Quotations About
talent

Wolverine: She’s good.
Magneto: You have no idea.

Posted in: X2

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Quote from a program at a Coolidge memorial service (1933); cited in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1999).
Posted in: Calvin Coolidge

Great success is commoner than great abilities.

1746

In your choices lies your talent.

Mark Ruffalo & James Lipton, "Stella Adler Technique"
Posted in: Stella Adler

But the great Master said, “I see
No best in kind, but in degree;
I gave a various gift to each,
To charm, to strengthen, and to teach.

The Singers (1849)

It’s a natural aspect of the marketplace. It’s always been that way in storytelling. The guy who was good at playing the lover plays the lover, the funny guy gets the comic role. Movies are so expensive, when they put them together they want to have a couple of solid blocks in what they’re building. I accept that. In theater, though, I tend to look for other things, I think I tend to be best in comedy.

"Weird, As In Walken - No, He's Not Really Nuts ... Maybe", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 18, 1996

There is perhaps, no more dangerous man in the world than the man with the sensibilities of an artist but without creative talent. With luck such men make wonderful theatrical impresarios and interior decorators, or else they become mass murderers or critics.

More Please (1992)
Posted in: Barry Humphries