Quotes: talent

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  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
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    A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call.
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    Logan Pearsall Smith
    English writer 1865-1946
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    A best-seller is the golden touch of mediocre talent.
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    Logan Pearsall Smith
    English writer 1865-1946
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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
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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
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    A great deal of talent is lost in the world for want of courage.
  • Bradley Joseph
    Bradley Joseph
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    A lot of musicians don't learn the business. You just have to be well-rounded in both areas. You have to understand publishing. You have to understand how you make money, what's in demand, what helps you make the most out of your talent.
    Source: On running a label
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
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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.
  • Carlisle Floyd
    Carlisle Floyd
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    America tends to worship the modest talent because it doesn't put us in an uncomfortable position vis-a-vis the artist.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    And whether you're drawn to gospel music or church music or honky-tonk music, it informs your character and it informs your talent.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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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.
  • Brad Feld
    Brad Feld
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    As a company grows from 25 to 50 to 100 to 200 to 500 to 1000 people, the characteristics of who is the very best talent in leadership roles will change. It's rarely the case that your leadership team at 1000 people is the same leadership team you had a 25 people.
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