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A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.

Tags: Great, Off  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

There is no such thing as talent. There is pressure.

Tags: Pressure  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

Your talent is in your choice.

Tags: Choice  ✍ Author: Stella Adler

My mom brought me up to believe that my talent is a gift and a blessing.

Tags: Blessing, Mom  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.

Tags: Happy, Liking  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

I believe that every person is born with talent.

Tags: Born  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.

Tags: Children, Ignorance  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

Tags: Curious, Special  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

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

Tags: Knowledge, Positive  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

I have always had a talent for irritating women since I was fourteen.

Tags: Since, Women  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

A career is born in public - talent in privacy.

Tags: Career, Public  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.

Tags: Feelings, Human  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.

Tags: Life, Put  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

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.

Tags: Cannot, Law  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage

I don't think I really have a talent for movie acting.

Tags: Acting, Movie  ✍ Author: Alec Baldwin

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.

Tags: Against, Less  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent.

Tags: Regret, System  ✍ Author: Lucille Ball

At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the coming woman.

Tags: Beauty, Woman  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.

Tags: Great, Power  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Let the path be open to talent.

Tags: Open, Path  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

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.

Tags: Discipline, Forward  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.

Tags: God, Motivational  ✍ Author: Leo Buscaglia
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The standing ovation threw me... to be held in such regard in a town so full of talent is quite something.

Tags: Full, Quite  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

I'll always be there because I'm a skilled professional actor. Whether or not I've any talent is beside the point.

Tags: Point, Whether  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

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.

Tags: Able, Try  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts.

Tags: Genius, Romantic  ✍ Author: Italo Calvino

People who sleep around to get roles are frail and scared and most likely without talent. It's their own little horror show that only they can deal with.

Tags: Show, Sleep  ✍ Author: Bruce Campbell

If I have a talent, it's already been exploited! I've shown everything I can do to the public.

Tags: Exploited, Public  ✍ Author: Nick Cannon

You need a particular talent only to want to please. I don't have this talent.

Tags: Particular, Please  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

It's not enough to have talent, you also have to be Hungarian.

Tags: Enough, Hungarian  ✍ Author: Robert Capa

Good writing of course requires talent, and no one can teach you to have talent.

Tags: Good, Writing  ✍ Author: Peter Carey

The cut of a garment speaks of intellect and talent and the color of temperament and heart.

Tags: Color, Heart  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

If you've got a talent, protect it.

Tags: Motivational, Protect  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

There is nothing new in art except talent.

Tags: Art, Except  ✍ Author: Anton Chekhov

Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it.

Tags: Fact, Faith  ✍ Author: Anton Chekhov

Many are they who have a taste and love for drawing, but no talent; and this will be discernible in boys who are not diligent and never finish their drawings with shading.

Tags: Drawing, Love  ✍ Author: DMX

There is no spray can called 'Instant Stardom,' only talent can keep you at the top.

Tags: Keep, Top  ✍ Author: Jim Dale

At least, in this situation, I know my chances of coming back could be slim because of the young talent the Yankees do have.

Tags: Situation, Young  ✍ Author: Johnny Damon

The talent is always there and art is cyclical. I'm optimistic.

Tags: Art, Optimistic  ✍ Author: Hal David

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.

Tags: Celebrity, Punishment  ✍ Author: Emily Dickinson

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.

Tags: Genius, Mediocrity  ✍ Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Genius is talent set on fire by courage.

Tags: Courage, Fire  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It is too late for me.

Tags: Able, Age  ✍ Author: Clint Eastwood

No one respects a talent that is concealed.

Tags: Concealed, Respects  ✍ Author: Desiderius Erasmus

Concealed talent brings no reputation.

Tags: Brings, Reputation  ✍ Author: Desiderius Erasmus

The buried talent is the sunken rock on which most lives strike and founder.

Tags: Lives, Rock  ✍ Author: Frederick William Faber

Real talent shines through regardless of how many others there are around you.

Tags: Others, Real  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

I don't know what it must be like to be a writer in general, but to be a comedy writer, it's got to be something - it's a very special kind of talent.

Tags: Comedy, Special  ✍ Author: Edie Falco

Obviously talent gets you to a certain point, but it's what you do with it, how you handle.

Tags: Handle, Point  ✍ Author: Brett Favre

There are so many different people that I've emulated vocally. In the rock world - Sebastian Bach, Vince Neil, Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant. They all had amazing vocal talent.

Tags: Amazing, Rock  ✍ Author: Rio Ferdinand

I feel that my fans have cultivated my talent and they continue to nurture me.

Tags: Continue, Fans  ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

I'm not interested in making money. It's just that with my talent, I'm cursed with it.

Tags: Making, Money  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

I have no interest in directing. I've no talent for it.

Tags: Directing, Interest  ✍ Author: Victor Garber

Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious.

Tags: Beauty, Obscure  ✍ Author: Marguerite Gardiner

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.

Tags: Politics, Poverty  ✍ Author: John W. Gardner

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.

Tags: Greatest, Happiness  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.

Tags: Great, Happiness  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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.

Tags: Off, Show  ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

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

Tags: Hard, Work  ✍ Author: Nikki Haley

Theatre is about people, not buildings. Incalculable damage has been done to the expert talent a company needs - from wardrobe to lighting technicians.

Tags: Done, Theatre  ✍ Author: Deidre Hall

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.

Tags: Against, Himself  ✍ Author: Edward T. Hall

I have the most ridiculous TV crush on Michael McIntyre. I fell in love watching him on 'Britain's Got Talent'.

Tags: Him, Love  ✍ Author: Geri Halliwell

An enterprise that is constantly exploring new horizons is likely to have a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining talent.

Tags: Advantage, Likely  ✍ Author: Ayumi Hamasaki

We didn't know how to run a business, but we had dreams and talent.

Tags: Business, Dreams  ✍ Author: Ruth Handler

My big ears indicated a talent for music. This thrilled me.

Tags: Big, Music  ✍ Author: William Christopher Handy

His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.

Tags: Natural, Time  ✍ Author: Ernest Hemingway

There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.

Tags: Industry, Virtues  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

I wasn't born with a natural talent for songwriting.

Tags: Born, Natural  ✍ Author: Natalie Imbruglia

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.

Tags: Life, Special  ✍ Author: John Irving

So much talent comes from the base of poverty and those in the margins. You limit the base, you miss too much talent.

Tags: Miss, Poverty  ✍ Author: Jesse Jackson

I think there's an abundance of talent in America and there will never be not a lot of talent out there.

Tags: Abundance, America  ✍ Author: Randy Jackson

When did I know I had talent? I think it started when I first started playing sports, organized sports.

Tags: Playing, Sports  ✍ Author: LeBron James

Hope is a talent like any other.

Tags: Hope  ✍ Author: Storm Jameson

I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else's talent.

Tags: Else, Someone  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

Tags: Games, Teamwork  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

What I lack in talent, I compensate with my willingness to grind it out. That's the secret of my life.

Tags: Life, Secret  ✍ Author: Guy Kawasaki

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.

Tags: Change, Whether  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

We like to think about how smart we are. 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.

Tags: Change, Smart  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

To my mind, talent doesn't really exist.

Tags: Exist, Mind  ✍ Author: Shia LaBeouf

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

Tags: Secret, Truth  ✍ Author: Jacques Lacan

You could put all the talent I had into your left eye and still not suffer from impaired vision.

Tags: Put, Vision  ✍ Author: Veronica Lake

He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable.

Tags: Thought, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Rose Macaulay

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

Tags: Successful, Whatever  ✍ Author: Alicia Machado

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

Tags: Humble, Thankful  ✍ Author: Connie Mack

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?

Tags: Endurance, Strength  ✍ Author: Nelson Mandela

There is only one school of literature - that of talent.

Tags: Literature, School  ✍ Author: Vladimir Nabokov

It's not the act of arrogance to draw, it's humbling - you must use your God-given talent. And of all the people I sketch, in most cases I feel I have to measure up to the subject.

Tags: Act, Arrogance  ✍ Author: LeRoy Neiman

He had a lot of talent, but didn't have much dedication, wasn't organized, didn't know how to learn, didn't know how to comprehend what he was doing, didn't try to learn how to get better.

Tags: Learn, Try  ✍ Author: Jack Nicklaus

The talent is in the choices.

Tags: Choices  ✍ Author: Anais Nin

Talent can be developed, gift is God-given. But artists have both.

Tags: Both, Gift  ✍ Author: Carroll O\'Connor

The depth of John Candy's talent did surprise me. He was one of my all-time favorite leading men.

Tags: Men, Surprise  ✍ Author: Maureen O\'Hara

I've never seen a theater community to rival that of Chicago. Neither New York nor L.A. has the raw talent or integrity that Chicago theater has, and I think it's because Chicago doesn't have Broadway or the film and TV business to distract it.

Tags: Business, Integrity  ✍ Author: Nick Offerman

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.

Tags: Good, Real  ✍ Author: Al Pacino

Heaven help the American-born boy with a talent for ballet.

Tags: Heaven, Help  ✍ Author: Camille Paglia

The saddest thing in life is wasted talent and the choices you make will shape your life forever.

Tags: Choices, Life  ✍ Author: Chazz Palminteri

It's a prizefight. Get off the stool, take your beating, go back to your corner, rest, and take a beating again. Believe in your own talent. Marry well.

Tags: Again, Off  ✍ Author: Bruce Paltrow

The market is ridiculously overcrowded with early stage investors. This results in a talent drain, where the best talent gets diffused and work for their own startups.

Tags: Best, Work  ✍ Author: Sarah Jessica Parker

Stupidity is a talent for misconception.

Tags: Stupidity  ✍ Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture.

Tags: Student, Work  ✍ Author: Sean Quinn

I grew up on the rough side of the tracks. If you looked like you were soft, you would be fodder for the wolves. I came up in my neighbourhood like, 'I'm just gonna be me,' and all the thugs just said, 'It's OK, he's special.' They knew I had the talent with the rhymes, so they kept me around.

Tags: Said, Special  ✍ Author: Q-Tip