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Wise Quotes about Talent

May you find great value in these Talent quotes and sayings.

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

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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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

As a teenager I was so insecure.
I was the type of guy that never fitted in because
he never dared to choose.
I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all.
For nothing.
And that thought took away all my ambition too.
- Johnny Depp

He's got everything.
He' not a great player yet because he hasn't won any major championships,
but it's a matter of time.
He's an outstanding talent.
I didn't realize how tall he is.
- Nick Price

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

My bad habits aren't my title.
My strengths and my talent are my title.
- Layne Staley

Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent.
They might be saying the same thing here but it sounds better in French.
- Alan Jay Lerner

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

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

I think when there's enough will and aggression,
there's no shortage of talent either.
- Jurgen Klinsmann

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

Here was a man with loads of talent,
loads of ability,
lots of love to give; but that had been stifled and aborted.
I became very fond of that character.
- Michael Zaslow

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

Character is more important than talent.
- Edwin Louis Cole

I would not be able to pen an academic and dry diatribe.
I have too much talent for that.
- Theo Van Gogh

Everybody has talent, it's just a matter of moving
around until you've discovered what it is.
- George Lucas

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

However great a man's natural talent may be,
the act of writing cannot be learned all at once.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent.
- Jeanne Moreau

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

Murder, like talent, seems occasionally to run in families.
- George Henry Lewes

There are plenty of clever young writers.
But there is too much genius, not enough talent.
- J. B. Priestley

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

It's a prizefight.
Get off the stool, take your beating,
go back to your corner, rest, and take a beating again.
Believe in your own talent.
Marry well.
- Bruce Paltrow

Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary.
- Jessamyn West

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

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

Your talent is God's gift to you.
What you do with it is your gift back to God.
- Leo Buscaglia

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

If you've got talent, stick with it...
because talent wins out, without a doubt.
- Bobby Sherman

There is only one school of literature -
that of talent.
- Vladimir Nabokov

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

All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer.
The voice is a wild thing.
It can't be bred in captivity.
It is a sport, like the silver fox.
It happens.
- Willa Cather

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

The ability to get ahead in an organization is simply another talent,
like the ability to play chess, paint pictures,
do coronary bypass operations or pick pockets.
- Robert Shea

The elegance and the quality - the talent is always in the literature.
I start with the word and I base everything on that.
It doesn't make any difference to me.
- Kate Mulgrew

What have I got? No looks, no money,
no education.
Just talent.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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

You can never have enough talent.
- Pat Riley

I have no interest in directing.
I've no talent for it.
- Victor Garber

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

I think it is an inborn talent - just luck.
Some people can learn languages; some can throw a ball.
Most people have something.
My talent is drawing and painting.
- Mike Thompson

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

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

With my talent, I can make people laugh and give them
another attitude about life.
What a blessing that is for me.
- Doris Roberts

Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent.
- Marya Mannes

I had this talent for these stupid little teenage songs.
- Paul Anka

The buried talent is the sunken rock on which most
lives strike and founder.
- Frederick William Faber

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 Romantic terminology called genius or talent or
inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically,
following one's nose, taking shortcuts.
- Italo Calvino

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

People who sleep around to get roles are frail and
scared and most likely without talent.
It's their own little horror show that only they can deal with.
- Bruce Campbell

What impresses me is the young actors with terrific
talent arriving on the scene.
They'd have blown us all away in the old days.
Guys like Brad Pitt.
- Robert Wagner

Art depends on luck and talent.
- Francis Ford Coppola

But I think funny and talent will always win out;
I mean,
of course there are hurdles, but I think if you're
funny you will get over all of that.
- Wanda Sykes

I really believe you can predict when someone has a great attitude,
a real well of talent.
- Taylor Hackford

I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience
than a lot of experience and a little talent.
- John Wooden

I do not think I'm a great talent.
I think I'm a medium talent, but I think I understand
the business and enjoy the business.
- Alex O'Loughlin

An actress must never lose her ego -
without it she has no talent.
- Tom Lehrer


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