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I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.
Design is a way of life, a point of view. It involves the whole complex of visual communications: talent, creative ability, manual skill, and technical knowledge. Aesthetics and economics, technology and psychology are intrinsically related to the process.
Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.
I've always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation.
I've viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic.
If you've got a talent, protect it.
Some people think that there aren't many Aboriginal actors around, and if there are, they're not that good. It's stupid. There's such an incredible pool of talent out there, and they're still coming out of drama schools. People just need to take a leap of faith.
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.
Hope is a talent like any other.
There is nothing new in art except talent.
No one can arrive from being talented alone, work transforms talent into genius.
High achievers, we imagine, were wired for greatness from birth. But then you have to wonder why, over time, natural talent seems to ignite in some people and dim in others.
The astronauts put their lives at risk to help other people. There's a strength of belief in a person like that that we should study and understand. Here are very intelligent people with remarkable achievements who are willing to put their lives at risk because they realize they have a special talent to advance human knowledge in their area.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Edgar Allan Poe
Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent.
Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.
What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110 percent all the time.
I have always had a talent for irritating women since I was fourteen.
What I lack in talent, I compensate with my willingness to grind it out. That's the secret of my life.
There is a certain amount of dissatisfaction that goes with knowing your time, talent and abilities are not being properly used.
Everyone has something to sell. The greatest thing you can ever sell is an idea or talent.
I couldn't help but to think back to my classmates at Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio. They had the same talent, the same brains, the same dreams as the folks we sat with at Stanford and Harvard. I realized the difference wasn't one of intelligence or drive. The difference was opportunity.
When one knows at an early age that their gift, talent and direction is musical, one tends to focus on that and let nothing interfere or impede the forward motion toward the end of that rainbow. And after 50-something years of rockin' out, you still realise there is no end to that distant rainbow until one's last sunset.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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