Quotations on Talent

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Genius is the talent for seeing things straight.
- Maude Adams
(Keywords: Talent, Genius)

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
(Keywords: Talent, Eloquence, Man, Modesty)

There is no such thing as talent. There is pressure.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Talent, Pressure)

Your talent is in your choice.
- Stella Adler
(Keywords: Talent, Choice)

I don't have any focus groups on talent and programming. If I need five people in a mall to be paid $40 to tell me how to do my job, I shouldn't do my job.
- Roger Ailes
(Keywords: Talent, People, Focus, Job, Programming)

There is a human capital crisis in the federal government. Not only are we losing the decades of talent as civil servants retire, we are not doing enough to develop and nurture the next generation of public servants.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: Government, Talent, Crisis, Losing, Public)

It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Men, Time, Women, Talent, Genius, People, Difference)

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
(Keywords: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Danger, Gifts, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

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
(Keywords: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Consciousness, Danger, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent.
- Fred Allen
(Keywords: Talent, Will)

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Talent, Being)

Success is what you do with your ability. It's how you use your talent.
- George Allen, Sr.
(Keywords: Success, Talent, Ability)

Our industry has invested so much money in technology that perhaps it's time to invest in talent, in people.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Money, Technology, Time, Talent, People)

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
(Keywords: Talent, Genius)

Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Work, Talent, Light)

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Talent, Genius)

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

If you respect the art and you have some talent about you, I'm on your team.
- Anthony Anderson
(Keywords: Art, Talent, Respect)

The talent for discovering the unique and marketable characteristics of a product and service is a designer's most valuable asset.
- Primo Angeli
(Keywords: Talent, Service)

Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Talent, Children, Ignorance)

I had this talent for these stupid little teenage songs.
- Paul Anka
(Keywords: Talent, Songs, Teenage)

Sometimes you're trapped in writing songs and you don't have enough distance from what you do anymore and you need the talent and the years of other people to come and jump in.
- Keren Ann
(Keywords: Talent, People, Songs, Writing, Years)

Talent is like a faucet, while it is open, one must write.
- Jean Anouilh
(Keywords: Talent, Open)

It takes great skill to tell a compelling story in under 60 seconds. These five directors have mastered the format, using their talent, craft and imagination to provide us with some of the most innovative filmmaking out there today.
- Michael Apted
(Keywords: Imagination, Talent, Skill, Today)

Those who are blessed with the most talent don't necessarily outperform everyone else. It's the people with follow-through who excel.
- Mary Kay Ash
(Keywords: Talent, People)

Another thing that's pathetic is this rule that you have to look ugly to get respect as an actress. Jessica Lange had to make herself look really bad to prove that she had amazing talent.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: Talent, Respect, Ugly)

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
(Keywords: Talent, Direction, Lies)

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Motivation, Talent, Will)

It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Talent, May, Result, Study)

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
(Keywords: Talent, Ability, Circumstance, England, Law, Profession, Reward)

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
(Keywords: Music, Time, Talent, Thought, American, School, Students)

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
(Keywords: Talent, Famous)

What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being kind and showing and proving that I'm a good person to society. That's hard. The talent, that's a gift. I just came here like that.
- Erykah Badu
(Keywords: Work, Society, Talent, Being)

There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while.
- Pearl Bailey
(Keywords: Work, Talent, God, Man)

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
(Keywords: Talent, Nothing, World, Writer)

I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent.
- Lucille Ball
(Keywords: Talent, Regret)

There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Power, Talent, Will)

At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the coming woman.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Beauty, Talent, Promise, Woman)

I began as a boy with artistic talent... as a visual artist... I thought that was what I'd become and in my late teens drifted into reading serious literature.
- Russell Banks
(Keywords: Talent, Thought, Artist, Literature, Reading)

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
(Keywords: Talent, Genius, Contrast)

I'll tell you one thing, in what I do for a living, there's no substitute for experience. I don't care how much natural talent you may have... In the type of show I do, you can depend on surprises.
- Bob Barker
(Keywords: Experience, Talent, Care, Living, May, Surprises)

The main thing to do is relax and let your talent do the work.
- Charles Barkley
(Keywords: Work, Talent, Relax)

One lapse of judgment can cost and talent isn't everything. A huge slice of good fortune in needed to make it to the top, and without that element of luck, you've no chance.
- John Barrow
(Keywords: Talent, Chance, Fortune, Judgment, Luck)

People realize that Salieri is not the man we saw in the Amadeus movie. That man had no talent. It was a great movie, but the Salieri character was a big fiction.
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Keywords: Talent, People, Character, Fiction, Man)

Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand.
- Bruce Barton
(Keywords: Men, Talent, Opportunity, Successful)

Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius.
- Warren Beatty
(Keywords: Marriage, Talent, Genius, Acting)

It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
- Robert Benchley
(Keywords: Time, Talent, Famous, Writing, Years)

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
(Keywords: Talent, People, Example, Voice)

When I was a young actor... the more different you were from the part you played, the more talent it reflected.
- Dirk Benedict
(Keywords: Talent, Actor)

Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge, for it requires from its disciples, composers and performers alike, not only talent and enthusiasm, but also that knowledge and perception which are the result of protracted study and reflection.
- Alban Berg
(Keywords: Music, Talent, Knowledge, Enthusiasm, Perception, Composers, Feeling, Reflection, Result, Study)



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