Quotes about Talent

"If you have this enormous talent, it's got you by the balls, it's a demon. You can't be a family man and a husband and a caring person and be that animal. Dickens wasn't that nice a guy."

Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and emotionally vulnerable characters.


"Talent is a universal gift, but it takes a lot of courage to use it. Don't be afraid to be the best."

Paulo Coelho (born August 24, 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today.


"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work."

Tim Notke (-)


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

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books.


"A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage."

Sydney Smith (3 June 1771 – 22 February 1845) was an English wit, writer and Anglican cleric.


"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."

Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is a former American professional basketball player, active businessman.