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.
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