Talent Quotes

Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.

Sorphia Loren

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

Albert Einstein

In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward.

Charles Babbage

There are wonderful things in real jazz, the talent for improvisation, the liveliness, the being at one with the audience.

Henri Matisse

Talent wins games, but team work and intelligence wins championships.

Michael Jordan

A shot glass of desire is greater than a pitcher of talent.

Andy Munthe

There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talent.

Carlyle Thomas

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent.

Isaac Newton

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.

Henri-Fracdacric Amiel

Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty.

Edgar Degas

Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world. Society swarms with witty people who lack talent.

Antoine Rivarol

The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.

Anthony Robbins

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

They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.

Eric Hoffer

Genius discovers a system; average talent stereotypes it till it is shattered by fresh genius. It is dangerous for an army to be led by veterans; for on the other side God may place Napoleon.

Sri Aurobindo

As leaders shift their focus to customers and quality, they realize that the old authoritarian leadership style does not work anymore. To achieve quality, service, and rapid response, leaders must utilize all available talent. They must find ways to inspire, involve, and empower employees. They must create a work environment that encourages commitment, innovation, and cooperation. Instead of evaluating, leaders now coach. Instead of doing, they delegate. Instead of telling, they facilitate. No one is expected to boss anyone. Everyone is expected to participate.

Dr. Suzanne Willis Zoglio

Unlike any other form of writing, the stories of episodic television require the blended imagination, talent, and tenacity of a staff of writers.

Daniel Petrie

I'm impressed by her tenacity. She worked hard to put things together -- and without a doubt she has talent.

Ron Garrett

Often it is tenacity, not talent, that rules the day.

Julia Cameron

Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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

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

The best players in any high-stakes field - business, entertainment, law, surgery, as well as sport - recognize that pressure occurs at the moments when meaningful accomplishment is possible. In fact, that is the reason why performers perform: for the opportunity to tackle challenges head on, to do something significant, to demonstrate what their hard work and talent can produce

John Eliot

Greatness is more than potential. It is the execution of that potential. Beyond the raw talent. You need the appropriate training. You need the discipline. You need the inspiration. You need the drive.

Eric A Burns
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