Talent Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Talent Quotes from famous authors such as Frank Sinatra, Kathe Kollwitz, Warren Beatty, Lee Pearson, Johnny Lever. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

People often remark that I’m pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far 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
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
Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius.
Warren Beatty
I feel lucky that I found my talent, not unlucky that I was born with a disability. When I’m on a horse, I’m more worried about what the riding hat is doing to my hair than what my bent legs and arms are doing. What riding has given me is respect.
Lee Pearson
Some hidden talent lies within everyone.
Johnny Lever
We didn’t know how to run a business, but we had dreams and talent.
Ruth Handler
I think talent makes me really attracted to someone more than anything.
Victoria Justice
It is very important to highlight the young talent of India.
Armaan Malik
I regrettably wasted time at university by being overwhelmed and intimidated by the talent of other composers. I felt stuck and didn’t know what I was doing there. I enjoyed my experience, but I didn’t grab it in the way I would now.
Laura Mvula
In AirAsia, we consider ourselves basically a dream factory. We deliberately decided that we wanted a company where people can pursue their passion, and we wanted to make use of all the talent that we have in-house.
Tony Fernandes
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
The X Factor’ – I watch it because I’m always searching for talent to use in my musicals, so they do all the groundwork for me.
Craig Revel Horwood
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
Living composers writing for big band are very few and far between. There are not a lot of them, and I have a talent for doing it. I am zeroing in on what I do best.
Carla Bley
Eric McCormack is directing talent waiting to happen.
Ron Livingston
I’m not sure there are enough coaches in the system that can take young talent and consistently get them into the top five in the world.
Sebastian Coe
The WWE is fine. They can afford to not only sign anybody they really want, but they can also afford to sign people just to keep them out of the talent pool that everybody else has.
Jim Cornette
Character is more important than talent.
Edwin Louis Cole
Jamie Dornan is one of those guys who has no idea how gorgeous he is. He’s crazy in love with his girlfriend and a crazy talent and a great singer and a great actor; just a lovely, lovely human being. It kind of makes you want to throw up a bit, but in all the right ways!
Jennifer Morrison
When you’ve got some talent, your job is to use it.
Howard Hawks
Out of the thousand writers huffing and puffing through movieland, there are scarcely fifty men and women of wit and talent… Yet, in a curious way, there is not much difference between the product of a good writer and a bad one. They both have to toe the same mark.
Ben Hecht
One of my greatest talents is recognizing talent in others and giving them the forum to shine.
Tory Burch
Norah Jones is a breath of fresh air. Norah Jones can sing and play. She’s got some talent. I was totally ecstatic that that girl got noticed, because she’s wonderful.
David Crosby
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
Erica Jong
After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without; and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence, though deficient in personal charms, than I have been by the most regular beauty.
Washington Irving
During my participation in the Manhattan Project and subsequent research at Los Alamos, encompassing a period of fifteen years, I worked in the company of perhaps the greatest collection of scientific talent the world has ever known.
Frederick Reines
A man possesses talent; genius possesses the man.
Isaac Stern
We have a world minus a whole lot of talent that has stepped out of contention for leadership, only because they don’t want to seem too aggressive, too smart, unattractive, or too male.
Abigail Disney
Talent and effort, combined with our various backgrounds and life experiences, has always been the lifeblood of our singular American genius.
Michelle Obama
People in Real ask me about Mateo Kovacic all the time. He is a phenomenal talent and will play in some of the biggest clubs. Inter is a big club, no doubt, but Kovacic will play in even bigger.
Luka Modric
That’s why I’ve been working so hard, I believe in myself, believe that I’ve got talent.
Nick Young
Talent is a gift that can be given, and it can be taken away. We have to appreciate that.
Sidney Sheldon
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Edgar Allan Poe
If I had any talent that God could give me, I would be a great diva.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Creative thinking – in terms of idea creativity – is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practised and nurtured.
Edward de Bono
I don’t think there’s any such thing as teaching people photography, other than influencing them a little. People have to be their own learners. They have to have a certain talent.
Imogen Cunningham
There is no country in the world with the diversity, confidence and talent and black pride like Nigeria.
Binyavanga Wainaina
There is no such thing as talent. There is pressure.
Alfred Adler
I didn’t even start playing the piano until I was about 13 or 14. I guess I must have had a little talent or whatever-you-call-it, but I practised regularly, and that’s what counts.
George Gershwin
I’m into hard work. I never had the best talent or the best jumper. I’ve always been about dirt and sweat.
Reggie Miller
In OVW, it was like a different world, pretty much. They had the talent ready to stay around for a while, with guys who weren’t over yet and guys who weren’t retiring yet. With FCW, WWE were a bit more hands-on with the writers.
Drew McIntyre
Talent is only the starting point.
Irving Berlin
If you want to win the Champions League, you have to have talent, good players, luck in the draw, and, in certain moments, the right referee.
Jupp Heynckes
I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.
Dean Koontz
In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch; Tact is the clever footwork.
Wilson Mizner
It is certain that at certain times talent entirely overcomes thought or poetry.
John Singer Sargent
Some people can be president, some people can speak, some people, you know, anything that’s positive, man – a dentist, a doctor. Just hang in there and never give up, and find out what is your talent. First you got to find your talent and just stick with your talent, and I guarantee you’ll get there, man.
Juicy J
I’ve never really viewed myself as particularly talented. I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent.
Will Smith
It’s not that hard to be good, you can be good off raw talent. But I feel like it’s that extra step, doing work and putting a body of work in and doing things when nobody else is watching. When nobody else is telling you to do it, you’re pushing yourself to do it.
Aaron Donald
The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.
Woody Allen
I think you’re a product of your influences, your environment. You see guys with so much talent, but they got the wrong people around them telling them the wrong things. They wind up going down the wrong path.
Paul Pierce
The role of president, as George W. Bush commented in 2000, requires vision, management, and an eye for talent – not so different from that of CEO. But during the first years of Carter’s presidency, his Cabinet was anything but businesslike, beset by infighting and meetings that ambled.
Tahl Raz
I had no idea that I was ever getting into music. I did not prepare for a music career, and here I’ve found, out of pure luck, that I did have, not only a talent and an ear, but a passion for music. And I have it to this day.
Clive Davis
It’s far too much to say that effective hoping is the only – or even the biggest – part of what it takes to succeed. If 14% of business productivity can be attributed to hope, that means 86% is dependent on raw talent, fickle business cycles, the quality of the product you’re selling, and often pure, dumb luck.
Jeffrey Kluger
My older brother Mike is an excellent trumpet player. By the time he was 12, he was playing around Kansas City in classical situations. He was already an amazing talent.
Pat Metheny
Irrespective of whether you have talent or not, one has to work hard. Just being talented doesn’t mean anything; you can end up wasting it before you realize.
Virat Kohli
The important thing about outsourcing or global sourcing is that it becomes a very powerful tool to leverage talent, improve productivity and reduce work cycles.
Azim Premji
I thought about going onto the first one, Pop Idol. My mum was saying, ‘Go on!’ But I decided not to. ‘The X Factor,’ though, doesn’t really seem to be a show about musical talent anymore.
Paolo Nutini
I don’t want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain.
Shania Twain
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
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
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 had this urge to play the game of football, because so many people – I shouldn’t say so many, a handful of people – said I couldn’t do it. For me, it was one of those things that I just believe in my talent that the Lord gave me, and I wanted to take advantage of it.
Russell Wilson
If a man has talent and can’t use it, he’s failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know.
Thomas Wolfe
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
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
When I speak of natural drummers I’m talking about guys that are playing with the talent God gave ’em.
Gene Krupa
Some people possess talent, others are possessed by it. When that happens, a talent becomes a curse.
Rod Serling
Jamie Foxx does a good rendition of me. It’s a real gift, mimicry of that kind, the tonal thing. It’s sort of like having a talent for playing an instrument.
Al Pacino
In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.
Salvador Dali
Was music my talent really? No, I don’t think I was particularly talented.
Victoria Beckham
It’s so awesome to see a lot of the young talent really grow and compete every single day.
Jordan Larson
While it is a great platform to showcase your talent, YouTubing is not as easy as it looks. To be successful, remember to ensure your content is what you can relate to, and not what is in trend. Wait for your audience to find you.
Bhuvan Bam
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 Baldwin
Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of it is fatal to the best talent.
William Gilmore Simms
A secret talent or hobby… Hmm… I weirdly collect shot glasses.
Austin Mahone
What I lack in talent, I compensate with my willingness to grind it out. That’s the secret of my life.
Guy Kawasaki
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
I wish I could make music about politics. I feel like it’s such an art and a talent that I admire tremendously, but when I step into the studio, I step out of the real world, and it’s therapeutic.
The Weeknd
America tends to worship the modest talent because it doesn’t put us in an uncomfortable position vis-a-vis the artist.
Carlisle Floyd
It destroys the soul to hear that you’re all hype, that you have no talent, and that your whole career has been contrived.
Freddie Mercury
Sure, the home-field is an advantage – but so is having a lot of talent.
Dan Marino
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
No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own.
The Ultimate Warrior
The crazy thing about me, man, I feel like I’m a normal guy. But, maybe I’m a little abnormal when it comes to talent or something.
Tech N9ne
Talent is a by-product of education; the quality of a country’s human capital depends on it.
Klaus Schwab
I believe that everyone has some huge talent in them; the really lucky ones discover what it is.
Jeannette Walls
Challenges keep evolving as you move into different stages. When you are at a prototype stage, it’s about getting that sustenance money. Then, talent becomes an issue; your early hires are difficult to get when you aren’t too big. Later, it’s about handling growth; then, you have competition.
Bhavish Aggarwal
Every act I see, their whole act is choreographed. I’m sick of seeing these dancers. The only reason they have them is they don’t have enough talent to get people dancing themselves.
Ronnie Spector
Everyone liked me when I went up on the stage at a talent search in elementary school, and that’s when I decided to become a music artist.
There are a lot of people who can slide on talent their whole lives; they’re just naturally gifted. I’ve never considered myself one of those people. I enjoy outworking the opposition.
Zac Efron
I am so attracted to ambition and drive and talent. If a man loves something and can put his heart into it, I am instantly into him. I like a strong man who can be in control and make decisions but who is sensitive and attentive. That is the perfect combination.
Meaghan Rath
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
Talent has to be accompanied by effort as well, and that’s shared around when you work as a team.
Diego Simeone
Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other; yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively. Strive to get clear notions about all. Give up no science entirely; for science is but one.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I studied economics and made it my career for two reasons. The subject was and is intellectually fascinating and challenging, particularly to someone with taste and talent for theoretical reasoning and quantitative analysis.
James Tobin
Baseball is about talent, hard work, and strategy. But at the deepest level, it’s about love, integrity, and respect.
Pat Gillick
People think I must have been so talented at an early age, but I don’t know – was it talent or hard work? Who knows?
Monica Seles
Like Juan Gabriel and Ana Gabriel, both singers and songwriters of legendary talent, Marco Antonio has reshaped a kind of Mexican romanticism. What he brings to pop music is the kind of songs that really talk to people’s hearts.
Alicia Villarreal
I had this talent for these stupid little teenage songs.
Paul Anka
Looking back at it now, I really feel like it was a gift because I don’t know if I have the talent to become a prima ballerina. It’s such a hard job to have. I don’t have any regrets about it.
Diane Kruger
My lips are big, but my talent is bigger.
Fantasia Barrino
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
You can do one of two things. You can bury you head in the sand and believe what everyone tells you – that you will always be that young, that thin and that fabulous. Or you can use all the things you have – talent, contacts, knowledge – and do something different.
Cat Deeley
There’s this common perception that having a famous last name is all you need. A surname may get you a meeting, but if there’s no talent you won’t get the part.
Lily Collins
Very few have the talent to make others laugh without being laughed at.
M. S. Narayana
There needs to be more deliberate effort on the part of folks at VC firms to bring in a more diverse team of talent. You have to make a more concerted effort to bring in people who are different and who may not be in your network.
Aileen Lee
I’m just drawn to the odd guy, the man who is full of it, the guy who has limited talent but is pretending he’s a genius.
Martin Short
An award recognizing your talent is an honor. That matters a lot to me.
Payal Rohatgi
There are people who possess not so much genius as a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century, or even of the decade, before it has done so itself.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
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 was born out of due time in the sense that by temperament and talent I should have been more suited for the life of a small Bach, living in anonymity and composing regularly for an established service and for God.
Igor Stravinsky
I think each player has an individual style. Each is concerned with giving the best to his team, and I think my best talent is dribbling and setting up goal situations, giving an assist or deceiving one of the other team’s players.
It is often said there is a great deal of talent in the Conservative Parliamentary Party. This is true, but too many of the brightest and best remain on the backbenches.
Grant Shapps
Beyonce is a beautiful, elegant woman who is also a wonderful dancer. And her voice is sublime. Just like her husband, Jay-Z, Beyonce has real talent. They are both the kind of truly great artist who will be remembered by history. Their child will be lucky to have such talented parents.
Azzedine Alaia
A best-seller is the golden touch of mediocre talent.
Cyril Connolly
Securing and attracting the best talent is an obsession in the tech industry for good reason. It’s your main asset; it’s your edge.
Taavet Hinrikus
I don’t think there’s any dearth of talent in India – we’ve always had the best juniors in the world.
Mahesh Bhupathi
Wrestling is rooted in the Indian soil, yet there isn’t enough scope for kids who come from poorer families, but have the talent, to join the sport professionally.
Sangram Singh
One of the best predictors of ultimate success in either sales or non-sales selling isn’t natural talent or even industry expertise, but how you explain your failures and rejections.
Daniel H. Pink
Nepotism will never give you success, but talent can.
Ashok Saraf
It is the combination of reasonable talent and the ability to keep going in the face of defeat that leads to success.
Martin Seligman
My big ears indicated a talent for music. This thrilled me.
William Christopher Handy
Talent is being able to please people.
Marty Robbins
I think we judge talent wrong. What do we see as talent? I think I have made the same mistake myself. We judge talent by people’s ability to strike a cricket ball. The sweetness, the timing. That’s the only thing we see as talent. Things like determination, courage, discipline, temperament, these are also talent.
Rahul Dravid
Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Maya Angelou
I would not be able to pen an academic and dry diatribe. I have too much talent for that.
Theo Van Gogh
More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
Billy Sunday
It’s not enough to just have talent at Atletico Madrid. At other clubs it is, but we can’t sign superstars and have to look for players with a good work ethic.
Diego Simeone
Everyone has a purpose in life and a unique talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.
Kallam Anji Reddy
You may not have any extra talent, but maybe you are just paying more attention to what you are doing.
Alan Shepard
There is only one school of literature – that of talent.
Vladimir Nabokov
I’m noticing a new approach to art making in recent museum and gallery shows. It flickered into focus at the New Museum’s ‘Younger Than Jesus’ last year and ran through the Whitney Biennial, and I’m seeing it blossom and bear fruit at ‘Greater New York,’ MoMA P.S. 1’s twice-a-decade extravaganza of emerging local talent.
Jerry Saltz
You can never have enough talent.
Pat Riley
I’ll pat myself on the back and admit I have talent. Beyond that, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Ethel Merman
Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference.
Robert Griffin III
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
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.
Above everything else I’ve done, I’ve always said I’ve had more guts than I’ve got talent.
Dolly Parton
Talent is a gift that brings with it an obligation to serve the world, and not ourselves, for it is not of our making.
Jose Marti
Talent alone gets you nowhere. You really have to have the grit, and you gotta have a love for people.
Zac Brown
There’s a lot of women in the WNBA. There’s a lot of women who could be here. To be voted by the fans says a lot – that people are aware of what’s going on. I’m really thankful. I think they just really appreciate my talent so I’m definitely grateful.
Lisa Leslie
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
Its super to play with Martina, and she has huge amounts of talent. We have a lot of fun.
Mary Pierce
When I was 8 years old I became a mute and was a mute until I was 13, and I thought of my whole body as an ear, so I can go into a crowd and sit still and absorb all sound. That talent or ability has lasted and served me until today.
Maya Angelou
When comics came along in the 1930s there was a talent pool waiting. And one reason is so many areas were closed to Jews. Colleges, advertising agencies, many of the corporations – the doors that were closed led to the one that was open.
Jerry Robinson
It’s difficult because nothing’s preordained by plan and you can’t control it. That’s one of those joys and thrills and nerve-racking realities of being an actor. A lot has to do with luck, no matter what your talent or contribution can be.
Benedict Cumberbatch
Your talent is in your choice.
Stella Adler
You know in 1982, the year we came in tied for 3rd, we probably had a better team – I mean as far as talent. When we came back the following year and won it, our pitching staff was a little more experienced and it was such a thrill.
Roger Clemens
The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.
Hector Berlioz
An actress must never lose her ego – without it she has no talent.
Tom Lehrer
I don’t run restaurants that are out of control. We are about establishing phenomenal footholdings with talent.
Gordon Ramsay
Talent is in short supply everywhere. At Wipro, we are training nonengineers to be engineers.
Azim Premji
India’s Got Talent’ is one of the biggest platforms for talent across the world.
Siddharth Shukla
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Not many people do what Jameis Winston did: first year as a starter winning a national championship, only one loss in his two years as a starter. He’s got great charisma. He’s polarizing for some people, but he’s a rare talent.
Jon Gruden
Somehow our society has formed a one-sided view of the human personality, and for some reason everyone understood giftedness and talent only as it applied to the intellect. But it is possible not only to be talented in one’s thoughts but also to be talented in one’s feelings as well.
Lev Vygotsky
I am very happy playing and showing off my talent on the cricket field and have no plans to enter Bollywood.
Virat Kohli
My mom brought me up to believe that my talent is a gift and a blessing.
Christina Aguilera
I don’t consider myself to be a major talent, so the only solace I can take is to hope I’m growing.
Paul Simon
Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
I praise the Lord here today. I know that all my talent and all my ability comes from him, and without him I’m nothing and I thank him for his great blessing.
Ernie Harwell
We worked very hard to make the lyrics suit the music. I can’t, like Elton John, for example, compose by lyrics. Elton has a great talent for that. Whatever you give him, including your questions, he composes in half an hour and makes a great song out of it.
Rick Wright
Talent can be developed, gift is God-given. But artists have both.
Carroll O’Connor
I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic.
Will Smith
You could put all the talent I had into your left eye and still not suffer from impaired vision.
Veronica Lake
However great a man’s natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Rock music is predictable, unless there’s great talent involved.
Zubin Mehta
Creativity is not talent but attitude.
Jenova Chen
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 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
Effort without talent is a depressing situation… but talent without effort is a tragedy.
Mike Ditka
You have to know what your talent is, and you have to exploit it. And then, while you’re exploiting that talent, you find ways and tools to elevate other sides of you that are weaker.
The Miz
No, but I’ve always felt that with true talent, and a commitment to hard work, it is possible to achieve an enduring respect and appreciation. In other words, I don’t take my fans for granted.
John Fogerty
He was a manager, one of the singers, I guess talent coordinator for the local talent in Harlem. His name was Lover Patterson. He was living right across the street from where my dad had his restaurant. I guess he saw a lot of kids come in, a lot of my buddies.
Ben E. King
Being the best at whatever talent you have, that’s what stimulates life.
Tom Landry
I was young and so eager to make some money as well as get exposed and show my talent.
Young Buck
I believe that refusing to quit and refusing to fail will trump talent and brilliance in the end.
Molly Bloom
Real talent will get through whatever the obstacles.
Kim Wilde
Together we can build the Michigan we believe in, because we still have what we need most – the strength, the talent, the vision and the grit of the incredible people of this state.
Gretchen Whitmer
You can’t be Allen Iverson on a football team. And even Iverson got run out of Philadelphia when he was still a spectacular talent because the Sixers got tired of the headache and his bad attitude.
Jason Whitlock
Talent will come out.
Ray Walston
One of the things I noticed more in this draft than in any recent drafts was the importance of the character issue. Players who had baggage, like Justice, fell much farther than his talent dictated. But a lot of coaches didn’t want to take the chance.
Ron Jaworski
Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
Gerald Brenan
My father values talent. He is colorblind and gender neutral. When Donald Trump is in charge, all that counts is ability, excellence, and effort.
Ivanka Trump
I don’t think playing a villain is my greatest talent.
Sam Waterston
Our industry has invested so much money in technology that perhaps it’s time to invest in talent, in people.
Christiane Amanpour
A career is born in public – talent in privacy.
Marilyn Monroe
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
The film industry has been extremely welcoming to me. It’s an industry which is biased to what they think is talent. If they think you can bring value to cinema, they’ll support you.
Imtiaz Ali
I think I’ve got something when I’m onscreen, but that’s nothing to do with acting or talent.
Julie Christie
I think the definition of an artist is not necessarily tied into excellence or talent; an artist is somebody who, if you took away their freedom to make art, would lose their mind.
Richard Price
If you got talent, you just have to do you.
Missy Elliott
Talent alone won’t make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: ‘Are your ready?’
Johnny Carson
I was gifted at birth with this talent, and I’ve tried to honor it all my life. And I did – through hell and storms and tsunamis and earthquakes. I’ve been through too much not to know that giving back is everything.
Jenifer Lewis
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
Obviously, for me, story is first and foremost, even in the face of the attractive idea of having all the cast there, or having a great piece of talent come to it.
Vin Diesel
I really believe you can predict when someone has a great attitude, a real well of talent.
Taylor Hackford
You should know that you need talent, passion, and luck to be a singer.
Neha Kakkar
The mobile Web, location-based services, inexpensive and pervasive mobile apps, and new sorts of opportunities to access cars, bikes, tools, talent, and more from our neighbors and colleagues will propel peer-to-peer access services into market.
Lisa Gansky
I don’t have the talent, the temperament, or the patience to be a great chef. I’d much rather order from someone who can really do it. I love restaurants. They make my life better.
Philip Rosenthal
The sign of a good society is where talent is respected.
Irrfan Khan
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
Albert Einstein
I don’t claim to be a great vocalist, but I know how to work my voice with its limitations. My talent is I know how to work what I have. It might not always be a picture-perfect performance, but what we look for is the emotion.
I think the people that need to see my talent are seeing it, people who understand F1 well are valuing my performance.
Carlos Sainz Jr.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Michael Jordan
So I have this ability, if I may say so, to spot talent.
Sally Kirkland
Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
Emily Dickinson
With cult foods, there is an underlying assumption that the best cooking ideas came generations ago. Yet culinary innovation is nothing to be ashamed of. When a chef tells me he is cooking with his grandmother’s recipe, I always wonder why. Did talent skip the past two generations?
Nathan Myhrvold
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
The change I want to see is a start-up environment where everyone, regardless of gender and background, feels welcome and safe; where sexual harassment or discrimination will not impede great talent from producing great impact.
Christine Tsai
I’m a huge Springsteen fan, and yet if either he or Bob Dylan had to be erased from the world’s hard drive, I would save Bob Dylan’s work for sure – he’s the greater talent, and by leaps and bounds and skyscrapers and rocket blasts. But Bob Dylan is an alien to his public.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
Over time, diversity has come to be acknowledged as an essential enhancer of corporate productivity, performance, and talent engagement.
Alain Dehaze
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
Obviously you have to have talent in order to play so you can’t overlook that, but we won’t overlook the character issue when it comes to talent because if they have talent and they don’t have character, it’s going to be very difficult to coach that person.
Tim Buckley
I think it’s good that YouTube decided that they really want to showcase Black talent.
Brent Faiyaz
As far as the U.S. economy is concerned, I always believe that the U.S. economy is solidly based, not only in a material sense, but more importantly, the United States has the strength of scientific and technological talent, and managerial expertise.
Wen Jiabao
I was determined that with perseverance and faith, at some point, someone would say, ‘This girl has talent,’ and would cast me in something meaningful.
Rita Moreno
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
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
There’s no better place in the world for technology start-ups than Silicon Valley; there’s such an incredible well of talent and capital and resources. The whole system is set up to foster the creation of new companies.
Elon Musk
I went to the High School for Performing Arts, and to Howard University on a talent scholarship.
Anthony Anderson
I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was a boy, though it seemed an unlikely outcome since I showed no real talent. But I persevered and eventually found my own row to hoe. Ignorance of other writers’ work keeps me from discouragement and I am less well-read than the average bus driver.
Garrison Keillor
It’s not enough to have talent, you also have to be Hungarian.
Robert Capa
Ingrid Bergman made an enormous impression on me. I couldn’t imagine where that kind of acting talent came from.
Grace Kelly
Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it.
Anton Chekhov
If I haven’t any talent for writing books or newspaper articles, well, then I can always write for myself.
Anne Frank
There is no dearth of talent in India, and it is going to be the force to reckon with in world wrestling in future.
The Great Khali
Miss America is a scholarship pageant, and they actually define themselves as a talent pageant.
Shanna Moakler
Fame is as much about luck as it is about talent, perhaps more.
Kirk Douglas
I think in Israel there is so much talent in the TV world because there’s less movies done.
Ayelet Zurer
I still have my talent to produce and direct.
Marc Wallice
If you’re a human being, you can attempt to do what other human beings have done. We don’t understand talent any more than we understand electricity.
Maya Angelou
Petty thievery is a more profitable job than pool hustling, which it resembles, requires far less talent and training, and is equally devoid of promise.
Robert Byrne
Most people don’t have so much talent that they can become a success all their own. We all need people to help us and lift us up.
Queen Latifah
There are guys in the game only because of steroids. They couldn’t make it with their natural talent, so they had to enhance themselves. It sucks.
David Wells
I was very innocent and shielded as a child, so I didn’t know a lot about music or dancing. When I was in Primary Six, no one would participate in a talent show, so I decided to go on. When the audience applauded me, I felt euphoric, and I started dancing right after that!
Don’t show off every day, or you’ll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent.
Baltasar Gracian
I’m rocking with PUMA – they got a lot of new wave, new talent, and they keep the new sauce.
PnB Rock
The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement.
Anna Garlin Spencer
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
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
I think when there’s enough will and aggression, there’s no shortage of talent either.
Jurgen Klinsmann
I think there’s an abundance of talent in America and there will never be not a lot of talent out there.
Randy Jackson
I don’t think I was a naturally born talent, surely I had some natural attributes, which perhaps helped me in my sport, but generally speaking I wasn’t competitive in nature.
Abhinav Bindra
I would like to work with my ideal type, Song Hye Kyo sunbae. Although she has an elegant and classic style, her charisma is also strong, and her acting talent is outstanding. If we act together, I think I could learn a lot from her. But I’d probably be nervous a lot of times.
Lee Min-ho
Without work, talent is lost.
Judit Polgar
It’s not all about talent. It’s about dependability, consistency, and being able to improve. If you work hard and you’re coachable, and you understand what you need to do, you can improve.
Bill Belichick
At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the coming woman.
Honore de Balzac
How man evolved with such an incredible reservoir of talent and such fantastic diversity isn’t completely understood… he knows so little and has nothing to measure himself against.
Edward T. Hall
My dad has always been really helpful. He taught me that talent is a bonus, but persistence is what wins out.
Zosia Mamet
I learned more of how to appreciate what I had then – my family, my kids, the talent that God gives you – because He can take it away at any time. He took it away from Brian through death. He took it away from me through my knees.
Gale Sayers
It’s not just about talent. It’s about having players with good mentality.
Chris Coleman
I know I’ve accomplished a great deal for a man of my height. It’s been a blessing, and I thank God for the talent. I’ve always given 110%.
Muggsy Bogues
I was not the best student. Thank God I had a lot of hockey talent.
Guy Lafleur
Each of us has a gift, a talent, that we can offer to the world that makes the world essentially a better place.
James Redfield
I realised that if I wanted to act, I needed to join theatre where I could improve my acting skills first and also show my talent.
Abhimanyu Singh
I’m not interested in making money. It’s just that with my talent, I’m cursed with it.
Noel Gallagher
Just as the performance of the vilest and most wicked deeds requires spirit and talent, so even the greatest demand a certain insensitivity which under other circumstances we would call stupidity.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
I was definitely a thespian of sorts in elementary school. I went to a real small private school, and every year, I participated in the talent shows and the school plays – all of ’em.
Ariel Pink
Definitely, study is absolutely necessary in all forms – it’s just like any talent that’s born within somebody. It’s just like a good pair of shoes when you put a shine on it, you know? Like, schooling brings out the polish of any talent. It happens anywhere in the world.
Charlie Parker
The multiculturalism of Britain is one of our greatest strengths in music, literature, and visual art, but the TV and film industry doesn’t tap into the multicultural talent pool in the U.K. as much as they do in the U.S.
Riz Ahmed
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
Graphic novels are not traditional literature, but that does not mean they are second-rate. Images are a way of writing. When you have the talent to be able to write and to draw, it seems a shame to choose one. I think it’s better to do both.
Marjane Satrapi
I like to speak with more experienced people – with the staff, the manager – and get a lot of advice. But from a young age, I always remember that talent is good, but hard work beats talent.
Divock Origi
But Madonna has a small amount of talent when it comes to movies.
Norman Jewison
At the end of the day, you can have all the talent in the world. But if you don’t put in the work, nothing works. The engine doesn’t start going. It’s a car without gas.
Ryan Garcia
There are people in the world who have skills and strength and talent that I will never have. Never. These notions that you can ‘be whatever you want to be as long as you want it bad enough’ are not true. They are fairy tales.
Jocko Willink
I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
Marilyn Monroe
It’s like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it’s off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think.
Johnny Cash
I’ve always thought that the – as far as regions of the country that people brag about, as far as top talent, the Inland Empire is awfully hard to beat.
Mike Leach
There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.
Aldous Huxley
The Negroes have little invention, but strong powers of imitation, so that they readily acquire mechanic arts. They have a great talent for music, and all their external senses are remarkably acute.
Samuel George Morton
You can have all the talent in the world, but it’s the ability to go out there every day and try to get better. And that’s the key to being successful and being successful for a long time.
Julio Jones
I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objets, textiles. I don’t have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of colour, a love of visual beauty.
Jacqueline Bisset
God would not give us the same talent if what were right for men were wrong for women.
Sarah Orne Jewett
Talent? Overrated. Leadership? Underrated.
Colin Cowherd
I can just remember being broke, wondering if I had any talent – really wondering whether this was all a fantasy – but I had to get out there and keep trying.
Lenny Abrahamson
All I really had was my talent. Without that I wouldn’t be welcome at the White House.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Whatever I lack in talent I have in stamina.
Richard C. Armitage
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
No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations. He’s got to put all his talent and feeling into them!
Norman Rockwell
If we sleep more than is needful for the refreshment of the body, it is wasting the time with which the Lord has entrusted us as a talent, to be used for his glory, for our own benefit, and the benefit of the saints and the unbelievers around us.
George Muller
No one can arrive from being talented alone, work transforms talent into genius.
Anna Pavlova
I’ve never taken vocal lessons. My early trumpet training and a fortunate talent for singing has always been enough for me. In the case of rock singing, I’ve always felt it was better to remain a bit untrained to maintain your individuality.
Ronnie James Dio
Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.
Nolan Ryan
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
That so unlikely an outcome should accrue to a man possessed of such limited talent and so many flaws, and one lacking in a sense of ethics and decency was one of the bitter ironies of history.
William Thomas Green Morton
Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.
Henri Frederic Amiel
When you play for Juventus, there is a lot of responsibility. You have to have personality more than just talent.
Patrice Evra
It’s just such a pleasure to bring a talent you respect to the world.
Tina Weymouth
Honestly, being a 5’11” quarterback, not too many people think that you can play in the National Football League. And so for me, you know, I knew that my height doesn’t define my skill set, you know? I believed in my talent. I believed in what God gave me. I believed in the knowledge that I have of the game.
Russell Wilson
For the most part, works of mine are untitled. There was a brief period where I had poetic titles for works, and they’re embarrassing now. I think, for the most part, it’s not something that I have talent for.
Robert Gober
There’s no such thing as too late. There are different roles for different ages, assuming an actress has something to offer. There aren’t many Helen Mirrens and Meryl Steeps, and it takes a lot of talent to get to that level. I hope I have it. That’s the model I aspire to if I’m lucky enough. It’s all about luck.
Ayelet Zurer
I like to be an idea person. I like to pull different people together and find new talent.
John Singleton
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Stephen King
India has plenty of talent. If they are imparted with proper training, the country will surely produce scores of wrestlers, better than me. I want more and more Indians to participate in the game.
The Great Khali
Richard Burton is my number one idol. One, because we come from very similar backgrounds and two, because of his fantastic talent.
Aneurin Barnard
Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent.
William Cobbett
If you have this enormous talent, it’s got you by the balls, it’s a demon. You can’t be a family man and a husband and a caring person and be that animal. Dickens wasn’t that nice a guy.
Dustin Hoffman
I think that the most important thing a woman can have – next to talent, of course – is her hairdresser.
Joan Crawford
In the large cities that received new Americans, there flowered a golden age of restaurants, manned by the available talent from abroad and fueled by the restless wealth of the newly rich.
David Joseph Schwartz
I think women have a unique talent for being able to see the forest and the trees at the same time.
Bozoma Saint John
Talent without working hard is nothing.
Cristiano Ronaldo
I’d like to create a space for people who have a lot of talent but not a lot of reach.
Evan Spiegel
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
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Arthur Conan Doyle
There’s a lot of talent out there with just the normal physique. The ‘cross-fit’ type physique – that’s the new exercise that took over.
Rey Mysterio
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
Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.
Harvey Mackay
There are two types of football – there’s physical football and football talent.
Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men’s stupidity, but your talent to their reason.
Ayn Rand
I’ve always been of the opinion that great talent can’t be held down.
Paul Heyman
Kathy Bates is sexy. It’s partly because of her talent, but she’s got a great face, and a great laugh.
Denis Leary
The first thing I ever did was play talent shows at the Uptown Theater and the Adelphi Ballroom.
Daryl Hall
As far as talent goes, we had pretty much everything, and I think that’s why this year was so successful.
Carrie Underwood
I wasn’t the most prodigiously talented cricketer in Karnataka, let alone India. Some of my team-mates in my school team could hit the ball cleaner than I do. I had to work through that lack of talent, so to speak, that lack of natural flair. Runs never came easy for me.
Rahul Dravid
You can’t teach talent. You can’t put in what God left out – but you can teach confidence.
Gloria Naylor
The British have a remarkable talent for keeping calm, even when there is no crisis.
Franklin P. Jones
Casting sometimes is fate and destiny more than skill and talent, from a director’s point of view.
Steven Spielberg
Most of the dogmatic religions have exhibited a perverse talent for taking the wrong side on the most important concepts in the material universe, from the structure of the solar system to the origin of man.
George Gaylord Simpson
The standing ovation threw me… to be held in such regard in a town so full of talent is quite something.
Michael Caine
The regular guy still relates to him and Howard is a $500 million guy now who dates a model and drives about in a limo all day. But Howard still knows how to make a plumber laugh and those guys still have him on in the morning, because he is a real talent.
Artie Lange
I was lucky enough to have the talent to play baseball. That’s how I treated my career. I didn’t think I was anybody special, anybody different.
Carl Yastrzemski
We did a film called ‘Kes,’ which is about a lad with a talent that nobody can recognise, or that nobody chose to recognise.
Ken Loach
It’s called talent. I just have it. I can’t explain it. You either have it or you don’t.
Barry Bonds
Paul Newman’s an old friend of ours out of Cleveland, Ohio. He used to sit around our house. He’s the only man I’ve ever known to drink a case of beer all by himself. That’s talent in a way.
Lew Wasserman
Every person is endowed with God-given abilities, and we must cultivate every ounce of talent we have in order to maintain our pinnacle position in the world.
Ben Carson
I have been aware, from the age of 6, that I had talent.
Dennis Potter
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
I believe, however, that such abnormal moments can be found in everyone, and it is all the more fortunate when they occur in individuals with creative talent or with clairvoyant powers.
Giorgio de Chirico
The relationship between talent and management is uneasy, at best.
Jessica Savitch
I did a play called ‘On Golden Pond’ in a dinner theater in Maine and then went to New York for a talent competition having put together a three-man juggling routine and some one-liners and I got myself an agent from that.
Patrick Dempsey
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
There’s tons of people with talent; it’s the system that’s all screwed up.
John Kricfalusi
I was all personality and no talent.
Ruby Keeler
Understanding and respecting your roots is critical not only to winning the tech talent wars but leaving a legacy that transcends bottom lines.
Ryan Holmes
I have tried to explore the little talent I have for writing.
Cyril Cusack
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
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
Oscar Wilde
It’s one thing to have talent. It’s another to figure out how to use it.
Roger Miller
UFC is UFC, and God bless them, they have the largest roster and some amazing fighters, but there’s amazing fighters everywhere. That’s why I am impressed with what Bellator has attempted to do with the tournament or with Aaron Pico and some of the younger talent.
Mauro Ranallo
Talent is going to rise to the top, whether they come from TNA or from outside.
Christopher Daniels
The cut of a garment speaks of intellect and talent and the color of temperament and heart.
Thomas Carlyle
I’m very fond of the Talent series, and also the Crystal Singer trio.
Anne McCaffrey
As a boy from Patna, I’ve always dreamt of a chance to showcase my talent.
Abhimanyu Singh
For the amount of talent I had – and I couldn’t dance, act, or tell a joke – I enjoyed a tremendous career.
Perry Como
The buried talent is the sunken rock on which most lives strike and founder.
Frederick William Faber
I know it is common nowadays for artists to start labels but this is a thoroughly constructed vehicle for inspired talent. This is a market that we’ve been living, breathing and eating for our entire lives – one where a huge void currently exists. Favored Nations is a long-term commitment.
Steve Vai
Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
Jonathan Swift
There is no spray can called ‘Instant Stardom’, only talent can keep you at the top.
Jim Dale
Talent is a faculty that is highly developed, but genius commands all the faculties.
Francis Herbert Hedge
I have high expectations of myself. I always have, always will. That will never waver. I always believe in my talent – always have.
Russell Wilson
Talent grips us. We are overtaken by the beauty of Michelangelo’s sculpture, riveted by Mariah Carey’s angelic voice, doubled over in laughter by the comedy of Robin Williams, and captivated by the on screen performances of Denzel Washington.
John C. Maxwell
Maybe if I didn’t have the talent in chess I’d find the talent in something else. The only thing I know is that I have talent in chess, and I’m satisfied with that.
Magnus Carlsen
I do not think men have more talent. There are a great many women in the arts; novelists, painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far lower in the field of song writing.
Dorothy Fields
I adore being with Roberta. I adore being in her spiritual light. I adore being close to her talent and gifts.
Peabo Bryson
My mother learned that she was carrying me at about the same time the Second World War was declared; with the family talent for magic realism, she once told me she had been to the doctor’s on the very day.
Angela Carter
I really believe that what I do as an actress is my God-given talent. This is my calling, not my career.
Angela Bassett
Work hard! In the end, passion and hard work beats out natural talent.
Pete Docter
If you had the opportunity and some talent, there was no way you couldn’t progress, because it was an open market. There was the advertising world, and there was the documentary world.
Richard Donner
I want to make sure that that future that we’re creating is one that is the best it can be for people around the world, and also one that includes the full range of our talent and our skills – and, you know, gender and ethnicity, geography – to solving the world’s problems.
Mae Jemison
Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.
Hermann Hesse
I was given a talent to play cricket. I don’t know why I was given it. But I was. I owe it to all those who wish it had been them to give of my best, every day.
Rahul Dravid
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
The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Vision is a romantic thing. We have got into ‘talent identification’. I am much more interested in passion – finding people who are really excited about doing something.
Sebastian Coe
Salman Khan did not help me get movie offers. What rubbish! Will any producer take a risk of millions of rupees at the instance of any person? Everyone knows that the film industry is highly competitive, and one gets a job on one’s talent only and not on any recommendation.
Katrina Kaif
I’m always gonna be all over my CD the most, of course. My talent is my talent. I ain’t really tripping off no ego; I just like to make good music with good people.
Meek Mill
Jackie had a keen eye for talent, and like an elephant never forgot. And, he was always right on the mark.
Audrey Meadows
I needed to explore my talent and versatility and see if I had another side to me, another sound.
Brandy Norwood
Humanity is more important to me than talent… if there’s a choice to make, I’ll go humanity over talent every time.
Thomas Kail
Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary.
Jessamyn West
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
Israel has incredible entrepreneurial spirit and a deep bench of technology talent.
Roelof Botha
Since I’ve written many of my books from a less-than-sympathetic viewpoint, I think that being able to see things from all sides is a useful talent.
Alex Flinn
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
I don’t think my natural talent is much different to the other gymnasts. It is a matter of how I train and how I think about my training. I also give a lot of thought to my routines.
Kohei Uchimura
My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. Of course, I had to pull out some weeds, too.
Jack Welch
I think most of my success is my dedication, not my talent.
I want to be on a successful team, and I know that paying one or two or three players premium hurts your chances of being able to bring in extra talent.
Jay Cutler
Talent is something that comes from within; it has nothing to do with age.
I strongly believe in the apprenticeship model because we see in a lot of countries the local education system is not providing talent that businesses need. So it is important that there is an alignment between what the companies need and the education system, so the education system can build the right programmes.
Alain Dehaze
The main thing to do is relax and let your talent do the work.
Charles Barkley
Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
Robert Half
When you get to that level, it’s not a matter of talent anymore – because all the players are so talented – it’s about preparation, about playing smart and making good decisions.
Hakeem Olajuwon
The depth of John Candy’s talent did surprise me. He was one of my all-time favorite leading men.
Maureen O’Hara
Belief outweighs talent. Self-belief’s got me everything, self-belief.
Ian Brown
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
The audience has reacted well to my comic timing. But, I also have other aspects to my acting talent.
Kartik Aaryan
The German mind has a talent for making no mistakes but the very greatest.
Clifton Fadiman
I don’t consider myself an artist necessarily, but craftsmen or people in the arts, their spiritualism is sort of when you’re writing well or performing well or doing whatever you do well, there’s an element of that that’s either God-given, a talent that you’re not necessarily responsible for.
Al Franken
I have a responsibility to nurture and shepherd my talent and when I’m living the parts of my life not related to that I feel I have the right to be left alone.
Ashley Judd
I think punk rock, especially for me, was a big middle finger to this whole talent thing.
Mike Watt
When you are an elite talent, you cannot allow anyone that comes into your ‘eliteness’ and take you down. You have to make them rise to your level.
The Miz
I have more of a vivid imagination than I have talent. I cook up ideas. It’s just a characteristic.
Francis Ford Coppola
I have no interest in directing. I’ve no talent for it.
Victor Garber
Worried about being a dull fellow? You might develop your talent for being irritating.
Mason Cooley
It is my absolute belief that Indians have unlimited talent. I have no doubt about our capabilities.
Narendra Modi
Talent is nothing without dedication and discipline, and dedication and discipline is a talent in itself.
Luke Campbell
If you don’t have talent or preparation for whatever you want to do, you will not be successful in anything.
Alicia Machado
I’m not a one-hit wonder who got lucky. This really is my life. I was born with this talent, and this is what I meant to be. I’m totally grateful.
Tiffany Darwish
As you can probably tell, the push to develop talent in Africa is personal. I grew up there. I played there. I know how much talent there is. We have to concentrate on building facilities, establishing successful leagues and finding investors to help young players.
Masai Ujiri
Your talent is your art. It is not to be taken for granted.
Paula Abdul
‘Fight Master’ is a proving ground for young, aspiring fighters who want a chance to play on a bigger stage. That’s something it has in common with ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ which has always been like a farm league for the UFC, a place to develop new talent.
Randy Couture
Day after day, I spent long afternoons in the talent pool, being told how to walk, how to talk, how to sit.
Gene Tierney
You want to do something that shows some type individuality and talent and imagination – at the same time, you want to be truthful to the predecessors, because obviously the audience liked something about them and you have to replicate that experience to a certain extent.
Renny Harlin
There are plenty of clever young writers. But there is too much genius, not enough talent.
J. B. Priestley
A first novel should be brash and ambitious, and announce the arrival of a new talent.
Stuart Woods
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
Australians do love a good food festival. From regional gems like The Taste of Tasmania to Margaret River Gourmet Escape, diehard eaters have a litany of opportunities to revel in Australia’s great produce and chow down on food made by some of the brightest culinary talent from here and abroad.
Melissa Leong
A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.
Charles Horton Cooley
I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.
Muhammad Ali
I have a definite talent for convincing people to try something new. I am a good salesman. When I’m on form, I can sell anything.
Brian Eno
Talent is given by God but you should respect it by doing good work.
Johnny Lever
Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
My brother Art was a doo-wopper. He had a group that sat out on a park bench in New Orleans and sang harmonies at night, and they’d go around and win all the talent shows and get all the girls, you know.
Aaron Neville
What I do know is that with a celebrity’s death comes an avalanche of media, and in that media is most often another death – it takes a life that is filled with complicated talent, hope, success and drive and reduces it to the ‘story.’
James Belushi
So many times I should’ve stopped or could’ve stopped and didn’t stop… So many kinds of people can get depressed and sad, and you know what? Everyone has that talent, that gift.
I had no talent for science. What was infinitely worse: all my fraternity brothers were engineers.
Kurt Vonnegut
I think it’s true for men and for women, if you are even remotely attractive, people will assume you’re just another pretty face and you don’t have the work ethic or the talent to put in the time to flesh out a career.
Erin Cummings
I had a talent for scoring films. I just developed it.
John Carpenter
My voice is a gift. My talent is a gift. The life process is a gift. The opportunity for the journey is a gift.
Roy Orbison
One needs more than ambition and talent to make a success of anything, really. There must be love and a vocation.
Jessye Norman
We have the insight and the tools to identify and bring to fruition the dormant talent that our artists possess. Favored Nations will be branded as the home base for inspired musical talent.
Steve Vai
A lot of shows take place here and people of Dubai are very good listeners too. Definitely a lot of talent comes here and a lot happens here which is very encouraging for artists.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
With drive and a bit of talent, you can move mountains. I know. I’ve done it.
Dwayne Johnson
I wish I had a talent for dropping things as well as taking on new ones. It gets to be quite a clutter after a while.
Joshua Lederberg
You see Boris Becker, Mats Wilander, Nadal, Pete Sampras – they were all great when they were young. As a coach, you can see that type of talent at an early age.
Brad Gilbert
I deplore any action which denies artistic talent an opportunity to express itself because of prejudice against race origin.
Bess Truman
Success is what you do with your ability. It’s how you use your talent.
George Allen, Sr.
Ah, well, I have no talent for nonfiction, that’s my problem.
Jonathan Coe
The secret of success in cinema lies in not just being talented but showcasing your talent to the audience. And, that happens only when you get the right films and directors.
D. Imman
Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent.
Marya Mannes
I feel I have to work hard to nurture whatever talent I have as an actor. I feel like it’s not natural to me. So I don’t take it for granted… What I think is my natural ability – which is writing – I think I totally take that for granted.
David Duchovny
There’s no such thing as talent; you just have to work hard enough.
David Mamet
There is nothing new in art except talent.
Anton Chekhov
And because he knows that we don’t have an ounce of talent to waste, the president took action to lift the shadow of deportation from a generation of young, law-abiding immigrants called dreamers.
Julian Castro
To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful, to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle to attempt what is difficult, is to strip talent of its dignity.
Jose Marti
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
More than ever, the world needs good engineers. However, the pool of talent is shrinking not growing.
Dean Kamen
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
Ry Cooder for me is a master, a great master that has a wonderful feel for Cuban music. He’s also paid tribute my talent a bit, even though I don’t know half of what he knows.
Compay Segundo
For years, we’ve asked our suppliers to prioritize the talent and diversity of their sales teams calling on our company.
Doug McMillon
I’m really happy that I got to work with such fresh talent. In a day when record companies are not particularly good at encouraging young, talented songwriters to come forward and get exposure, I think it’s important to give tomorrow’s songwriters the opportunity.
Robin Gibb
It is a very rare thing for a man of talent to succeed by his talent.
Joseph Roux
There’s a lot of talent out there that miss their opportunities, and I just hope that AJ Styles doesn’t waste his life in TNA.
Bret Hart
Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture.
Work on your talent and success is bound to follow.
Jubin Nautiyal
We get talent and scale from mergers.
Angela Braly
I think it’s very important to recognize talent in all facets of filmmaking. Making a movie is such a lengthy and intense experience, so it’s wonderful to honour actors, directors, producers and all crew members who put so much hard work and passion into a project.
Eva Green
I’ve got the god given talent or the god given opportunity better put, to let that out in a harmless way you know, and I don’t know what it does to you, I don’t really know.
Eric Clapton
Art depends on luck and talent.
Francis Ford Coppola
A lot of people over time have had this kind of pattern in their relationship with Bill Clinton. You first meet him and you’re overwhelmed by his talent. He’s so energetic and articulate and full of ideas and he calls himself a congenital optimist and that optimism is contagious.
Dee Dee Myers
The talent that I was blessed with was really for the theater.
David Hasselhoff
I was kind of a misfit, actually. When you’re young, you want to be like everybody else, and I was like nobody else. I couldn’t sit still. I was impulsive. I still am. What is now called a ‘talent’ did not serve me well as a child. I didn’t have friends. I was really an outcast.
Howie Mandel
This country can no longer afford to choose our leaders from a talent pool limited by sex, race, money, powerful fathers and paper degrees. It’s time to take equal pride in breaking all the barriers.
Gloria Steinem
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
John Wooden
Google attracts so much talent, it can afford to look beyond traditional metrics, like G.P.A. For most young people, though, going to college and doing well is still the best way to master the tools needed for many careers.
Thomas Friedman
One thing I’ve learned is that I’m not the owner of my talent; I’m the manager of it.
Madonna Ciccone
The talent is in the choices.
Robert De Niro
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
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
There is something inherently valuable about being a misfit. It’s not to say that every person who has artistic talent was a social outcast, but there is definitely a value for identifying yourself differently and being proud that you are different.
Daniel Radcliffe
But I think talent as a writer is hard-wired in, it’s all there, at least the basic elements of it. You can’t change it any more than you can choose whether to be right handed or left handed.
Stephen King
Probably my sister was the only one to tell me that I was good singer until ‘America’s Got Talent.’
Grace VanderWaal
With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
Arthur Schopenhauer
You are only given so much talent and it is up to you what you do with it.
Nasser Hussain
Vince and WWE, they’re not fresh. Yes, Vince does big business. They have the best talent in the world, but they have no fresh ideas. They should be selling out every arena.
Terry Funk
I’m surprised by the talent I find all over. There are always new chefs who propose many interesting new ideas, new ways of looking at ingredients.
Alain Ducasse
In baseball, it doesn’t matter if you’re tall, skinny, fat, whatever. If you really have talent and you really love to play, I feel like you can make it.
Jose Altuve
Some people have blithely dismissed growth in markets like China and India, saying Silicon Valley will always be the hub for tech: that everyone will come to us. Wake up: Because the numbers are showing money and talent is increasingly going elsewhere.
Sarah Lacy
I firmly believe that we have more latent musical talent in America than there is in any other country. But to dig it out there must be good music throughout the land, a lot of it. Everyone must hear it, and such a process takes time.
John Philip Sousa
I’ve always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation.
Will Smith
God blessed me with the talent I’ve been blessed with.
Terence Crawford
It was like an older but better version of Young Talent Time because we had more time to spend on it. There were three guys and three girls and we made thirteen episodes that were sold in the United States and Canada.
Dannii Minogue
I don’t think one film is enough to showcase your talent or to show your abilities as an actor.
Kriti Sanon
What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110 percent all the time.
Don Zimmer
God blessed us with talent.
Gary Rossington
I am happy that two newcomers are being introduced with ‘Vaisakham.’ New talent bode well for the industry, as they bring refreshing content.
Naga Chaitanya
The idea that talent is directly proportional to your trophy cabinet is one I oppose.
Alex Turner
The bias against introversion leads to a colossal waste of talent, energy, and happiness.
Susan Cain
Having caught a glimpse of what I might be able to do with my talent, I feel a tremendous obligation to try to fulfill it.
Simon Callow
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
Up to the age of five, I wanted to be a builder. My neighbour, a builder called Paddy White, would come in for a cup of tea with my mother. I’d assemble all the pillows together at interesting angles, thinking he would spot my talent at a raw young age and take me on as an apprentice.
Aisling Bea
Talent is very hot.
Oscar Isaac
I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It is too late for me.
Clint Eastwood
Women have talent and intelligence but, due to social constraints and prejudices, it is still a long distance away from the goal of gender equality.
Pratibha Patil
God gives talent. Work transforms talent into genius.
Anna Pavlova
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
If you give me $100bn now, I can’t use it. There is not only money, there is talent and experience. That’s why we need the private sector.
Abiy Ahmed
My talent for playing the drums was a gift from God.
Keith Thibodeaux
Design is a way of life, a point of view. It involves the whole complex of visual communications: talent, creative ability, manual skill, and technical knowledge. Aesthetics and economics, technology and psychology are intrinsically related to the process.
Paul Rand
You could name the great stars of the silent screen who were finished; the great directors gone; the great title writers who were washed up. But remember this, as long as you live: the producers didn’t lose a man. They all made the switch. That’s where the great talent is.
Ernst Lubitsch
The only way to develop your talent is to build it inside you, how sincere you are to the art.
Jubin Nautiyal
Genius is the talent of a person who is dead.
Edmond de Goncourt
Extreme people combine brilliance and talent with an insane work ethic.
Justine Musk
At Reliance, we have always believed in investing in the businesses of the future and in investing in talent.
Mukesh Ambani
We simply can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one half of the population. The world needs to tap into the talent and wisdom of women. Whether the issue is food security, economic recovery, health, or peace and security, the participation of women is needed now more than ever.
Michelle Bachelet
My captaincy model was characterised by two distinctive pillars. Proper identification of talent and then ensuring the young finds play fearless cricket.
Sourav Ganguly
I’d like to manage someone, a young talent that maybe doesn’t have the mic skills.
Eric Bischoff
My mother, grandmother and older sister all cooked, so it was hard to get into the kitchen. So I have no talent for cooking. I was always out in the garage with my dad. I have a tool belt. I’m a repair chick.
Cheryl Ladd
In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigour and precision.
Lionel Messi
In life, you need many more things besides talent. Things like good advice and common sense.
Hack Wilson
Hiring and retaining talent in the tech industry is expensive and vital. Those people have real power over their bosses, especially because it is often fairly easy for them to find work elsewhere, and employee walkouts are terrible PR for these leaders who are often obsessed with their public image.
Hank Green
With drive and a bit of talent, you can move mountains. I know. I’ve done it.
Dwayne Johnson
Even Catholic parishes today are not wanting for talent. But no serious singer or organist will get anywhere near the typical music program, at least if he wants to retain his self-respect.
Richard Morris
Chile could work as a double for L.A.; it’s very production-friendly and there’s terrific talent down there.
Eli Roth
I look at a guy like Velveteen Dream who has only been wrestling for a couple of years, and he’s just filled with charisma, filled with talent.
Adam Cole
Great teaching requires incredible talent and dedication, strong intellectual ability and interpersonal skill, real discipline and empathy.
Bruce Rauner
I want my projects to be great, of course. The talent has to come from a diverse pool. Because that’s the world we live in.
Marc Platt
There is a real diversity of talent and background on the A list so as to better reflect our society in all walks. There are people who have been candidates before, Councillors, Doctors, business leaders, charity campaigners.
Adam Rickitt
A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent.
Logan Pearsall Smith
An enterprise that is constantly exploring new horizons is likely to have a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining talent.
Gary Hamel
We’re all generous, but with different things, like time, money, talent – criticism.
Frank A. Clark
Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant.
John Petit-Senn
Real talent is mixing realism with bluff. Every great artist I really respect has a certain amount of bluff; sooner or later you have to be a conjurer, and conjure images.
Terence Trent D’Arby
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
Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Leo Buscaglia
In my opinion, he has very special abilities. He has talent and he always manages to show it on the pitch. He always has the instinct to make the right decision. He uses his speed well against the opponents he plays. He has a strong finish. All in all, no one else has as much quality as Lionel Messi.
Ilkay Gundogan
I’m crazy excited to be performing at the MTV Brand new 2017 showcase! MTV has always been about showcasing new talent, and to be selected by the team to perform on the night is an honour!
Stefflon Don
I have never seen a talent like Ronaldo. He always scores, scores, scores. The first game he played for Milan, Sienna away, I said to him, ‘I can’t put you on the pitch. You are 100kg.’ ‘Mister,’ he said, ‘don’t worry, I will score.’ I put him in, and he scored twice.
Carlo Ancelotti
I practice on the acoustic guitar a little bit, but I think I have reached the peak of my talent.
Tim Hudson
Writing can be taken up at any point. But you need to remember that the arts are fundamentally unfair. Hard work and diligence won’t necessarily take you all the way. Talent, nepotism, influence, and pure luck play a huge part.
David Brin
Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious.
Marguerite Gardiner
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer
I had always in the past thought The Ultimate Warrior was the epitome of a guy making money with no talent.
Jim Cornette
I simply did not want my face to be my talent.
Gene Tierney
Hope is a talent like any other.
Storm Jameson
Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length.
Christian Nestell Bovee
I realized early on I was not an actor. And it was a great thing to have that realization. To see actors and see what that talent is… it wasn’t me.
Darren Star
When you are a pit bull, and you love what you do and you are going to continue to grow, that talent will find its way out.
Patrick Swayze
Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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
The one great thing about a continuing collaboration is that they know you. And if you’re really lucky, they really believe in you and think that your talent has some unending bounds to it.
Mark Ruffalo
Dorothy Hamill was my big idol as a kid. She’d won the Olympics in 1976. She was America’s sweetheart with her personality, her talent, her haircut.
Kristi Yamaguchi
There’s talent on the streets, kids with ideas who have stories to tell and never get a chance.
James Jannard
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
I hate to say it’s not a Laker but Michael Jordan. He’s been the greatest player I’ve ever seen. And I’m probably a harsh judge of talent in the sense that I admire players that are really good defensive players and really good offensive players.
Jerry West
I have been playing professionally since I was 18 at right-back. To get to your first World Cup and probably not playing in your preferred position, where you want to showcase your talent, is not disappointing, but it is like, ‘OK, it is a little bit of a step back.’
Kyle Walker
Talent will only take you so far, and it is your ability to feel the music and explore a movement that will bring you the greatest pleasure in dance.
Karen Kain
My dad’s paternal grandparents were musically inclined. And I remember as a little kid going to visit them in their senior building, and they were, like, the stars of the building, especially hosting and performing in their senior talent show.
Aaron Lazar
I know I have a lot of talent.
Romelu Lukaku
It was not easy to convince someone to put their hard-earned money into my work. But if we have the talent and confidence and if the producers are confident of your work, it is not difficult to get a producer.
Aishwarya R. Dhanush
My father loved baseball and he cultivated my talent. I don’t think he ever had any doubt in his mind that I would play professional baseball someday.
Bob Feller
Nothing is so sexy in a man as talent.
Joan Plowright
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
In pop music, the public usually see the results – the hit records, the Grammy Awards performances, the concert tours – but not all the work that goes into getting into the spotlight. And not everyone realizes that, even if you have a lot of talent, chances are you won’t make it.
Bruno Mars
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
You need talent, dedication, skills, perseverance and so many other things to become successful. If you think you are very talented but someone needs to unveil your talent, then you are living in a fool’s paradise. You have to prove yourself every day.
Rituparna Sengupta
Hard work beats talent, and I live by that.
Jason Pierre-Paul
I think I have the skills. I’m a great judge of talent. I just know basketball.
Tim Hardaway
But I don’t think I have any particular talent for prediction, because when you have three or four elements in hand, you don’t have to be a genius to reach certain conclusions.
Antonio Tabucchi
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
I’m fascinated with design. I realized early that I had no talent in that direction, but I love talking with architects and designers about what they do. I appreciate applied creativity as a source of pleasure and meaning.
Alex Steffen
I’m a huge Freddie Mercury fan. I think he was the end-all. I love his lack of inhibition, his talent, the chances he took. He made mistakes on his records, and he didn’t care.
Harry Connick, Jr.
I’ve had four fantastic years on ‘Strictly Come Dancing,’ but for us it’s about moving forward and the end goal is to present a shiny-floored Saturday night TV show that we all love, for example, ‘Strictly,’ ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ – those sort of shows.
A. J. Pritchard
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
The way NXT has been from day one when I was asked to do it, ‘Don’t put me on camera. I do not need to be on camera unless it’s absolutely necessary. This isn’t about me, it’s about the talent,’ and everyone that works in NXT, that’s what we think.
William Regal
Youth itself is a talent, a perishable talent.
Eric Hoffer
For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
John W. Gardner
I know my strong points: I work hard, I have talent, I’m funny, and I’m a good person.
I used to be a big ‘Star Search’ fan. I think it’s great people who have a music dream have a place to showcase their talent.
Martie Maguire
I was a guy who needed to go to class, because I had some raw talent that I thought was identifiable, when I finally made a decision to be an actor. And yet I wanted to learn how to really do the stuff. You know, ‘How do I get to be a serious actor?’
Jon Voight
Happiness is perhaps painlessness, a state one rarely appreciates. Happiness, then, is very much like a great talent. It rarely gets appreciated and is taken for granted.
Kamal Haasan
What have I got? No looks, no money, no education. Just talent.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
When did I know I had talent? I think it started when I first started playing sports, organized sports.
LeBron James
I worked at Warner Bros. for a while. I was the head of the minority talent casting. It was like pre-Spike Lee and post-blaxploitation era.
Lee Daniels
You just have to find that thing that’s special about you that distinguishes you from all the others, and through true talent, hard work, and passion, anything can happen.
Dr. Dre
I think of talent as being God-given. I know that contradicts what a lot of people believe, but that’s how I see it. I think the Beatles were meant to be, you know? So when I listen to Paul McCartney, I think, ‘Here’s the person that God gave the gift of allowing him to write ‘Let It Be.’
Brandon Flowers
Talent alone doesn’t matter in this industry, and everyone knows this. If someone says, ‘Good films are done’, ‘Talent always survives’, there are other factors, too, which are far more important.
Manoj Bajpayee
Sponsors and networks will really go all out and simply evaluate people on the basis of talent.
Norman Granz
Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.
Roy L. Smith
A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
Carl Sandburg
There would not be enough talent that’s educated, developed and ready to take on the next leadership challenge, and it would cap our growth. Now we’ve put programs in place not to have that happen, but that could be a weakness.
Kevin Rollins
With the Spirit and magnifying your call, you can do miracles for the Lord in the mission field. Without the Spirit, you will never succeed, regardless of your talent and ability.
Ezra Taft Benson
I just want everybody to know my music and get to know my squad, Remy Boyz; just to show people New Jersey. New Jersey got talent, too. I mean, everybody sleeps on us, and they put us as the underdog.
Fetty Wap
Hard work does pay, and you just have to continue to work, and you got two guys, when you’re talking about Gary and myself, we have a God-given talent, but we worked at it and we’re happy to be where we are today.
Jason Kidd
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
A great listener – that was my talent!
Regis Philbin
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
William Bernbach
To stay attractive and competitive, the U.K. should take measures to ensure that skilled talent keeps flowing in and out the country.
Alain Dehaze
I was born into a family of gospel singers. My early ambitions were many. I was going to be a ballerina. I almost had that one come true until I tore a tendon, so I transferred from my toes to my throat and that’s where the talent settled.
Dionne Warwick
I have always had a talent for irritating women since I was fourteen.
Marilyn Monroe
I went further on less talent than anyone, but I was a damned good entertainer.
Jimmy Dean
I started Michael years ago. I saw him in Gary, Indiana, and we’d have him on the talent shows. He kind of emulated me, and did the best he could.
James Brown
I have huge respect for women who go out of their homes and have the courage to make their own destiny. And let me tell you, Indian women are doing a great job. There are those who work because they have no option but to earn, and then there are those who do it because they have the right talent. I respect both.
Shilpa Shetty
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
A musician’s true talent is only tested through background music.
Anirudh Ravichander
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Genius is immediate, but talent takes time.
Janet Flanner
As artists, we do the work that we do. Receiving an award or not receiving an award in no way diminishes one’s talent or value.
Phylicia Rashad
He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
I would always contend that talent is an element, but over the long run, ultimately, a minor part of it all; it is mostly hard work.
Pat Metheny
India has a large base of tech talent, and I hope that a lot of AI machine learning education online will allow Indian software professionals to break into AI.
Andrew Ng
When I was doing ‘Britain’s Got Talent,’ I really enjoyed it, but I found it very difficult to be in the audience. I like to be on stage; I feel safer on stage because I’m in control.
David Hasselhoff
I want to showcase my talent, I’m not just a grime MC, I’m an artist.
AJ Tracey
I can’t imagine wanting to be famous just for the sake of being famous. I think fame should come along with success, talent.
Kat Dennings
Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
Malcolm Cowley
Countries which favour openness and the mobility of skilled talent secure the development of more diverse and culturally rich work environments, a higher level of innovation, as well as entrepreneurship and wider international networks.
Alain Dehaze
You look like a talent scout for a cemetery.
Henny Youngman
In 1989-90 I became one of the group known as the Jordanaires, a.k.a. the Bulls. From the day I arrived in Chicago, I knew what everyone else on the team did: Michael Jordan was a phenomenal talent.
B. J. Armstrong
My talent lies in my hard work.
Abhinav Bindra
I don’t think there are really enough meetings in Britain for our athletes to compete properly, and because of this a lot of the talent we have has been stunted.
Linford Christie
I want to thank God, obviously for the health, for the talent He’s given me, for my family who supports me, for the things that basketball’s taught me on and off the court. For the people that I’ve been able to meet through the game of basketball.
Stephen Curry
Comedy and tragedy are two sides of the same coin. A talent in one area might also lead to a predisposition in the other.
Jack Dee
Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.
Bethany Hamilton
Kamal Haasan is a huge talent.
Mani Ratnam
Hollywood has a way of sucking the world’s talent to it.
Richard Linklater
I believe that every person is born with talent.
Maya Angelou
By and large, talent is in such short supply that mediocrity can be taken for brilliance rather more than genius can go undiscovered.
Charles Saatchi
Puerto Rico’s relationship with music is everything. It’s an island full of talent and if you grow up there, you grow up living and breathing music.
Bad Bunny
If I hadn’t had the talent, the networks wouldn’t have televised my fights. No one has made me; I made myself. I paid my dues.
Sugar Ray Leonard
Ajax have a set model, a defined youth programme – Barcelona have one too, and Juventus. And Atletico Madrid do too. Real Madrid don’t – because they alternate developing their own players with signing talent.
Diego Simeone
Talent does whatever it wants to do. Genius does only what it can.
Eugene Delacroix
Latinos are the fastest growing minority, and we’re obviously not going anywhere. We’re extremely loyal as a people, and I think Hollywood is starting to recognize that. It’s very rare for a major studio to nationally distribute a film with Latino talent, not only in front of the camera, but also behind the camera.
Aimee Garcia
I have no definite talent or trade, and how I stay alive is largely a matter of magic.
Charles Bukowski
This industry is 90 percent business, 10 percent talent.
In an individual sport, yes, you have to win titles. Baseball’s different. But basketball, hockey? One person can control the tempo of a game, can completely alter the momentum of a series. There’s a lot of great individual talent.
Kobe Bryant