talent


Random quote of the day:

“The cleansing of spiritual contamination…is accomplished by offering one’s talent, resources, and life to the world.”

—Lao Tzu, Hua Hu Ching, 73 (tr. Brian Walker)

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Random quote of the day:

“In a creative writing class of twenty people anywhere in this country, six students will be startlingly talented. Two of those might actually publish something by and by. [What distinguishes those two from the rest is that] they will have something other than literature itself on their minds. They will probably be hustlers, too. I mean that they won’t want to wait passively for somebody to discover them. They will insist on being read.”

—Kurt Vonnegut, interview, The Paris Review, Issue 69, Spring 1977

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Random quote of the day:

“Talent develops in quiet,
Character in the torrent of the world.”

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Torquato Tasso

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“I bawled [my sister] out one time for not doing more with the talents she had. She replied that having talent doesn’t carry with it the obligation that something has to be done with it. This was startling news to me. I thought people were supposed to grab their talents and run as far and fast as they could.”

—Kurt Vonnegut, interview, The Paris Review, Issue 69, Spring 1977

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Random quote of the day:

 

“Being labeled talented only means we have survived being untalented.”

—Craig Tanner, “The Myth of Talent”

 

 

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Random quote of the day:


“Goethe said, “Talent is developed in privacy,” you know?  And it’s really true.  There is a need for aloneness which I don’t think most people realize for an actor.  It’s almost having certain kinds of secrets for yourself that you’ll let the whole world in on only for a moment, when you’re acting.”

—Marilyn Monroe, interview, LIFE Magazine, Aug. 3, 1962
(on the stands the week she died)

 

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Random quote of the day:

 

“Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best.”

—Anonymous, The Ladies Repository, September 1874

 

This quote has been widely misattributed to Henry Van Dyke (and sometimes to Thoreau).  In actual fact, the first known use of it was in The Ladies Repository: A Monthly Periodical, Devoted to Literature, Arts, and Religion, September 1874.  It was used without attribution.

 

Disclaimer:  The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Random quote of the day:

“Talent can’t help itself; it roars along in fair weather or foul, not sparing the fireworks.”

—Stephen King, “What Ails the Short Story,” The New York Times, September 30, 2007

Disclaimer:  The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.