Quotation Explorer - 'Talent'

Intellectual talent will give us the upper-hand in the game of life. Fortunately, we all can develop it - Julian Pencilliah
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it. - Lou Holtz
Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Remember that good poets too can write bad poems! Talent has also a talent to be untalented! - Mehmet Murat ildan
If by saying that all men are born free and equal, you mean that they are all equally born; it is true, but true in no other sense; birth, talent, labor, virtue, and providence, are forever making differences.
Your talent is a seed; cultivate it, and in no time, you will harvest success. - Matshona Dhliwayo
You need three things to become a successful novelist: talent, luck and discipline. Discipline is the one element of those three things that you can control, and so that is the one that you have to focus on controlling, and you just have to hope and trust in the other two. - Michael Chabon
As she laughed I was aware of becoming involved in her laughter and being part of it, until her teeth were only accidental stars with a talent for squad-drill. - T.S. Eliot
Words are never insufficient to describe any situation. It is the talent to use the words which is the insufficient one! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The nature of society is largely determined by the direction in which talent and ambition flow-by the tilt of the social landscape. - Eric Hoffer
It can be a real struggle to accept that sometimes appearance can be more important than talent or intelligence.
Being able to inspire the body is an easy feat, but being able to inspire the soul as well is true talent. - Imania Margria
Talent is only cream in your coffee. There is no reason to rest on your talent. If you don't present it, then it gets nowhere. - Mies Van Der Rohe
Charm is deceptive, Wise is sly, having talent is impressive and that puzzles you why. I, but not you, know the mask that I wear. Like how a master knows its masterpiece which is unknown to the world. - Red Delachina
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. - Erica Jong
The talent is in the choices.
A writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view, a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway. - Junot Diaz
A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you. - Bob Proctor
I don't have talent, I have tenacity. - Henry Rollins
No one is born with a talent. Talent is something we create on our own with practice and dedication. - Airicka Phoenix
Mediocrity does not see higher than itself. But talent instantly recognizes the genius. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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 much further than people with vastly superior talent. - Sophia Loren
Nothing in the world will take away persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than an unsuccessful man 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
The world loves talent but pays off on character. - John W. Gardner
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 have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke. - Brendan Francis
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow talent to the dark place where it leads. - Erica Jong
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
I don't waste food, water, money, time and talent. - Amit Kalantri
Sometime excess pain that we experience may be best reason for birth of our talent and sometime our excess talent may be best reason for our pain. Think about it. - Rajendra Ojha
Humans always love and hate each other for a reason; beauty or talent, hard working or wealth. If you want to be loved give them a reason. - M.F. Moonzajer
Every talent you have is not wasted. It is there because of a reason and God will open that door when the right time comes along to use it. - Shannon L. Alder
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
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
You think and it's done, It's a luck not a talent. - Sohail Umar
Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation. - Gustave Flaubert
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 abstract, positive thinking. - Albert Einstein
I believe writing is a gift God gave us to share His thoughts poured out upon us! Writing is a talent needing care and comfort; open up and let the Lord inspire you! - Mary Kate
At times, talent is gifted! But mostly, it comes with good practice. - Somya Kedia
Individual talent is an obstruction principally among teams that employ the facade of a synergy to diminish the majorities mediocrity. - Anthony Corlisatra
Generations of parents have upheld this line if thinking. When a daughter showed a promise of talent, they saw it as a curse and worried that she would die young. Eventually, the very lack of talent became a sure sign of virtue for women. - He Zhen
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
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it. - Pope John Paul II
We believe that if men have the talent to invent need machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work. - John F. Kennedy
With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable - Thomas Fowell Buxton
GIVING - Applied tithing is so rewarding. When you give away your time, talent, and treasures you create a huge shift in your prosperity consciousness. So start where you are as you reach for where it is you want to be. - Lisa Washington
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
An organisation can neither appreciate nor appraise correctly a bright & talent till the people at its topmost height think that it requires a wrong person over the right workforce to get the job done. - Anuj Somany
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Talent is a gift, but character is a choice. - John C. Maxwell
The church I had loved so much was not a good place for me to hear the sound of my own voice. There was room for my talent but no room for my voice. The preacher’s voice was too loud. Teachings rooted in fear and condemnation were too loud. I had to get in a space where I could hear. - Suzette Hinton
Teaching a man how to clean barnacles from a keel is an amazing useful talent, one any child should be fortunate to learn. Magochiro is our champion barnaclebully at present. String him under a keel, and he will bring back dinner enough for ten. - Michelle Franklin
Ordinary people merely think how they shall 'spend' their time; a man of talent tries to 'use' it. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Greatness is more than potential. It is the execution of that potential. Beyond the raw talent. You need the appropriate training. You need the discipline. You need the inspiration. You need the drive. - Eric A. Burns
Decisions are made by people who have time, not people who have talent. - Scott Adams
Every reader can live One Thousand and One Lives; every fiction author can have One Thousand and One Masks, and their talent can have One Thousand and One Facets. - Lara Biyuts
Genius is talent provided with ideals.
Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard. - Kevin Durant
An organization can only grow and set an exemplary model for development with the help of right talent pool. - Amitav Chowdhury
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
Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him. - Mel Brooks
Whatever you are from nature, keep to it; never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else, and you will be ten thousands times worse than nothing. - Sydney Smith
Talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it. - Maya Angelou
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
Very sad person from the world does not do justice to convert to Christianity and ignorant idiots and half the talent in any position for any reason. - Ahmed A. Salaheddin
The prerequisite for a banker is Strait As and no talent. - Grant McLachlan
I wish my talent was something that could be celebrated. You see, I can talk to the dead. - Amy LaPalme
...probably the greatest concentration of talent and genius in this house except for perhaps those times when Thomas Jefferson ate alone. - John F. Kennedy
Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none - Jules Renard
Always let your talent and tenacity do the talking. Never your tantrums or sense of self righteousness or entitlement. For it is your talent and tenacity that will carve out, shape and seal your possibilities and destiny. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar. - Stephen King
Match your talent with integrity, or your talent might take you places where you lose control, and fall from grace. - Kevin J. Donaldson
Attitude Is More Important Than Talent - Latif Mercado
I don't think success is harmful, as so many people say. Rather, I believe it indispensable to talent, if for nothing else than to increase the talent. - Jeanne Moreau
An average person with average talent, ambition and education can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals. - Brian Tracy
I have no talent for making new friends, but oh such genius for fidelity to old ones. - Daphne du Maurier
It requires no special talent to be a shadow; but to be a light, you need to be burning inwardly! - Mehmet Murat ildan
My relative examined you, observed a few of your normal body cells, compared them with what it had learned from other humans most like you, and said that you had not only a cancer, but a talent for cancer. - Octavia E. Butler
The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
He has no talent at all, that boy! You, who are his friend, tell him, please, to give up painting.–--Manet to Monet, on Renoir--- - Edouard Manet
There's no such thing as having something to fall back on in life, there's passion, talent, skills, compassion and purpose. Choice is a prerequisite - Goitsemang Sandra Mvula
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent. - Isaac Newton
Talent is the seed; success is the fruit. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Those of our writers who have possessed a vivid personal talent have been paralyzed by a want of social background. - Van Wyck Brooks
I have met many minds able to store and translate a pregnantly large amount of information, yet they haven't an ounce of talent for wisdom or the appreciation of passion. - Kurt Cobain
You have to have a talent for having talent. - Ruth Gordon
There is, perhaps, no more dangerous man in the world than the man with the sensibilities of an artist but without creative talent. With luck such men make wonderful theatrical impresarios and interior decorators, or else they become mass murderers or critics. - Dame Edna Everage
I think that the most important thing a woman can have- next to talent, of course- is her hairdresser. - Joan Crawford
The hard fact is that writing is available to readers because of market factors as much as particular writing talent. - Sara Sheridan
We fear no one knows our potential, ability, power, and talent. We fear to learn about our capability and capacity so we keep it latent. - Debasish Mridha
Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work. - Michael Jordan
The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art. - Chuck Palahniuk
Talent is a faucet. When it is on, one must write. Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance. - Jean Anouilh
The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it.
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
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads. - Erica Jong
Flawed genius is better than flawless talent. - Matshona Dhliwayo
If a man does not work passionately - even furiously - at being the best in the world at what he does, he fails his talent, his destiny, and his God. - George Lois
A little wisdom can lead to great understanding.A little curiosity can lead to great discoveries.A little talent can lead to great achievements.A little love can lead to great virtue.A little faith can lead to great miracles.A little opportunity can lead to great success. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Genius is a bend in the creek where bright water has gathered, and which mirrors the trees, the sky and the banks. It just does that because it is there and the scenery is there. Talent is a fine mirror with a silver frame, with the name of the owner engraved on the back.
Talent is extremely common. What is rare is the willingness to endure the life of the writer. - Kurt Vonnegut
She can feel her vanished talent like a phantom limb, the empty ache of its subtraction from the short list of her assets, and she knows with spiteful certainty that it is gone for good. - Christina Moracho
Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
Some people have such a talent for making the best of a bad situation that they go around creating bad situations so they can make the best of them. - Jean Kerr
Listening with the focus of actually understanding what the other person is trying to communicate is priceless, a talent that everyone possesses but not something that is practiced enough. - Christine Marie Bryant
It's hard for Americans to differentiate between talent and notoriety; TV confuses people. - Chuck Klosterman
It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous. - Robert Benchley
Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck -- but, most of all, endurance. - James Baldwin
Talent comes from education you had,languages you know and finally from skills you gain in your life. - Adriano Corso
Talent does not automatically generate success. You can be talentless, but so long as you have fortitude then you will have success. - Stephen Richards
Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads. - Erica Jong
you can win a talent show and be so famous that you cant walk down the street,but no-one knows you next monday. - JJ FIELD
Good talent needs a showcase to prove its worth.There are many cases across the world across arts where good and talented artists have disappeared bcz no one saw them. - Chetan katigar
I was so blinded by her talent that I didn't recognize the tremendous pain behind her work. She gave me hundreds of images, so many chances to see that she was in trouble. I failed her. - Nina LaCour
Toby: All right. It couldn't have gone far, right?Sam: No.Toby: Somewhere in this building...is our talent. - Aaron Sorkin
I think some aspects of writing can be taught. Obviously, you can't teach vision or talent. But you can help with comfort. - Toni Morrison
Talent is the seed,hard work is the stem,perseverance is the branch,and success is the fruit. - Matshona Dhliwayo
River water and talent can’t be stopped forever. - Vinita Kinra
TALENT will go so far...but your GIFT will make room for you!!! - Angela Triplett
Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to the soul only for power to work. Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. - H. L. Mencken
Talent does what it can, Genius does what it must. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Children can create fun out of nothing and when this great talent is lost you become a boring creature which is called adult! - Mehmet Murat ildan
God gives out good gifts of wisdom, talent, beauty, and skill 'graciously'--that is, in a completely unmerited way. He casts them across all humanity, regardless of religious conviction, race, gender, or any other attribute to enrich, brighten, and preserve the world. - Timothy J. Keller
A man should never be judged by his skill, talent, colour, financial or political status, facial beauty and level of education but by the quality of his character. - Paul Bamikole
To win,you must have both talent an desire- but desire first. - Sam Snead
Talent develops in tranquility, character in the full current of human life. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In our own lives, we will try something new and, finding that it isn't easy for us, we conclude we don't have a talent for it. - Geoff Colvin
Everything have a foundation, even your fame; It started as little support from your family and immediate friends; Don't forget that because they saw the raw talent before everyone saw the polished act. Stay True instead of being a fame fool. - Unarine Ramaru
Always let your talent do the talking. Never your tantrums. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Ability and talent never loose the value, because demand for it highly exceeds the supply of it. - Amit Kalantri
Valuing a writer only for their diversity, but not their humanity or talent that’s tokenism. - Sunili Govinnage
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
Lying isn't something you should be proud of, but be grateful if you've gained a talent for doing it correctly. - Kate C. Conner
Every creative act, however small, enriches our species and the world around us. To find and nurture talent, is to be truly wealthy. - Stewart Stafford
Method acting? There are quite a few methods. Mine involves a lot of talent, a glass and some cracked ice. - John Barrymore
Luck is only important insofar as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you've got to have talent and know how to use it. - Frank Sinatra
Not having enough talent seemed almost worse than not having any, because having a little meant having just enough to know what you lacked - Kat Howard
Few lack talent, but most people lack the vision & perseverance to develop their talents. - Orrin Woodward
If you do not have persistence then no amount of education, talent or genius can make up for it. - Stephen Richards
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.
Son, you never know who will step up with the brains and talent in a time of need and be the right one for the job. - Chris Kurtz
You’ve got one life; do all you can to fulfill your passion. Everybody is gifted with a special talent. - Vinita Kinra
It's a very special talent that men have, to possess seeing eyes yet be so blind. - David Mitchell
When you face a new challenge, remember the skills, talent, guts and resources that got you through before. - Lynn A. Robinson
Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other. - Seneca
I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.
Wisdom is a state of stability and unconcern. It is a balanced confidence based on stable reasons. Wisdom is not a talent or power sourced at your birth. It is the power of ruling over all the other powers you have born with. - Alper Mazun
Would you like to know the great drama of my life? It is that I have put my genius into my life...I have put only my talent into my works. - Oscar Wilde
Writing is my passion. It’s in my blood like a talent is. Like dancing, or singing, or drawing, I write. I can never stop writing. It helps me to express everything I’m afraid to talk about out loud when I need to say it the most. It’s my pacifier in a way... - Melissa C. Hamilton
Any fool can tell the truth; it takes talent to lie well.
This man has talent, that man geniusAnd here's the strange and cruel difference:Talent gives pence and his reward is gold,Genius gives gold and gets no more than pence. - W.H. Davies
To evade arrogance, remind yourself (from time to time) that your talent or success could have been better. To be thankful, remind yourself (every now and then) that your illness or failure could have been worse. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates. - J. K. Rowling
Talent is an art of gaining admiration! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent. - Marilyn Monroe
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed. - Sydney Smith
Talent is like a faucet; while it is open, you have to write. Inspiration? - a hoax fabricated by poets for their self-importance. - Jean Anouilh
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads. - Erica Jong
Although it's good to have talent, character is so much important because bad character is an enemy for great talent. - Gugu Mona
Pride is a very dangerous disease that can turn your talent, asset, and achievements into a handicap. - Uzoma Nnadi
Talent does not search for the person, in fact the person needs to search for the talent inside him and take it out to show the world. - Unarine Ramaru
What is most vile and despicable about money is that it even confers talent. And it will do so until the end of the world. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Talk not of genius baffled, Genius is master of man. Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.
Without work, talent is nothing but a bad habit.
The talent should speak for itself.
Talent without money, coach, vision and mission is a piteous adventure. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in this business. You've got to keep on working that talent. Someday I'll reach for it and it won't be there. - Irving Berlin
The act of nutrition is not a purely physiological event... The family meal is a formality that cultivates in us... a capacity for sharing, generosity, thoughtfulness, a talent for civilized conversation. - Francine Du Plessix Gray
Why were drunks, almost always, persons of talent, personality, lovable qualities, gifts, brains, assets of all kinds (else why would anyone care?); why were so many brilliant men alcoholic? - Charles Jackson
Appearance can always be changed, but the talent stays the same.
Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable. - Diane Ackerman
Talent silences your competition; genius deafens them. - Matshona Dhliwayo
You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist. - Isaac Asimov
Innovation takes practice more than talent. - Debra Kaye
Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred. - Ernest Hemingway
Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and shortened period of mental assimilation. - Konstantin Stanislavsky
With a modest amount of looks and talent and more than a modicum of serendipity, I've managed to stretch my 15 minutes of fame into more than half a century of good fortune. - Robert Vaughn
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