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When we recognise the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection, love is born.
Thich Nhat Hanh
There is something inherently valuable about being a misfit. It's not to say that every person who has artistic talent was a social outcast, but there is definitely a value for identifying yourself differently and being proud that you are different.
Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
When I was in sixth grade there was a talent show, and I wrote my first sketch, 'The Dentist.' I played the dentist, and I had my friend play a patient. It was sort of what can go wrong at the dentist, and I just remember I had lots of fake blood and everything.
I think that the most important thing a woman can have - next to talent, of course - is her hairdresser.
People ask me all the time, 'Are you fed up with reality TV?' At the end of the day, it can affect my career in the sense that the more reality shows there are, the less scripted dramas out there, but I can't ever really knock them. I started on 'Popstars,' which was a reality talent show. I have respect for them.
I firmly believe that success lies in the combination of both talent and business savvy, and that the magic comes through partnership between both.
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?
I have high expectations of myself. I always have, always will. That will never waver. I always believe in my talent - always have.
I'm not interested in making money. It's just that with my talent, I'm cursed with it.
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.
Watch the walls come down, whether it's in the South or on Wall Street. When the walls come down, what do we find? More markets, more talent, more capital and growth. Which means that the race and sex discrimination stunt economic growth. It's not good for capitalism. It's not good for America's growth. And it's not morally right.
When we recognise the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection; love is born.
No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations. He's got to put all his talent and feeling into them!
Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott
Everyone has something to sell. The greatest thing you can ever sell is an idea or talent.
More than ever, the world needs good engineers. However, the pool of talent is shrinking not growing.
When you get to that level, it's not a matter of talent anymore - because all the players are so talented - it's about preparation, about playing smart and making good decisions.
Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates.
J. K. Rowling
Some people possess talent, others are possessed by it. When that happens, a talent becomes a curse.
What I lack in talent, I compensate with my willingness to grind it out. That's the secret of my life.
Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
To note an artist's limitations is but to define his talent. A reporter can write equally well about everything that is presented to his view, but a creative writer can do his best only with what lies within the range and character of his deepest sympathies.
Basketball talent is basketball talent, no matter if it comes from the suburbs or the city. Take the time to know and understand me before you judge me. Only God can do that. Roses do grow from concrete!
When you have God-given talent, I think that that kind of hinders your practice habits and that's what I think it did to me.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
Leonardo da Vinci
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