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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.
Control the public's perception of you and nobody will care if you have any talent.
All I really had was my talent. Without that I wouldn't be welcome at the White House.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Creative thinking - in terms of idea creativity - is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practised and nurtured.
Edward de Bono
A lot of people over time have had this kind of pattern in their relationship with Bill Clinton. You first meet him and you're overwhelmed by his talent. He's so energetic and articulate and full of ideas and he calls himself a congenital optimist and that optimism is contagious.
Dee Dee Myers
The main thing to do is relax and let your talent do the work.
Dali is like a man who hesitates between talent and genius, or, as one might once have said, between vice and virtue.
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed.
We are about creating a new wave of talent. We are the Manchester United of kitchens now. Am I playing full-time in the kitchen? I am a player-coach.
There is only one school of literature - that of talent.
J has told me about his past. I know what happened and why. But he is the one person who made me believe in my talent and whatever happened in the past, he's been a wonderful manager to me.
I still don't know if I'm good enough or if it's a calling or a vocation or something, but the talent part is out. My desire to do it is undoubted. I just love doing this.
And whether you're drawn to gospel music or church music or honky-tonk music, it informs your character and it informs your talent.
Your talent is your art. It is not to be taken for granted.
As far as talent goes, we had pretty much everything, and I think that's why this year was so successful.
Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius.
Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary.
It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can't be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens.
I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objets, textiles. I don't have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of colour, a love of visual beauty.
What I lack in talent, I compensate with my willingness to grind it out. That's the secret of my life.
Some people possess talent, others are possessed by it. When that happens, a talent becomes a curse.
The problem with Ireland is that it's a country full of genius, but with absolutely no talent.
I don't consider myself to be a major talent, so the only solace I can take is to hope I'm growing.
The only success worth one's powder was success in the line of one's idiosyncrasy... what was talent but the art of being completely whatever one happened to be?
Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty.
Most political journalists come to Washington because they're snappy writers, big thinkers, or news breakers. Me? My ticket to the big leagues had little to do with talent. It was mostly about the governor I was covering, Bill Clinton.
So much talent comes from the base of poverty and those in the margins. You limit the base, you miss too much talent.
I feel like some of the best talent is on TV right now, with the writing, acting and great directors. I've also been looking for the consistency of work that TV provides for you. And, I always thought it would be really interesting to live with a character for months, if not years.
Making movies is difficult and you get disorientated sometimes - even when you're working with fantastic talent.
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