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Talent Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Talent are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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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

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

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

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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think this is the most extraordinary
collection of talent, of human knowledge,
that has ever been gathered at the White House -
with the possible exception of
when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

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

Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent.
- Fred Allen

It's called talent.
I just have it.
I can't explain it.
You either have it or you don't.
- Barry Bonds

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

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

All I really had was my talent.
Without that I wouldn't be welcome at the White House.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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

I also used to work in the Catskill Mountains as a bus boy,
and I performed in talent shows.
- Barry Mann

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

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

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

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

Tact is one of the first mental virtues,
the absence of it is fatal to the best talent.
- William Gilmore Simms

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

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

Talent is being able to please people.
- Marty Robbins

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

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

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

The talent that I was blessed with was really for the theater.
- David Hasselhoff

I can never do better than Fawlty Towers whatever I do.
Now I very much want to teach young talent some rules of the game.
- John Cleese

Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited;
genius,
being the action of reason or imagination,
rarely or never.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

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

Eric McCormack is directing talent waiting to happen.
- Ron Livingston

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

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

Talent is a gift that can be given, and it can be taken away.
We have to appreciate that.
- Sidney Sheldon

Talent is a flame.
Genius is a fire.
- Bern Williams

Write verse, not poetry.
The public wants verse.
If you have a talent for poetry, then don't by any means mother it,
but try your hand at verse.
- Robert W. Service

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

My talent for playing the drums was a gift from God.
- Keith Thibodeaux

You may not have any extra talent, but maybe you are
just paying more attention to what you are doing.
- Alan Shepard

When you sit down and focus on the matches and series
that took place during the 12 month period it strikes
you just how broad the talent pool is in international cricket is today.
- Sunil Gavaskar

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 was the only Christian on the cast,
but that was cool because we all respected each others
talent and mostly they respected me a lot even though
I was the only Christian.
- Victoria Jackson

In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch;
Tact is the clever footwork.
- Wilson Mizner

I believe that every person is born with talent.
- Maya Angelou

We're all generous, but with different things,
like time, money, talent - criticism.
- Frank Howard Clark

Your talent is in your choice.
- Stella Adler

Talent is like a faucet, while it is open,
one must write.
- Jean Anouilh

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

In my early days I was a contract player at Universal
and I had a wonderful mentor named Monique James,
who was head of talent there, and she used to drag me on sets to do parts.
- Sharon Gless

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

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

Much as I cared for Joseph Kennedy, he was a classic
example of that person in the arts with lots of brains
and drive but little taste or talent.
- Gloria Swanson

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

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

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

Yet, analytical truth is not as mysterious,
or as secret, so as to not allow us to see that people
with a talent for directing consciences see truth rise spontaneously.
- Jacques Lacan

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

A man possesses talent; genius possesses the man.
- Isaac Stern

To be a dramatic writer takes hard work,
talent, and discipline.
And that's why I just make up crap.
- Colin Mochrie


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