"We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess."
- Mark Twain
"You could put all the talent I had into your left eye and still not suffer from impaired vision."
- Veronica Lake
"I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works."
- Oscar Wilde
"The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck."
- Hector Berlioz
"I thought my talent would transcend my outspokenness. I was wrong."
- Mickey Rourke
"If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke."
- Brendan Francis
"If you want to appear smarter, hang around someone stupider."
"Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent."
- Fred Allen
"The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have."
- Woody Allen
"I am no more humble than my talents require."
- Oscar Levant
"Only the untalented can afford to be humble."
- Sylvia Miles
"First of all you've got to have talent. And then you've got to marry her like I did."
- George Burns
"Who's judging American Idol? Paula Abdul? Paula Abdul judging a singing contest is like Christopher Reeve judging a dance contest!"
- Chris Rock
"It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous."
- Robert Benchley