There is the same difference between talent and genius that there is between a stone mason and a sculptor
Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner who works and brings it out.
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for others is genius.
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.
If you can't excell with talent, triumph with effort.
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.
The most exciting place to discover talent is in yourself
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
There is nothing new in art except talent.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
There is no such thing as talent. There is pressure.
Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you
There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.
I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.
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.
I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
A talented trumpeter who toots his own horn winds up playing to an empty theatre. A talented trumpeter who lets others recognize his talent winds up a legend.
A best seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent
Never have I thought that I was the happy possessor of a "talent"; my sole concern has been to save myself by work and faith.
Two kinds of men generally best succeed in political life; men of no principle, but of great talent; and men of no talent, but of one principle - that of obedience to their superiors.
A career is born in public - talent in privacy.
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
The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office