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Talent Quotes

Talent isn't genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing. I won't be a commonplace dauber, so I don't intend to try any more.

Author: Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

Profession: American Author

I believe that every person is born with talent.

Author: Maya Angelou (1928)

Profession: African-American poet, Writer, Performer

It takes little talent to see clearly what lies under one's nose, a good deal of it to know in which direction to point that organ.

Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Profession: Anglo-American Poet

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.

Author: Pearl Bailey (1918-1990)

Profession: American Vocalist, Movie and Stage Actress

Talent is only the starting point.

Author: Irving Berlin (1888-1989)

Profession: Russian Composer

A man gift will make a way for him.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

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.''.

Author: Erma Bombeck (1927)

Profession: American Author, Humorist

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.

Author: Gerald Brenan (1894-1987)

Profession: Maltan Travel Writer, Novelist

If I have any talent at all it's from God, and my mom, who was on Capitol Records also.

Author: Garth Brooks (1962)

Profession: American Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Your talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God.

Author: Leo Buscaglia

Profession: American Expert on Love, Lecturer, Author

Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.

Author: Cyril Connolly (1903-1974)

Profession: British Critic

A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.

Author: Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929)

Profession: American Sociologist

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

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

Profession: British Author, ''Sherlock Holmes''

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

Author: Henry Van Dyke (1852--1933)

Profession: American Protestant Clergyman and Writer

God doesn't give people talents that he doesn't want people to use.

Author: Iron Eagle