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

"[People] don't know the talent and I want to show them." - Tony Sunshine

"Our deepest memories show us our talent to create something unique on earth." - Alex Mero

"I wouldn't mind being a talent show judge if it didn't run for too long." - Cilla Black

"My advice for anyone who wants to follow in my footsteps: create your own path, hone your talent, be ready to show your talent, and don't doubt yourself." - Ice Cube

"I think Canadian talent is exceptional. You continually show us up here in the States with your brilliancy." - Jamie Farr

"I've been in a talent show, yeah. They are terrifying. The most nerve-wracking experience of your life, I'd say." - David Walton

"I was young and so eager to make some money as well as get exposed and show my talent." - Young Buck

"That's the way it is: you have to show your initiative, you have to show talent and availability, and still have an awful lot of luck." - Joan Leslie

"I think there's just some fundamental decisions at the beginning that are going to make it different. Our show The Right Now Show is going to be specifically different than Mr. Show because of the talent involved." - Scott Aukerman

"Talent for talent's sake is a bauble and a show. Talent working with joy in the cause of universal truth lifts the possessor to new power as a benefactor." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If you've been given opportunities then you have to create opportunities. If you're given knowledge by people, share your knowledge. If you were born with talent, show your talent off." - Marco Pierre White

"It's my show." - Knute Rockne

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

"The good show is not about people fighting or getting drunk or throwing up on each other, or hating each other - it's about celebrating people's talent." - Cat Deeley

"Your money, your singleness, marriage, talent and time, they were loaned to you to show the world that Christ is Divine" - LeCrae

"I'm going out to let my real talent show, not to just stand there and dance around. Personally, I'd never lip-synch. It's just not me." - Ashlee Simpson

"And to get that much talent in the show-and to keep it constant and consistent-I think is a remarkable feat." - Anthony Head

"I'm going out to let my real talent show, not to just stand there and dance around. Personally, I'd never lip-synch. It's just not me." - Ashlee Simpson

"There's a lot that I'd love to do. I haven't had a chance to really show the breadth of my talent, so I look forward to that." - Malik Yoba

"I sat down and wrote some jokes and went to the talent show, got up on stage, fell in love with it and never turned back." - Wanda Sykes

"I'm going out to let my real talent show, not to just stand there and dance around. Personally, I"d never lip-synch. It's just not me." - Ashlee Simpson

"I'm just a kid in a candy store right now, trying to have fun. I'm getting a chance to show my ability and my talent." - Dwyane Wade

"One day, when I was about eight years old, some kids pushed me on stage at school during a talent show because they knew I could sing." - Mavis Staples

"And to get that much talent in the show-and to keep it constant and consistent-I think is a remarkable feat." - Anthony Stewart Head

"Aptitude can show calling, but it isn't the only indicator. Ineptitude or dysfunction may reveal calling more than talent, curiously enough." - James Hillman

"People who sleep around to get roles are frail and scared and most likely without talent. It's their own little horror show that only they can deal with." - Bruce Campbell

"You can win a talent show and be so famous that you can't walk down the street, but no-one knows you next Monday." - J J Field

"I started writing music when I was around twelve. My current record company saw a video of me performing at my school's talent show." - Lorde

"Certain formats should never be forgotten, 'Blind Date' for instance, because 'Britain's Got Talent' is really 'New Faces' or 'The Gong Show,' whilst we're basically 'Opportunity Knocks.'" - Nigel Lythgoe

"Protest is patriotic. Since the beginning of musical time, American singers and songwriters have used their talent and bully pulpits to show us America's strengths and shortcomings." - Shawn Amos

"You can win a talent show and be so famous that you can't walk down the street, but no-one knows you next Monday." - Jj Feild

"Pop Idol, X Factor, Fame Academy, there's so much talent out there. It's great to see people getting the chance to show their potential" - Gordon Brown

"In the U.K., I came from a talent show. I was watched by millions of people, so instantly when I came out from the show, people knew who I was." - Olly Murs

"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

"Milton Berle is an inspiration to every young person that wants to get into show business. Hard work, perseverance, and discipline: all the things you need...when you have no talent." - Dean Martin

"I'd like to say I'm one of the tight ends here and I hope this week helps me show that I do have the talent to be considered that." - Maxx Williams

"You think you have some stable talent which will show no matter what you're writing, and if it doesn't seem to be getting across to the audience once, you can't imagine that moment when it suddenly will." - Joan Didion

"Sebastian Vettel's brilliant talent will ultimately come forth and he'll continue to show what he's capable of. I will never ever degrade Vettel's ability. Sooner or later, he'll prove anyone so wrong" - Mario Andretti

"I don't even like the show that much, I mean, it's about doctors. It's not like doctors are as important as actors anyway, I bet I've saved more lives with my acting talent then any doctor has." - Zach Braff

"The very first show I did was 'Fame L.A.' Everyone had talent it was either dancing or acting or something like that. I was a singer, so I got my first role." - Christian Kane

"I think it's a great time to be a person of color and with talent. And actually, to be a woman as well. Our show is one of the most diverse television shows on television right now." - Nicole Beharie

"As an actor myself, the opportunity to sing and dance and be dramatic and be funny - it's really irresistible to actors. You get to show all sides of your talent." - Elizabeth Banks

"She glanced at the other diners, all of them going into their act, and thought is this what it all boils down to? Romantic love, is this all it is, a talent show?" - David Nicholls

"I thought he might hit me over the head, knowing that he wanted to do the whole show. He was young, ambitious, and a huge talent. But he was also very gentle, and we got along fine." - Jule Styne

"It's not what the world gives you, but what you can give it. I'm lucky. I can give the world talent. I can explain it and show it to people. That's what I love doing. I just love it." - Moe Norman

"Despair is your friend in show business. I don't believe you can act if happiness is your lot. It's the ups that keep you living and the downs that mete out talent." - Ruth Gordon

"I believe that acting is a talent while being a great person encompasses so much more: being a good father, a good husband and the ability to show compassion for others." - Michael Ealy

"I'm sure some people might be offended by that, but this is my feeling about show business. It's not all about pure talent. There are certain people who command a stage because they look good ,like me." - Howard Stern

"You always get that energy, you just want to be heard, to go out, do your thing and show people that we have just as much talent here as everywhere else." - Nelly

"I'll tell you one thing, in what I do for a living, there's no substitute for experience. I don't care how much natural talent you may have... In the type of show I do, you can depend on surprises." - Bob Barker

"The manuals we got from IBM would show examples of programs and I knew I could do a heck of a lot better than that. So I thought I might have some talent." - Donald Knuth

"I just want everybody to know my music and get to know my squad, Remy Boyz; just to show people New Jersey. New Jersey got talent, too. I mean, everybody sleeps on us, and they put us as the underdog." - Fetty Wap

"My challenge when I came back was to face the young talent, dissect their games, and show them maybe that they needed to learn more about the game than just the money aspect." - Michael Jordan

"The very first show I did was 'Fame L.A.' Everyone had talent... it was either dancing or acting or something like that. I was a singer, so I got my first role." - Christian Kane

"Contemporary American psychiatrist It is a happy talent to know how to play." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

"Talent is long patience." - Gustave Flaubert

"Great talent admits shortcomings." - Philip Seymour Hoffman

"Talent borrows, genius steals!" - Oscar Wilde

"Talent will come out." - Ray Walston

"Self-doubt kills talent." - Edie Mcclurg

"Talent works, genius creates." - Robert Schumann

"My talent is numbers." - David Schweikert

"Talent is very hot." - Oscar Isaac

"Talent is seductive." - Elaine Stritch

"One of the things I've learned - before I would go on a show, I was like, "Oh God, I hate that show" or "That show is gonna get canceled." But now after being full-time on a show, you see how difficult it is and how much work goes into it and how so many decisions are based on finances or people's schedules or talent or location issues. It's a miracle that anything gets made." - Fiona Gubelmann

"You don't do any show to be celebrated. In fact, you don't do any show thinking what's going to happen in the end. You immerse yourself in a room full of talent and a room full of designers and you hope for the best." - Susan Stroman

"I'm at a point in my career, I've been around a long time now, over 35 years in broadcasting. I don't worry about much. I respect what America's Got Talent is. It is a family show. It is a show that I love." - Howard Stern

"When I started off with 'Dance India Dance,' even the TV show people thought it won't be accepted. But with the talent that the show received, I was able to personally tutor dancers to amalgamate contemporary dance moves on Bollywood tracks." - Terence Lewis

"The idea of being on a show where each season stands alone, and you can come back the next year and show an entirely different aspect of your personality or your talent or your anything is an enormous gift that you rarely get in television." - Sarah Paulson

"When 'Rookie Blue' began, I was so proud to be a Canadian on a Canadian show that was getting fans in America. I'm so used to working on American projects with Americans, it was a big deal for me to be on a show that showcases our talent... our 'peeps.'" - Missy Peregrym

"I'm not a show-off by nature." - Kate Moss

"Welcome back to the big show where" - Craig Ferguson

"Show me a mall, and I'm happy." - Julia Roberts

"The Gong Show was the greatest scam of all time. It was simple: We wanted to do a talent show. There weren't any venues for acts back then. We were gonna have a show of new, fresh, good acts. But we couldn't find any; they were all lousy. So rather than throw away the idea, I said, "Let's reverse it. Let's do lousy acts." Now, is that a scam? I'm telling you." - Chuck Barris

"You don't have enough talent to win on talent alone." - Herb Brooks

"A big talent steals, a small talent borrows." - Anthony Quinn

"Good talent with bad attitude equals bad talent," - Bill Walsh

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

"I don't believe in talent. Talent doesn't exist." - Conor Mcgregor

"Britain's got talent, enormous talent; that's very obvious." - Simon Cowell

"Youth itself is a talent, a perishable talent." - Eric Hoffer

"God gives talent. Work transforms talent into genius." - Anna Pavlova

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

"The first show I ever worked on was The Killing, which was a whodunit crime show." - Bex Taylor-Klaus

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

"The big talent is persistence." - Octavia Butler

"Talent is a valued tormentor." - Truman Capote

"Achievement is talent plus preparation" - Malcolm Gladwell

"Talent is culture with insolence." - Aristotle

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

"Talent is truth on display." - Terry Rossio

"Talent should minister to genius." - Robert Browning

"Your ambition outweighed your talent" - Casey Stoner

"Genius gives birth, talent delivers." - Jack Kerouac

"Talent is not sexually transmitted." - AJ Lee

"Talent is a long patience." - Gustave Flaubert

"Hidden talent counts for nothing." - Nero

"No talent, but a character." - Heinrich Heine

"Talent perceives differences; genius, unity." - William Butler Yeats

"Detroit is full of talent." - Martha Reeves

"Concealed talent brings no reputation." - Desiderius Erasmus

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

"Artistic talent is far more common than the talent to nurture artistic talent." - Stephen King

"Practice is a talent. Perseverance is a talent. Hard work is a talent." - Abhinav Bindra

"Any coach needs talent. You start with talent. Without talent, we're all in the soup." - Red Auerbach

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

"A lot of people, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry and a lot of people have written for other people, and of course Bruno Mars. So I think it's a great way to break into the industry and show people what you can do and show them your talent and people tend to listen a little differently to your own music as an artist, when you've proven yourself as a good songwriter for other artists." - Bonnie Mckee

"At this point I feel like I could go out and accomplish anything. I'd just love to see Will Smith's face if he found out I, Z-Braff, have the number one rap album in the country. That'd show that no-talent uncle tom." - Zach Braff

"I've always been into theater and movies. When I was in school, I did a monologue for my talent show. I would go to the local theater. I was always in dance. I was always performing. That was always my thing." - Odeya Rush

"When I was a kid. I never really had luck with the ladies my early years in high school. Then I started singing and I found that helped, so I would go in the talent show every year. It was always some female singer that would go up there and blast out some Celine Dion classic and just blow me away." - Paolo Nutini

"Adrian might be brash and impertinent, but he knew how to move. Maybe dance lessons had been part of growing up in an elite tier of Moroi society. Or maybe he was just naturally skilled at using his body. That kiss has certainly show a fair amount of talent..." - Richelle Mead

"We felt the time was right to open up the boundaries, and say to all of America, regardless of your age, whether you're 2, whether you're 100, regardless of what you believe your talent is - juggling, magic, singing - this is the show you can enter. It's as simple as that." - Simon Cowell

"I loved dancing the tango at the 1994 Nurses Ball Talent Show. I thought I'd be dancing with Brad Maule (Tony) but the writers revved up the passion by pairing me with Leigh McCloskey, my lover Damian. During dress rehearsal, for a goof, Leigh and Brad ran into each others arms instead!" - Jacklyn Zeman

"I sang "Patience" by Guns N' Roses for my sixth grade talent show and I wanted to be an actor when I was younger. It was all very, very theatrical. It was only later that I separated the two and thought of myself as quite the opposite of an actor." - Ariel Pink

"With this show [Stand-Up Revolution ], I loved the idea that I would be picking the talent that goes on, not the network. It was me handpicking people who might not have gotten the chance to be on TV. So, I thought it was real cool that I was putting people up there." - Gabriel Iglesias

"I've already produced one hour specials for other comedians and I have a TV show called Stand Up Revolution where I showcase new talent and so I'd like to continue to do stuff like that and help out the next guy." - Gabriel Iglesias

"I feel like success is really subjective. You could win a school talent show and be like "I was successful", or you could get a Number One in New Zealand and be like "I was successful', or you could win a Grammy and be like "I was successful"." - Thomston

"Actually, you can make pretty good cash on stage without being a comedian or a stripper. My brother once won a talent contest by fartin' the song Dixie through an oil funnel. He not only took home 500 bucks, he got to meet Regis after the show. Who says dreams don't come true?" - Larry The Cable Guy

"I'm one dude that writes his adlibs. I don't just go in there and say "Gimme a track." I say what I'ma say here [then] I put effects on my voice. Why not? I wrote it. Why not show the talent? Why be scared? That's why I hate certain fans who hate cause it's not like raw hip-hop, like boom bap." - Schoolboy Q

"The beauty of running your own label and your own show is that you are in charge. I get sent a huge amount of musicfrom new and established talent every day, so if I like a track, I play it - no questions asked." - Nicky Romero

"I tell people 'America's Got Talent' is the best summer job you could have - you get to watch people strive for their dreams all summer long. So when you see me rooting for these people or dancing on the side of the stage, that's what I'd be doing if I was watching this show at home!" - Nick Cannon

"Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent." - Baltasar Gracian

"My brother's friend worked at a TV station, so we went in; the producer of a show asked if I wouldn't mind taking some photos for his wife, who was a talent agent. Next thing I know, I'm enroute to the agency." - Godfrey Gao

"When I was in sixth grade there was a talent show, and I wrote my first sketch, 'The Dentist.' I played the dentist, and I had my friend play a patient. It was sort of what can go wrong at the dentist, and I just remember I had lots of fake blood and everything." - Trey Parker

"I was very innocent and shielded as a child, so I didn't know a lot about music or dancing. When I was in Primary Six, no one would participate in a talent show, so I decided to go on. When the audience applauded me, I felt euphoric, and I started dancing right after that!" - Rain

"Cooking is in an honest profession where you cannot hide and let others do the work for you. You have to show up, work hard and prove you can do it faster and better. And find a mentor who will recognize your talent and push you in the right direction." - Marcus Samuelsson

"The great thing is that young talent isn't tied to a how-to model for starting a line; we get to find new ways to go about doing things. And don't let people tell you you can't. Go find a way to show that you can." - Alexander Wang

"I started writing songs when I was real young, when I was 3 years old. The piano spoke to me - I don't remember when I wasn't playing piano. My second grade talent show was the first time I performed my own thing. I dressed up as Dracula and played a song called 'Monster Rock' that I wrote. And I won." - Ian Axel

"I had gone to a talent show - I was interested in American hip-hop music - with my older brother, to another town, and my town was attacked. I went from having an entire family to the next minute not having anything. It was very painful." - Ishmael Beah

"People ask me all the time, 'Are you fed up with reality TV?' At the end of the day, it can affect my career in the sense that the more reality shows there are, the less scripted dramas out there, but I can't ever really knock them. I started on 'Popstars,' which was a reality talent show. I have respect for them." - Josh Henderson

"I respect country music because I feel like it's more about the talent and the songwriting and I put on a big show and we have a lot of stuff, but I feel confident in myself enough as an artist and a singer that I can have all of those fun toys and know that we don't need all the bells and whistles either." - Carrie Underwood

"You think you have some stable talent that will show no matter what you're writing, and if it doesn't seem to be getting across to the audience once, you can't imagine that moment when it suddenly will. Gradually, gradually you gain that confidence." - Joan Didion

"Radio is more powerful the closer we mimic the way we actually speak to each other. That's why Howard Stern is such a great radio talent. People on his show are actually speaking to each other. You might not like what they're saying, but they're real conversations." - Ira Glass

"Fitness of a top-class squash player is very important, and talent only can't do the job. They have to get training regularly for at least eight hours a day so that they could put some good show in a two-hour match." - Jahangir Khan

"Talent isn't enough. You need motivation-and persistence, too: what Steinbeck called a blend of faith and arrogance. When you're young, plain old poverty can be enough, along with an insatiable hunger for recognition. You have to have that feeling of "I'll show them." If you don't have it, don't become a writer." - Leon Uris

"I had gone to a talent show, I was interested in American hip-hop music, with my older brother, to another town and my town was attacked. I went from having an entire family to the next minute not having anything. It was very painful." - Ishmael

"I get bored easily, so I need to do a lot. I've started a record label, so I get to nurture new talent and talk about music, which is a passion of mine. I've written another book. And I get to come to work and do the TV show, which is always really fun." - Ellen Degeneres

"The audience is a big part of the show." - Howard Rheingold

"Let them learn first to show pity at home." - John Fletcher

"Look, not embracing the 'Today' show is soooo yesterday." - Mo Rocca

"You know, a TV show is a slow build." - Ray Romano

"Cancer is so much bigger than a TV show." - Laura Linney

"We're not show-business people. We have a life." - Patti Lupone

"Nobody has enough talent to live on talent alone. Even when you have talent, a life without work goes nowhere." - Arsene Wenger

"More important than talent, strength, or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams." - Amy Grant

"It takes sacrifice as well as talent." - Lionel Messi



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