Quotes about Talent

"More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent."

William Ashley "Billy" Sunday (November 19, 1862 – November 6, 1935) was an American athlete who, after being a popular outfielder in baseball's National League during the 1880s, became the most celebrated and influential American evangelist during the first two decades of the 20th century.


"The problem with Ireland is that it's a country full of genius, but with absolutely no talent."

Hugh Leonard (9 November 1926 – 12 February 2009) was an Irish dramatist, television writer and essayist.


"Talent is the No. 1 priority for a CEO. You think it's about vision and strategy, but you have to get the right people first."

Andrea Jung (born 1959) is a Canadian-American businesswoman. She is the executive chairman and former CEO of Avon Products Inc.


"The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows."

Milton Glaser (born June 26, 1929, in New York City) is an American graphic designer.


"Success is what you do with your ability. It's how you use your talent."

George Herbert Allen (April 29, 1918 – December 31, 1990) was an American football coach in the National Football League and the United States Football League. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.


"Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation."

Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavski (17 January [O.S. 5 January] 1863 – 7 August 1938) was a Russian actor and theatre director. His system of acting has developed an international reach.


"Everybody has talent, it's just a matter of moving around until you've discovered what it is."

George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American film producer, screenwriter, director and founder/chairman of Lucasfilm Ltd. He is best known for being the creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones. Today, Lucas is one of the American film industry's most financially successful directors/producers,with an estimated net worth of $3 billion as of 2010.


"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."

Denis E. Waitley (born 1933) is an American motivational speaker and writer, consultant and best-selling author.


"Milton Berle is an inspiration to every young person that wants to get into show business. Hard work, perseverance, and discipline: all the things you need...when you have no talent."

Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti) (June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, film actor, television star and comedian.


"Talent is only the starting point. "

Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in history.