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Talent Management Quotes


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

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

"The important talent is the talent to develop one's talent." - Howard Stein

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

"Talent without tact is only half talent." - Horace Greeley

"There are two differing approaches and they have different virtues, the method of talent management and recruitment." - John Gibbons

"Self-doubt kills talent." - Edie Mcclurg

"You have to have a talent for having talent." - Ruth Gordon

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." - Tim Notke

"Talent imitates, but genius steals." - T S Eliot

"Talent should minister to genius." - Robert Browning

"Your ambition outweighed your talent" - Casey Stoner

"Talent is not sexually transmitted." - AJ Lee

"Hidden talent counts for nothing." - Nero

"Concealed talent brings no reputation." - Desiderius Erasmus

"The big talent is persistence." - Octavia E Butler

"No talent in management is worth more than the ability to master facts-not just any facts, but the ones that provide the best answers." - Robert Heller

"It's not enough to have talent. You have to have a talent for your talent." - Stella Adler

"Can't win without talent, you know." - Al Mcguire

"I have no talent for certainty." - Jane Austen

"Children's lies are signs of great talent." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"because talent alone doesn't make an artist" - Maureen Johnson

"I don't have talent. I have tenacity." - Henry Rollins

"My only genius talent is inquisitiveness." - Albert Einstein

"Your talent is God's gift to you." - Leo Buscaglia

"Talent is often a defect in character." - Karl Kraus

"My real talent was for losing clients." - Jay Chiat

"I hate all children of precocious talent." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Brevity is the sister of talent." - Anton Chekhov

"Every talent must unfold itself in fighting." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"If you've got a talent, protect it." - Jim Carrey

"Hope is a talent like any other." - Storm Jameson

"Humans have a talent for escalation. -Death" - Markus Zusak

"Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character." - John Wooden

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

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

"You can never have enough talent." - Pat Riley

"I have a talent, I can sing." - Leann Rimes

"The talent is in the choices." - Robert De Niro

"To my mind, talent doesn't really exist." - Shia Labeouf

"I built stages and I did stage management - I think I built the sets twice, I happened to be good with a drill, which is a talent I didn't know I had." - Gwendoline Christie

"The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame traditionally has had a management style that is very supportive of American talent, first and foremost, over everything else. And I think that's right and proper." - Ian Anderson

"Talent acquisition, knowledge transfer, generational diversity, and retention will continue to be serious concerns. I think the golden thread is equipping management to work with Millennials. Let's face it. We are going to see organizations needing to replace 40% to 60% of their workforce. Management has never been more important!" - Chip Espinoza

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

"To do what others cannot do is talent. To do what talent cannot do is genius." - Henry Wilson Allen

"It is a very rare thing for a man of talent to succeed by his talent." - Philibert Joseph Roux

"No talent, but yet a character. [Ger., Kein talent, doch ein Charakter.]" - Heinrich Heine

"Strategy will compensate the talent. The talent will never compensate the strategy." - Marco Pierre White

"Talent is a question of quantity. Talent does not write one page: it writes three hundred." - Jules Renard

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

"No one can arrive from being talented alone. God gives talent, work transforms talent into genius." - Anna Pavlova

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

"Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy." - Robert Half

"My dad always said that hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard enough." - Katee Sackhoff

"Talent is a matter of quantity. Talent does not write on page, it writes three hundred." - Jules Renard

"You need a particular talent only to want to please. I don't have this talent." - Eric Cantona

"The best buy by way of management is brains-at any price." - Malcolm Forbes

"Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible." - Colin Powell

"Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet" - Henry Mintzberg

"Management that wants to change an institution must first show that it loves that institution." - John Tusa

"Time management is really personal management, life management. and management of yourself." - Brian Tracy

"Is management rational?" - Warren Buffett

"God seems to have a kind of laid-back management style I'm not crazy about." - David Foster Wallace

"Management by Walking Around" - David Packard

"Management is prediction." - W Edwards Deming

"Management must manage!" - Harold S Geneen

"Management must manage!" - Harold Geneen

"It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of them." - Francois De La Rochefouca

"The artist uses the talent he has, wishing he had more talent. The talent uses the artist it has, wishing it had more artist." - Robert Brault

"Thankfully, perseverance is a good substitute for talent." - Steve Martin

"Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Longevity is the revenge of talent upon genius." - Cyril Connolly

"Rock music is predictable, unless theres great talent involved." - Zubin Mehta

"Do you want to be successful? Nurture your talent." - Tennessee Ernie Ford

"Songwriting is as much a craft as a talent." - Tom T Hall

"Genius is what makes us forget the master's talent." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"There is no such thing as talent, only awareness." - Chogyam Trungpa

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

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

"Talent is perhaps nothing other than successfully sublimated rage." - Theodor Adorno

"My talent was the uncompromising ability to feel spite." - Natsuo Kirino

"Talent is a gift, but character is a choice." - John C Maxwell

"I don't think that I have any musical talent." - Drew Barrymore

"Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling" - Bill Belichick

"Trust me, it takes talent to converse with a cat" - Jacquelyn Frank

"Discretion is deadly to genius; ruinous to talent." - Emile M Cioran

"Every form of talent involves a certain shameless-ness." - Emile M Cioran

"My talent matters more to me than the money does." - Lady Gaga

"Talent is everywhere, it only needs the opportunity." - Kathrine Switzer

"we always cut our poetical theories to suit our talent ..." - Madame De Stael


"Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates" - H Jackson Brown Jr

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

"Talent is important but it is not the key point." - Cristiano Ronaldo

"I think my greatest talent really is for friendship." - Truman Capote

"I always felt that my talent would trump everything." - Mary Elizabeth Winstead

"Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

"Every form of talent involves a certain shamelessness." - Emil Cioran

"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

"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"I have no drawing talent whatsoever. I cannot do it." - Lizzy Caplan

"The world loves talent but pays off on character." - John W Gardner

"I studied really hard. But Hollywood never appreciated my talent." - Mamie Van Doren

"Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius." - Warren Beatty

"Rock music is predictable, unless there's great talent involved." - Zubin Mehta

"This industry is 90 percent business, 10 percent talent." - Pitbull

"A man possesses talent; genius possesses the man." - Isaac Stern

"I don't think playing a villain is my greatest talent." - Sam Waterston

"The healthiest companies are always characterized by organic talent development." - Margaret Heffernan

"However you make your living is where your talent lies." - Ernest Hemingway

"A career is born in public - talent in privacy." - Marilyn Monroe

"There is only one school of literature - that of talent." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Talent wears well, genius wears itself out; talent drives a brougham in fact; genius, a sun-chariot in fancy." - Ouida

"It's not that we don't have talent in our country; the talent is, in fact, not required today." - Shreya Ghoshal

"I don't have a lot of respect for talent. Talent is genetic. It's what you do with it that counts." - Martin Ritt

"Half talent is no talent." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

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

"A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships." - Gore Vidal

"Say not thou lackest talent. What talent had any of the greatest, but passionate faith in the efficacy of work?" - John Lancaster Spalding

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

"Management is not being brilliant. Management is being conscientious." - Peter Drucker

"Snobbery management is as difficult and necessary as anger management." - Michael Foley

"Management has no divine rights." - Walter Reuther

"Succeed in spite of management." - Stephen Hawking

"Middle management is a disease." - Massimo Vignelli

"I see socialism in the direction, of management, of enterprise, by all who work in the enterprise." - Erich Fromm

"Old-style management is irrelevant." - Peter Diamandis

"The essence of investment management is the management of risks, not the management of returns." - Benjamin Graham

"In the end it all comes down to talent. You can talk all you want about intangibles, I just don't know what that means. Talent makes winners, not intangibles. Can nice guys win? Sure, nice guys can win - if they're nice guys with a lot of talent. Nice guys with a little talent finish fourth and nice guys with no talent finish last." - Sandy Koufax

"Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but, most of all, endurance." - James A Baldwin

"The greatest and best talent that God gives to any man or woman in this world is the talent of prayer." - Alexander Whyte

"All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent." - John F Kennedy

"The key choices you make-apart from the natural talent you already have-will set you apart from others who have talent alone." - John C Maxwell

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent." - Calvin Coolidge

"There is no such thing as talent. What they call talent is nothing but the capacity for doing continuous work in the right way." - Winslow Homer

"You can have average talent, but when God breathes on your life, you will go further than people that have great talent. Don't talk yourself out of it." - Joel Osteen

"The people know that they need in their representative much more than talent, namely, the power to make his talent trusted." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A lot of people have a lot of talent. What people don't have is the will to work hard enough to develop that talent fully." - Julie Foucher

"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

"I think all writers have a bit of genius in them, and a bit of talent. Genius retreats but talent improves." - Martin Amis

"When you find the talent, it's always raw, and when you put the talent in the formula, you get the Knocks." - Wyclef Jean

"I believe that I have a platform because God blessed me with the talent to play football. Having that talent, my job is to be responsible with it." - Benjamin Watson

"The difference between Talent and Genius is, that Talent says things which he has never heard but once, and Genius things which he has never heard." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is only because the world looks on his talent with such a frightening indifference that the artist is compelled to make his talent important." - James Baldwin

"Talent is only a starting point in this business. You've got to keep on working that talent. Someday I'll reach for it and it won't be there." - Irving Berlin

"I don't think I really have a talent for movie acting. I'm not bad at it, but I don't think I really have a talent for it." - Alec Baldwin

"I think there's an abundance of talent in America and there will never be not a lot of talent out there." - Randy Jackson

"Talent is like a seed which needs fertile soil. There is no less talent now, there is less fertile soil to nourish it." - Walter Darby Bannard

"Auto repair, piloting, skiing, perhaps even management: these are skills that yield to application, hard work, and native talent. But forecasting an uncertain future and deciding the best course of action in the face of that future are much less likely to do so. And much of what we've seen so far suggests that a large group of diverse individuals will come up with better and more robust forecasts and make more intelligent decisions than even the most skilled "decision maker."" - James Surowiecki



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