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The term ‘talent’ means the skill that someone has quite naturally to do something that is unnaturally hard! Today, the world is abuzz with talented people and not to forget the innumerable talent shows sprucing up on television. Every individual on this earth is unique, but only those people whose talent has been harnessed in a proper way end up succeeding or being recognized. Go-ahead, discover hidden talent in you and get an insight about flair/ability quotes and sayings, browse the article further!

Corruption is a cancer: a cancer that eats away at a citizen's faith in democracy, diminishes the instinct for innovation and creativity; already-tight national budgets, crowding out important national investments. It wastes the talent of entire generations. It scares away investments and jobs.

Robert De Niro

The talent is in the choices.

Human security recognizes the importance of individuals and that the key to ensuring growth in developing countries is to foster individual talent and abilities, build self-reliance, and put people in a position to make a broader contribution to society. Growth must be inclusive, and no one must be left behind.

Lily Collins

There's this common perception that having a famous last name is all you need. A surname may get you a meeting, but if there's no talent you won't get the part.

Johnny Depp

As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too.

Marlon Brando

Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.

Vasyl Lomachenko

My talent is I understand what I want.

Tom Brady

A lot of times I find that people who are blessed with the most talent don't ever develop that attitude, and the ones who aren't blessed in that way are the most competitive and have the biggest heart.

Hermann Hesse

Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.

Cardi B

I don't want my personality to overshadow my talent.

Alan Rickman

Talent is an accident of genes - and a responsibility.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.

Honoré de Balzac

There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.

Leo Buscaglia

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.

Adolf Hitler

Great liars are also great magicians.

Michael Jordan

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

Dwayne Johnson

With drive and a bit of talent, you can move mountains. I know. I've done it.

Zac Efron

There are a lot of people who can slide on talent their whole lives; they're just naturally gifted. I've never considered myself one of those people. I enjoy outworking the opposition.

Hillary Clinton

Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.

Sundar Pichai

India has long been an exporter of talent to tech companies... But it is India that's now undergoing its own revolution.

Naya Rivera

I want to play Lena Horne because I've always been fascinated with her. Her talent was astounding and more than that, her life story is incredible.

Kurt Russell

I can evaluate a player in a very short period of time because I'm very close to that game, very educated in that game and played the game for a long, long time. I wasn't just a guy with talent. I learned a lot about the game.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Talent without working hard is nothing.

Chrissy Teigen

I can cook really complicated recipes, but it takes a real talent to do the perfect egg.

Russell Wilson

I have high expectations of myself. I always have, always will. That will never waver. I always believe in my talent - always have.

Tim Curry

I think artists are driven by the engine of their own talent, but it's a question of what use they put it to.

Lionel Messi

In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigour and precision.

Mel Brooks

It's talent. Either you got it or you ain't.

Gene Tierney

I had known Cole Porter in Hollywood and New York, spent many a warm hour at his home, and met the talented and original people who were drawn to him.

Freddie Mercury

It destroys the soul to hear that you're all hype, that you have no talent, and that your whole career has been contrived.

Stephen King

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

Walter Scott

He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit, He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit.

Woody Allen

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.

Gordon Ramsay

I don't run restaurants that are out of control. We are about establishing phenomenal footholdings with talent.

Dr. Dre

No matter what type of equipment you have, you still have to have a certain talent to be able to make a good record.

Roger Ailes

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.

Vladimir Nabokov

There is only one school of literature - that of talent.

Virat Kohli

Irrespective of whether you have talent or not, one has to work hard. Just being talented doesn't mean anything; you can end up wasting it before you realize.

Madonna Ciccone

One thing I've learned is that I'm not the owner of my talent; I'm the manager of it.

Katee Sackhoff

My dad always said that hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard enough.

Justin Timberlake

Talent doesn't always equal success.


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.

You arrive at Formula One being very skeptical, how far can your talent deal with all this, and then you understand those guys are human and pretty reasonable, and finally succeeding in winning your first race, in circumstance as such, it was just an amazing moment.

Carroll Shelby

Racing has reached the point where it is pricing the young driver, no matter his talent, out of the game.


There's really no substitute for working hard. I think that's my biggest talent. There are always people who are funnier and more talented than I am, but I don't take anything for granted and I commit myself 100% to each of my roles.

Angela Lansbury

I started in London, as a kid. My mother knew I had sort of an inbred talent. She was an actress, so I inherited it from her. But I think I got a lot of it from my grandfather, who was a great politician.

Anton Chekhov

There is nothing new in art except talent.

Will Smith

I've always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation.

Johnny Cash

It's like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it's off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think.

Gordon Ramsay

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.

John Legend

I was playing the piano when I was three, writing songs when I was ten. I had a lot of experience before I got to college. I knew I wanted to be a singer, so anyone who met me, I didn't let too much time pass before I showed my talent.

Brandy Norwood

I needed to explore my talent and versatility and see if I had another side to me, another sound.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. Very often it does not know what to do with genius.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

If I had any talent that God could give me, I would be a great diva.

Will Smith

I've never really viewed myself as particularly talented. I've viewed myself as slightly above average in talent.

Oscar Pistorius

I don't want to be competing in a sport where I feel that I'm here not on my talent and my hard work but because of a piece of equipment.

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.

Lucille Ball

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

Eddie Murphy

If I don't die in a plane crash or something, this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow.

Michael Sheen

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.

I was a guy who needed to go to class, because I had some raw talent that I thought was identifiable, when I finally made a decision to be an actor. And yet I wanted to learn how to really do the stuff. You know, 'How do I get to be a serious actor?'

Grace Kelly

Ingrid Bergman made an enormous impression on me. I couldn't imagine where that kind of acting talent came from.

Dalai Lama

With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.

Edinson Cavani

To get to the top, you must put in a lot of hard work, but you also need to be blessed with talent.

J. K. Rowling

I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had.

Jim Carrey

If you've got a talent, protect it.

Richard Attenborough

The old adage about acting - that it's 98% energy and 2% talent - is true, you know.

I'm lucky to have met Nicolas Ghesquiere, the creative director of Vuitton. He understands me and knows me, and I admire his sensibility and talent. Karl Lagerfeld is another huge designer and artist for whom I feel affection and admiration.

Wilson Mizner

In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch; Tact is the clever footwork.

Albert Einstein

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.


You always get that energy, you just want to be heard, to go out, do your thing and show people that we have just as much talent here as everywhere else.

Mark Cuban

Talent without effort is wasted talent. And while effort is the one thing you can control in your life, applying that effort intelligently is next on the list.

Patrick Swayze

Talent deserves to be honored. Hands deserve to be slapped if you do something stupid as well, but don't take it too far.


I have to say that filming 'The Night Manager' was not just amazing but also very daunting at first. I used to describe myself as the token plebeian surrounded by all your national treasures. All that glittering talent in one place; I knew Hugh from Fry and Laurie videos that my grandpa used to watch, and Tom Hollander's 'Rev' is hilarious.

Mark Ruffalo

The one great thing about a continuing collaboration is that they know you. And if you're really lucky, they really believe in you and think that your talent has some unending bounds to it.

Kevin Bacon

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.

William Butler Yeats

Talent perceives differences; genius, unity.

J. K. Rowling

Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates.

Charlie Hunnam

The truth of the matter is the real industry is in LA and the cream of the talent is there.

Mukesh Ambani

At Reliance, we have always believed in investing in the businesses of the future and in investing in talent.

It's always been difficult to make a good record. To be perfectly honest with you, it's really about the person that's pushing the buttons. No matter what type of equipment you have, you still have to have a certain talent to be able to make a good record.

Pat Riley

You can never have enough talent.

Angela Lansbury

I had the ability, but I didn't have the name. They could have built me, which is what they did with Deborah Kerr, but I don't think I was quite hot enough in the looks department, quite frankly. I was all talent and no looks.

Quentin Crisp

The poverty from which I have suffered could be diagnosed as 'Soho' poverty. It comes from having the airs and graces of a genius and no talent.

Kangana Ranaut

I was very insecure at the beginning of my career. I didn't value my talent. I would have probably skipped signing up for movies that I didn't want to do if I had understood that I had been accepted and people liked my work.

Marilyn Monroe

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

Neil Young

I totally have no other talent and I would be totally out of work if I did anything else.

James Brown

I started Michael years ago. I saw him in Gary, Indiana, and we'd have him on the talent shows. He kind of emulated me, and did the best he could.

Henry James

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?

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Denis Waitley

The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner's edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success.

Judy Garland

My mother had a marvelous talent for mishandling money - mine.

I had to act in a school play when I was about ten years old. I really didn't want to do it. But everyone had to do it so I didn't have a choice. A talent agent came and watched it and later gave me some work. It's funny because I'd always known that I wanted a movie career. I just didn't think that I would be in the movies.

Kevin Spacey

The Old Vic has always been first and foremost an actors' theatre, a home for great talent and memorable performances.

Christopher Lloyd

I feel that I have been very fortunate and had the opportunity to play some wonderful roles and movies and worked with some great talent.

Edgar Allan Poe

Stupidity is a talent for misconception.

Madonna Ciccone

I'm always looking for something new: a new inspiration, a new philosophy, a new way to look at something, new talent.

Anton Chekhov

Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it.

Jules Renard

Talent is a matter of quantity. Talent does not write on page, it writes three hundred.

Robert Redford

Sundance was started as a mechanism for the discovery of new voices and new talent.