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Talent Quotes

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Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

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Your talent is God's gift to you.
- Leo Buscaglia

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

 

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

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More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

I have no special talent.
I am only passionately curious.
- Albert Einstein

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

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
- John W. Gardner

We believe that if men have the talent
to invent new machines that put men out of work,
they have the talent to put those men back to work.
- John F. Kennedy

If you've got a talent, protect it.
- Jim Carrey

I have tried to explore the little talent I have for writing.
- Cyril Cusack

Hollywood has a way of sucking the world's talent to it.
- Richard Linklater

I've got the god given talent or the god given opportunity better put,
to let that out in a harmless way you know,
and I don't know what it does to you,
I don't really know.
- Eric Clapton

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

Talent is a faculty that is highly developed,
but genius commands all the faculties.
- Francis Herbert Hedge

Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world.
Society swarms with witty people who lack talent.
- Antoine Rivarol

Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention
and a shortened period of mental assimilation.
- Konstantin Stanislavisky

It takes people a long time to learn the difference
between talent and genius,
especially ambitious young men and women.
- Louisa May Alcott

So I have this ability, if I may say so,
to spot talent.
- Sally Kirkland

In Mozart and Salieri we see the contrast between the
genius which does what it must and the talent which does what it can.
- Maurice Baring

Our team has a lot of talent.
I hope that soon we will break out with four or five
goals and avoid overtime.
- Peter Bondra

There's tons of people with talent; it's the system that's all screwed up.
- John Kricfalusi

Heaven help the American-born boy with a talent for ballet.
- Camille Paglia

I still have my talent to produce and direct.
- Marc Wallice

After Proust, there are certain things that simply cannot be done again.
He marks off for you the boundaries of your talent.
- Francoise Sagan

Genius is the talent of a person who is dead.
- Edmond de Goncourt

A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive,
is more likely to rise in the world than genius.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
- Gerald Brenan

The only success worth one's powder was success in
the line of one's idiosyncrasy...
what was talent but the art of being completely whatever one happened to be?
- Henry James

No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations.
He's got to put all his talent and feeling into them!
- Norman Rockwell

If you work harder than somebody else,
chances are you'll beat him though he has more talent than you.
- Bart Starr

I was given talent, and if you are given it,
it is your obligation to use it.
- Dennis Potter

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

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

I think I do too many voices in these shows.
I think it's because we have trouble getting voice talent.
- Mike Judge

I don't have a lot of respect for talent.
Talent is genetic.
It's what you do with it that counts.
- Martin Ritt

My God given talent is my ability to stick with training
longer than anybody else.
- Herschel Walker

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
- John Wooden

Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

The cut of a garment speaks of intellect and talent
and the color of temperament and heart.
- Thomas Carlyle

Sure, the home-field is an advantage -
but so is having a lot of talent.
- Dan Marino

For two thousand years, the Church has guided the development of music,
carefully legislating to fuse artistic talent and aesthetic
beauty with the demands of the Faith.
- Richard Morris

There are many people that struggle and struggle and
have all the talent in the world,
but for some reason they are not successful.
You never know why those things happen.
- Bryan White

I've known Shawn for several years.
And he's just an amazing talent.
He's a great writer, a marvelous, marvelous guitar player,
and plays really good fiddle.
- Guy Clark

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

I feel like directing is an innate talent.
- Jordana Brewster

The manuals we got from IBM would show examples of
programs and I knew I could do a heck of a lot better than that.
So I thought I might have some talent.
- Donald Knuth

Joe Walsh is a great guy and and an unbelievable talent,
I'd like to work with him again someday.
- Lita Ford

It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose,
a good deal to know in what direction to point that organ.
- W. H. Auden

There are people who possess not so much genius as
a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century,
or even of the decade, before it has done so itself.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Nothing is so sexy in a man as talent.
- Joan Plowright

It's just such a pleasure to bring a talent you respect to the world.
- Tina Weymouth

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

The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth,
a high IQ, or in talent.
The winner's edge is all in the attitude,
not aptitude.
Attitude is the criterion for success.
- Denis Waitley

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

I don't want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain.
- Shania Twain

I don't think there are really enough meetings in Britain
for our athletes to compete properly,
and because of this a lot of the talent we have has been stunted.
- Linford Christie

Music is your own talent and is an important tool.
Even if you don't 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

Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent.
- William Cobbett

It was such a turning point to find that I had a talent
and I had something to contribute,
somewhere.
- Gwen Stefani

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

Hard work without talent is a shame,
but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
- Robert Half

A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence,
but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
- Joseph Addison

Talent works, genius creates.
- Robert Schumann

I only really cast people who are desperate to be in it -
who were dying to be in it,
whose talent I believed in and were dead ready to do
the work that was necessary.
- Kenneth Branagh

It's one thing to have talent.
It's another to figure out how to use it.
- Roger Miller


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