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"Writing is a skill, not a talent, and this difference is important because a skill can be improved by practice." - Robert Stacy McCain

"Without patience and the skill of a craftsman, even the greatest talent is wasted." - Orhan Pamuk

"Do not fear lack of knowledge, talent or skill. Seek motivation and the others will come." - Randall Dale Adams

"The separation of talent and skill is one of the largest misconceptions in modern society. Talent is something you born with, but skill can only be attained through Hours and Hours of hard work perfecting your talent as a craft. Which is why Talent will fail you without skill." - Will Smith

"Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft." - Will Smith

"Casting sometimes is fate and destiny more than skill and talent, from a director's point of view." - Steven Spielberg

"Every skill, every talent, every capacity, and every ability of the mind are really the Soul-action made visibly tangible." - Joel S. Goldsmith

"Thrift is care and scruple in the spending of one's means. It is not a virtue and it requires neither skill nor talent." - Immanuel Kant

"It's a truth universally acknowledged that an FBI special agent in possession of great skill and talent is likely to engage in trash talk every now and then." - Julie James

"Trust is clearly a key competency. A competency or skill that can be learned, taught, and improved and one that talent can be screened for." - Stephen Covey

"Talent is something you are born with, and a skill is something you develop. 99% of what you need to succeed in golf are skills" - Tiger Woods

"Mental Toughness: The ability to consistently perform toward the upper range of your talent and skill regardless of the competitive circumstances." - James E. Loehr

"Easy is not a option..No days off..Never Quit..Be Fearless..Talent you have Naturally..Skill is only developed by hours and hours of Work" - Usain Bolt

"I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life." - Dean Koontz

"Creative thinking - in terms of idea creativity - is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practised and nurtured." - Edward De Bono

"The separation of talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel, who have dreams, who want to do things. Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft." - Will Smith

"Creativity is not a talent; It is a skill. A talent is something you are born with. A skill is something you learn." - Josh Linkner

"many writers believe in arrival without leaving home. They believe in talent but not skill." - Judy Delton

"You're talent, and we're the talent scouts." - Janet Morris

"Design is a way of life, a point of view. It involves the whole complex of visual communications: talent, creative ability, manual skill, and technical knowledge. Aesthetics and economics, technology and psychology are intrinsically related to the process." - Paul Rand

"We postpone our literary work until we have more ripeness and skill to write, and we one day discover that our literary talent wasa youthful effervescence which we have now lost." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The discipline learned from putting in time and effort as a child is a skill and a talent you carry with you for the rest of your life in trying to achieve goals." - Gretchen Carlson

"To me, I feel like basketball and hip-hop have always been kinda conjoined because they're very similar in their competitive nature, you know what I'm sayin'? It's about technical skill, and then there's just God-given talent." - Chance The Rapper

"Actors get pigeonholed very quickly, particularly movie actors. In the theater, one is more used to casting people against type and trusting that their talent and skill will get them through." - Sam Mendes

"Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learned. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and, where appropriate, profits." - Edward De Bono

"It takes great skill to tell a compelling story in under 60 seconds. These five directors have mastered the format, using their talent, craft and imagination to provide us with some of the most innovative filmmaking out there today." - Michael Apted

"When I was just a girl in Sydney, no one thought, 'Oh, she's going to be a movie star.' No one. I had to get by with actual skill and talent." - Rebel Wilson

"A man is the prisoner of his power. A topical memory makes him an almanac; a talent for debate, disputant; skill to get money makes him a miser, that is, a beggar. Culture reduces these inflammations by invoking the aid of other powers against the dominant talent, and by appealing to the rank of powers. It watches success." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"She assumes that skill will guide her fingertips, that shapely lines will uncoil out of the pencil the moment she starts. Surely talent is a thing curled deep inside, just waiting to be exercised, and at the slightest invitation it will stretch, shake itself, make itself known? Talent, it seems, is not so insistent." - Gregory Maguire

"Seeking is all very well, but holding requires greater talent: Seeking involves some luck; now the demand is for skill." - Ovid

"Strength and skill are happy comrades." - Maud Lindsay

"Skill and confidence are an unconquered army." - George Herbert

"In my experience, the skill of success breaks down into three things. The skill of marketing. The skill of sales. And the skill of leadership." - Michael Ellsberg

"Having fun is a very particular skill. And not everyone has that skill." - Jerry Seinfeld

"I don't have to rap in a stadium. As long as I can provide for my family and my art, and live comfortably and live well, then I'm good. And with my talent level and my skill level, I'll get there." - Freddie Gibbs

"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." - Russell Wilson

"Among the multitude of scholars and authors, we feel no hallowing presence; we are sensible of a knack and skill rather than of inspiration; they have a light, and know not whence it comes, and call it their own; their talent is some exaggerated faculty, some overgrown member, so that their strength is a disease." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A serious athlete to me is one who is committed to excellence at any level, at any age, in any endeavor and in either sex. This commitment begins with a dream and a sense of talent and skill and determination to make that dream come true." - Carol Mann

"With tennis, you can go pick up a racket, take a lesson, and understand how much talent and skill it takes to be as good as the top pros. Same with golf: pick up a club. But not many can go out and get in a race car and experience a drive at over 200 miles an hour." - Mario Andretti

"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." - Russell Wilson

"Smart tech investor thinks about: a) future product roadmap, b) bottoms-up market size & growth, c) talent and skill of team. Essentially you are valuing things that have not yet happened, and the likelihood of the CEO and team being able to make them happen. Finance people find this appalling, but investors who do this well can make a lot of money." - Marc Andreessen

"Smart tech investor thinks about: a) future product roadmap, b) bottoms-up market size & growth, c) talent and skill of team. Essentially you are valuing things that have not yet happened, and the likelihood of the CEO and team being able to make them happen. Finance people find this appalling, but investors who do this well can make a lot of money." - Marc Andreessen

"Opportunity shies away from need, but opportunity is attracted by talent and ability. What you don't want to happen is opportunity to turn cool on you. You don't want to offend opportunity. So the only thing you present to opportunity is ability, performance and skill. Don't present need to opportunity." - Jim Rohn

"The vast majority of Airmen we train are going to be somewhere in harm's way within the next year or two. It is up to us to impart to them the talent and skill they need to accomplish their mission in a world-class fashion and at the same time make sure we get them back safely to the families that love them." - William R. Looney III

"Are there experts, ethical experts, that's very offensive to all of us? Because it's part of our humanity to have a stake in these questions to feel that we ourselves know the difference between right and wrong. And then along come these experts, philosophers, claiming, you know, an expertise, a special training, a special skill, a special talent." - Rebecca Goldstein

"We all have a vast number of areas in which we have no talent or skill and little chance of becoming even mediocre. In those areas a knowledge workers should not take on work, jobs and assignments. It takes far more energy to improve from incompetence to mediocrity than it takes to improve from first-rate performance to excellence." - Peter Drucker

"Honestly, being a 5'11 quarterback, not too many people think that you can play in the National Football League. And so for me, you know, I knew that my height doesn't define my skill set, you know? I believed in my talent. I believed in what God gave me. I believed in the knowledge that I have of the game." - Russell Wilson

"Enjoyment is an art and a skill for which we have little talent or energy... your entire education has has deprived you of this capacity because it was preparing you for the future, instead of showing you how to be alive now." - Alan Watts

"Honestly, being a 5'11" quarterback, not too many people think that you can play in the National Football League. And so for me, you know, I knew that my height doesn't define my skill set, you know? I believed in my talent. I believed in what God gave me. I believed in the knowledge that I have of the game." - Russell Wilson

"Talent is a process, not a thing. Failure is not proof of an innate limit but rather is an indication of a skill we have' yet developed." - David Shenk

"Talent is a process, not a thing. Failure is not proof of an innate limit but rather is an indication of a skill we haven't yet developed." - David Shenk

"It would seem that you have no useful skill or talent whatsoever," he said. "Have you thought of going into teaching?" - Terry Pratchett

"No matter how substandard you feel your skill or talent may be, If you never produce your art, the world will always remain deprived of it." - Derek R. Audette

"Happiness is a skill, emotional balance is a skill, compassion and altruism are skills, and like any skill they need to be developed. That's what education is about." - Matthieu Ricard

"Age and treachery will overcome youth and skill" - Fausto Coppi

"Raoul: Age and treachery! Neal: Youth and skill!" - Tamora Pierce

"It takes courage and skill to be unambiguous and clear." - Peter Senge

"Age and treachery will overcome youth and skill." - Saying

"Condition and guts take over where knowledge and skill end." - Ed Parker

"True restoration takes patience, subtlety, skill, and grace." - Paul David Tripp

"We recruit for attitude and train for skill," - Atul Gawande

"Learn to hide your need and show your skill." - Jim Rohn

"Motivation is a skill. It can be learned and practiced." - Amby Burfoot

"Few things are impossible to diligence and skill." - Samuel Johnson

"Happiness is a skill. It requires effort and time." - Andrew Weil

"Tricks and treachery are merely proofs of lack of skill." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece." - Charles Reade

"Craft is common both to skill and deceit." - Winston Churchill

"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece." - John Ruskin

"So it's probably eighty percent luck and twenty percent skill." - Chris Ledoux

"Writing is really hard, and it's really a skill." - Caroline Leavitt

"Talent comes from experience and failure" - Richard Branson

"Art depends on luck and talent." - Francis Ford Coppola

"Too much youth, hunger, mission, and talent." - Larry Merchant

"We get talent and scale from mergers." - Angela Braly

"Learning to play the guitar is a combination of mental and motor skill acquisition. And to develop motor skill, repetition is essential... Whenever musicians have trouble executing a passage, they generally tend to blame themselves for not having enough talent. Actually, all that's wrong is they don't know where their fingers are supposed to go...you should learn the piece in your head before you play it. And when you do play it, play it so slow that there's no possibility of making a mistake." - Howard Roberts

"To engage human energy, human skill, and human talent in the service of peace, for the alternative is unthinkable - war, destruction, and desolation; and to build a world community which will stand as a lasting monument to the millions of men and women, to such devoted and distinguished world citizens and fighters for peace as the late Dag Hammarskjold, who have given their lives that we may live in happiness and peace..." - Albert Lutuli

"Competition is what keeps me playing the psychological warfare of matching skill against skill and wit against wit." - Lou Brock

"Five," she said. Her lips and cheeks were flushed, but her gaze was steady. "Five?" Gabriel echoed blankly. "My rating," she said, and smiled at him. "Your skill and technique may, perhaps, require work, but the native talent is certainly there. What you require is practice." "And you are willing to be my tutor?" "I should be very insulted if you chose another," Cecily said, and leaned up to kiss him again." - Cassandra Clare

"the distinction between talent and genius is definite. Talent combines and uses; genius combines and creates." - Anna Brownell Jameson

"It seems to be extensively believed by photographers that meanings are to be found in the world much in the way rabbits are found in downs, and all that is required is the talent to spot them and the skill to shoot them... But those moments of truth for which the photographic opportunist waits, finger on the button, are as great a mystification as the notion of autonomous creativity." - Victor Burgin

"It's a real testament to the amount of skill and talent involved, across the board, whether it's the production design, the construction, the costume design, the other actors, the way it's shot, the directors we had on it, or obviously John's writing. When things do go well, it sometimes seems easy, in a weird way, but it's actually down to a lot of cogs working in a big machine. But, I'm certainly happy to be going back. I'm excited to carry on." - Harry Treadaway

"Though talent is wonderful, dance is 80% work and 20% talent." - Tad Williams

"Average talent, plus hard work and dedication, will always beat talent by itself." - Clinton Anderson

"Demonstration of individual talent involves originality and it is easy to destroy natural talent." - Viacheslav Platonov

"Every person is born with a talent, and happiness depends on discovering that talent in time ..." - Isabel Allende

"Great leaders have an ability, a characteristic of analyzing very good talent, and empowering that talent." - Rick Perry

"I've always believed in my talent. And I've always had more guts than talent." - Dolly Parton

"Everyone according to their talent and every talent according to its work." - Proverbs

"Good writing of course requires talent, and no one can teach you to have talent." - Peter Carey

"There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while." - Pearl Bailey

"Women must convert their love for and reliance on strength and skill in others to a love for all manner of strength and skill in themselves" - Phyllis Chesler

"Talent may frolic and juggle; genius realizes and adds." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Talent means energy and persistence and nothing more!" - Heinrich Schliemann

"TALENT and WORK ETHIC, the most important and RARE combination." - Hubie Brown

"In business there's people who have talent and there's people whose talent is to take advantage of people who have talent." - Curtis Jackson

"In the Western tradition, we have focused on teaching as a skill and forgotten what Socrates knew: teaching is a gift, learning is a skill." - Peter Drucker

"Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied." - Alexander The Great

"You know about fixing cars, you're athletic, and you know when to shut up." "That last one isn't a skill." "Honey, trust me. It's a skill." - Simone Elkeles

"Happiness isn't a state, it's a skill. It's the skill of knowing how to take what life throws your way and make the most of it." - Gary Null

"Donner: Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art." - Tom Stoppard

"Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art." - Tom Stoppard

"We therefore work, not for the work's sake, but for money-and money is supposed to get us what we really want in our hours of leisure and play. In the United States even poor people have lots of money compared with the wretched and skinny millions of India, Africa, and China, while our middle andupper classes (or should we say "income groups") are as prosperous as princes. Yet, by and large, they have but slight taste for pleasure. Money alone cannot buy pleasure, though it can help. For enjoyment is an art and a skill for which we have little talent or energy." - Alan Watts

"Golf is 20 percent talent and 80 percent management." - Ben Hogan

"I want people to appreciate talent and ability." - Michael Jackson

"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." - Michael Jordan

"I have an eye for new and refreshing talent," - Liberace

"Take me and my role seriously. Take my talent seriously." - Kevin Hart

"Fate has me highly skilled and loaded with talent." - Vince Vaughn

"Photography is 1% talent and 99% moving furniture." - Arnold Newman

"Determination and hard work are as important as talent." - Judy Blume

"I have the talent and the tools to win." - Chris Algieri

"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Fowell Buxton

"Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age..." - Jonathan Swift

"Judge talent at its best and character at its worst." - Lord Acton

"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships." - Michael Jordan

"Genius is 1% talent and 99% percent hard work..." - Albert Einstein

"I still have my talent to produce and direct." - Marc Wallice

"Revolutions are good times for soldiers of talent and courage." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Talent is an accident of genes - and a responsibility." - Alan Rickman

"The relationship between talent and management is uneasy, at best." - Jessica Savitch

"Strong families are not an accident...They take thought and intention and preparation and skill." - Julie B. Beck

"I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent." - John Wooden

"It always seems to me that one of the saddest things about the death of a literary man is the fact that the breaking-up of his collection of books almost invariably follows; the building up of a good library, the work of a lifetime, has been so much labour lost, so far as future generations are concerned. Talent, yes, and genius too, are displayed not only in writing books but also in buying them, and it is a pity that the ruthless hammer of the auctioneer should render so much energy and skill fruitless." - Stuart Dodgson Collingwood

"A bullfighter must have courage, skill, and grace. And of these courage is the most important." - Maia Wojciechowska

"We live in a world of unused and misapplied knowledge and skill." - H G Wells

"For success in life you need yukti (skill) and shakti (strength), Bhakti (Devotion ) and Mukti (Freedom)." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without." - Henry David Thoreau

"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

"If optimism is important, it's because many outcomes are determined by how much of it we bring to the task. It is an important ingredient of success. This flies in the face of the elite view that talent is the primary requirement of a good life, but in many cases the difference between success and failure is determined by nothing more than our sense of what is possible and the energy we can muster to convince others of our due. We might be doomed not by a lack of skill, but by an absence of hope!" - Alain De Botton

"Talent I say is what an actor needs. And talent is faith in oneself, one's own powers." - Maxim Gorky

"One of the greatest talents of all is the talent to recognize and to develop talent in others." - Colin Powell

"I've always had a talent for building businesses - and, importantly, for creating jobs. That's a talent America desperately needs." - Donald Trump

"Create your own path, hone your talent, be ready to show your talent, and don't doubt yourself." - Ice Cube

"Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference." - Robert Griffin Iii

"There are lots of jobs in search of talent. And there's lots of talent in search of meaningful work." - Maynard Webb

"There are two kinds of talents, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while." - Pearl Bailey

"Competitive toughness is an acquired skill and not an inherited gift." - Chris Evert

"Commerce is a game of skill which everyone cannot play and few can play well." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There's less skill and more plain hard work to writing than anyone except a writer thinks." - Mabel Seeley

"A batsman's skill and technique are judged on how he faces the Duke ball in England" - Tony Greig

"Doesnt matter what your skill and physical gifts are if you cant get your head right." - Mark Cuban

"Skill at creating, exploiting, and exiting crucial alliances beats ownership of fixed assets" - Tom Peters

"[First line] "The business of murder took time, patience, skill, and a tolerance for the monotonous." - Nora Roberts

"I like things that involve skill and I love anything that's a bit of a challenge" - Harry Styles

"Don't confuse luck with skill when judging others, and especially when judging yourself." - Carl Icahn

"Book marketing is a skill: it takes knowledge, effort, and persistence to really be successful." - Heather Hart

"Programming is a skill best acquired by practice and example rather than from books." - Alan Turing

"Mastery... is to work toward simplicity; replace complex technology with knowledge, hard work, and skill." - Yvon Chouinard

"Draw, as much and as often as you can. When drawing lies fallow, the skill diminishes." - Gene Black



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