59 Best Quotes about Talent

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There is a human capital crisis in the federal government. Not only are we losing the decades of talent as civil servants retire, we are not doing enough to develop and nurture the next generation of public servants. - Daniel Akaka , Politician

It is our talent that takes us to places, when nurtured, encouraged and given the right direction. There are thousands of talent quotes that help us understand this fact and give it our attention and care. Talent should never be wasted as it helps us in achieving success and happiness in our life. When we choose our career goals based on our talent, the probability of success rises. Also, talented people are always respected and welcomed by others. Others look up to them and feel motivated to hone their own skills for the achievement of their dreams.

If you think it is only your own talent that should matter to you, you may be wrong. We must also be appreciative towards others’ talent and encourage them to do more. We must also remember that every person is blessed with some or other talent. All one needs is little encouragement, support and appreciation. There are several talent quotes that talk about it and motivate us to nurture our own talent as well as do our own bit for the sake of others’ talent.

China has many successful entrepreneurs and business people. I hope that more people of insight will put their talents to work to improve the lives of poor people in China and around the world, and seek solutions for them. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Success Quotes, Business Quotes, Work Quotes, Hope Quotes

My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. Of course, I had to pull out some weeds, too. - Jack Welch

The older I get, the more I believe in practice and work over natural talent and ability. - Jamie Bamber

Work Quotes, Ability Quotes, Practice Quotes


Character is greater than talent, genius, fame, money, friends - there is nothing to compare with it. A man may have all these and yet remain comparatively useless - be unhappy - and die a bankrupt in soul. - George Matthew Adams, Editor

Great Quotes, Character Quotes, Genius Quotes, Fame Quotes, Money Quotes

I believe that Silicon Valley is truly a place of excellence and the impact of this tiny community on the world is completely disproportionate to its size. We are the undisputed leaders of technological change. But with our abundance of talent and resources, we also have the opportunity to be the pioneers of social change and, ultimately, this may be our greatest contribution - Jeff Skoll

Business Ethics Quotes, Change Quotes, Great Quotes, Opportunity Quotes, Excellence Quotes, Community Quotes, Logic Quotes

I believe that every person is born with talent. - Maya Angelou, Poet

Success is what you do with your ability. It's how you use your talent. - George Allen‚ Sr. , Coach

Success Quotes, Ability Quotes

The best recommendation I can have is my own talents, and the fruits of my own labors, and what others will not do for me, I will try and do for myself. - John James Audubon, Scientist

For me, the more talented the actor is that I'm working with, the easier my job is because the circumstances of a scene are easier to believe when the people around you are in the moment just as much as you are. - Marshall Allman, Actor

Work Quotes, Circumstances Quotes

It takes great skill to tell a compelling story in under 60 seconds. These five directors have mastered the format, using their talent, craft and imagination to provide us with some of the most innovative filmmaking out there today. - Michael Apted , Director

Great Quotes, Skill Quotes, Imagination Quotes

Those who are blessed with the most talent don't necessarily outperform everyone else. It's the people with follow-through who excel. - Mary Kay Ash , Businesswoman

Sitting at a candidate rally is similar to sitting in a ballyard. Both give you the opportunity to assess the technical metrics and reflect on the intangibles - what baseball calls 'make up' and politics calls 'character' - the leadership, talent and maturity to add value to a venture. - Christine Pelosi

Leadership Quotes, Opportunity Quotes, Character Quotes, Maturity Quotes, Politics Quotes

Any idiot can get laid when they're famous. That's easy. It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent. - Kevin Bacon, Actor

Working as a teaboy may have helped my confidence, but not everyone else was so pleased. I could never remember who had milk or how many sugars, and I had an unusual talent for spilling tea on the recording console. - Rick Astley, Musician

Work Quotes, Confidence Quotes

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. - Calvin Coolidge, President

Success Quotes, Education Quotes, Determination Quotes, Genius Quotes, Persistence Quotes, Men Quotes

To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius. - Henri Frederic Amiel, Philosopher

Genius Quotes

I had this talent for these stupid little teenage songs. - Paul Anka , Musician

I like to work with really good professional people - anyone with real talent. - Lauren Bacall, Actress

Work Quotes

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. - Pearl Bailey, Actress

God Quotes, Work Quotes

The talent God gave me is beautiful and wonderful, but it is difficult because you are always facing other people keen to judge you. There are few people with such talent, so there are few able to judge what I am doing. - Mario Balotelli

God Quotes, Wonder Quotes

I get bored easily, so I need to do a lot. I've started a record label, so I get to nurture new talent and talk about music, which is a passion of mine. I've written another book. And I get to come to work and do the TV show, which is always really fun. - Ellen DeGeneres

Work Quotes, Passion Quotes, Music Quotes

I started playing piano with a little band in high school. I was terrible. I thought I had absolutely no talent. I couldn't keep time. I only got into McGill, which was a lousy music school, because they were taking American music students. - Burt Bacharach, Composer

American Quotes, Time Quotes, Thought Quotes, Music Quotes

I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent. - Lucille Ball

Regret Quotes

Talent is like a faucet, while it is open, one must write. - Jean Anouilh , Playwright

India has lot of talent. What I am happy with is that the talent keeps on coming. Certainly it could be nice, though I am not terribly keen on seeing my successor yet. - Viswanathan Anand, Celebrity

Success Quotes

My challenge when I came back was to face the young talent, dissect their games, and show them maybe that they needed to learn more about the game than just the money aspect. - Michael Jordan

Challenge Quotes, Money Quotes

Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you. - Henri Frederic Amiel, Philosopher

Trust Quotes, Work Quotes

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. - James A. Baldwin, Author

In the time one is given, the steward must make the most of the talents one is given by the Lord. - Gloria Macapagal Arroyo , Statesman

Time Quotes

I have always been able to write on the spot. It is a talent that I guess comes naturally. - Ashanti , American Musician

Mumbai Indians will strive to build on our proud legacy of giving youngsters a platform to showcase their talent and realise their true potential. - Nita Ambani, Businesswoman

Potential Quotes, Giving Quotes

Well I'd really love to work with Robert De Niro, because he's still the most talented actor out there. - Paul Thomas Anderson, Director

Love Quotes, Work Quotes

I don't have any focus groups on talent and programming. If I need five people in a mall to be paid $40 to tell me how to do my job, I shouldn't do my job. - Roger Ailes , Businessman

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Great Quotes, Happiness Quotes

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. - Michael Jordan

Teamwork Quotes, Intelligence Quotes

Dictators are allergic to reform, and they are cunning survivors. They will do whatever it takes to preserve their power and wealth, no matter how much blood ends up on their hands. They are master deceivers and talented manipulators who cannot be trusted to change. - George Ayittey, Economist

Change Quotes, Trust Quotes, Wealth Quotes, Power Quotes, Reform Quotes

I look for something unique, and I look for people who haven't reached their potential. I think I'm pretty good at developing talent. - Roger Ailes , Businessman

Potential Quotes

There are many talented people. - Paula Abdul, Musician

If you've got a talent, protect it. - Jim Carrey

Sometimes you're trapped in writing songs and you don't have enough distance from what you do anymore and you need the talent and the years of other people to come and jump in. - Keren Ann , Musician

My father was a psychiatrist and a social worker but he was a very talented painter and musician and writer on the side. - Tunde Adebimpe, Musician

Work Quotes, Pain Quotes, Music Quotes

Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Philosopher

Faith Quotes

Your talent is your art. It is not to be taken for granted. - Paula Abdul, Musician

Art Quotes

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. - Albert Einstein, German Physicist

Passion Quotes

What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being kind and showing and proving that I'm a good person to society. That's hard. The talent, that's a gift. I just came here like that. - Erykah Badu, Musician

Work Quotes

Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals. - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Athlete

Work Quotes

I never thought I was particularly talented, and to be honest with you, I still don't. - Willie Aames, Actor

Thought Quotes

In an individual sport, yes, you have to win titles. Baseball's different. But basketball, hockey? One person can control the tempo of a game, can completely alter the momentum of a series. There's a lot of great individual talent. - Kobe Bryant, Athlete

Great Quotes, Control Quotes

If you're a human being, you can attempt to do what other human beings have done. We don't understand talent any more than we understand electricity. - Maya Angelou, Poet

There is nothing new in art except talent. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Philosopher

Art Quotes

5 Top quotes about Talent by Marilyn Monroe

A career is born in public - talent in privacy. - Marilyn Monroe

I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else. - Marilyn Monroe

Someone said to me, 'If fifty percent of the experts in Hollywood said you had no talent and should give up, what would you do?' My answer was then and still is, 'If a hundred percent told me that, all one hundred percent would be wrong.' - Marilyn Monroe

I have always had a talent for irritating women since I was fourteen. - Marilyn Monroe

Women Quotes

I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent. - Marilyn Monroe

Love Quotes, Feeling Quotes

4 Famous quotes about Talent by Delphine Arnault

I firmly believe that success lies in the combination of both talent and business savvy, and that the magic comes through partnership between both. - Delphine Arnault , Businesswoman

Success Quotes, Business Quotes, Partnership Quotes

It's always important to invest in young talents and the talents of tomorrow. - Delphine Arnault , Businesswoman

Important Quotes

When you're a young talent, and you want to launch your brand, you always have tons of questions: Where should I produce? Should I launch a second line? Should I do shoes, accessories? If you have someone who can coach you and give you advice and help you find the right supplier, it's a big help. - Delphine Arnault , Businesswoman

Advice Quotes, Help Quotes

At LVMH, we have amazing heritage brands, and we put interesting talents in those brands, sometimes very young, like we did at Givenchy with Riccardo Tisci at the time, or like we just did with J.W. Anderson at Loewe, but also talents that are already further along in their careers, like Raf Simons at Christian Dior or Nicolas at Vuitton. - Delphine Arnault , Businesswoman

Time Quotes