Quotes: talent

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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
    Gore Vidal
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    A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call.
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    Logan Pearsall Smith
    English writer 1865-1946
    Logan Pearsall Smith
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    A best-seller is the golden touch of mediocre talent.
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    Logan Pearsall Smith
    English writer 1865-1946
    Logan Pearsall Smith
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    A bestseller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent.

    Source: Afterthoughts

  • Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
    Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
    French authors who wrote several books together
    Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
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    A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
    Sydney Smith
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    A great deal of talent is lost in the world for want of courage.
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
    Charles Horton Cooley
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    A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.
  • David Ogilvy
    David Ogilvy
    American businessman, Advertising Expert 1911-
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    A well-run restaurant is like a winning baseball team. It makes the most of every crew member's talent and takes advantage of every split-second opportunity to speed up service.
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
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    A writer is in danger of allowing his talent to dull who lets more than a year go past without finding himself in his rightful place of composition, the small single unluxurious ''retreat'' of the twentieth century, the hotel bedroom.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
    James Baldwin
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    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.
  • Alan Jay Lerner
    Alan Jay Lerner
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    Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent. They might be saying the same thing here but it sounds better in French.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    But I hate things all fiction... there should always be some foundation of fact for the most airy fabric - and pure invention is but the talent of a liar.
  • Maya Angelou
    Maya Angelou
    African-American poet and writer 1928-
    Maya Angelou
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    Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer.
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