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To buy an Apple product is to bet on the longevity of the closed system to which we've committed ourselves. And that system is embodied - through marketing as much as talent - by Steve Jobs.
I have the most ridiculous TV crush on Michael McIntyre. I fell in love watching him on 'Britain's Got Talent'.
I was given talent, and if you are given it, it is your obligation to use it.
I think children have talent and insight, but it gets beaten out of them.
If I have a talent, it's already been exploited! I've shown everything I can do to the public.
I think talent makes me really attracted to someone more than anything.
Talent is very dangerous. It alienates people.
The first thing I ever did was play talent shows at the Uptown Theater and the Adelphi Ballroom.
But when I felt like I had something to prove? Then I got up early every morning and worked all day long. I didn't know if I had any more talent than anyone else directing, but I knew I could work hard at it, and so I did.
Google attracts so much talent, it can afford to look beyond traditional metrics, like G.P.A. For most young people, though, going to college and doing well is still the best way to master the tools needed for many careers.
Philip Roth is a fabulous writer, but he pretty much stays within his own life. He's so good - I mean, practically anything I've ever read of his I've really enjoyed. He just has tremendous talent. But I think he should have given himself a break and gone deeper into the society.
I think it's very important to recognize talent in all facets of filmmaking. Making a movie is such a lengthy and intense experience, so it's wonderful to honour actors, directors, producers and all crew members who put so much hard work and passion into a project.
My father loved baseball and he cultivated my talent. I don't think he ever had any doubt in his mind that I would play professional baseball someday.
People in Scotland appreciate homegrown talent, but it's getting harder and harder to get films made in Britain.
Chile could work as a double for L.A.; it's very production-friendly and there's terrific talent down there.
You can't teach talent. You can't put in what God left out - but you can teach confidence.
My chief gifts are - naturally good at all sports with a raw talent for pretty much everything, which if nurtured could develop into improper talent.
Boy, there are days where I get up and say 'Where the hell did my talent go? Look at this crap that I'm producing here. This is terrible. Look, I wrote this yesterday. I hate this, I hate this.'
George R. R. Martin
Talent is being able to please people.
You can always spot a 'television personality', even when they aren't actually on television, because they carry their 'made-up' persona in front of them, like some sort of baffler, or Ready Brek force field. Their reach for notoriety predicated on that fulsome mediocrity of talent detailed above has become frozen in their faces.
When you are a pit bull, and you love what you do and you are going to continue to grow, that talent will find its way out.
I was opposed to doing TV for a long time because I thought the quality of writing wasn't very strong, as opposed to film, but there's been a shift in term of the quality of scripts. HBO has attracted a tremendous amount of great writing talent.
Teach For America provides one of the most critical pipelines for bringing new talent into public education.
I have one talent, and that's figuring out what people want about two minutes before they know it themselves.
Great touch is often written off simply as 'talent,' which is crucial, because a good swing can take a golfer only so far. I've seen thousands of fantastic swings in my day, but that doesn't guarantee anything.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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