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.
Michael Jordan
Great sculptors and artists spend countless hours perfecting their talents. They don’t pick up a chisel or a brush and palette, expecting immediate perfection. They understand that they will make many errors as they learn, but they start with the basics, the key fundamentals first.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
“It would seem that you have no useful skill or talent whatsoever” he said. “Have you thought of going into teaching?”
Terry Pratchett
I would love to be able to direct episodic television, because it’s a great way to make a living, and it’s something where I think I could utilize my talents as well as my ability to work fast.
Frank Whaley
I know what my talents are, and at the end of the day I’m an actor who can dance.
Harry Shum, Jr.
Understanding and respecting your roots is critical not only to winning the tech talent wars but leaving a legacy that transcends bottom lines.
Ryan Holmes
Talent is our No.1 operating priority and our most important asset.
Jeff Weiner
The moment of recognizing your own lack of talent is a flash of genius.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
You’re talent, and we’re the talent scouts.
Janet Morris
You can’t teach an ear, you can’t teach talent, but you can teach people who have those things not to just fly by the seat of their pants.
Marya Hornbacher
Your talent will open the door but only your character can keep you there.
Christine Caine
I feel now I can take my talent through the roof.
Terrell Owens
If this world is going to be reached, I am convinced that it must be done by men and women of average talent.
Dwight L. Moody
Never to be cast away are the gifts of the gods, magnificent, which they give of their own will, no man could have them for wanting them.
Talent is a spring from which fresh water always flows.- But this spring is worthless if no good use is made of it.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
We get talent and scale from mergers.
Angela Braly
It is highly possible that what is called ‘talented behavior’ is simply a greater individual capacity for experiencing. From this point of view, it is in the increasing of the individual capacity for experiencing that the untold potentiality of a personality can be evoked.
Viola Spolin
You have to have a talent for having talent.
Ruth Gordon
What I mean is that none of my talents had a – what’s that great word – rubric. A singer, an actor, a dancer – there was nothing I could really say I was. The writing came much later. And, actually, thank God, because if I had said I’m a singer, I would really have just had one thing to do.
Steve Martin
I think reality television is such a special talent.
Margaret Cho
I decided at age 9, but I was reinforced at age 13 when a teacher told me I had talent. I can’t say she really motivated me because I already knew. I knew I had talent. I went to the Jewish community theater and got in plays there. Then I went for the movies.’
Richard Dreyfuss
Doing the difficult things that you’ve never done awakens the talents you never knew you had.
Robin Sharma
I don’t claim to be a great vocalist, but I know how to work my voice with its limitations. My talent is I know how to work what I have. It might not always be a picture-perfect performance, but what we look for is the emotion.
In 2016, one of the things I really hope to do is discover new talent and help develop it. Take what I’ve learned and what I can do and help amplify those voices.
Tyler Oakley
That’s the way it is: you have to show your initiative, you have to show talent and availability, and still have an awful lot of luck.
Joan Leslie
That’s why I’ve been working so hard, I believe in myself, believe that I’ve got talent.
Nick Young
In a movie you have all these logistical problems; all these practical problems. But you’re also going to have people come who can do things that you can’t do, and you get to direct their talents.
John Sayles
We learned out craft. Acting is a craft and you must learn it. I see a lot of talent today in the kids but they don’t know how to work. They don’t know the craft of acting and you can only get that on the stage in theater. You cannot learn how to act in movies or in television.
Jack Klugman
One of the things I noticed more in this draft than in any recent drafts was the importance of the character issue. Players who had baggage, like Justice, fell much farther than his talent dictated. But a lot of coaches didn’t want to take the chance.
Ron Jaworski
I’m really happy that I got to work with such fresh talent. In a day when record companies are not particularly good at encouraging young, talented songwriters to come forward and get exposure, I think it’s important to give tomorrow’s songwriters the opportunity.
Robin Gibb
As an older and wiser man, I don’t believe in luck. I believe in hard work and talent and determination.
Dexter Fletcher
As we give of our time, talents and resources to tend the needs of the sick, offer food to the hungry and teach the dependent to stand on their own, we enrich ourselves spiritually beyond our ability to comprehend.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Senator [George] Mitchell is a man of many talents and he’s swift on his feet, but one would not think of him as ‘dancing with the stars.’ And we had this great rock ‘n’ roll fund raiser.
Barbara Mikulski
Everybody has talent, it’s just a matter of moving around until you’ve discovered what it is.
George Lucas
Citizens should be looked to for what they can give of their own nobility, virtue, creative thinking, passion, and natural talent for community building and relating to others.
Marianne Williamson
If I have any talent, it’s in the artistic end of football. The variation of movement of 11 players and the orchestration of that facet of football is beautiful to me.
Bill Walsh
I truly believe the intention of creating positive change is so important to the collective consciousness. When you have a group of people that have the intention and the capacity, talent, and intelligence to actualize those intentions, then you have something really powerful.
Jimmy Chin
Friday was added to my nickname because I have a talent of getting on with most people. So it’s a bit of a man Friday thing.
Gavin Friday
My parents – Augustine Joseph and Elizabeth – discovered my talent for singing when I was a kid. I remember them telling me that I sang a classical piece after listening to it a couple of times when I was two-and-a-half years old.
K. J. Yesudas
I think this is a very good look at how to tackle this effort. The resources and the talent are here, but now we’ve got to move forward with some sort of direction.
Alvin Williams
Talent comes from God. If you have been given some, then value it, cultivate it, work and develop it.
Denzel Washington
It’s not enough to have talent. You also have to be Hungarian.
Robert Capa
I like being tested. I get as scared as anyone. But the feeling of putting yourself on the line, betting on your talent and having it work; that’s the most exhilarating feeling in the world.
Conan O’Brien
You can fail in films because you don’t have the talent, or you have too much humility, or you lack ferociousness. I’m a gangster. If I want something, I’ll grab it.
John Cassavetes
I was lucky enough to have the talent to play baseball. That’s how I treated my career. I didn’t think I was anybody special, anybody different.
Carl Yastrzemski
We worked very hard to make the lyrics suit the music. I can’t, like Elton John, for example, compose by lyrics. Elton has a great talent for that. Whatever you give him, including your questions, he composes in half an hour and makes a great song out of it.
Rick Wright
Sometimes we forget about our own advantages because we focus on what we don’t have. Just because you have to work a little harder at something that seems easier to others doesn’t mean you’re without your own talents.
Chris Colfer
Thank you Prince for all of your inspiration and sharing your increadible talents with the world. You will be incredibly missed.
Lindsay Lohan
She means well, but she always manages to do the wrong thing. She has a real talent for it.
Beverly Cleary
I make non-fiction partly because I’m not that good of a writer. My talent, if I have any, is in balancing, capturing and directing reality, rather than creating scenarios.
Robert Greene
A big talent steals, a small talent borrows.
Anthony Quinn
I hold a doctrine, to which I owe not much, indeed, but all the little I ever had, namely, that with ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
Sir Fowell Buxton, 1st Baronet
I think it’s good that YouTube decided that they really want to showcase Black talent.
Brent Faiyaz
It is personality with a penny’s worth of talent. Error which chances to rise above the commonplace.
Pablo Picasso
Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other; yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively. Strive to get clear notions about all. Give up no science entirely; for science is but one.
Seneca the Younger
For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
John W. Gardner
The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have it make a difference that you lived at all-using the talents that God has given you for the betterment of others.
Leo Rosten
I was a big fan of Rodney Dangerfield. He had this HBO Young Comedians Special and he’d always bring up new talent, and I loved that!
Gabriel Iglesias
I have heard Ori Kam on several occasions over the last few years and have always been deeply impressed with his playing. He possesses a rare combination of musical talent, technical facility, intelligence, and charisma, and he is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary young artists I have heard in recent years.
Daniel Barenboim
I believe in myself. I believe in my vision, my life, my talent, my art. More than anyone. No one can take that away from me.
Sabrina Ward Harrison
I am always grieved when a man of real talent dies. The world needs such men more than Heaven does.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
The yellow Indians do have a meagre talent. The Negroes are far below them, and at the lowest point are a part of the American people.
Immanuel Kant
Miss America is a scholarship pageant, and they actually define themselves as a talent pageant.
Shanna Moakler
Real talent shines through regardless of how many others there are around you.
Paloma Faith
Talent cannot be learned, it can only be developed.
Rush Limbaugh
We alchemists look for talent that can heat up and change. Lukewarm won’t do. Halfhearted holding back, well-enough getting by? Not here.
I think everyone has gifts and everyone has talents. If you are successful at it, it feels really good but it never really penetrates completely.
Gwen Stefani
I have no desire to write anything for screen. That’s a great talent.
Henry Rollins
Although I liked especially physics and mathematics for which I had considerable talent, I decided to study medicine. This profession had for me a strong emotional appeal, which was reinforced by having an uncle who was an excellent surgeon.
Renato Dulbecco
The RAF allowed me to play a lot of football, but like England later, they failed to recognise real talent when it was under their noses.
Brian Clough
Those who perceive in themselves… the artistic vocation as poet, writer, sculptor, painter, musician, and actor feel at the same time an obligation not to waste this talent but to develop it, in order to put it to service of their neighbour and the humanity as a whole.
Pope John Paul II
You see Boris Becker, Mats Wilander, Nadal, Pete Sampras – they were all great when they were young. As a coach, you can see that type of talent at an early age.
Brad Gilbert
Marsh: Our best efforts were never even a mild annoyance to the Lord Ruler.” Kelsier: Ah, but being an annoyance is something that I am very good at. In fact, I’m far more than just a ‘mild’ annoyance–people tell me I can be downright frustrating. Might as well use this talent for the cause of good, eh?
Brandon Sanderson
I’ll pat myself on the back and admit I have talent. Beyond that, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time
Ethel Merman
At first I wasn’t sure that I had the talent, but I did know I had a fear of failure, and that fear compelled me to fight off anything that might abet it.
Gordon Parks
I have never been a child prodigy. When I think back to my childhood, I can not discern any sign of future success. My only real talent couldn’t be found in any curriculum: whistling.
Bobbejaan Schoepen
My aunt was a fashion model and I happened to go to her agency with her, one day, when I was five. A talent agent said, “You should come talk to us.” I did a few things. I did an indie movie and commercials, and stuff.
Ellar Coltrane
You can never have enough talent.
Pat Riley
People will put restrictions on your ability, on your aptitude, on your talent, on your character, and to be honest, it’s just opinion. Don’t let anyone put you in a box or draw your path for you.
Victoria Pendleton
I have a talent for dealing with difficult men.
Jane Rosenthal
Your talent makes you who you are. You should be proud of it.
Walt Disney
I guess I just look at talent as a very subjective thing. I mean, if you never tried playing an oboe, how do you know you’re not the most talented oboe player ever? The point is that if you don’t love it, then it doesn’t matter.
Steven Soderbergh
I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.
Muhammad Ali
Ingrid Bergman made an enormous impression on me. I couldn’t imagine where that kind of acting talent came from.
Grace Kelly
Method acting? There are quite a few methods. Mine involves a lot of talent, a glass, and some cracked ice.
John Barrymore
The sign of a good society is where talent is respected.
Irrfan Khan
Ideas are a capital that bears interest only in the hands of talent.
Antoine Rivarol
Talent is the No. 1 priority for a CEO. You think it’s about vision and strategy, but you have to get the right people first.
Andrea Jung
I had a unique privilege to have a good start in life and a chance to develop my talents.
Novak Djokovic
You don’t want to be victimized by your lesser talents.
Gary Snyder
Marmee: Oh, Jo. Jo, you have so many extraordinary gifts; how can you expect to lead an ordinary life? You’re ready to go out and – and find a good use for your talent. Tho’ I don’t know what I shall do without my Jo. Go, and embrace your liberty. And see what wonderful things come of it.
Louisa May Alcott
What I like about Elvis is the same thing I like about James Brown, Michael Jackson, Prince. These guys, back in the day, there was no smoke and mirrors. It was just raw talent. They would step out onstage and command an audience.
Bruno Mars
There’s a lot of controversy online, some people say i’m a genius and other say i’m hugely talented.
Andy Kindler
I think filmmaking should be a wonderfully free collaborative process, and it so very rarely is. I often see directors as jailers of my talent.
Gary Oldman
There is no talent so pernicious as eloquence to those who have it under command.
Joseph Addison
Love yourself, for who and what you are; protect your dream and develop your talent to the fullest extent.
Joan Benoit
I have created nothing really beautiful, really lasting, but if I can inspire one of these youngsters to develop the talent I know they possess, then my monument will be in their work.
Augusta Savage
Jamie Foxx does a good rendition of me. It’s a real gift, mimicry of that kind, the tonal thing. It’s sort of like having a talent for playing an instrument.
Al Pacino
My dad always said that hard work beats talent when talent doesnt work hard enough.
Katee Sackhoff
For the most part, works of mine are untitled. There was a brief period where I had poetic titles for works, and they’re embarrassing now. I think, for the most part, it’s not something that I have talent for.
Robert Gober
I’ll always be there because I’m a skilled professional actor. Whether or not I’ve any talent is beside the point.
Michael Caine
The virtues which keep this world sweet and the faithfulness which keeps it steadfast are chiefly those of the average man. The danger of the two-talent man is that he will be content with mediocrity.
Walter Russell Bowie
Talent is like a seed which needs fertile soil. There is no less talent now, there is less fertile soil to nourish it.
Walter Darby Bannard
Here I have opportunity enough for the exercise of my talent, as the chief of my time is spent in conversation.
Jane Austen
When you get to that level, it’s not a matter of talent anymore – because all the players are so talented – it’s about preparation, about playing smart and making good decisions. If I don’t believe it, then they don’t need me on the court. I’ve just got to believe that in my heart.
Allen Iverson
I praise the Lord here today. I know that all my talent and all my ability comes from him, and without him I’m nothing and I thank him for his great blessing.
Ernie Harwell
I’m not a celebrity. I’m intentionally and defiantly not a celebrity. I don’t have any interest in it. I don’t have any talent for it. I keep my personal life out of my public life as cleanly as I can.
Charlie Kaufman
When the church becomes an institution, people are nothing more than volunteers to be recruited. When the church is a movement, our stewardship becomes the unleashing of our God-given gifts, talents, and passions.
Erwin McManus
My dear Smollett … disgraces his talent by writing those stupid romances called history.
Mary Wortley Montagu
When you have God-given talent, I think that that kind of hinders your practice habits and that’s what I think it did to me.
Tracy McGrady
Talent is a gift, but you can only succeed with hard work.
Jean Beliveau
Worried about being a dull fellow? You might develop your talent for being irritating.
Mason Cooley
There is a real diversity of talent and background on the A list so as to better reflect our society in all walks. There are people who have been candidates before, Councillors, Doctors, business leaders, charity campaigners.
Adam Rickitt
All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent.
Jeanne Moreau
Any idiot can get laid when they’re famous. That’s easy. It’s getting laid when you’re not famous that takes some talent.
Kevin Bacon
All too often, it is audacity and not talent that moves an artist to center stage.
Julia Cameron
Flowers have the greatest talent in converting an ordinary place into a magical palace!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
You can have a perfectly horrible day where you doubt your talent… Or that you’re boring and they’re going to find out that you don’t know what you’re doing.
Meryl Streep
I think the diva is kind of a cliche. My definition of a diva is somebody whose talent does not match what they’re trying to play, so all this temperament comes out.
Glenn Close
My dad has always been really helpful. He taught me that talent is a bonus, but persistence is what wins out.
Zosia Mamet
If you got talent, you just have to do you.
Missy Elliott
Few golfers are born with the natural talent for hitting the ball, but every player is blessed with the God-given ability to throw a club.
Henry Beard
Looking back at it now, I really feel like it was a gift because I don’t know if I have the talent to become a prima ballerina. It’s such a hard job to have. I don’t have any regrets about it.
Diane Kruger
Don’t forget: one of the saddest things in life is wasted talent.
Thomas S. Monson
I have a talent for missing the best and greatest parties.
David Alan Grier
India is an incredibly vibrant market, which Virgin already, through Virgin Atlantic, has the pleasure of working in. I am delighted that Virgin Comics will not only help to launch the Indian comic market and spin it into the West, but will develop new and exciting talent.
Richard Branson
When Darius offered him ten thousand talents, and to divide Asia equally with him, “I would accept it,” said Parmenio, “were I Alexander.” “And so truly would I,” said Alexander, “if I were Parmenio.” But he answered Darius that the earth could not bear two suns, nor Asia two kings.
Work hard at everything you do. Never give up. Never quit. Many people have talents but without the hard work you won’t get anywhere.
Carli Lloyd
I was the kind of kid that had some talents or ability, but it never came out in school.
Francis Ford Coppola
From Japan to Thailand, I keep discovering amazing talent, cuisine and food markets.
Daniel Boulud
By ‘socialism’ I mean a classless society in which the State has disappeared, production is cooperative, and no man has political or economic power over another. The touchstone would be the extent to which each individual could develop his own talents and personality.
Dwight Macdonald
How do we work together? For if we want liberation for women, then we’re committed to building a society in which these distances–of class and economics–dissolve, and all our authentic differences–cultures, personalities, sexualities, talents, and aspirations–emerge and are equally nourished.
Irena Klepfisz
No man lives or has ever lived who has brought the same amount of study and of natural talent to the detection of crime which I have done.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Things happen to you out of luck, and if you get to stick around it’s because you’re talented.
Whoopi Goldberg
Aside from a few master teachers that we have had over the years, this has been a completely local talent development. But people have started to come now from Chicago, we have a number of students from Chicago and different places of the country and even in the world.
Katherine Dunham
Think about how many great works of art or game-changing ideas were ahead of their time – their creator’s talent underappreciated until many years later. That’s how we need to treat our young people – because who knows where the next great idea will come from?
Ashley Bryan
You cannot help being a female, and I should be something of a fool were I to discount your talents merely because of their housing.
Laurie R. King
What I do know is that with a celebrity’s death comes an avalanche of media, and in that media is most often another death – it takes a life that is filled with complicated talent, hope, success and drive and reduces it to the ‘story.
James Belushi
I hope to become an actor who succeed not from how I look, but my talent.
Kim Kyu-jong
Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.
Thomas Kinkade
When did I know I had talent? I think it started when I first started playing sports, organized sports.
LeBron James
Talent is given by God but you should respect it by doing good work.
Johnny Lever
Monday night, there ain’t a better time to showcase your talent.
Ed Reed
It’s a historical phenomenon that in 250 years, a nation could move from a colony into the most prosperous nation of the world and the leader of the world. It is indeed an achievement, a tribute to the talent of the American nation, the American people and an optimal political and economic system.
Vladimir Putin
Art is all about becoming a name, a brand; it isn’t based on talent or creativity.
Betty Dodson
I believe in talent, and you believe in who you cast and help them go the distance.
Hilary Swank
I get bored easily, so I need to do a lot. I’ve started a record label, so I get to nurture new talent and talk about music, which is a passion of mine. I’ve written another book. And I get to come to work and do the TV show, which is always really fun.
Ellen DeGeneres
It can be a real struggle to accept that sometimes appearance can be more important than talent or intelligence.
Jennifer Hudson
I don’t think playing a villain is my greatest talent.
Sam Waterston
[People] don’t know the talent and I want to show them.
Tony Sunshine
It’s like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it’s off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think.
Johnny Cash
Everyone has a purpose in life… a unique gift or special talent to give to others.
Deepak Chopra
Some people have blithely dismissed growth in markets like China and India, saying Silicon Valley will always be the hub for tech: that everyone will come to us. Wake up: Because the numbers are showing money and talent is increasingly going elsewhere.
Sarah Lacy
A million pounds sounds like a lot of money now that I’m saying it. But in terms of moviemaking, it’s not a lot of money. And yet you can see what can be done with that, with the talent of a great cinematographer and great director and actors.
Ewan McGregor
Every person walking has some kind of talent that they can get on tape.
Dr. Dre
Michael Gove is an incredibly talent guy and a Brexiteer. But he has been telling all of us for the last five years that he doesn’t want to [be the Prime Minister] and he doesn’t think he’s got it in him to do it so his conversion on the road to Damascus has come pretty late.
Andrew Mitchell
So much technology, so little talent.
Vernor Vinge
Talent will only take you so far, and it is your ability to feel the music and explore a movement that will bring you the greatest pleasure in dance.
Karen Kain
A familiar name on its own, however, does not carry its bearer far unless the talent is there, and the will to work.
Daphne du Maurier
Film is not like a book; it’s not a writer’s baby at all. So many people have put in their talent, by that time that you feel grateful for what they’ve done, you don’t feel possessive about it in any way.
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Maybe the idea of being a rockstar or being the one who’s recording or playing, sort of doesn’t really matter as much anymore, when you’re surrounded by great musicians who bring their spirit, their own talent.
Adrian Grenier
Everyone is using the same programs, everyone is looking at the same opening ideas. I wouldn’t say everyone is necessarily the same in terms of talent or ability, but when you’re able to prepare games that go so deep that you don’t have to think, really, it balances out the field.
Hikaru Nakamura
We’re all endowed with God-given talents. Mine happens to be hitting people in the head.
Sugar Ray Leonard
I don’t have to rap in a stadium. As long as I can provide for my family and my art, and live comfortably and live well, then I’m good. And with my talent level and my skill level, I’ll get there.
Freddie Gibbs
Successful people use their strength by recognizing, developing, and utilizing the talents of others.
Zig Ziglar
In the contest between talent and hard work as to which is the more important element of success, there’s no comparison. A mediocre talent with lots of hard work will go further than a stellar talent who coasts.
David Joyner
The truth of the matter is the real industry is in LA and the cream of the talent is there.
Charlie Hunnam
Your purpose in life is to use your gifts and talents to help other people. Your journey in life teaches you how to do that.
Tom Krause
To desire to be what one can be is purpose in life. There are no exterior forces. There are only interior forces. Who squanders talent praises death.
Cynthia Ozick
We should seek a system that provides outlets for those skills and talents so that everyone can find a way to work and serve in a manner that best suits the strengths of each individual.
Lee R. Raymond
Every accomplishment, every refined talent, every useful attainment in mathematics, music, and in all sciences, and art belong to the Saints.
Brigham Young
The great rule: If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
because talent alone doesn’t make an artist
Maureen Johnson
Dhoni Is My Hero. We talk a lot about Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, But this boy has as much talent as anyone in the game
Kapil Dev
Looking back at it now, I really feel like it was a gift because I don’t know if I have the talent to become a prima ballerina. It’s such a hard job to have. I don’t have any regrets about it.
Diane Kruger
If I could just hope to have a major talent, then I would rather have it in music than in any other field.
Woody Allen
Good attitude is most important. Good talent is second.
George H. Morris
I have a great management team and great agents that assist me, and I take roles in feature films that I hope will show my other talents other than just comedy.
Olivia Stuck
I just want to know if I’m truly not in the NFL, it’s because of talent. Let it be because of my talents. But you’ve got to prove that I can’t play this game. If you look at the film, clearly I can. So, I’ll leave it at that.
Michael Sam
So many people are working in industries that don’t inspire them, to pay the bills and survive. In an ideal world, everyone would get paid to work within their passion and expand in their talents. If you have a skill, a passion, and a love for creating change, the best way to support us is to co-create with us.
Ian Somerhalder
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Stephen King
Everyone thinks that having a talent is a matter of luck; no one thinks that luck could be a matter of talent.
Jacinto Benavente
Talent is everywhere, winning attitude is not.
Dan Gable
The gross size of our talent inventories is less important than the net use of our talents?
Neal A. Maxwell
Surround yourself with people of like mind and different talents and temperaments with the purpose of serving the goals of every member of the group. Associate with these people on a regular basis.
Jeff Olson
I wrote about a bird that cleaned a crocodile’s teeth. The story was so good that my teacher could not believe that a ten-year-old could write that well. I was even punished because my teacher thought I’d lied about writing it! I had always loved to write, but it was then that I realized that I had a talent for it.
Brian Jacques
I love performing, rapping; I love people recognizing my talent.
Da Brat
With one more talent one frequently stands with greater instability than with one less, as a table stands better on three legs than on four.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I think God gave talent to different people in different areas.
Mariano Rivera
I feel the producers really exploited my lack of talent at this time. I looked like an idiot up there. I want to be good, not something that people will laugh at.
William Hung
Wit is the most dangerous talent you can possess. It must be guarded with great discretion and good-nature, otherwise it will create you many enemies.
John Gregory
My gift, if I have one, is choosing terrific talent and providing the atmosphere for them to do their best work.
Geraldine Stutz
Not everybody has a talent for painting, or for the piano, or for dance. But we can write our way into the artist’s head and into his problems and solutions. Or we can go there with another writer.
William Zinsser
Trying your best not to get stressed out, the hardest part is not to get down, not to let the business get to you. I think the business is more mental than it is talent. I think you can have the talent, but if you don’t have it up here, I think you can easily just break down.
Bow Wow
Modest expression is a beautiful setting to the diamond of talent and genius.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
I worked at Warner Bros. for a while. I was the head of the minority talent casting. It was like pre-Spike Lee and post-blaxploitation era.
Lee Daniels
Writing is a job, a talent, but it’s also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.
Ann Patchett
Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?
Benjamin Franklin
Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.
Roy L. Smith
I have no interest in directing. I’ve no talent for it.
Victor Garber
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent.
John C. Maxwell
I started playing piano with a little band in high school. I was terrible. I thought I had absolutely no talent. I couldn’t keep time. I only got into McGill, which was a lousy music school, because they were taking American music students.
Burt Bacharach
Too many people never connect with their true talents and therefore don’t know what they are capable of achieving.
Ken Robinson
I do think opportunity breeds bravery. It’s such a competitive profession, no one owes you anything, talent in itself is not enough. I went to drama school with so many great actors who are not doing it anymore and it’s circumstantial.
David Oyelowo
When we grow up, we lose the talent for loving without restrictions.
Nora Roberts
All I can say is that my ambition far exceeded my talent.
George Jung
You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott
Rejuvenation of younger players should be the job of the Indonesian Badminton Association. But local competitions will help identify new talent.
Taufik Hidayat
Republican democracy is overperfect and demands political virtues and talents far superior to our own.
Simon Bolivar
No one understands another’s grief, no one understands another’s joy… My music is the product of my talent and my misery. And that which I have written in my greatest distress is what the world seems to like best.
Franz Schubert
Have you seen this inane support from CNN extolling Hillary Clinton’s breathing talents; that she has this unique ability to breathe through one nostril at a time? It’s obviously she’s got some problems.
Rush Limbaugh
Wisdom is the talent of buying virtuous pleasures at the cheapest rate.
Henry Fielding
A talent for speaking differently, rather than for arguing well is the chief instrument of cultural change.
Richard Rorty
IT+IT=IT; Indian talent + Information technology = India Tomorrow
Narendra Modi
In a perfect world perhaps we would all see more clearly. But this is not a perfect world, and it is enough to hope that each of us will share our talents, and find the balance between greed and benevolence that will allow us to live and thrive and help the world around us grow.
Kent Nerburn
Everywhere I go, people hear Ricky Williams and the next thing they think is marijuana or wasted talent.
Ricky Williams
I have no talent when it comes to pianos or guitars or any of that, even karaoke. For karaoke, I have to be wasted to get up there and sing.
Gabriel Iglesias
To stay attractive and competitive, the U.K. should take measures to ensure that skilled talent keeps flowing in and out the country.
Alain Dehaze
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
Marianne Williamson
Weapons are kept from women, but such a naming suggests that perhaps men fear our talents in war as well as our desire for peace.
Alice Hoffman
I hear Jerry Falwell every Sunday here talking about the devil and Hollywood. . . . I’m gonna write him a letter. Hollywood wasn’t built on filth and dirt – it was built on talent.
Mickey Rooney
Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas A. Edison
I was born out of due time in the sense that by temperament and talent I should have been more suited for the life of a small Bach, living in anonymity and composing regularly for an established service and for God.
Igor Stravinsky
Desire! That’s the one secret of every man’s career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.
Bobby Unser
Different mentors throughout my life have supported and guided me to remember that I do have the strength, courage and talent to do whatever I want to do.
Misty Copeland
Hard work opens doors and shows the world that you are serious about being one of those rare – and special – human beings that uses the fullness of their talents for the highest and the very best.
Robin Sharma
The idea of a star being born is bushwa. A star is created, carefully and cold-bloodily, built up from nothing, from nobody. Age, beauty, talent, least of all talent, has nothing to do with it. We could make silk purses out of sows’ ears every day of the week.
Louis B. Mayer
I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.
Queen Elizabeth II
Every articulate family … generates its own stories, explanations and myths to illuminate the differences in temperament and talent among its children, the lines of allegiance and influence between parent and child.
Elizabeth Fishel
The worst thing in this business is to be thought of as a no-talent.
Jerry Stiller
Nearly everything in the scheme of things works to dull a first-rate talent. But the worst probably is cowardice.
Norman Mailer
To try something longer, I entered a half-hour radio drama contest with the national public broadcaster, CBC. To my surprise, I won. And that opened doors in film and television, because that broadcaster was looking to cultivate new Canadian talent, especially women who could write.
Karen Walton
If we are indeed contending for truth and righteousness, let us not tarry till we have talent, or wealth, or any other form of visible power at our disposal; but with such stones as we find in the brook, and with our own usual sling, let us run to meet the enemy.
Charles Spurgeon
From that moment on, the newspaper became a highly lucrative investment for those with a talent for making money or for publishers wanting to gain a fortune.
Ferdinand Lassalle
A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent
Logan Pearsall Smith
All the worse for the undeniable talent which hides the evil so subtly and makes the danger so delightful.
Louisa May Alcott
I’m one dude that writes his adlibs. I don’t just go in there and say “Gimme a track.” I say what I’ma say here [then] I put effects on my voice. Why not? I wrote it. Why not show the talent? Why be scared? That’s why I hate certain fans who hate cause it’s not like raw hip-hop, like boom bap.
Schoolboy Q
Lampoon ran out of steam in the early ’80s, and wasn’t able to reinvent itself because it ran out of talent. People who wanted to do this kind of stuff could suddenly make $100,000 in Hollywood right out of college.
P. J. O’Rourke
I was given the freedom to discover my own inclination and talents, to fashion my inmost pleasures and sorrows myself and to regard the future not as an alien higher power but as the hope
and product of my own strength.
Hermann Hesse
Those art lovers who pride themselves mostly on *taste* usually possess no other talent.
Edward Abbey
Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.
Shirley Chisholm
Can’t win without talent, you know.
Al McGuire
If you had the opportunity and some talent, there was no way you couldn’t progress, because it was an open market. There was the advertising world, and there was the documentary world.
Richard Donner
The talents lost–the moments run
To waste–the sins of act, of thought,
Ten thousand deeds of folly done,
And countless virtues cherish’d not.
John Bowring
We have a two-tier class system when it comes to personality style. To devalue introversion is a waste of talent, energy and happiness.
Susan Cain
There’s an old chestnut that asks whether an entrepreneur is born or made and I think it’s a combination of both. You need the talent; without the talent you can’t do it.
Theo Paphitis
Follow your dreams and use your natural born talents and skills to make this a better world for tomorrow.
Paul Watson
It appears that nature has hid at the bottom of our hearts talents and abilities unknown to us. It is only the passions that have the power of bringing them to light, and sometimes give us views more true and more perfect than art could possibly do.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
God’s highest gifts–talent, beauty, feeling, imagination, power–they carry with them the possibility of the highest heaven and the lowest hell. Be sure that it is by that which is highest in you that you may be lost.
Frederick William Robertson
Talent seduces us into interpretation. My sister could draw wonderfully, but she would never have hit upon the idea of becoming a painter. I never had that extreme talent.
Georg Baselitz
Perhaps I have no talent, but all vanity aside – I do not believe that anyone makes an artistic attempt, no matter how small, without having a little – or there are many fools.
Paul Gauguin
Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length.
Christian Nestell Bovee
I am doubtful of any talent, so whatever I choose to be, will be accomplished only by long study and work
Jackson Pollock
Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man’s faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.
Giacomo Puccini
I have a real passion for children. I always wanted to teach and only became an athlete because my parents told my brother Parenthesis and me that we should use any God-given talent we had.
Gail Devers
We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess.
Mark Twain
Queen can’t work like any normal group. They utilise each others’ talents to the fullest. A lot of the band’s ideas are revolutionary, a lot of the style is revolutionary.
Roy Thomas Baker
I have neither talent or taste for kingship, cousin. I am a warrior, and to dwell always in one place and live at court would weary me to death!
Marion Zimmer Bradley
If you look at space companies, they’ve failed either because they’ve had a technical solution where success was not a possible outcome, they were unable to attract a critical mass of talent, or they just ran out of money. The finish line is usually a lot further away than you think.
Elon Musk
Everything you look at now, the scripts that come in that you look at, the television scripts are way better than the movie script. The talent is going to television.
Denis Leary
Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
Robert Half
Everybody has a talent, whether it’s scrapbooking, or kite-flying, or brain surgery, or writing, everybody has a talent. And if they discover it, and they turn it to their purposes and make a living out of it, then they become not “that person,” but they become “that writer” or “that doctor” or “that supervisor.”
Harlan Ellison
Murder, like talent, seems occasionally to run in families.
George Henry Lewes
Let us not overstrain our talents, lest we do nothing gracefully: a clown, whatever he may do, will never pass for a gentleman.
[Fr., Ne forcons point notre talent;
Nous ne ferions rien avec grace:
Jamais un lourdaud, quoi qu’il fasse,
Ne saurit passer pour galant.]
Jean de La Fontaine
It was such a turning point to find that I had a talent and I had something to contribute, somewhere.
Gwen Stefani
I believe that everyone has some huge talent in them; the really lucky ones discover what it is.
Jeannette Walls
If you work on your talent, the plans will fall in automatically.
Mary Lou Williams
I don’t judge people. I don’t even judge people on ‘The Voice.’ I’m a coach. I’m there for constructive criticism and to aid and abet and discover new talent.
Cee Lo Green
I have found by experience that they who have spent all their lives in cities, improve their talents but impair their virtues; and strengthen their minds but weaken their morals.
Charles Caleb Colton
Do not fear lack of knowledge, talent or skill. Seek motivation and the others will come.
Randall Dale Adams
I don’t think ‘pop’ should mean that you had no talent.
Grace Jones
We postpone our literary work until we have more ripeness and skill to write, and we one day discover that our literary talent wasa youthful effervescence which we have now lost.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No matter what we feel or know, no matter what our potential gifts or talents, only action brings them to life. Those of us who only think we understand concepts such as commitment, courage, and love, one day discover that we only know when we act; doing becomes understanding.
Dan Millman
Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference.
Robert Griffin III
Talent is what drives this world … Doesn’t matter how many satellites you f—ing stick in the air.
Howard Stern
Don’t let talent get in way of team performance. Great players do what’s outstanding for team, not what makes them stand out
Jerry West
My only genius talent is inquisitiveness.
Albert Einstein
It is a part of Christianity to convert every natural talent to a religious use.
Hannah More
Talent is perhaps nothing other than successfully sublimated rage.
Theodor Adorno
Art or talent, for an artist, is merely a means of applying his personal faculties to the ideas and the things of the period in which he lives.
Gustave Courbet
If you ain’t using all the talents God provided you with
For the betterment of Man, understand,
You ain’t nothing but a waste.
Talib Kweli
Genius gives birth, talent delivers. What Rembrandt or Van Gogh saw in the night can never be seen again.
Jack Kerouac
Obviously, family values mirror our personal priorities. Given the gravity of current conditions, would parents be willing to give up just one outside thing, giving that time and talent instead to the family.
Neal A. Maxwell
He’s a fantastic talent and the complete footballer, probably the most coveted in the Premiership. It’s a privilege for the rest of us to be on the same field. If i could have anything i wanted for Christmas, i’d take Thierry Henry
Steve Bruce
The very first show I did was ‘Fame L.A.’ Everyone had talent it was either dancing or acting or something like that. I was a singer, so I got my first role.
Christian Kane
Joan Crawford is doubtless the best example of the flapper, the girl you see in smart night clubs, gowned to the apex of sophistication, toying iced glasses with a remote, faintly bitter expression, dancing deliciously, laughing a great deal, with wide, hurt eyes. Young things with a talent for living.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
It is not so much great talents that God blesses, as great likeness to Christ.
Robert Murray M’Cheyne
It doesn’t take any talent to play hard.
Derek Jeter
As long as you have breath, someone needs your talents.
Joel Osteen
Am I a great manager? Huh. I was blessed to have a front office that found great talent, and then I was smart enough to stay the hell out of their way.
Sparky Anderson
I think any activity you have your kids in, you’re all trying to live vicariously through them. And you’re jealous of the kid that’s naturally more talented or has the facility, the body, the genes, or the God-given talent. People get jealous of that.
Abby Lee Miller
We wasted a lot of creative energy in that immediate post colonial era, when there was a struggle between, you know, the Cold War between the capitalism and communism. Many writers just wasted their energy and their talent because they want to be ideologically correct and of course all they produced was propaganda.
Wole Soyinka
Nepotism will never give you success, but talent can.
Ashok Saraf
I used to have this dream that somebody was knocking at my door. I’d say ‘Who is it?’ and they’d answer ‘Police.’ I’d open the door and they would say to me, ‘Pack your bags. We realized you have no talent.
Leslie Nielsen
I have no special talent, you know. I never took a writing course before I began to write.
Patricia Reilly Giff
The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.
Woody Allen
Hopefully, I have a certain amount of what you call musical talent.
Leo Ornstein
I do not think that marriage is one of my talents. I’ve been much happier unmarried than married.
Doris Lessing
Real talent doesn’t always win championships, like real music doesn’t always win Grammys.
I get really frustrated with people who turn their noses up at talent shows like ‘The Voice’ and ‘X-Factor.’
Ricki-Lee Coulter
I was very innocent and shielded as a child, so I didn’t know a lot about music or dancing. When I was in Primary Six, no one would participate in a talent show, so I decided to go on. When the audience applauded me, I felt euphoric, and I started dancing right after that!
Talent is to actors what luck is to card players. Its not really anything; its just a fictitious word that people have created and labeled things. Talent is like, you know, I never really believed in talent, I believed in drive and determination and preparation, but talent is sort of like luck.
Shia LaBeouf
A writer never finds the time to write. A writer makes it. If you don’t have the drive, the discipline, and the desire, then you can have all the talent in the world, and you aren’t going to finish a book.
Nora Roberts
I often help others discover the outer limits of their hatred. It’s a talent of mine.
Kresley Cole
The ability to work hard for days on end without losing focus is a talent. The ability to keep absorbing new information after many hours of study is a talent.
Garry Kasparov
Since I’ve written many of my books from a less-than-sympathetic viewpoint, I think that being able to see things from all sides is a useful talent.
Alex Flinn
In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward.
Charles Babbage
I hope someday what people can do with their lives depends on their talents and how hard they are willing to work, rather than on where they happen to be born.
Bill Gates
If you have done well in whatever business you are in, it is your duty to send the elevator back down and try to help bring up the next generation of undiscovered talent.
Kevin Spacey
The great thing about string quartets is the players are kind of like family. They work really well as a unit, so you can write things that let them use those talents of association and intuition-all the things they’ve developed together as a group.
Terry Riley
It`s not the NBA Finals, it’s not even a regular-season game. It’s the All-Star game, it’s a celebration. A celebration of talent, speed, grace. Let`s put it on display and have some fun.
David Stern
God felt sorry for actors, so he gave them a place in the sun and a lot of money. All they had to sacrifice was their talent.
Claude Rains
I have no talent. I write poems for myself, to think things through, that’s all.
Anna Kamienska
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It’s a young country and a German only feels comfortable being with the masses. They have very little talent at creating an inner life, privacy. And I think there must be something wrong.
Martin Amis
It is my belief…that the talents every child has, regardless of his official ‘I.Q,’ could stay with him through life, to enrich him and everybody else, if these talents were not regarded as commodities with a value in the success-stakes.
Doris Lessing
Someone with less passion and talent and poorer content can totally beat you if they’re willing to work longer and harder than you are. Hustle is it.
Gary Vaynerchuk
Joe Walsh is a great guy and and an unbelievable talent, I’d like to work with him again someday.
Lita Ford
I am very proud of my musical growth and contributions to the band in the last four years. I have nothing but positive thoughts and feelings towards John, Mike, James, and John. Jordan Rudess is a friend of mine and a great talent. I wish all of them the very best!
Derek Sherinian
John C. Maxwell
Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers.
Magic Johnson
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
Albert Einstein
At fifteen, neither beauty nor talent exist: a woman is all promise.
Honore de Balzac
People who have known a person for many days but could never spot or appreciate his hidden talent in the first place, are likely to raise their suspicions on seeing him ever winning laurels in the life’s race.
There are people in the world who have skills and strength and talent that I will never have. Never. These notions that you can ‘be whatever you want to be as long as you want it bad enough’ are not true. They are fairy tales.
Jocko Willink
I told her once I wasn’t good at anything. She told me survival is a talent.
Susanna Kaysen
Genius is talent in which character makes itself heard.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
And then I settled into the most natural thing for a man with no real talents.
Charlie LeDuff
You can’t control whether or not you have talent. You can’t control whether or not your work will be recognized or valued. But what you can control is how much work you put your art-both in terms of creating it and in terms of getting it out there-and that is where I try to focus my energy.
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz
I’m not a writer. I think I can write short stories and poetry, but film writing, brilliant film writing, is a talent – you can’t just do it like that.
Samantha Morton
Thomas Teal, a luminous translator of Jansson’s twin talent for surface and depth, simplicity and reverberation in language, and someone who knows exactly how to convey her gift for sensing the meaning embedded in the most mundane act or turn of phrase.
Ali Smith
The confusion and undesigned inaccuracy so often to be observed in conversation, especially in that of uneducated persons, proves that truth needs to be cultivated as a talent, as well as recommended as a virtue.
Elizabeth Fry
Intelligence, adaptability and talent. And by talent I mean the capacity for hard work. Lots of girls come here with little but good looks. Beauty is a valuable asset, but it is not the whole cheese.
Ginger Rogers
Someone with inborn talent isn’t happy. It’s those who have worked hard for someone precious to them and who can be hot-blooded that are happy.” -Gai Sensei: Naruto Episode 196
Masashi Kishimoto
The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows.
Milton Glaser
I’ve always believed in my talent. And I’ve always had more guts than talent.
Dolly Parton
It is a profound mistake to imagine mistake to imagine that the art of combination depends only on natural talent, and that it cannot be learned. Every player knows that all (or almost all) combinations arise from a recollection of familiar elements.
Richard Reti
Genius gives birth, talent delivers. What Rembrandt or Van Gogh saw in the night can never be seen again. Born writers of the future are amazed already at what they’re seeing now, what we’ll all see in time for the first time, and then see imitated many times by made writers.
Jack Kerouac
Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious.
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
Ronaldo is a unique player for all of his talent and his professionalism. He is a player who is extraordinarily consistent.
Carlo Ancelotti
Talent is being able to please people.
Marty Robbins
The more attention we can devote to helping developing leaders tune in to their core values – drawing on their real experience and their true aspirations in life – the more likely it is they’ll make smart choices about how and where to invest their talents.
Stewart D. Friedman
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. When you find something at which you have talent, you do that thing (what ever it is) until your fingers bleed or your eyes pop out of your head.
Stephen King
I think a lot of people go in TV talent shows because they want to be famous and not because it’s about the music.
Susan Ann Sulley
Actors get pigeonholed very quickly, particularly movie actors. In the theater, one is more used to casting people against type and trusting that their talent and skill will get them through.
Sam Mendes
I feel I have to work hard to nurture whatever talent I have as an actor. I feel like it’s not natural to me. So I don’t take it for granted… What I think is my natural ability – which is writing – I think I totally take that for granted.
David Duchovny
I don’t care how much talent a team has – if the boys don’t think tough, practice tough, and live tough, how they play tough on Saturday.
Bear Bryant
There would not be enough talent that’s educated, developed and ready to take on the next leadership challenge, and it would cap our growth. Now we’ve put programs in place not to have that happen, but that could be a weakness.
Kevin Rollins
Never compromise on hiring the best talent. Build value, not valuation. We have never used tactics like giving discounts, cashback to make customers use our product. This way no one can create a sustainable business.
Bhavin Turakhia
Kamal Haasan is a huge talent.
Mani Ratnam
Flexible in the face of change, resilient in the face of confusion. All of these attributes are choices, not talents, and all of them are available to you.
Seth Godin
When I was growing up, I wanted to be a house painter like my father, but I was always screwing up when I went to work with him. I had a talent for knocking over paint and painting myself into corners. I also realized fairly quickly that painting bored me.
Markus Zusak
Men of genius are like eagles, they live on what they kill, while men of talents are like crows, they live on what has been killed for them.
Josh Billings
Nowadays beautiful women are counted among the talents of their husbands.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Forgive what you do not approve & love me for this energetic exertion of my talent
William Blake
The temperament that produces a talent for little things is the opposite of that required for great ones.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Part of the business of being an artist is abetting talent. The best do that.
Faith Sullivan
I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objets, textiles. I don’t have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of colour, a love of visual beauty.
Jacqueline Bisset
God gives everyone the same amount of talent. It’s just up to you to korek (dig).
Yasmin Ahmad
Come, and the only limits to what you’ll be able to achieve will be your own courage and your own talent.
Nicolas Sarkozy
(Natural Talent + Opportunity) Hard Work = Success
Michael Johnson
Jenson Button is the real deal. It just takes the right environment, the right time – don’t doubt he has all the talents to win Grands Prix and challenge for championships.
David Coulthard
A lot of people have a lot of talent. What people don’t have is the will to work hard enough to develop that talent fully.
Julie Foucher
I have always been determined to never compromise my faith or my principles. I always relied on my God-given talent when I took the field. So the idea of using PED’s to enhance my performance was a line I chose not to cross.
Tim Salmon
To my mind, talent doesn’t really exist. Talent is like a card player’s luck. It is motivation, ambition, and luck. It’s just a drive to be the best. I think acting is a con game.
Shia LaBeouf
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.
Sydney Smith
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.
Sophia Loren
I recognize that not all of us may have the same abilities and talents in sharing the gospel. But I want to keep the heat on all of us for getting the good news out there.
Mark Dever
There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
Thomas Jefferson
Some people have a perverse talent; they’re capable of shooting themselves in the foot and stabbing themselves in the back at the exact same time.
Mardy Grothe
A great listener – that was my talent!
Regis Philbin
When we recognise the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection; love is born.
Nhat Hanh
Human beings have a demonstrated talent for self-deception when their emotions are stirred.
Carl Sagan
But those with an evil heart seem to have a talent for destroying anything beautiful which is about to bloom.
Cynthia Rylant
No matter where you’re born in life or what the circumstances are when you’re born, like your parents being poor or not connected to power, you have a chance in this country to go as far as your talent and your work will take you.
Marco Rubio
There is a lot of talent in our slums.
Bappi Lahiri
Have confidence, do your own thing, find your talent, and work at it to be the best. And always, always have fun!
Coco Jones
I always wanted to be a player, but I never had the talent to make the big leagues. So I did the next best thing: I bought a team.
Charlie Finley
Happiness is perhaps painlessness, a state one rarely appreciates. Happiness, then, is very much like a great talent. It rarely gets appreciated and is taken for granted.
Kamal Haasan
And one more thing. About my name — Artemis — you were right. In London, it is generally a female name, after the Greek goddess of archery. But every now and then a male comes along with such a talent for hunting that he earns the right to use the name. I am that male. Artemis the hunter. I hunted you.
Eoin Colfer
I also used to work in the Catskill Mountains as a bus boy, and I performed in talent shows.
Barry Mann