Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.
Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.
The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.
Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him.
You are unique. You have different talents and abilities. You don’t have to always follow in the footsteps of others. And most important, you should always remind yourself that you don't have to do what everyone else is doing and have a responsibility to develop the talents you have been given.
According to this law [the law of Dharma], you have a unique talent and a unique way of expressing it. There is something that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world--and for every unique talent and unique expression of that talent, there are also unique needs. When these needs are matched with the creative expression of your talent, that is the spark that creates affluence. Expressing your talents to fulfill needs creates unlimited wealth and abundance.
Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.
Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.
Me plus you. (Imma tell you one time) Me plus you. (Imma tell you one time) Me plus you. (Imma tell you one time) One time. When I met ya girl my heart when knock (knock knock) Now them butterflies in my stomach won't stop (stop stop) Even love is a struggle and it's all we got. So we gun keep keep climbing to the mountain top. 'Cause your world, is my world, and my breath is your breath, and my heart is yours...
If you're waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you'll never make it.
People who are not physically or financially attractive tend to apply themselves academically more than those who actually get great sex.
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.
Remember that He who created you to be creative gave you the things with which to make beauty and gave you the sensitivity to appreciate and respond to His creation. Creativity is His gift to you and the 'raw materials' to be put together in various ways are His gift to you as well.
I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this. [Cormac McCarthy's Venomous Fiction, New York Times, April 19, 1992]
I tell you this true story just to prove that I can. That my frailty has not yet reached a point at which I can no longer tell a true story.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What's a sundial in the shade?
Some people today are wandering generalities instead of meaningful specifics because they have failed to discover and mine the wealth of potentials in them.
The most talented people are always the nicest.
When you optimize your talents very well, you can pick money from people's pockets and nobody will ever get the guts to call you a thief.