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Talent Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Talent.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent.
- Logan P. Smith

No one respects a talent that is concealed.
- Desiderius Erasmus

When I was a young actor...
the more different you were from the part you played,
the more talent it reflected.
- Dirk Benedict

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

Talent will come out.
- Ray Walston

I was young and so eager to make some money as well
as get exposed and show my talent.
- Young Buck

My big ears indicated a talent for music.
This thrilled me.
- William Christopher Handy

I went to the High School for Performing Arts,
and to Howard University on a talent scholarship.
- Anthony Anderson

Youth itself is a talent, a perishable talent.
- Eric Hoffer

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

Concealed talent brings no reputation.
- Desiderius Erasmus

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

Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Our industry has invested so much money in technology
that perhaps it's time to invest in talent,
in people.
- Christiane Amanpour

There is such amazing talent at Disney.
My job is 100% creative, and I am very excited to creatively lead them.
- John Lasseter

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent;
doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

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

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

Let the path be open to talent.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
- Malcolm Cowley

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

Can you imagine what it would be like if all the Aussie
film talent was able to make Australian stories?
- Yahoo Serious

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

If you don't have talent or preparation for whatever you want to do,
you will not be successful in anything.
- Alicia Machado

Everyone the world over talks about British actors
and British talent and I think that's because we were trained -
until now -
in theatre.
- Brenda Blethyn

I'd go dance at talent shows, and because I was young
I had the upper hand on a lot of other crews.
People thought it was cute.
I used that to my advantage.
- Jermaine Dupri

I believe that God felt sorry for actors so he created
Hollywood to give them a place in the sun and a swimming pool.
The price they had to pay was to surrender their talent.
- Cedric Hardwicke

Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society
just because that talent wears a skirt.
- Shirley Chisholm

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
- Michael Jordan

Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.
- Marlon Brando

But Madonna has a small amount of talent when it comes to movies.
- Norman Jewison

The worst thing in this business is to be thought of as a no-talent.
- Jerry Stiller

Assuming that his talent can survive the increasing strain,
there is one scarcely avoidable danger that lies ahead
of the pupil on his road to mastery.
- Eugen Herrigel

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

He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close,
and rendering it portable.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

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

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

I guess I just don't have a talent for it,
some women just aren't the marrying kind -
or anyway,
not the permanent marrying kind, and I'm one of them.
- Jane Wyman

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

They would come down in Mississippi,
they hired me as a talent scout.
And I would go all over Mississippi,
Alabama,
Texas, and find out different artists for them.
- Ike Turner

As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,
so lesser minds have a talent of talking much,
and saying nothing.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Writing is no dying art form in America because most
published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity
of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps.
- Elizabeth George

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

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

More than a half, maybe as much as two-thirds of my
life as a writer is rewriting.
I wouldn't say I have a talent that's special.
It strikes me that I have an unusual kind of stamina.
- John Irving

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

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

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

Again, talent is the real import of being in the business.
- Bobby Sherman

Detroit is full of talent.
- Martha Reeves

Jazz is not the kind of music you are going to learn
to play in three or four years or that you can just
get because you have some talent for music.
- Wynton Marsalis

What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which
he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against
the cultivation of his talent.
- James A. Baldwin

I also had a brother who was like me a musician and a composer.
A man of great talent, far more gifted than I. He died very young...
he killed himself in the prime of his life.
- Gustav Mahler

Talent is only the starting point.
- Irving Berlin


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