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1. "Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing."
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
2. "Love is nothing out of the ordinary, even if we think it is; even if we idealise it, celebrate it in poetry, sentimentalise it in coy valentines. Love happens to just about everyone; it is like measles or the diseases of childhood; it is as predictable as the losing of milk teeth, or the breaking of a boy's voice."
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
3. "If it [talent] isn't strong enough to take the gaff of real training, then it's not worth much."
Author: Andrew Wyeth
4. "The penguins love Emma. They waddle around, dive in and out of their pool, call out to her. She laughs. "They sound like donkeys!""Maybe you can talk to donkeys, too," Dr. Milligan smiles.Emma nods. "I can. Sometimes Galen can be a jackass."
Author: Anna Banks
5. "She turns in the doorway. "Oh, and Galen?""Yes, ma'am?""Have your mother call me so I can get her number programmed into my phone.""Yes, ma'am.""You kids have a good time. I won't be home until late, Emma. But you'll be home by nine, sweetie. Won't she, Galen?""Yes, ma'am."Neither Emma nor Galen say anything until they hear the car pull out of the driveway. Even then, they wait a few more seconds. Emma leans against the fridge. Galen is growing fond of hiding his hands in his pockets."So, what did you two chitchat about?" she asks as if uninterested."You first."She shakes her head. "Uh-uh. I don't want to talk about it."He nods. "Good. Me neither."For a few seconds, they look at everything in the room but each other. Finally, Galen says, "So, did you want to go change-""That idea is fan-flipping-tastic. Be right down." She almost breaks into a run to get to the stairs."
Author: Anna Banks
6. "Toraf nudges him from his thoughts. "You know whose advice I need?" He nods toward the gigantic house behind them. "Rachel's.""Actually, you don't," Galen says, standing. He reaches a hand down to help his friend."Why's that?""Rachel's expertise lies more along the lines of communication. You won't need to worry about communication when Rayna finds out you're already mated.""We're what?" They both turn to Rayna who has stopped mid-stride in the sand. The emotions on her face change from surprise to full-blown murderous rage."You're gonna pay a special price for that, minnow!" Toraf calls before he hits the water.Galen grins as Rayna slices through the waves in blood-thirsty pursuit. Then he heads for the house to talk to Rachel."
Author: Anna Banks
7. "I have a responsibility to nurture and shepherd my talent and when I'm living the parts of my life not related to that I feel I have the right to be left alone."
Author: Ashley Judd
8. "But there was no music in the children. Evy took the bull by the horns. They would have to love music whether they wanted to or not. If talent wasn't born in them, maybe it could be shoved in at so much per hour."
Author: Betty Smith
9. "Nekem személy szerint pinám van. Néha bula vagy muff, de általában csak pina. A pina rendes, osi, történelmi eredetu, eros szó. Tetszik, hogy egyben a legeroteljesebb szitokszó is. Igen. Ennyire eros, srácok. Ha megmondom, mim van nekem odalenn, idosebb hölgyek és egyházi személyek még elájulnak. Imádom, hogy sokkol mindenkit, ha azt mondom, „pina". Mintha atombomba vagy vérszomjas tigris vagy fegyver lenne a bugyimban."
Author: Caitlin Moran
10. "Mas de nenhum destes modos te sei amar,tão fraco ou inábil é o meu coração,de modo que,por o meu amor não ser perfeito,tenho de me contentar com que seja eterno.Tu sorris tristemente desta eternidade.Ainda ontem me perguntavas: ''No calendário do seu coração,quantos dias dura a Eternidade?"
Author: Eça De Queirós
11. "If I don't die in a plane crash or something, this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow."
Author: Eddie Murphy
12. "We need to have far less confidence in what man can do and far moreconfidence in what God can do for every believing soul. He longs to haveyou reach after Him by faith. He longs to have you expect great thingsfrom Him. He longs to give you understanding in temporal as well as inspiritual matters. He can sharpen the intellect. He can give tact andskill. Put your talents into the work, ask God for wisdom, and it will begiven you."
Author: Ellen G. White
13. "They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor. (Eric Hoffer 1902-1983)"
Author: Eric Hoffer
14. "Driggs gave her a reproachful look, but she didn't care. She threw herself backwards, did a little flip, then floated to the surface and gazed up at the star-filled sky. How was it possible that only a week ago she had been trapped in such a crappy little life? And now here she was, the happiest she had ever been, surrounded by people she liked and who miraculously liked her back, and possessing a crapload of talents she'd never even known she had."
Author: Gina Damico
15. "[Professor] Frank recalled my idle remark some years ago: 'Never pass up the opportunity to have sex or appear on television.' Advice I would never give today in the age of AIDS and its television equivalent Fox News."
Author: Gore Vidal
16. "Careers increasingly come with a reboot button, and companies that realize this early possess a competitive talent advantage"
Author: Gyan Nagpal
17. "Good style happens in one of two ways: the writer either has an inborn talent or is willing to work herself to death to get it."
Author: Haruki Murakami
18. "That's what she was, Joanna felt suddenly. That's what they all were, all the Stepford wives: actresses in commercials, pleased with detergents and floor wax, with cleansers, shampoos, and deodorants. Pretty actresses, big in the bosom but small in the talent, playing housewives unconvincingly, too nicey-nice to be real."
Author: Ira Levin
19. "Debes seguir enviando tu trabajo; nunca debes dejar un manuscrito guardado en un cajón y cogiendo polvo. Manda ese trabajo una y otra vez mientras trabajas en el siguiente. Si tienes talento, alcanzarás algún tipo de éxito. Pero sólo si persistes."
Author: Isaac Asimov
20. "The armies of the night are faceless and mindless and the modern equivalent of Visigoths, but when they have a leader, their time in history rolls around again."
Author: James Lee Burke
21. "One lapse of judgment can cost and talent isn't everything. A huge slice of good fortune in needed to make it to the top, and without that element of luck, you've no chance."
Author: John Barrow
22. "TV tends to look for the living equivalents of squeaky-clean Kens and Barbies, but with my dial I'm more like Ken's dirty old uncle."
Author: John C. McGinley
23. "More than a half, maybe as much as two-thirds of my life as a writer is rewriting. I wouldn't say I have a talent that's special. It strikes me that I have an unusual kind of stamina."
Author: John Irving
24. "Soap operas are such a great way to break-in to the industry. The diminishing landscape of daytime TV means it's going to be harder for young talent to get discovered."
Author: Josh Duhamel
25. "Hey girls, did you hear the news? It's just been scientifically proven that barrettes are dangerous! So are bracelets and bric-a-brac. It's a fact. And don't be fooled by thick-necked macho men who pretend that "girl stuff" is boring or frivolous, because that's just an act. Because as soon as you ask that guy to hold your purse for a minute, he will start to squirm, as if your handbag were full of worms, as he holds it as far away from his rugged body as possible. Because "girl stuff" is made with the gender equivalent of Kryptonite!"
Author: Julia Serano
26. "If I had a talent I could claim, it would be as a finder of trouble. Which is undoubtedly what I'd find by sticking my nose where it had no right to be. But would I let a thought of trouble stop me? Not a snowflake's chance in hell."
Author: Keri Arthur
27. "Billy didn't want to marry ugly Valencia. She was one of the symptoms of his disease.He knew he was going crazy, when he heard himself proposing marriage to her., when he begged her to take the diamond ring and be his companion for life."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
28. "Playing a plainer role means everything is dependent on the credentials of the actor, not the fact that they are as pretty as Julia Roberts. People start to look at their talent rather than their appearance. And playing the ugly part often means less time in the make-up chair, which is a great benefit on set."
Author: Laura Carmichael
29. "So much of life is invisible, inscrutable: layers of thoughts, feelings, outward events entwined with secrecies, ambiguities, ambivalences, obscurities, darknesses strongly present even to the one who's lived it- maybe especially to the one who's lived it. I didn't seek to find her, wandered instead within and among her fragments of language-notebooks, drafts, journals, fictions, letters, essays, and found there whole worlds like spinning planets, lived in their cold light and burning light, wondering where I was, where they might take me. Curious, I heard a monster's voice and followed-"
Author: Laurie Sheck
30. "When illusions are shattered by truth, talent is set free."
Author: Lian Hearn
31. "She turned and bolted out the door. She had learnt an important lesson - "When a man paid 'for' you...you paid 'to' him." It was her first Valentine slaughter."
Author: Mallika Nawal
32. "Oh, and Scott, get Mark to play me. He's the most talented one anyway."
Author: Mark McKinney
33. "Its super to play with Martina, and she has huge amounts of talent. We have a lot of fun."
Author: Mary Pierce
34. "I've had this unbelievable amount of good fortune and I'm just so thankful for it. But at the same time I feel exceptionally guilty. I have so many friends who are talented graduates of Juilliard and are exceptional actors and I'm the lucky one that somehow got such a fortunate break."
Author: Matthew Gray Gubler
35. "You are a bit like that painting, Minnow. Remember how lovingly and carefully formed you are. Your thoughts, your talents, your memories, your mistakes.... they all make the complete canvas of you. Even though others may mistake your worth, you must never value yourself any less."
Author: Michelle Marcos
36. "It feels like cheap sex and spurious art to me, the spiritual equivalent of junk food; it may look like an éclair, but it's really a Twinkie."
Author: Nancy M. Malone
37. "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."
Author: Naya Rivera
38. "Pe langa talent, vreau sa spun, literatura iti pretinde multe: puterea de a o lua mereu de la capat, de a te culca seara convins ca ai ratat totul si de a te indrepta apoi spre masa de scris indata ce te trezesti, inteligenta de a fi modest (pentru a nu fi ridicol) si nebunia de a fi orgolios (pentru a nu renunta). Trebuie sa te inveti cu socul de a trece, dintr-o clipa in alta, de la fericire la suferinta, de la euforie la deznadejde."
Author: Octavian Paler
39. "Most people overestimate others' talents and underestimate their own."
Author: Orrin Woodward
40. "HIs great talent in life was to be a Good Bloke. He could walk into a room and sit down and everybody would be happy to have him, even if all he ever did was smile, for they imagined behind the mustache, behind the smile it hid, something sterner, more critical and yet, also, tolerant, so that when he smiled they felt themselves approved of and they vied with each other to like him best."
Author: Peter Carey
41. "It is a happy talent to know how to play."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
42. "Jeder Mensch kommt auf die Welt mit Kräften für die unerhörtesten Erlebnisse. Die Gesetze binden ihn nicht. Aber dann lässt ihn das Leben immer zwischen zwei Möglichkeiten wählen, und immer fühlt er: eine ist nicht darunter; immer eine, die unerfundene dritte Möglichkeit. Und man tut alles, was man will, und hat nie getan, was man gewollt hat. Schließlich wird man talentlos."
Author: Robert Musil
43. "God's given me so much talent, and my height doesn't define my skill set. I believe that God has given me a right arm, and for some reason, even though I'm 5'11", to be able to make the throws and make great decisions on the field and all that."
Author: Russell Wilson
44. "There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age."
Author: Sophia Loren
45. "The last achievement of the serious admirer is to stop immediately putting to work the energies aroused by, filling up the space opened by, what is admired. Thereby talented admirers give themselves permission to breathe, to breathe more deeply. But for that it is necessary to go beyond avidity; to identify with something beyond achievement, beyond the gathering of power."
Author: Susan Sontag
46. "Here was the real scandal of On Our Backs photography: We were women shooting other women — our names, faces, and bodies on the line — and we all brought our sexual agenda to the lens. Each pictorial was a memoir. That is quite the opposite of a fashion shoot at Vogue or Playboy, where the talent is a prop…When we began our magazine, female fashion and portrait models — all of them — were shot the same way kittens and puppies are photographed for holiday calendars: in fetching poses, with no intentions of their own."
Author: Susie Bright
47. "Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed."
Author: Sydney Smith
48. "The calendar of the Theocracy of Muntab counts down, not up. No-one knows why, but it might not be a good idea to hang around and find out."
Author: Terry Pratchett
49. "So generation after generation of men in love with pain and passivity serve out their time in the Zone, silent, redolent of faded sperm, terrified of dying, desperately addicted to the comforts others sell them, however useless, ugly or shallow, willing to have life defined for them by men whose only talent is for death."
Author: Thomas Pynchon
50. "Claire spoke often in her poetry of the idea of "fittingness": that is, when your chosen pursuit and your ability to achieve it--no matter how small or insignificant both might be--are matched exactly, are fitting. This, Claire argued, is when we become truly human, fully ourselves, beautiful....In Claire's presence, you were not faulty or badly designed, no, not at all. You were the fitting receptacle and instrument of your talents and beliefs and desires."
Author: Zadie Smith

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