Top 707 Talented Quotes

Here we have the best Talented Quotes from famous authors such as Arne Duncan, Michael Phelps, Katie Aselton, Paul Horgan, Anupam Kher. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

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Surveys show that many talented and committed young people are reluctant to enter teaching for the long haul because they think the profession is low-paying and not prestigious enough.

For so long, I looked at myself as literally a kid who was talented who would go up and down the pool. That’s it. Nothing else. Very few people knew who I really was.

I am a very talented belcher. Very deep and bassy.

Everybody around me was talented and gave everybody talent. Everybody painted. My mother had a beautiful voice. My father was a marvelous drawing-room actor.

Paul Horgan
I don’t think that I will say that we are less talented in Bollywood, but our functioning is different. We cater to a different kind of audience.

For people who are really talented, what you don’t say becomes extremely important. You have to judge what to say and what to leave alone so you can let the talent develop.

I can play guitar – but I can’t really. I wouldn’t say I’m talented at it. I just kind of watch videos on YouTube, and I follow the instructions… OK, yeah, my hidden talent: I’m good at following instructions!

My professional apprenticeship at Iowa State College from 1930 to 1943 could not have been better; the Great Depression made it so, and the talented younger economists at Ames during that period made it an exciting and profitable intellectual experience.

Theodore Schultz
I think that’s where the magic happens, when you get a bunch of people who are really, incredibly talented and good at what they do and very passionate about the project that they’re working on and in love with it. I think that’s when you get something that’s really special.

The energy in Silicon Valley is because of the very talented engineers immigrating from around the world, especially Indians and Chinese. They are the best engineers, and Japan doesn’t have enough of them.

Go out and have fun. Golf is a game for everyone, not just for the talented few.

Harvey Penick
Ryan is Deadpool. Look, Ryan Reynolds, he’s gone through that same career arc; the guy is ridiculously talented. He has a huge, huge passion for ‘Deadpool.’

I am proud that my collections have received such praise, and I am even more proud to share the stage with so many talented designers.

This thing called chemistry, which I can’t define and wouldn’t know how to, either works or it doesn’t. Sometimes a love story can involve very talented actors, but we are not invested emotionally in whether they end up together.

I do not look at myself every morning and think: ‘Oh, my gosh, I am so perfect, so beautiful, so talented.’ No, I like to make fun of myself.

Marion Bartoli
The United States is a proud, determined, hard-working, talented, patriotic nation and people, and it is not over-extended in the manner of empires of the past that took over the lands of others and eventually collapsed under the weight of the over-ambitious hegemon.

I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school. Three years later I got my first championship in China.

I would say that the majority of the people I work with are Swedish, very unknown producers and writers but so talented.

I totally consider Fishbowl my full time job – I have to say I freaking love doing this blog. I just enjoy the medium so much; I love the fact that it requires me to read amazing stuff by hilarious and talented people and forces me to know what’s going on in the world.

One thing I have to admit, regardless of what my character thinks, is that EC3 is a very talented individual. He is going to be a cornerstone of Impact Wrestling for a long time.

I’m very grateful to have been able to work with so many talented filmmakers and actors during my career. I’ve learned so much from them. It’s been my college, in a way.

I think that talented people really do have insecurities, and that is one of the things that kind of motivates them, because that’s one thing they know they’re good at. And when they’re up on that stage, you can do no wrong. The audience is yours; they’re there to see you.

It is an honour to be spreading Moroccan music and dance in India while integrating some of my favourite things about India, including the beautiful, talented, carefree children, who just light up the screen the minute they start dancing.

As investors, we want to believe we are smart, insightful and uniquely talented – even though we often fail to do the heavy lifting, put in the long hours, and make the uncomfortable but necessary decisions to achieve success.

The divinely talented Adam Arkin. So underrated. Every time I do a piece and they go, ‘You know, you need a husband in this,’ I ask, ‘Can Adam Arkin do it?’

Annie Potts
As far as the creative side of making great, great albums and really trying to go down in history? I don’t see that happening lately, you know what I mean? You have a lot of guys is talented, but at the same time, timeless music is more important to me.

I am extremely thrilled that my superhit single ‘La la la,’ composed by the talented Bilal Saeed, will be a part of the film ‘Baazaar.’ The song is a hit with the youth, and it always feels nice that the work you do is appreciated globally.

You can sometimes learn more working with less talented people, because you learn to survive.

I find talented, driven, boundlessly ambitious people and help them solve problems that will hopefully improve the lives of millions. Sometimes this means investing in startup founders. Other times, it involves helping organize and fundraise for charity or politics.

I’m not even a little bit talented at the red-carpet makeup thing, but recently I did learn how to give myself dramatic-looking eyes and how to contour my cheekbones.

While it can be overwhelming to realize how many problems there are to solve in the world, it’s always inspiring to see so many talented people willing to spend their time and energy in hopes of making a difference.

I have admired Taufik Hidayat for being exceptionally talented and Hendrawan for being a great player only because of his hard work and dedication. I have always looked up to them as players.

America does not need gorgeous halls and concert rooms for its musical development, but music schools with competent teachers, and many, very many, free scholarships for talented young disciples who are unable to pay the expense of study.

Anton Seidl
I created MMG years ago. My desire was to create a space where the most talented artists in the world could be nurtured and supported. With that came a commitment. I vowed to support these artists through the good and the bad.

You don’t have to be the sexiest girl or the most talented person to have the X factor. X factor is something you are born with that is your own. And the moment that you realize how to tap into that quality that you have within, and how to bring that individuality out of yourself, that is when you discover the X factor.

As a master of graphic creation, as teacher, historian, and roving ambassador of comics, Jerry Robinson has ensured that future generations of talented kids will continue to imagine and then put marks on paper.

I want to single out Kathryn Hahn’s performance in Jill Soloway’s film ‘Afternoon Delight,’ which in my opinion should have been nominated for an Oscar. I think it’s one of the greatest female performances I’ve ever seen on screen, and I think she’s wildly talented.

There’s a lot of really talented people in Utah, people who would really make an effort to make the music the best that it could be and as emotional as it could be.

I have worked with many, many talented and dedicated people.

I just want to be in good things that I want to see, and I want to work with talented people who are smarter than myself.

Adam Brody
Billy Campbell who is… I… truly one of the most talented actors today.

I’m married now, but I fell in love with my wife because she was talented. Talent – it’s the big one.

I realize how talented our hair and wardrobe people are every time I have to get dressed on my own.

I don’t think I’m the most talented musician or the best singer, but I work really, really hard.

That’s the biggest difference from college to NFL. Everybody’s so talented at this level, the difference is knowing the game – knowing where to go with the ball in my position, knowing how to execute your job to the highest level. In college, you could just get by playing ball.

I believe that reality shows are extremely important for the talented. Contestants get a platform where they can prove their talent. If they are good at what they do, their life is made. Personally, reality shows have helped me get fame and money.

I decided a long time ago that I didn’t have to be talented. I just had to be persistent.

Nashville, there’s people that are ten times more talented than me, ten times better singer than me, song writer than me, but for some reason you get the ball, and now – and now you run with it. And you do the best you can.

There’s a lot of young females doing R&B in England who are extremely talented and deserve more light on their stories.

I’m thrilled to be working with the Science Channel. A chance to shine a light on the wonder and exciting possibilities of science with such a smart and talented team is a dream come true for me. It’s very gratifying to me personally, and it’s also a way to honor my family.

John Williams is, without question, talented. He writes very good scores and very good melodies and all that.

Was music my talent really? No, I don’t think I was particularly talented.

A perennial problem that has faced the Scottish Highlands is that, time and again, too many of the more talented young people have had to move elsewhere – even abroad – through a lack of opportunities that should have been available.

A lot of people I make music with are really talented and it doesn’t stop at one instrument.

There are two MFA programs here at the University of Texas, and I read on the jury of both of them. And it’s amazing to me how many really talented young writers seem to fear humor.

One thing I learnt was that you don’t have to spend all day shooting: you can get it done in half an hour if you’re that talented as a cameraman.

I’m good at what I do, but I wouldn’t be so bold and arrogant as to say something disrespectful about, say, Eminem. He’s talented and he’s good at what he does.

Psychoanalysis. Almost went three times – almost. Then I decided what was peculiar about me was probably what made me successful. I’ve seen some very talented actors go into analysis and really lose it.

I’m happy to dance with anyone, to be honest. I’ve had some great partners, who have all been talented. But not all of them at dancing.

I am not somebody who believes everyone is equally talented; talent remains unequally distributed.

I’ve loved Michael Jackson since the minute I was born. He’s probably the most talented person ever. He was able to create such an amazing career and be probably the biggest star we’ve ever had.

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At the end of the day, the one commonality that both Hindi cinema and Hollywood share is that they are full of talented and inspirational people. Outside of this, there are many differences, from the scheduling and rehearsal to promotion and directing techniques.

You don’t just have to be skilled and talented at tennis, but you have to be so physically strong.

Heather Watson
When I look around, I see a world of unrealized opportunities for improvements, an abundance of talented people able to take the risks necessary to make improvements, but a shortage of people and investors willing to take those risks.

I think any activity you have your kids in, you’re all trying to live vicariously through them. And you’re jealous of the kid that’s naturally more talented or has the facility, the body, the genes, or the God-given talent. People get jealous of that.

Bieber’s so talented, he needs to just be himself and be by himself and work on his craft. He has a lot of people around; he has to find the right team to help him make something that’s going to stand alone.

You can be the hardest-working, most talented person in Hollywood and never book a job. Or you can not be able to act your way out of a box and be making $20 million a year.

Jim Bakker is an extremely talented preacher, if he would just get it together.

Too many talented and supremely calculating politicians, including Nixon and Clinton, have destroyed their careers, or come close, by acting in ways that were obviously against their own interests.

I love it when talented actors can bring characters to life. Anybody who wears their feelings on their sleeve and has a harder, crusty shell – like I do – is definitely protecting an inner sensitivity.

There are so many talented young actors in the industry. I’m just happy to have a job!

Colton Haynes
Well I’d really love to work with Robert De Niro, because he’s still the most talented actor out there.

I admire Gaga. She’s very talented and wise, that girl.

Even your most talented employees have room for growth in some area, and you’re doing your employee a disservice if the sum of your review is: ‘You’re great!’ No matter how talented the employee, think of ways he could grow towards the position he might want to hold two, five, or 10 years down the line.

Today it’s almost impossible to do it unless you are an actress or writer with power… I wouldn’t hesitate right this minute to hire a talented woman if the subject matter were right.

Ida Lupino
If you reach a point where your entire farm system is in the big leagues, you’ve traded a couple guys for players who are now in the big leagues, you know what you do? You start over in your farm system, and you keep developing the talented players you have.

That is one of the things about going on tour, that I get to work with some really talented people and it allows me to be able to listen to them as well – and just have fun on stage.

I had just finished working on a play, and we started to talk to the ‘Happy Endingsfolks. There was interest from both sides, which was exciting, because I thought it was very fresh. Adam Pally’s just a really funny, talented dude. I thought I’d be great to jump on and do some comedy.

I’m a championship handball player. I’m a championship softball and baseball player. I used to be an extremely talented center in high school in football. I also dabbled in lacrosse and soccer. I’m really good at billiards, darts, shuffleboard.

I guess I feel like it’s a gift to meet those talented artists like George Lucas and Oliver Stone, Spike Lee and Richard Kelly. Even if it’s a small role, it’s a gift to be working that closely with them.

I think the value in books like mine, and a great number by other talented writers, is in the ability to bring dark subjects into the open where they are not so dark, where they can be talked about and considered by teens and adults alike.

I’m aware of the fact that a lot of talented people out there will never get this chance.

You can’t be rolling into town with stars in your eyes. A lot of people get to Nashville and immediately start selling themselves: ‘Let’s go to lunch and talk about the business!’ Then you realize everyone is talented here.

J.K. Rowling is a talented storyteller, but she has also used the style and technique of modern television and cinema media, which seizes the imagination by pummelling it, bombarding it with powerful stimuli, in a rapid pace, with plenty of emotional rewards.

I learned that when you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by such talented people that you really become more of an orchestrator of this talent – you’re just trying to harmonise everyone’s contributions.

Mark Romanek
I would love to work with Alia Bhatt. I think she is very talented and has been really good in all her films.

I love Frank Ocean. I think he’s so talented and his music is so great. So, I would love to do one of his songs like ‘Bad Religion’ or ‘Pink Matter.’

Jacob Artist
I think Berry Gordy is a genius, I really do, and it’s not a word I throw around lightly. But with all that comes the idiosyncratic behavior of a self-made, talented, creative person, and that’s not easy to come up against.

Suzanne de Passe
Everyone has opportunities and different doors that are opened to them in different ways. In the end, if you’re talented you’ll get work, if you’re not, you won’t, so it doesn’t really matter who you know.

American Idol‘ is such a big platform. It’s been on for so many seasons. I went on the show not thinking I was going to make it that far at all because there was so many talented people that auditioned.

I think that Eminem is very talented and remarkably bright, and I actually do like a lot of his music.

Swavey is a musical genre that I came up with to describe artists who are too talented to stay in a box with their music.

But day in and day out, the most stimulating part of the work is being a member of a team of so many very bright, articulate and talented professionals.

It’s only normal for me to work with my family because I think they are talented and because there’s a warmth when I’m working. As a filmmaker, sometimes you are very fragile. You are in a very fragile situation most of the time. I think it’s important to be surrounded by people you just get along with.

My work unblocks people, and then I look at the work that they do, and I think, ‘My God, how could they not have known they were talented? How could they not have known?’

We have over an hour of footage with Ken Marino. Same with Kevin Smith. Because you never know, when you let people who are so talented at improv go, what you’re going to get. You don’t want to strangle them with your own words, because probably what they’re going to say is way better.

Lauren Miller
I just feel like I am a really lucky guy who these talented directors have found places for me. I feel honored and blessed.

I had known Cole Porter in Hollywood and New York, spent many a warm hour at his home, and met the talented and original people who were drawn to him.

Yes, but the great thing about all the people – and I don’t think there is any exception – who I’ve worked with is they’ve all been very, very talented musicians.

I enjoy writing. Publishing… not so much. I’ve been lucky to work with some very talented people in the publishing world, and the print industry has allowed me to write full time.

I think that N*SYNC had opportunities laid out in front of them because of their connections with people whom Backstreet were affiliated with, and to not utilize those connections would be stupid. That’s just life. They’re both very talented groups.

Honestly, I don’t think I’m exceptionally pretty or talented. But the advantage I have is that the performances I do can only be done by me.

I am thrilled to join the NBCUniversal family and to have the opportunity to work alongside many of the most talented and accomplished individuals in the business.

Hungarian communists were the most talented. They convinced everybody that reforming the communist party was better than making a new party.

So I won’t say I’m lucky. I’m fortunate enough to find or attract very talented people. For some reason I found them, and they found me.

Already we’re seeing graduates of U.S. higher education going back to their home countries and contributing to societies there, where in the past they would have stayed in the U.S. and built new companies here. We have to have immigration reform that allows talented foreigners to become Americans.

In my lifetime, I’ve discovered a great many incredibly talented individuals. Some have achieved stardom. Simultaneously, I’ve seen many dreams shattered, egos destroyed and lives changed forever. The end destination may well be fame and fortune, but the road to stardom is littered with broken hearts.

It is very hard work, but I am a big believer in not micromanaging; I hire really, really talented people and trust them to do their jobs.

Men, if you are in a position of power or authority, please respectfully continue to mentor and work with talented individuals and those with promise, regardless if they are men or women.

Carol Roth
People in rock had this idea that rappers aren’t talented. In my opinion we’re better writers, we think deeper, and our concepts are harder – Rap evolves faster than any other genre.

There are talented people along the way, although very few come to mind. They’re not very daring. Part of the problem is that comedians don’t want to overthrow anything. They want to join it.

Mort Sahl
Allan Cubitt has written exceptional material, and I feel very privileged to be working with him and the very talented cast.

Even though my mom was talented and had a college degree, she lived in the era when the conventional wisdom in Dallas was that my dad worked, she was supposed to stay home and take care of the kids, and that was that. There really weren’t other opportunities for her, and most of them were volunteer opportunities.

There are many people of color who are very talented.

These are extremely talented actors who are all putting their talents into the Lost in Space movie.

When I came to the United States, I appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show as a 13-year-old, and I played a Mendelssohn Concerto, and it sounded like a talented 13-year-old with a lot of promise. But it did not sound like a finished product.

At Marvel, I was lucky enough to work with really talented people, but I always had this nagging thought: ‘One day I’ll write my own stories.’

David Mazzucchelli
It’s one thing to be talented, but the other thing is connections – with agents, with people; that’s what makes a difference, and from the beginning, I’ve had wonderful representation.

Elizabeth Wilson
I’m a little bit of an obsessed artist, and I’m not very talented. But isn’t Suzanne Somers a bad painter?

There are many talented and worthy writers engaging horror in new, imaginative, and yes, terrifying ways.

I’m so thrilled to have won the RITA. The award is particularly special because it is given by other romance authors. It’s deeply rewarding and not a little humbling to be honored by such a talented tribe of writers.

To be honored by your peers is incredibly gratifying and I am so thankful to my colleagues across the league for this recognition. I’m also grateful to the talented and dedicated coaching staff I work with every day in Toronto. To be recognized with an award that bears Michael H. Goldberg’s name is very special.

As a person, he was wonderful. He really was a great person. He was full of life. He had a great sense of humor. Very talented, of course, but very caring to his parents. There was a very endearing quality about Elvis.

Rihanna is a very talented person. One of those people who are able to do whatever they want with great results.

I’m inspired by artists and musicians. There are so many wonderful and talented people in the world. I love discovering new music, new writers, or new art.

Being a pro wrestler can be kind of difficult sometimes. We have a perception about what we do – and I totally understand the perception, because we’re a weekly episodic program, and we’re having fun all the time, so people think that’s kind of the most talented thing I could do.

When people see a talented girl, it calls to mind the very rare breed of women who have managed to succeed. If I were a dude with the exact same voice, band and songs, I doubt they’d compare me to Sheryl Crow. But hey, I’m not complaining. Big fish, small pond.

Singing is actually my favourite thing to do in the world – so when you don’t consider yourself as talented at anything academically, and there is one thing you’re good at, I think it’s best to follow what you’re good at.

When you’re writing, it’s all up to you, and you don’t have to make any compromises. And when you’re directing, there’s this intense pleasure you get from working with all these really talented people, and pooling the efforts towards a common goal. I like all the aspects of film-making.

I am thrilled to be joining ‘CBS News‘ and to have the opportunity to collaborate with some of our profession’s most talented journalists.

I had very little going for me as a kid except for the fact that I had demanding parents and was very good at filling out bubbles on standardized tests. I went to the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University because I did well on the SAT. I went to Exeter because I did well on the SAT.

My wife is a very talented singer. She sang a lot on ‘Roswell,’ and I am embarrassed to sing around her.

Louie is hugely talented. But I get very annoyed at the way the media… say, ‘Louis C.K. is the greatest stand-up in the world.’ He’s not the greatest stand-up in the world. He’s not funnier than Dave Attell.

I’m interested in all forms of performance, yet I think it’s difficult to be as equally talented in all of them as they call for such different skills. At the moment, I still feel I’m learning and want as much experience and variety as possible.

William Shatner is living proof that if you are talented and nice, you can work in this industry forever.

Only children are weird. The only children I know, including myself, are either superweird or very talented and special or a mix of the two. I think there was always a certain independence and loneliness – I had a lot of imaginary friends as a kid.

Judi Dench should be ashamed of herself for being so talented and working so much.

Judy Parfitt
One of the magical things about Nashville is just how many incredibly talented people are here and the way they support each other.

I’ve been really lucky because I’ve managed to become wonderful friends with a handful of very talented British designers. Christopher Kane has become one of my very good friends – also Erdem. Jonathan Saunders is another brilliant talent who’s very kind. We all hang out.

Sally Field looks amazing in general, never mind her age! She’s a phenomenally talented actress and has had a career spanning so many decades.

Film people can be quite ruthless and tough. I think it’s because the industry is filled with talented, driven people chasing nowhere near enough work.

There are so many talented actors in Chicago, I have to go see shows when I’m there. A lot of these actors, who I’ve seen when I’m in Chicago in theaters, are technically amazing and never have an opportunity to showcase it on a bigger medium.

Jacob Zachar
One thing I can say about the Dallas Cowboys: They have always had talent around them. They have been one of the most talented football teams in all of football.

Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.

My mother was a very talented artist. When she was in jail, we’d write letters back and forth; that was pretty much the only form of communication we had.

Jarrett J Krosoczka
The most talented investors are animals solely focused on winning.

You know Nashville, there’s people that are ten times more talented than me, ten times better singer than me, song writer than me, but for some reason you get the ball and now – and now you run with it. And you do the best you can.

‘Talullah’ is a movie I’m really proud of. Sian Heder is the director/writer, and I think she’s extraordinarily talented. I think it was a beautiful story.

I’ve been around young, talented, non-coachable players. I’ve been around veteran, talented, non-coachable players. No matter what you do, sooner or later – even if a coach comes in that’s able to connect with them – if that’s who they are, they’re going to go back to it.

Scott Brooks
I’ve always thought I was talented.

I try not to have high expectations of people because it just sets you up for disappointment, but it’s great to work with actors who are that talented and accomplished.

I love writing. Given a choice, after directing for all these years, and if given an army of talented directors, I would not direct at all.

Vikram Rohit Shetty
I worked as President of House of Waris for a year and a half, and Waris is one of my favorite people. He is not only a talented designer but also a warm and genuine person and a pleasure to work with.

Everyone can see that we went for young, talented players under the age of 24 or free transfers where we didn’t have to pay a fee for them.

Shadowing is really a great way to learn how the entire TV-making mechanism works. I had the distinct pleasure of shadowing the gifted and talented Allison Anders, who taught me a great deal about the importance of collaboration and trusting the talent around you.

I had the chance to learn from some really talented people who have taught me a lot.

There’s really no substitute for working hard. I think that’s my biggest talent. There are always people who are funnier and more talented than I am, but I don’t take anything for granted and I commit myself 100% to each of my roles.

I wish Rupert, Robert, and their hugely talented News Corp team continued and growing success in all they do, deploying News Corp’s extraordinary skills and potential to the huge opportunities of a relentlessly more digital world.

John Elkann
It’s no good being talented and not being in the right place at the right time.

There’s people I respect, and I guess that can be a crush. I think someone like Eddie Redmayne, he’s incredibly talented, and he’s realistic to say, like, oh yeah, that can be a crush because he’s not, like, fifty years old.

I am certainly not the most talented player in the world; there’s many a more talented player than me.

Everyone knows I’m a huge fan of Chris Brown and Justin Timberlake. For me, it would be more than an honor to work with these talented musicians.

My wife is so funny and talented and never lets anybody fail next to her.

My father was a psychiatrist and a social worker but he was a very talented painter and musician and writer on the side.

Tunde Adebimpe
Whatever the creative industry, when you’re confronted with the challenge of coming up with a Big Idea, always work with the most talented, innovative mind available. Hopefully… that’s you.

I’m thrilled to join the talented people at ‘The Daily Line’ and look forward to being a part of Versusincredible team.

I want to get into producing. I really learned a lot from ‘Girls Next Door.’ Kevin Burns is a great producer. He’s really talented, and he taught me a lot. I’m just looking forward to spreading the wings a little bit. Five seasons on ‘Girls Next Door’ was great, but it gets a little repetitive.

I toured with Lady Gaga, and her choreographer is incredibly talented and develops some crazy routines. Lady Gaga is very involved in the dancing, too, and she always wants to have creative input. I had an incredible time with her!

Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler might be the most talented man I’ve ever worked with. He comes in, he’s cool as a cucumber, and then all of a sudden, as soon as the camera comes on, it was a dream. It was an absolute dream come true to spar and share the same airspace with a guy I’ve respected for a long, long time.

My only claim is that not all talented people should go to college and not all talented people should do the exact same thing.

Banking’s a sexy industry! Creative – it’s dynamic, it’s global, it’s fast-moving, you bring a lot of talented people together!

I am uncomfortable with Sarah Palin. I have nothing against her. I’ll say she’s a very talented woman. Yet I think she owes John McCain her gratitude and loyalty.

The first thing is to hang on to everybody who is talented, who is entrepreneurial, who wants to make an impact and a change and start attracting ones.

Aldo needed to feel McGregor out. Coming right at him ran into McGregor’s game. I thought he’d start by taking him down and confuse him a little. Maybe he had all that stuff planned, but one combo, and Aldo got caught. That happens, especially with a guy as talented and precise and full of power as Conor.

Why does it have to be politics? Is there a dynamism to that world and a theoretical capacity to do things that draws many talented people? Absolutely. Are there other ways to be involved and lead an interesting life? Of course.

I want to beat up Michael Fassbender in a movie. I was with him at the beginning of his career when he did an episode of ‘Murphy‘s Law.’ He’s a proper superstar and enormously talented, but I want to do a scene where I properly duff him up.

It was a unique childhood, to say the least. My father was born in Patiala to refugee parents and was a part of the Indian Air Force. The talented few amongst the Air Force pilots are made test pilots. Test pilots are best suited to look at the space programme as they are trained to expect the unexpected.

When I was 11 years old, I was bullied. It mainly started when I moved to California to pursue my dreams of being an actress. Kids back home in Texas, who I thought were my friends, were saying things behind my back. They said that I would never make it because I wasn’t talented or pretty enough to be on TV.

Raini Rodriguez
I think that I’ve learned to relax, and trust in and hire very talented people, and trust in their abilities a little more.

Mark Romanek
I was secretary of the Treasury in 2008. In that role, I had the privilege to work with many talented men and women in government and the private sector who labored to pull our nation back from the brink of disaster.

I wasn’t the most prodigiously talented cricketer in Karnataka, let alone India. Some of my team-mates in my school team could hit the ball cleaner than I do. I had to work through that lack of talent, so to speak, that lack of natural flair. Runs never came easy for me.

I know that I’m talented, and I know that I’m not in American Ballet Theater because I’m black – I’m here because I’m a gifted dancer.

I tend to fall for the archetypal, talented, charismatic rock boy.

I know a lot of incredibly, profoundly talented, skilled people that aren’t given certain opportunities or any opportunities, and that aren’t working.

It’s impossible to make 22 or 16 great episodes every year. It doesn’t matter who you are or how talented of a group you have.

Sometimes I might get in the door a little quicker than somebody else because of my last name. But if I’m not prepared, I’m not afforded the luxury of, ‘Oh, he’s a little green.’ It’s, ‘He’s not talented,’ where the next guy can have a bad day.

I want to record many albums, have a healthy record label with talented artists, keep building my publishing catalogue, and maintain our culture with good music that will be remembered for years to come.

I was known for being talented, but I was still the fat girl. And it wasn’t what people were looking for. There’s a lot that you hear. There’s a lot of cruelty out there. Some of it comes from the executive offices. It comes from other artists at times. It was a very difficult thing to overcome.

Kelly Price
No matter how talented you are or naturally gifted you are, there’s no substitute to hard work if you got to maintain standards.

It’s very difficult to figure out, for me, what stops really talented young female filmmakers from having the kind of careers that their really talented young male counterparts are having.

Beyonce has very clear ideas – she knows exactly what she wants. The thing which she then also has over other celebrities is that she has an amazing voice. She’s incredibly talented, and she’s an amazing dancer – she’s complete. Few are like Beyonce.

I’m always interested in talented or odd people, and my whole life I’ve written about geniuses who society has treated badly and they strike back – or not.

Dictators are allergic to reform, and they are cunning survivors. They will do whatever it takes to preserve their power and wealth, no matter how much blood ends up on their hands. They are master deceivers and talented manipulators who cannot be trusted to change.

As a viewer, I love to watch reality shows, and being a part of the industry, I feel it helps a lot. There are a lot of talented artists in small towns and villages of India, and these shows are a huge platform to showcase their talent and bring them to the forefront.

I play the guitar and the piano and have a group of guys who I play with. They’re uber talented.

I have to say that as an actor, I really look for the role. I’m not really looking to see if it’s for television or film, because there are highly talented people in both mediums.

Amy Smart
Women are still not reaching the most senior levels of corporations. This is not the shortcoming of women. We’re talented and smart.

Gregory Hines was the most talented man I’ve ever met or seen. Gregory Hines is one of those people that whenever he talked to you, you felt like you were the center of the universe.

Amy Adams is a lucky woman. Not only is she one of Hollywood’s most talented actresses, with five Oscar nominations under her fashionable belt, she actually smells sexy.

Leadership is having a compelling vision, a comprehensive plan, relentless implementation, and talented people working together.

I had the virtue of wanting to hang out with people who were more talented than me. I can’t write songs, I can’t perform, I can’t design clubs, but I was an enthusiast. My gift was that I said yes to everybody.

Tony Wilson
I don’t like seeing talented storytellers ruled by fear.

Somehow our society has formed a one-sided view of the human personality, and for some reason everyone understood giftedness and talent only as it applied to the intellect. But it is possible not only to be talented in one’s thoughts but also to be talented in one’s feelings as well.

Lev Vygotsky
You need fans in high places, I always tell people. I don’t care how talented you are.

I’m not saying I’m even half as talented or a quarter as talented as any of the people I’m inspired by, but if I hear a beat Busta Rhymes would absolutely kill, I’ll use my voice to do a flow similar to his.

I wasn’t talented as a musician.

James Lassiter
We need to say to ourselves ‘I’m talented, loved, worthy, and valued.’

I was told I was talented when I applied to Falmouth School of Art and that I should consider skipping the course and proceeding directly to degree level.

I work with talented people. I’m just their tool.

For ‘Chapters‘, I decided to let go of my insecurities, found myself some talented R&B producers, and worked with them.

There are so many people, deaf or otherwise abled, who are so talented but overlooked or not given a chance to even get their foot in the door.

The Talented Tenth of the Negro race must be made leaders of thought and missionaries of culture among their people.

Many of them have accomplished a lot before they ever get to ‘Top Chef‘ although they’re not well known. The show just provides them with a platform. There’s just one winner and on some seasons you can get numerous chefs that are really good. Even if they don’t win, they’re all talented.

The most talented people that I’ve met in this business are always the nicest.

I’m really happy that I got to work with such fresh talent. In a day when record companies are not particularly good at encouraging young, talented songwriters to come forward and get exposure, I think it’s important to give tomorrow‘s songwriters the opportunity.

‘Zootopia’ features such a large and diverse range of characters – one of our biggest casts ever for a Disney Animation film. We needed talented actors who could help bring these animals to life.

Byron Howard
Oh, and Scott, get Mark to play me. He’s the most talented one anyway.

Mark McKinney
Every company wants to know how to find and keep highly talented women in the workplace.

I love working with Sally Field, and Steve Buscemi is one of the most giving, talented actors I’ve ever worked with.

‘What if this funny-looking youngster from Missouri is talented after all?’ I think it was a nice place to grow up, but I’m glad I don’t live there anymore.

I think people would like to see Kurt Angle and myself get in there and perform with one another. I think he’s an amazing athlete, a talented wrestler, and it’s a match people probably don’t think that they’re going to see.

I’d love to do a Michel Gondry film. That would be ideal! I’d love to do an Almodovar film; you know, I think he’s very, very talented. I don’t care that people say he’s pretentious. So what? He’s a good director; he can be pretentious.

William Moseley
Newfangled online sites like ‘Business Insider‘ and ‘Huffington Post’ built businesses they later sold for hundreds of millions of dollars by ripping off the work of more talented journalists and then playing Google‘s digitally native games better than the old fogeys ever could.

Ambition is important. Of course you can’t get anywhere without talent, but there are a lot of talented people. To succeed, you have to be the most ambitious talented person.

It is a privilege to be part of an organization that delivers high-quality services and innovative solutions to the best clients, develops the most talented professionals into leaders, and does its part to improve the societies in which we operate.

I think when you get people who are really talented and you take them out of their comfort zone, you get a lot more out of them.

There are so many talented actresses in Korea right now, but they’re not seen because there aren’t roles in which they can show their talents.

When I stepped into the Lifetime role in 2010, I did a listening tour of what was going on for women in this country. There was such a parallel in Hollywood with women talking about how there are stories that are not getting made and that talented young women are not getting the opportunity to direct and write.

Howie Epstein was a kind, patient, and extremely talented musician. He took two years out of his life and dedicated his undivided attention to the making of two of my records. Those records changed my life thanks to Howie.

It was actually quite easy to work with Uggie, because he’s a really well trained dog. Very talented. I just had to follow him a little bit, improvise a little bit. Sometimes he’d follow me. Especially because of the sausages I had in my pocket.

By unwillingly robbing post-conflict nations of their most talented people, we in Europe are improving the odds these states fail, and feed the vicious circle of future conflicts.

The success of the long-established relationship between the liberal/socialist/progressives and the Black Talented Tenth has been due to their commonality in commitment to an ideology and self-aggrandizement above all else.

Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.

Two young actresses I admire are Emma Stone and Emma Watson, because they are intelligent, talented actresses and have a great sense of humor. They have learned to balance what they love in life – acting, school and everything else.

Kara Hayward
Glenn’s passing was so unexpected and has left me with a very heavy heart filled with sorrow. He was so young and still full of amazing genius. He was an extremely talented songwriter, arranger, leader, singer, guitarist – you name it – and Glenn could do it and create ‘Magic’ on the spot.

I would love to be able to say that due to my experience in the music industry, when it comes to the songs, I’m killing it over anybody else, but that is not the case. Everybody in this thing is ridiculously talented to where I don’t feel special.

What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning.

I’m a slow learner. When people are so talented or facile at picking up an instrument and playing covers, like Yo La Tengo, I admire that. But I could never do that.

Yeah, I’ve had the privilege to know a lot of really talented people.

If you’re mentally weak, it can destroy you. Some guys who look talented lose and never come back.

There are thousands of very, very talented artists who will never be known, even after they are dead.

Bob Ross
If the work requires smart, talented, creative people, then more than anything, you want to enable folks on the team to create.

I guess something people wouldn’t expect me to listen to are artists like Alicia Keys. But she is so incredibly talented. She has this huge voice and great work ethic, which I really respect in an artist. She is also very humble and gracious and devoted to her skill.

Zola Jesus
I think talented people are priceless. And I think people that are knowledgeable and experienced – and I think there’s a balance of new talent and experience, which makes, I think, Estee Lauder really special.

Fifty years after humans landed on the moon for the first time, America has driven a golden spike on the trail to new space exploration feats through the work of our commercial partner SpaceX and all of the dedicated and talented flight controllers at NASA and our international partners.

I would love to work with Ryan Reynolds – I think he is hilarious and talented – and also Seth Rogen.

I am very happy to be working with so many talented directors and writers, who are penning scripts that are interesting for me.

I live a very leisurely life. When I do work, it’s not work: it’s great fun and exciting and fresh. New, wonderful, talented people. It’s great pleasure and great fun.

When you’re a musician and you come from a singing background, specifically one that focused a lot on a cappella music as I have, it’s just a real joy to be around so many talented people and talented groups who have a passion for what they do.

I had two passions growing up – one was music, one was technology. I tried to play in a band for a while, but I was never talented enough to make it. And I started companies. One day came along and I decided to combine the two – and there was Spotify.

When my mother was young, only two professions were open to women ; teaching and nursing. She chose nursing, but the teaching profession was full of talented women like her, confined there in part because they had few career options.

The little boy, Spencer Breslin, it was just so great to have a kid on set. He is talented, he’s a pro. He’s been doing this for years, I think he started when he was four or five.

Caroline Dhavernas
I invite you to leverage Serbia because we have talented young professionals who are multilingual, highly educated, and willing to work for competitive wages.

Ivica Dacic
My father, Leo Henry Brown, really was talented – he could write. He had a gift, and he had a great, sly humor.

I tell my children, some people can be more talented than you. Some people can be faster, stronger, but there is never a reason for anyone to outwork you.

It’s nice getting to always work with such extremely talented people.

I had long conversations with Wenger before I joined Real, and that’s how I got to know about Arsenal and the way that they like to sign talented players who can move the ball well.

You know, I think Chris Nolan is an incredibly intelligent filmmaker, and I think Leonardo DiCaprio is an incredibly talented actor.

Watching her, I’ve seen the pros and cons of being in the industry, and how so many people can be so harsh – especially toward someone as talented as Miley. But I look up to her for being so strong, being able to take all of that hate and being able to deal with people who misunderstand who she is.

I had the good fortune of speaking with Orson Wells many decades ago and he said ‘Success is primarily luck anyway.’ And I have been very lucky. Of course, Orson Wells was enormously talented and brilliant – so who am I to argue with him!

George Kennedy
I’m enormously sympathetic to talented people who have few roles to choose from.

I’m just gonna make art myself. I have a lot of ideas of things I wanna do and really talented people and friends I’m around, so we decided to make our own thing and set out to do it.

Elizabeth Keckley was a woman of remarkable strength, courage, perseverance, and dignity. She was exceptionally talented, but also very diligent and ambitious, and together those qualities enabled her to deliver herself from slavery and become a successful businesswoman.

Jennifer Chiaverini
When I moved to Hollywood, I was expecting it to be this Mecca of extraordinarily talented musicians, and it was instead the era of Faster Pussycat and bands that had an appeal, but I couldn’t do anything like that. There’s nothing in my being that can do anything like that.

My Mom and Dad did it pretty good, so I know it can work. The foremost thing I would say about working with Robin and Sean is that they were devoted to this project and devoted to their characters. You can’t ask for any more from talented actors like that.

Nick Cassavetes
By the time I made my international debut Tendulkar was already being counted among the best batsmen in the world. Most bowlers knew that his was the crucial wicket in an Indian batting line-up that boasted of many talented batsmen.

I really like Nick Jonas. I think he is super-cute, handsome and talented.

I sing when both directors and producers compel me. I’d rather give that opportunity to a gifted newcomer, to whom it makes a huge difference. There are a lot of talented youngsters out there, who can do with such opportunities. Helping them matters to me more than my singing.

D Imman
I’ve always loved it in Las Vegas, and it is the only city in the world that brings so many different talented people from so many places.

Everybody on our cast is very musically talented, except for me.

Barack Obama is clearly a smart guy, talented.

When you grow up in a place like where we were, no matter how talented you are, if you don’t even know that other things exist, there’s no way for you to ever feel empowered because you’re like, I’m confined to this small world.

I thought I saw him for what he was-or what I thought he was. And he was talented, no doubt about that. But, he thought his talent was based on misery and that if he became happy it would just go. He believed that.

I’ve always been a massive fan of John Mayer. I think he’s very talented.

I thought acting was all about natural instinct but I’ve realised, through working with so many talented actors on ‘Wild Swans’ and ‘Run,’ that I can see the training. That’s why I am back at drama school.

Katie Leung
The Walker Brothers, they were a talented pair of people. I thought that Scott had a very fine voice.

There are people a lot smarter, a lot more talented than I am, people who’ve accomplished things I can only imagine. Often, they started from the most humble of circumstances. That’s my message: freedom and opportunity. That’s the American Dream.

Oh first, let me tell you how amazed I am by the wealth of talents in the Philippines. I remember watching a lot of home videos about Filipino artists, and they are really very talented. That really motivated me to always do my best and to stay inspired.

You know as I started as a shy young conductor, I always wanted to cooperate. To build up the musicians. To help them to be better than without a conductor. And sometimes young talented musicians have to be encouraged.

There are many Latino writers as talented as I am, but because we are published through small presses, our books don’t count. We are still the illegal aliens of the literary world.

We have a lot of talented people in this Congress, and we can avoid a lot of unintended consequences if we just included them.

The Joker is a tremendous vehicle for talented actors. Cesar Romero’s was a bubbly, lunatic criminal. Nicholson did him as a vain, preening manipulator. Heath‘s performance of the Joker was remarkable, too. His was a low-simmering crazy street clown. Joker can be played all these ways, and they’re all true.

Imagine how different those classrooms could be if hundreds of Nigeria‘s most talented recent graduates and professionals channeled their energy not only into the country’s banks, but into making education in the country a force for transformation.

I know I’m not musically talented.

Rob Mariano
Rivalries don’t necessarily mean races being close at major championships. I had a rivalry with Butch Reynolds for many years. I won all the races, but Butch was the world record holder before I came into the sport, he was extremely talented and he was the only other man running 43 seconds.

Michael Johnson
There are actors who are really fantastically talented at being natural on screen and appearing to be themselves, but I like the challenge of becoming somebody else.

I’m growing very talented at watching blood and guts on screen because I have zero emotional response.

Jean Paul Gaultier is not only immensely talented but also a genuinely sweet and kind person.

I am excited to join Combate Americas on NBC UNIVERSO, and look forward to building this incredible MMA sports brand and supporting the extremely talented athletes on its growing roster.

I’ve been lucky enough to, for the most part, surround myself with a lot of people who are more talented than me and who I can learn from, and it makes me up my game.

Elton John and Billy Joel, I find them both to be huge inspirations, those guys are so talented.

I recently discovered Artkive, a wonderful app that allows you to archive your child‘s artwork and create cool gifts like photo albums, mugs, mousepads, etc. It’s very easy to use, and since Arabella is such a talented artist, I’m a pro!

The youngsters who live in housing projects are some of the most talented and nicest kids you’ll find anywhere. But they’re right on the cutting edge – they could go either way. You have to work with them, guide them, and mold them like a piece of clay.

My kids are wonderfully talented individuals, and their world view is wonderful.

I don’t want to be Angelina Jolie. Not that Angelina Jolie is not the most talented, beautiful, successful, amazing, admirable person who does good things for the world, but I don’t want to be a movie star like that.

There’s an appreciation of the whole picture of life as opposed to just ambition and circumstance and all the stuff that happens in this business. You find yourself lucky enough to be working with somebody really talented who you know and who you trust.

Wayne Knight
My two younger brothers play football as well and they are obviously pretty talented and my two older brothers like to sing and I obviously can’t do that.

A talented footballer comes over, his family depends on him, and if his agent or club don’t treat him well, he might not succeed, and then he feels he’s let everyone down. For years, African players have been exploited.

It’s about very talented writers, directors, producers, and actors being in a position for their projects to be supported, but there’s just not enough black projects being made.

I think the message has already been sent to Hollywood, which is that this kid’s a hard worker, he’s talented, and people are coming out to see him. And when you have box-office results, Hollywood treats you different. Hollywood stands up.

I like Soderbergh, Spielberg, Lucas. There’s a lot of talented guys out there obviously, and if you’re a fan of films, you have to look at that stuff and learn from them.

My first husband, John Barry, was a composer. I couldn’t believe that this sophisticated, talented genius chose me and not any of the other girls. I was so flattered, so excited, so in love with him. Of course, my parents were horrified, as he’d been married once and had a daughter with the au pair girl.

I was only ever part of ‘Lost’ – a very small part of an extremely talented writers’ room, where as a writer, it’s sort of your job to sublimate your ego and work in the service of the show and the show’s voice.

I don’t know why, but there’s something about YouTube that just makes it so awesome. You can go on there and find anything. There are actually really talented people on YouTube.

Mitchel Musso
I have been fortunate to have worked with immensely talented writers and directors who have had faith in me. There’s been very little hard work but a lot of learning. I have learnt from each of my characters, and I think that’s rather amazing.

Lorde is awesome. She’s amazing. She’s so talented. We went on tour in Europe, and it was the greatest time of my life.

Christy Turlington is my dream woman. I haven‘t met her, but she’s married to Edward Burns, who is far more talented and handsome than I am, and I think she’s out of my league!

Lady Gaga is one of the most amazingly talented musicians to bring her gifts to humanity in a long time.

In our society, people look at women who are tenacious, smart, attractive, and talented and for whatever reason say, ‘There must be something wrong with that equation. She couldn’t possibly be all of those things at once.’

I have been singing for the last 50 years, you know, so I deserve a break. Besides, there are talented singers around who can do justice to their work.

If you don’t exercise, you don’t stay strong. I like to work with talented people.

It’s not how pretty you are or how talented you are. It’s that if these five people on this day in this room like you, then you get a job.

You see a lot of talented people, but you usually don’t see talented people who, behind the scenes, know how to conduct themselves on a higher level.

Brad Pitt is amazingly talented and equally good-looking, too.

There are a lot of directors I’d still love to work with. Paul Thomas Anderson is someone I’d love to work with. I think Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is very talented. Ang Lee is very talented. I mean, there are a lot of people. There are many great directors out there.

I also played two years of high school football but I wasn’t very, how shall I say it, talented.

The only thing Martha and I have in common is that we both used to model. Martha Stewart is extremely talented. Her designs are picture perfect. Our philosophy is life is messy, and rather than being afraid of those messes we design products that work the way we live.

There are a handful of talented individuals that are always going to do a better job. If you look at the amount of TV shows or movies, there’s only a handful that rise to the top.

Musical shows are really popular because there are lots of talented kids out there that can sing and dance.

Justin Chambers
If you’re part of a record company, you’re a manufactured product. It doesn’t mean that you’re not talented.

Justin Bieber is super talented.

One of my favorite songs is ‘Ghost‘ by Indigo Girls. Emily Saliers wrote that, and she is one of the most talented songwriters ever.

I think I’m skilful enough, but I don’t consider myself a naturally talented, gifted sports person.

Many highly talented, brilliant, creative people think they’re not – because the thing they were good at at school wasn’t valued, or was actually stigmatized.

We are going to help the young talented athletes become world champions.

If I wake up one day and people tell me I’m not sexy, I’m not going to stop making good music and having fun. That ‘sex symbol‘ thing is typically part of being in the limelight. You better be very talented in your music, but it’s good to be nice to look at, I guess.

I very much enjoy working with talented filmmakers who have a good sense for music, who have a strong feel for music and for what music can do in a film.

My dad was a really funny, really talented guy who had a great success in a limited audience. But from him, I learned that he always felt the audience was entitled to 150 per cent. If he was performing at an event, he’d keep playing until the last person had finished dancing.

It’s always impressive when talented comedians are easy laughers or generous with their laughs.

Even though I live in New York, I still have this Jersey thing where I feel like I have to prove myself. I’m grateful for any chance I get to be the least talented person in the room, because it’ll make me work that much harder.

More people have more access to more readers for less money than ever before in history. It means a lot of dross; but it means a lot of very talented people can find and nurture a readership in ways that were not possible twenty years ago. From a creative perspective, that is all that writing is about.

Throne of Glass‘ readers tend to be passionate, talented, clever, and welcomingin fact, I’m consistently moved by just how welcoming ‘TOG’ readers are to new fans.

Sarah J Maas
I’ve worked with just as many talented women as I have talented men, and I feel fortunate enough to have that great balance.

I’d want to be born once more as myself, but more talented.

There are many talented people who haven’t fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith.

I think a British icon is someone who conducts themself with real dignity: someone who is truly talented and modest. These are things that I would aspire to in my career.

I’m always asking friends what new music they’re into, and I love showing people new talented artists.

Things happen to you out of luck, and if you get to stick around it’s because you’re talented.

Tell me I’m clever, Tell me I’m kind, Tell me I’m talented, Tell me I’m cute, Tell me I’m sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I’m perfect – But tell me the truth.

I still dream about that one opportunity where the Welsh Rugby Union call me up and say, ‘We need you.’ There is an incredibly talented Welsh hooker called Matthew Rees, so maybe some incredible quirk of misfortune for him would mean I get called up instead.

The older I’ve gotten, and the more that I’ve worked, I cherish that I’m an Ohio boy because, at the end of the day, I believe that I’m a talented person; I believe that I work really hard, but I think that the main reason I’m successful is because I’m kind, I’m easy to work with, and I’m a team player.

Frederico Pena is an amazing talented guitarist and producer.

I feel like Sony appreciates good music from a talented artist.

It’s one of the wonderful things that the Academy does – a talented person comes along like Mira Sorvino, and it elevates them up to stardom.

Right now, if you’re a talented developer or designer, government is what you go into if you can’t get a better job.

I had only heard about Fall Out Boy a couple months before we contacted him. I heard ‘Saturday‘ and ‘Grand Theft Autumn‘ and thought the lyrics were smart and the singer was insanely talented.

To this day, I haven’t felt like I’ve made it. I’m waiting for them to pull the rug out from under me. I kind of feel like George Plimpton; I’m just experiencing this whole business with the really talented people.

You put a very talented kid in a structured environment, where they get to understand and believe how talented they are, and you’ll see some great results.

As an unpublished, nonprofessional writer working on my first novel, I nevertheless had access to extremely talented people who would help make my manuscript better, people who’ve made careers out of providing careful, constructive criticism to writers. I’m tremendously grateful to them.

The Tamil industry has a huge market and already has many talented actors. So, making a mark in Kollywood is not easy. I will have to choose the right script and do it the right way.

We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?

My brother is really talented.

I don’t think there’s any player that’s more talented than Alex Rodriguez. He cares very deeply about doing well. Baseball is his life. He puts a lot of pressure on himself.

The West Coast really allows you to understand who you are. You come across so many talented people you have to look back at yourself and see what makes you unique.

Some of these guys… I’ve worked with Ice Cube, I think he’s an immensely talented rapper and actor.

I wanted to create Rouje to bring together my talented friends – photographers, stylists, graphic designers – in a project to create my universe and perfect dressing. I did not want to call the brand my name, because I have other projects, and this brand is the result of the work of several people and not just me.

To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or find yourself in a rapid growth field.

I want ABC to be a fantastic home for creative, talented people with unique points of view and personal stories to tell and for us to be able to support them in bringing their ideas to the screen.

To be honest, I was not very good in studies; I was an average student. I used to work hard, whether it was for wrestling or studies, as I considered myself not that talented. I used to mug up everything during exams.

When I went to drama school, I knew I was at least as talented as other students, but because I was a black man and I wasn’t pretty, I knew I would have to work my butt off to be the best that I would be, and to be noticed.

Lance Reddick
So, if you’re doing good longform with talented people than you can step out and you can be the president or a construction worker and people accept that. It’s really the roles you give yourself.

There are so many talented people in the world – black, white, yellow, whatever – and we want to tell stories, too. But oftentimes, we get the one token minority role.

Ruthie Ann Miles
I’m much more comfortable and confident running out on the field in front of 70,000 people instead of standing in front of a camera trying to say some lines. The people who do that as a profession are very talented because it’s certainly not easy.

I’m talented, but my work ethic has pushed me over the top.

I’m not the most talented on the tour but I like to go to war.

It really does frustrate me when I watch MLS, and I see our best U-17 players – who, again, are so talented and so capable – being rostered… but then not being put on the field much to actually play. I watch that, and I just think about how I was given a chance… a real chance… and it changed my life.

I would like to see more African-American singers as part of our opera companies. If you take music and the arts out of the public schools, then you’re going to lose a lot of people that you might have discovered were talented, very early.

ROI is full of talented entrepreneurs and professionals, and we want to help each of them tap into the incredible power the collective has to offer and to contribute what they can.

‘The Big Chill’ had a bunch of really talented actors, a great soundtrack, and the college connections that the characters shared. It’s one of those movies I glean something different from every time I watch it.

Malcolm D Lee
The only people who can fix Africa are talented young Africans. By unlocking and nurturing their creative potential, we can create a step change in Africa’s future.

Neil Turok
We have a training period; we have certain guidelines and structure. You can’t hire talented people and stifle them. That’s not the way it works anymore.

I’ve always wanted to work with Elizabeth Banks. She’s so talented and funny, and she’s become this force of nature – directing, producing. Being around her is kind of inspiring.

Between ‘Futurama’ and ‘Simpsons,’ I’m able to work with the voices of Michael Jackson, Dustin Hoffman, and the cast of ‘Star Trek.’ It’s great, you know; it’s great to work with such talented people.

It’s very tempting to go part-time and take up a number of non-executive directorships because everyone is crying out for talented women.

Romantic comedy has come to mean a couple of moderately talented actors placed in implausible situations obliged to go through a set of paces that are all too familiar, the end result being neither romantic nor comedic.

The most important thing a mayor does is hire talented people to run the city.

It was used for decades to describe talented computer enthusiasts, people whose skill at using computers to solve technical problems and puzzles was – and is – respected and admired by others possessing similar technical skills.

One of the most talented writers out there is Brian Haig.

Vince Flynn
I define talent as the rate at which you get better at something when you try. To be very talented means you get better faster and more easily than other people or other things that you try.

I am not by any means a philosopher, although I have worked with some talented people in the discipline. But certain philosophical concepts deeply inform the way I think about the world. The idea of ‘opposing truths at extremes‘ is a powerful concept that I came to appreciate in my twenties.

Ember Moon is extremely talented, and Daria, from Tough Enough, she’s very unique and cool. The fans are going to get behind her. As for Asuka, she is phenomenal.

One of the strengths of the U.K. is its ability to attract very highly talented people from all over the places, but also their ability to send English people outside. So they’re very brain circulation-oriented, and I do hope, even with Brexit, they will keep this asset they have.

Though I played classical piano since age 5 and sang in a cappella groups, being an artist didn’t seem like something I was talented enough to do full time. So I kind of buried that dream.

I did play other sports growing up. I played cricket and all those other things, but I was just so much more talented in golf, and that’s all I wanted to do.

I knew Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were really talented. As actors, they were both studly young men, and they had great writers’ chops.

I don’t consider myself supremely talented, but I really like to try things and sift through it and see what mess I made.

My father, Phillip Gilmore, was very talented. He was getting seriously into dancing. He was on ‘Soul Train’ and won $2,500. But the Bay Area was too small for him. I don’t think he had the space to do what he needed to do.

We’re in a situation where talented, motivated school leavers and graduates can send off a hundred CVs and not get a reply, and where a trip to the Job Centre is depressing rather than inspirational. And you know what, that just feels wrong.

Who knows, maybe I am simply a talented architect?

I like the idea of an open, international London that thrives on attracting hard-working, talented people but has the confidence to tell them they must play by the same rules as everyone else.

I am the black sheep of my family. They are all super talented and intelligent and got proper jobs. Most of my family is in medicine, actually. They are all too clever to be doing what I do.

You don’t necessarily have to be in misery to be talented.

All of my brothers and sisters are very talented. They all sang all right.

People don’t understand being a child star is very hard because first off, to be a child star, you have to be very unique. These kids are talented to be able to do it at such a young age. At the same time, you go through the pressures of bullying and a lot of people not understanding.

Hollywood’s a big place, and they make all sorts of different movies. Some movies I’m attracted to; a lot of the movies I’m not. But there are some terrifically talented people over there that I’d love to work with.

I have huge admiration for Taylor Swift. She’s tall, talented, young, thin, and beautiful. More importantly, she seems focused, generous, vulnerable, and kind.

It’s heartening to see talented girls like Prachi Desai and Yami Gautam making it big in films and proving themselves.

How do you make it to the top when all you have is ambition and talent? You believe in yourself and surround yourself with other idealistic and talented friends that fuel each other and push against the establishment to take you seriously.

I would prefer it if people thought that I didn’t work hard, that I just played the guitar for three minutes a week and was like, ‘Check out this song – what do you think?’ That would be ideal. I would prefer telling people that I’m just truly talented.

I’d like to work with Justin Bieber. He’s talented and he’s so young. I know what he’s going through. I’ve lived what he’s living through right now. Working with him would complete a circle of sorts for me. And he might find it a worthwhile experience himself.

For me, it’s my work – I have a job, and that job happens to be with insanely talented actors. At this stage, it’s normal to me. But when I meet new people, I realise, ‘Oh, yeah, it’s actually really strange. I have a very unique hobby.’

There are lots of people way more talented than me – but I work more, and I wanted it more. I never waited on anyone else.

On a more practical level, anyone out there who wants to be a writer should clearly recognize that this is a brutal business, where even incredibly talented people sometimes never make a living. If you want to chase such a dream, please have a Plan B in place.

At the end of the day, I’m talented, and there’s only one Lil Mama.

Lil Mama
Safin, in his way, is very talented. It is a joy to watch them play; it is tennis of a very high quality.

Richard Krajicek
If I were running a campaign, I’d urge taking the mountain of money reportedly squandered on pizza, coffee and bagels and spending it more wisely – on a talented young comedy writer.

I’m not talented enough to drop everything and become somebody different.

I actually moved from engineering to acting. I think what’s important is how talented and passionate you are.

Greatly talented performers don’t know – often spectacularly – what’s best for them, don’t know what their talents really are, and don’t know what’s just plain wrong for them.

The important thing is to be part of a good project with good, talented people.

If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist.

I think Selena Gomez is extremely talented.

I am scared; I don’t know what is going to happen to me. What was the point of working so hard and of being talented, to be rewarded like this? Never a penny, tormented all my life. It is horrible; one cannot imagine it.

I have people I love and trust on my team. And I’m lucky my family is incredibly talented in a variety of ways.

In the ’80s, a lot of kids, if you were kind of bright, you got bussed to schools out of your community. So you wouldn’t know the talented musicians who lived around the corner from you.

My grandmother was energetic and fearless – a talented poet and songwriter. She was also interested in chemistry and history and medicine, taking care of the people in her hacienda in Mexico, delivering babies. She could have become anything, but this was the 1930s, and she was forced into an arranged marriage.

I was one of the more talented ones at the design firm I joined, so I conducted my work pretty shrewdly. Except I wasn’t a morning person, so I was quite frequently late for work. On top of that, it was a fairly big company, they were fussy about the dress code, and I got chewed out quite often.

There are some musicians who are talented and see themselves as some kind of natural geniuses or something because of a certain amount of natural ability. But that is often rarely the case over the long term.

I think there are a lot of other actors that are just talented, it’s just about this opportunity – it’s just about when are we going to be put in those positions where we can shine.

You have to be talented. You have to work hard; you have to get the right pieces flowin’ for you at the right time. And that’s just what happened to me. I can’t explain what happened.

I think Asuka is a superstar. She is incredibly talented, and she made a name for herself even before coming to NXT.

It once amused me that it took me three tries to pass my driver‘s test and that my driving instructor told my mother that I was the least talented person behind the wheel that she had ever taught.

I don’t know how to measure success. I have been fortunate that I got exciting films to do and work with talented directors who brought out the best in me.

My name is Adam Sandler. I’m not particularly talented. I’m not particularly good-looking. And yet I’m a multi-millionaire.

So many actors who are really gifted and talented just don’t get the opportunity. I happened to get that opportunity.

It’s really humbling and gratifying to see that people are finally realizing that we are talented and we have things to say and that our stories are just like your stories. There’s no reason that anybody from Wisconsin or Turkey can’t relate to ‘Atlanta.’

The great privilege it has been to work with some of the most talented people on the face of the earth. My first scene in a movie was with James Cagney, for goodness sakes. There I was, just out of the U.S. Navy without an acting lesson to my name.

Dean Jones
When I was in Japan with my girlfriend Jessica, she would have had acupuncture every day if she could. I can just about stomach going to a chiropractor and I visited a talented one when I was there, but when he tried a needle on me, it was horrible. My muscles tightened and it didn’t work at all.

I think they’ve got to give Kevin Owens a run with the belt. He’s a veteran, and he’s really clicking on the mic, and the kid is super talented.

My brother’s my best friend, without a doubt. Me and my big sister get along so well. She moved to East London, though, so points off, but she’s wicked. And then my little sister is a little genius. She’s super talented and such a great person, always been far more mature and cool than me.

I think the attraction to Israeli women stems from the fact that we’re exotic and the fact that there are many talented and beautiful women in Israel. I think that there is also greater awareness of Israel than before in the movie industry.

Bar Paly
For me, a good show is not a perfect show; it’s just one where you connected. It’s a show where the fans got to know you, and they realize that you’re human, but they also think you’re a star and that you’re talented and all that good stuff.

Why have a model on the front of your magazine when you can have Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett or Hilary Swank? Because those girls are intelligent and talented, people are interested.

There are many talented people.

When I started the diamond business, no black person, period, was in it to do what we’re trying to do to change the industry. So I like to do things that I see clearly that are in my, you know, scope. And then, I had to figure how I get talented or smart business people around me to execute. That’s what I have to do.

Jeremy Lin is the only Asian American in the NBA today and one of the few in any professional U.S. sport. His arrival is surely leading other talented Asian American athletes this week to contemplate a pro career.

I believe you have to get rid of toxicity in any company. Don’t care how smart, how talented, how long they have been there. If someone is going to create a toxic environment, you have to make a change.

Most of my writer friends are women, and they’re all extremely talented, so of course I think the state of contemporary fiction for women is pretty great. Which is to say there is a ton of amazing work out there. These women are writing hard. There’s much to be said. We’re on it, chief.

There are certainly talented instrumentalists coming from India. I see them performing all over the world.

Music was the first thing I did where I was naturally talented.

I feel grateful that the person I end up working with a lot is Paul Rudd. He’s a prince among men, and so talented, and generous, and effortless.

Bernie Mac is talented!

I like that talented chefs are able to keep coming up with new ways of preparing food – it really is an art form.

We’ve got some talented people in my family in regards to football, and we do it the right way.

To me, there’s so much talent in the world that’s locked out for the wrong reasons, whether it’s innovators at the highest end where we need to change the regulation systems, or whether it’s the talented people who work here who the bureaucracy‘s holding back, or the amazing American people.

There’s no doubt in my mind or anyone else’s mind that people like Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, and Sam Smith are where they are because they’re supremely talented people, and I have a lot of respect for them.

Mother Earth is very talented. She has produced Buddhas, bodhisattvas, great beings.

During my years of professional cricket in England, I realised that although the Australians were talented players, tactically they were a bit naive when compared to those who played full-time on the English circuit. You might find this arrogant, but that was the reality then.

Glenn Turner
My secret dream has always been to be a jazz musician. I tried the saxophone for a year or two when I was younger, but unfortunately I had to face the fact that I was not really talented!

Gaspard Ulliel
I’ve always surrounded myself with talented people, both in film and in business.

Ronald Meyer
The more work I do, the more important it is to work with people I like – who are very talented.

If you want to achieve things in life, you’ve just got to do them, and if you’re talented and smart, you’ll succeed.

Fleet Foxes are a really talented band. They make beautiful music.

An actor can be as talented as another, but if he doesn’t stick to what the director’s intentions are, it all falls down. I adore working with actors.

Nicholas Ray
I’d say music runs in my blood. My parents are exceptionally talented singers, so even before I was born, it was a known fact to them that I’d become a singer. Thanks to my genes, I started off at the age of three and since then, music has meant everything to me.

Over the years, Democrats have had a lot of very talented individuals, but they have lacked fighters.

Was there ever a nation on God’s fair earth civilized from the bottom upward? Never; it is, ever was, and ever will be from the top downward that culture filters. The Talented Tenth rises and pulls all that are worth the saving up to their vantage ground.

The population of the U.S. is nearly 300 million, including many of the best educated, most talented, most resourceful, humane people on earth. By almost any measure of civilised attainment, from Nobel prize-counts on down, the U.S. leads the world by miles.

New York City is home to some of the most talented individuals anywhere, and whether you are born here or a transplant, the city has always had a tendency to breed perfection.

I’ve always said Moroccan artistes are extremely talented, and the world needs to take notice.

An entire generation of talented people – engineers, artists, scriptwriters, musicians, programmers – have been busy creating a whole new art form for us. The name of this new game is interactivity.

In order to cultivate a set of leaders with legitimacy in the eyes of the citizenry, it is necessary that the path to leadership be visibly open to talented and qualified individuals of every race and ethnicity.

Hindi film songs are the best of everything – whether it is lyrics, melody and talented singers.

When you’re talented, you’re talented.

My big brother Ryan was funny and unfailingly kind. He was one of the most talented musicians you might encounte, and had a prodigious ability to pick up any instrument and play it by ear within the span of a single day.

I like to work with people that I like hanging out with, that I admire, that are really smart and talented, and we can problem solve together.

I like ‘Glee‘ because I love all the singing. It’s like an hour-long music video. Those kids are so talented, and I love ‘The Glee Project’.

Heather Dubrow
If I was rich enough, I would love to launch my own record label. I would love to try and give all my musically talented friends a start in the industry.

There are so many talented actors in my contemporaries and my seniors… I seek inspiration from each one of them.

I know people I feel are extremely talented, but I don’t know that I’ve ever heard any geniuses.

People don’t understand that when I grew up, I was never the most talented. I was never the biggest. I was never the fastest. I certainly was never the strongest. The only thing I had was my work ethic, and that’s been what has gotten me this far.

Every opportunity I’ve had to work and act with incredibly talented directors, like Dean Holland was on ‘Love,’ and the writers and creators of that show, Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Leslie Arfin, have been incredible learning experiences that have informed my creative process.

I wring my hands because I know that as a dude, my privilege, my long-term deficiencies work against me in writing women, no matter how hard I try and how talented I am.

I have very talented people dress me and put my makeup on, stuff like that. But I do love that look, and I think it’s maybe because I grew up on that old glamour.

Because I’ve spent most of my life with such a beautiful, talented, challenging female, I feel I’ve gained – and am still gaining – a great deal of knowledge about the feminine mystique and about personal relationships – knowledge which is so important to a writer.

You need talent, dedication, skills, perseverance and so many other things to become successful. If you think you are very talented but someone needs to unveil your talent, then you are living in a fool‘s paradise. You have to prove yourself every day.

It’s so hard to get into this industry. There are so many people who are so talented, and they never get those opportunities.

I think that all the talented filmmakers sort of share, I think, a sense of allowing magic to happen; of creating a stable and secure environment for performers to feel they can push to the end of their ability.

I’m a fool for a good role in a creative piece where there are really such talented writers and wonderful actors.

I’m talented, I know what I want, and I believe in myself, and I’m true to myself.

There are wonderfully talented actresses. It’s a really rich field. There isn’t as rich a field of material.

Talented people are finding that writing for young people is as demanding of high quality as writing for adults.

I think if you’re talented and not desperate to do any film that comes your way, and are doing justice to all your roles, then you’re fine, because you can’t predict the rest. You also can’t predict the audience’s reaction.

In order to help the talented Indian wrestlers, I am always ready to talk to them and answer their queries.

Money is available from investors as long as you have a great business model and a talented leader.

You can take wonderfully talented actors, wonderfully talented writers and producers, and, uh, do a wonderful show!… but if it doesn’t hit with the public in two minutes, it’s bye-bye.

I haven’t talked to any young artists for a long time. But if we did sit down, I’d definitely tell them my viewpoint. If it was Lady Gaga, I’d say: ‘You’re talented, and you’ve obviously got the goods… what the hell are you doing with your image? How can anyone take you serious?’

For a long time, I didn’t have a balance in terms of my worth and my market value; I was just a very talented person who hadn’t done any work that truly demonstrated my talent.

I grew up in Philadelphia in a time where we took it for granted that we were supposed to be young and gifted and black. It was a culture of excellence – and all my friends were more talented than I was.

Whatever the marketplace, if talented people are given resources, they’re going to keep driving us to having better, simpler, cheaper solutions to problems.

In writing a novel about George Sand, I hoped to present her as the talented, beguiling, complicated and occasionally infuriating woman I think she was, but I hope, too, that readers will enjoy the people she surrounded herself with.

It’d be crazy to say just because an artist is not successful that means he’s not talented. I don’t think anybody really believes that, but sometimes it feels that way.

They can’t make any of these talented young actors Fletch. You might as well make a movie called Chevy Chase.

I am energized by the diverse, talented and energetic culture here at Vivaldi, so I am beyond excited to get started in my new role in developer relations.

Molly Holzschlag
My mother was a very talented pianist, and she was a music teacher who hated to teach music, actually, but she loved to play, so I was brought up with Chopin, Debussy and Mozart.

Peter C Doherty
I’ve been asked many times if I considered myself a narcissist, so I looked up the real meaning of the word, and I came to the conclusion that indeed I am one. I think of myself as better than other people, not every person, but many, unique and talented, and I aim to success.

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

I really like working with talented people to do something for a lot of people around our world.

When Rock was on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ that’s what propelled him into the mainstream and made everyone realize, ‘Holy crap, this guy is really talented.’

China is a great country with a great culture, populated by fascinating, industrious and talented people.

Vladimir Putin
Casting young people is always so difficult, and they got it so right in ‘Game of Thrones.’ All the young actors are amazingly talented and so professional.

I felt like there were so many talented people who should be getting what I have.

Shakira is a talented singer, and I am a huge fan of her.

Glenn Hughes is one of the most naturally talented musicians, but he’s still copying Steve Wonder to this day, so I can’t call him a bona fide member of Deep Purple.

I’ve always found that once you’re in the door of a place and you have the chance to show how you operate and how talented you are, then anything can happen.

When I was 8 years old, I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school.

The cast of ‘Arrow‘ is truly one of the greatest groups of people I’ve ever met. Every single one of them is kind, funny, loving, and talented beyond belief.

I can believe in myself, and I feel like I’m such a strong and talented designer.

I had the wonderful good luck of having Jimmy Gandolfini as my mentor and David Chase as my godfather, two of the most talented guys in the history of television.

Many Czech people are very talented. They can do many things, but when they get to a certain level, they are satisfied. I am not like that, thank God.

I think that New York is the city of all cities. There is so much diversity there. I also like that when I go there, I can catch a play or musical and see some of the most talented people practicing their craft.

Kevin Johnson
I’m just gonna keep growing as an artist, and I’m excited to work with different people and learn from all these other talented, creative people that I’ve been around. It’s so inspiring to be around other people who have ideas you haven’t thought of, and all of a sudden you’re like, ‘Wow! That’s so amazing!’

My problem is I’m not talented enough to do everything, but I want to do everything. I’m like, ‘Oh God, I wish I could dance! Oh God, I wish I could rap!’ I can’t be a rapper, and I’m sure as hell not going to be able to dance for a living, but I want to do it all, you know?

I used to believe, like many people who come from poor backgrounds, that it gave me an edge, but I think that’s just something we have to tell ourselves to get by sometimes. I don’t believe that anymore. Children of privilege can be just as talented and clever as anybody else.

What I have is a bunch of really hungry, amazingly talented guys that can kick anybody’s rear end.

Neal Schon
Talented people are written off once they hit their 50s and 60s, and the saddest thing is, we just get better as we get older.

Reality TV finds talented people. There are no scripts. The editing is what it’s all about. Great editing makes those shows.

Pete Waterman
I still take losing out very seriously. But it inspires me that much more to move on. Quite often in my business, it’s not the most talented people that succeed. Because they don’t necessarily have the tenacity to deal with rejection.

I think Lady Gaga is talented. Madonna is talented, and the flair that Michael Jackson had. He was talented! Whatever it is that they do, they must be doing something right. They do have an audience out there, so I respect that.

I’m pretty obsessed with Sara Bareilles. She is so talented, and I feel like I would learn so much from her.

Westerners often laud their children as ‘talented’ or ‘gifted’, while Asian parents highlight the importance of hard work. And in fact, research performed by Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck has found that the way parents offer approval affects the way children perform, even the way they feel about themselves.

There’s a lot of talented guys, but there’s not a lot of guys that play the game that right way.

When you’re not working is when you have to stay positive and remind yourself that you’re talented.

I love Winston Churchill. I love the wisdom he had, the sagacity. I like people who are independent-minded. People who aren’t part of clans or systems, who are talented and free, and able to do things without being corrupted by the system.

I learned early in my career to not let myself get in the way of humor but, instead, find what is great in a talented person.

Angelina Jolie is just an extremely talented, generous, nice person to be around and to work with.

It’s never good to compare yourself to anyone, whether it’s professional or personal. There is always somebody better, more talented and powerful out there. There is no point of getting sucked into all that.

I have friends that are super talented, that are far more talented than I am in certain areas, but it just doesn’t happen for them. Sometimes you feel guilty for your success because you know people who deserve it way more.

All the talented and smart actors, they get it: as soon as it comes out of their mouth, they know if it’s right or wrong. If the writing has a particular voice, they get it, and they can hit it.

If things work out for you as a team, then there are individual things that happen for you. But if you’re not talented enough as a team, its hard for people to give you the recognition.

With a fixed mindset, you’re so worried about how smart or talented you are, you don’t take on challenges. You don’t try new things.

I don’t know what to expect out of my films. My first two films were with extremely talented directors, and they didn’t work. And my next two films were with newcomers, and they worked well. So I’ve stopped expecting anything from my movies.

The British theatre and establishment is so hard to penetrate, and there are so many talented people involved in it. So, to be counted among some of those actresses… It doesn’t get better than that.

I’ve learned more and more on each show that I’ve done. I’ve been blessed and I’ve gotten to work with some very talented actors – James Gandolfini, Treat Williams. I’ve kind of always asked for advice and tried to take in as much as I could whenever working with them.

Steven R McQueen
If Rihanna stripped it all down morally rather than with her clothes, perhaps we’d get closer to Nina Simone. She’s talented, but all we want is to sing the truth. If Britney Spears was to sing closer to her heart, she might have been the new Bobby Gentry or Dolly Parton.

I’ve seen so many beautiful, strong, talented women stifled by male ego in rooms, and I want every young woman who feels that their music is being taken from them to know that they have a voice, and they have the tools, and that it’s possible.

If you ask me about Donna Lynne, she’s one of the flat-out most talented people I’ve ever worked with, and I’ve worked with some pretty talented people.

Being a talented artist is good, it’s nice, but it’s not the most important thing. I think being a good storyteller, having a good idea, a good gag, is probably more important than being a great artist.

Geoff Dyer is an abundantly talented writer.

All of the Spaniards are really talented. I don’t know what they eat.

It’s easy to forget, given her scandal-tinged life and tragic death, how incredibly talented Whitney Houston was. She holds the world record as the most-awarded female act of all time, with over 415 major recognitions during her career. She is the only artist to chart seven consecutive number one songs.

If trustees feel it is in their charity’s interest to pay high salaries to attract talented people, then they should have the courage of their conviction and explain their decisions publicly.

William Shawcross
Anything that I can do with Jennie Garth, I would love to do it. I really like her. I got along with her really well, and I enjoyed her perspective on life. I think she’s really talented and very, very funny.

Cameron Mathison
I never got picked on, but I never had a lot of friends. When I talked to my parents about it, they said, ‘They’re just jealous because you’re beautiful and talented.’ It was probably one of the worst things they could have told me, because I became self-conscious.

Teri Polo
I’m massively talented, and very, very beautiful in person; the public don’t really realise that.

I am inspired by the work done by Vidya Balan and Priyanka Chopra. They are both versatile and extremely talented actors.

I think the people who are saying jazz has to sound a particular way, or, ‘What you’re doing isn’t jazz,’ are just scared because they can’t do it. A lot of them just aren’t talented enough to do anything new, honestly.

Labrinth is a super talented singer, producer, songwriter from London.

Henry Wellcome certainly was a talented character with a colorful and amazing personal story.

Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals.

I’m honestly just trying to surround myself with talented people that I look up to/feel like I can learn from.

Oh absolutely. I had the pleasure to get to know a lot of really talented young actors before they even really hit it big. And yet what we all had and shared in common was a love for movies.

Chad Lowe
When you’re lucky enough to have a good film made of your novel – and ‘Never Let Me Go’ is, believe me, a heartbreakingly good film indeed – you get wonderfully talented individuals each focusing on their special area.

Then there was Clark Ashton Smith, who wrote for Weird Tales and who had a wild imagination. He wasn’t a very talented writer, but his imagination was wonderful.

I knew guys way more talented than me who fell through the cracks.

What’s cool about wrestling is that you do find yourself working with very talented and very versatile opponents.

I have to say that one person I learned from the most as an actor in my life is Emmy Rossum. She is so insanely talented in the sense that when watching her work, it just turns into watching her speak – it’s no longer acting; that’s how good she is! She just becomes the person.

I have three lovely children. They are beautiful, talented, and kind-hearted. I’m most proud of them. I love them so much that I will never want to burden them with a large amount of inherited wealth.

I can’t say enough about ‘The First Time.’ It was such an awesome experience. Jon Kasdan, the writer/director, was great. He’s such a talented guy who’s really, truly special.

I met Patricia Neal, John Houseman. But I loved my grandfather because he was this kind, talented man.

Illeana Douglas
Well Ice H20 is my company that I plan to take to the next level with new artists, books, movies and so forth. It’s more like a multimedia brand that I want to take to the next level and put some talented people on.

Nicola Barker is both prodigiously talented and admirably fearless. I have loved her books. But for some time, I had little or no idea what the point of the story of Sri Ramakrishna was. In fact, he was one of the outstanding men of 19th-century India.

I’m privileged and grateful to lead The Walt Disney Company and our talented, dedicated team at this exciting time.

As black Americans continue to be insulted and dismissed by protected white liberals, the Black Talented Tenth will continue to benefit from political donations, speaking engagements, national media presence, accolades as the official black leaders, and perpetual gigs on MSNBC and CNN.

I think there’s a million talented people out there, it’s just a matter of luck a lot of the time.

I am passionate about finding undiscovered and talented artists. I want to help those artists get to the next level and provide existing artists with a new way to reach fans. I wanted to partner with the Cutting Edge Group because they share my vision and have a proven track record in innovation in the music business.

You don’t have to be the biggest, the strongest, or the most talented player to be successful, but you do need to be a step ahead of the competition.

I enjoy watching talented cooks bringing together ingredients into a fabulous dish.

It’s good to be able to be a leading lady, to be a romantic lead, to play opposite people who are talented, and charismatic and stuff.

The entertainment industry is loaded with extraordinarily talented people. But the true, genuine originals, they’re rare.

There’s so many other talented women of color who write funny things every day, and I want them to be recognized, I want them to have a seat at the table because we’re out here.

In this league, you can’t take your foot off the gas pedal. You think you have something won, but teams are too good, too talented.

Cities have to realize that whatever the federal government is going to do, it’s not going to be enough. And cities that proactively take control of their own quality of life initiatives are going to be the cities that ultimately attract the highly talented young people and create the jobs.

You never know why or when the next job is coming. I actually like that. It’s kind of exciting. I don’t punch in. I don’t have a 9 to 5 job. When you do work you’re lucky enough to go to interesting places and meet mostly interesting and talented people, so it’s really a great job if you can work.

Michael Vartan
I think I’ve been really good at surrounding myself with really talented people. I’ve picked the right coattails to ride on.

I love Shay Mitchell. She is so beautiful, talented, and sweet.

At one point, you start wondering if being talented in Bollywood is enough, or you need connections.

To get enough of the teachers we need, teaching has to be a great job where talented people are supported and rewarded.

I don’t really get star-struck, but I do get talent struck. If I meet somebody that I think is just wildly talented and brilliant, that’s when I start getting nervous.

I’ve discovered that Motown and Broadway have a lot in common – a family of wonderfully talented, passionate, hardworking young people, fiercely competitive but also full of love and appreciation for the work, for each other and for the people in the audience.

Berry Gordy
I was thrilled and amazed when I found out we won the Nobel Prize. The dedicated and talented women and men of the COBE team collaborated to produce the science results being recognized. This is truly such a rare and special honor.

After doing comedy for a while and knowing how hard it is to do physical comedy right, I learned how incredibly talented the Three Stooges really were after re-watching old episodes. They still stand up!

Carly Craig
I would love to work with my dad! We’ve never done anything live together. I’m always open to working with talented people, and I think my dad certainly qualifies.

‘SmackDown Live’ is a great place with a great roster and many talented superstars.

Be talented enough to make it and stupid enough to keep trying.

David Alan Grier
When I started Teach For America as a college senior, I sensed that there were thousands of talented, driven college students and recent grads who were searching for a way to make a real difference in the world.

There are so many talented people that are on G.O.O.D. Music that it’s nuts.

It is an honor to join my former colleague in Congress, Jim McCrery, and the very talented team at Capitol Counsel.

When our son’s autism was diagnosed at the age of 2, there was no clear prognosis. We didn’t even know if he’d ever learn to talk. But we found talented people to work with him and he improved, slowly at first and then more rapidly.

Claire Scovell LaZebnik
I also wanted to do something that I hadn’t really seen in almost any black novels, which was a complex love story in which both people were extremely intelligent and talented and understood a lot of things and were still at odds getting it together.

If you look at shows like ‘Def Comedy Jam‘ in its heyday, there were so many really funny, talented black comics that never would have gotten on that show because they just weren’t doing comedy that fit that mold.

The Bullet Club from the beginning was just a group of talented guys who were having fun together and tried to make pro wrestling as exciting as it can be.

It’s weird because every movie that I do is always a role that reminds me of a role that ‘Pac would have done. And when ‘Pac did ‘Juice,’ he was young – probably like 21, 22 – something like that. And that’s my favorite actor. I know it might be weird to say, but he was talented on screen, and that’s who I studied.

I have survived so long because I’ve been blessed with talented and gracious colleagues and with a top brass who let me choose my topics every week and then allowed me to express opinions that were not always popular. Well, someone had to stand up to the yackety-yak soccer cult.

There are so many talented filmmakers, but they find it difficult to put their content out to the viewer.

I’m probably not creative or talented enough to create an especially compelling piece of content, but I really do enjoy watching a great movie or TV show.

We have talented people, great businesses, and an unparalleled entrepreneurial spirit in Montana. By raising capital, Montanans can leverage those assets to start new businesses, expand existing ones, and create more good-paying jobs in Missoula and every other community under the Big Sky.

When you get to the big leagues, the talent pool is on such a level playing field, you have to find a way to separate yourself from incredibly talented guys. Especially when you go through the injuries that I’ve had, you come back, and you might not physically be able to do some of the things you used to do.

You see so many artists who are so talented end up living sad, empty lives. This industry takes so much out of you that without the accountability and leaving God in the center, you can be left so empty and void.

Stacie Orrico
When I look for people to work with, I’m just looking for talented people.

I really like Alan Jackson, in Country Music. I think he’s really very, very talented along with George Jones, and Merle Haggard, the same old favorites.

There are a lot of female directors in documentary, very talented. But it’s always lower budget.

You do need to get lucky, no matter how talented you are.

Over the years, I observed that many talented graphic designers, including those in my own family, had difficulty getting their designs to market. I thought it would be possible to hold open stationery design competitions where all designers could participate.

Mariam Naficy
I love fashion, I’m actually a pretty talented seamstress, so I can make stuff for myself, but that’s really time-consuming.

I have never considered any player as my competitor; each one of them is good and talented, and my job is to beat them.

And I was asked if I would come and help with the recovery of this great British company, Cable and Wireless, and I’m delighted to become part of the new and very talented management that have been brought in to that company as well.

Lord Robertson
Some people prefer a world where we’re all equally talented in everything. Whether you prefer that world or not, I don’t think that world exists.

It’s been so long since a talented writer last occupied the White House; no wonder, then, that American writers have been among the most prominent of all the demographic groups claiming a piece of Barack Obama for themselves.

Actors who are talented try to take a jump and start their career from Bollywood. But when they don’t get enough recognition, they come back to other options.

With celebrity being our new religion, it’s increasingly difficult to start up on your own. Talented young designers are more likely to either go and work for celebrity brands or huge fashion houses than ever before.

I feel like I’ve seen a lot of talented people, and some have gone on to great things, and some have gone on to successful careers and done alright but without great amounts of fame and recognition.

I won’t mention names, but in my career, the most talented people invariably are the easiest and nicest to get along with.

The Talented Tenth is alive and well today and visible in all arenas of prominence. ‘That they may guide the mass away from the contamination and death of the worst, in their own and other races.’ As they elevate themselves from the masses, they ensure their success and that of their fellow Talented Tenth friends.

I love Lady Gaga, Rihanna – all the pop girls like Katy Perry. I think Miley Cyrus is very talented, too. Apart from the visuals, which you may like or not like, but her music is quite good, actually. ‘Wrecking Ball’ is quite a good song, and she sang it really nicely.

My dad is a great writer. Naturally talented, naturally charming. He embodies that back-in-the-day cool.

People with banking experience haven’t all flocked to the biggest banks; community banks and regional banks, along with smaller trading houses and credit unions, have some very talented people.

Mobile gaming is the largest and fastest-growing opportunity for interactive entertainment, and we will have one of the world’s most successful mobile game companies and its talented teams providing great content to new customers, in new geographies, throughout the world.

We have Beast, our Hungarian sheep dog. And he is so talented. He’s so smart. He knows his daily schedule. He has an extracurricular activity. He goes herding. He herds sheep. And we’ve been told that he’s quite gifted.

But, unfortunately, sometimes that affirmation creates a sense that you deserve special treatment and recognition in areas where you’re not so talented.

I’ve never really viewed myself as particularly talented. I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent.

It doesn’t matter how many people adore you or how skinny, successful, smart, talented, funny, kind, or compassionate you are. None of it matters if you don’t see your wonderful self.

My parents are so supportive of whatever we want to do and completely nurtured that, and they’re so proud of that as well. My sister’s a doctor, and I have an older brother as well. He went into the music industry; he’s very musically talented.

Hannah John-Kamen
I was lucky enough to be raised not only by a really talented man but a really good father.

I never thought I was particularly talented, and to be honest with you, I still don’t.

Madeline Kahn is one of my favourite people in the entire world and one of the funniest. She was a talented Broadway star and also sang opera.

I may be the most recognizable name in the cast, but I can guarantee that I am not the most talented.

Huey Lewis
I’ve always liked Kate Winslet. She’s pretty, smart, and talented.

Jon Heder
Through this additional support, we must renew our commitment to provide talented young people with the opportunity to build scientific careers based on their curiosity, the same opportunity that was provided to me when I began my work.

Kenneth G Wilson
There are a lot of actors that are insanely talented, so I don’t say who my favorite is anymore.

Max Thieriot
I, most talented players don’t always succeed. Some don’t even make the team. It’s more what’s inside.

I’m having a ball on ‘Glee.’ It’s a joy to be working there – the whole cast is so talented.

I love Natalie Portman. She worked when she was younger, and she’s so talented and private. She doesn’t do things that are too crazy, but she pushes the envelope enough.

You always want to make sure that you’re not the weak link. You’re surrounded by really talented, great actors and singers, so just staying on your game is the main thing.

Drew Seeley
Mariah is a beautiful and talented person, and I’ve had a crush on her for as long as I can remember. Every day, my respect for Mariah continues to grow higher. She’s a caring, warm and funny person. People have no idea how funny she is! I feel like I’ve always known she was my forever love.

When I was a CEO, I thought I understood private equity. I didn’t. And what I’ve learned since my retirement, and since becoming directly involved in the world of private equity, points the way to a new career path for thousands of talented senior executives – and a new engine for value creation.

I think I was 10 when I did my first community play, and then I started booking bigger roles in these plays, and people were telling me and my parents that I was talented. And I was like, ‘Well, this is something I wanna do.’

Kristen Bell is one of my best friends. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some really great people, and Kristen is just a beautiful, talented young lady.

Chris Lowell
Luckily, I had that experience on ‘Homeland,’ to work with these unreal people who are unbelievably talented, great actors.

People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius.

It’s one thing to look at someone like Beyonce and Rihanna and to see how beloved and talented they are, and it’s another thing to live inside it.

I have very talented art directors in my agency who start out telling me, ‘Well, this is what the picture is… ‘ I ask, ‘Well, what’s the headline?’ and they say, ‘We haven’t done that yet, but it looks this way.’ But I’m still writing copy, almost every day.

Definitely for writing, what inspires me is poetry, which I have next to me all the time because I think they’re doing what I’m doing, but much harder, more condensed. It’s the same job, but they’re more talented. All of them. So I just steal openly from them.

There are so many funny people and so many talented people, but the one thing nobody else has is my take on the world. So, when I’m developing my show, that’s going to be the focus.

Prince was one of the best people I’ve met. He didn’t care about the big system. I was always like, at any time, Prince could write a No. 1 song because he’s that talented, but he chooses to do what he wants. I respect that. He actually helped me through a lot of situations with his knowledge.

No one can arrive from being talented alone, work transforms talent into genius.

Anna Pavlova
Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them.

It’s surreal working with people you admire. I don’t think it ever goes away, no matter how human people are; there’s always that moment of ‘Oh wow, that’s still George Clooney!’ But I find that the most talented people tend to be the nicest.

The truth is when I went to graduate school I would’ve said I was among the least talented of the students, I was certainly the least smart, or less educated. But I worked very hard.

There are tons of talented people out there, and we just don’t get a chance to get into this system. I want to be a part of that. I want to help these young, diverse, unique voices tell stories.

Paul Rudd is too perfect. He’s super talented, super nice and super calm. I just think he’s a robot.

I’m as talented as they come. I would have success in any era.

Today there are millions of people making stuff and putting it into the world: that’s become part of our identity and it shouldn’t be limited to people who fancy themselves writers, or who are particularly witty or talented.

David Karp
There are a lot of artists that I love, and I think they’re really talented, and they’re good dancers as well. I’ve always wished that I could combine that.

I was quite cocky, but having been hailed as this great young golfer, I couldn’t even make the high school golf team once I got there. I had a big dose of humble pie then, and ever since, I’ve always known that there is always someone out there better than you, more talented. Always.

I really like IU… I just think she has the most adorable everything. Her voice is beautiful; she’s talented at writing music, guitar, everything. I fell in love with her when I watched her on that drama ‘Dream High.’ That’s probably when I first really fell in love with her.

Edward Norton and I have known each other awhile. I just think he’s the real deal, supremely talented and smart. He’s got a great sense of humor.

It’s a privilege to be able to be involved with people as talented as the people I’ve had the luck to work with, and it’s just been a great experience for me, and I’m glad that so many of the films I’ve had the luck to do were films that could be enjoyed by families together.

A lot of talented actors still have to pay their bills.

Reflecting back on my career, I was not a talented athlete at all. I had no competitiveness naturally, and was full of anxiety and panic all the time – something that’s certainly not needed for shooting.

I’ve been really lucky that I’ve been exposed to a lot of lovely, talented people who are not jerks, and I would like to continue that streak.

I think I had a knack for music, but I think what I was more sort of talented at more than anything, because I don’t think I’m a great singer, I think that I grew up imitating different voices that I heard.

I studied at Carnegie Mellon. I went there with a bunch of really, really talented kids.

There’s a lot of talented guys, but at the end of the day, you’ve got to go out there and get it. It’s really about who’s competing and who wants it more on both ends of the floor.

For years, I have been inspired by the inventive and masterful storytelling of the ‘SAO’ franchise. I’m thrilled to get the opportunity to work with such talented partners to bring this cutting-edge yet timeless story to a new format at Skydance.

Genghis Khan decreed religious tolerance for all of his conquered peoples. So I think he definitely would approve of our constitutional protections of freedom of religion. I think he would also approve of the way the U.S. has been able to attract talented people from all over the world.

Look at YouTube, how many talented people there are. It’s a whole new world of how to express yourself. I don’t know how to work that world, but take advantage of it.

I started doing improv in college, and I met Mike Birbiglia and John Mulaney and a bunch of other very funny, talented people who I’m still friends with and work with.

I think I am talented – but I also think I’m very lucky.

This career is a relentless hustle because Hollywood is crowded with too many smart, talented people pursuing the same dream and the same pool of entertainment investment dollars. And unlike in law or medicine, there are no college degrees required – no barriers to entry.

All companies can benefit from fostering a more flexible environment (creating a place where the most talented, industrious, and entrepreneurial people want to work) and relinquishing hierarchical control to favor a results-oriented meritocracy.

I am confident and I work so hard to be confident. If I wasn’t talented, then I wouldn’t be as confident.

Bob Dylan has a way with words that simply blows me away. When he forgets his lyrics he just makes up new ones on the spot, that is what I called talented!

Some of those kid stars who got screwed up were pretty talented. My mom warns me every day what can happen. Sometimes she clips the headlines out and puts them in my room.

If talented people across teams, functions, and geographies share the same passion and dedication, the results can be remarkable.

I’ve just gained so much confidence in the booth since the ‘Sit Still Look Pretty’ era. I’m working with really talented producers and songwriters who bring out the best in me.

Whenever I meet someone who’s talented, I always want to write something for them!

In the past, young, talented architects worked together to form a strong social agenda and communicate with a larger audience. That’s what today’s architecture community should be.

Originally, I wanted a pop career and formed a girl-band ‘Genie Queen‘ managed by Andy McClusky from ‘Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’, but it didn’t work out. My brother John is the talented singer and song-writer with ‘The Razz,’ while my other brother Sean is a footballer for Telford United.

Coming in as an undrafted rookie, I wanted to make sure I competed every day against those talented receivers. Brandon Lloyd, he was a great guy to go against because I did a lot of scout team. Going against him every day along with all those other receivers really helped me polish my game.

The people who do the scoring and the music for movies are very talented, really special people.

Claudia Christian
I am very lucky that I have talented and creative people around me. Also, meditation has been a very big part of my freedom, because it allows me to watch all the things going on and allows me to focus.

If people think that Colorado is a beacon for artists and creative people who are really talented, I think they’re going to be a little happier during the day, and I think they’re going to be a little more successful at their job, no matter what their job is.

Whatever the course, whether the course was boring or interesting to me, whether I was talented in mathematics or not talented in languages, my parents expected A’s.

Martin Lewis Perl
Last time I was starstruck was when I met Roger Federer. He is one of the few athletes that I really look up to – incredibly talented both on and off the track and a great role model for tennis.

I have to extend my admiration and respect for Sam Esmail, who is a visionary with what he’s done with ‘Mr. Robot,’ and this brilliant resurgence of Christian Slater only helped us get where we are today – very talented individual.

I stand to learn more working as an actor with really talented people than I do by directing a feature.

In one world, effort is a bad thing. It, like failure, means you’re not smart or talented. If you were, you wouldn’t need effort. In the other world, effort is what makes you smart or talented.

I’m at my best when I’m working with really talented people, and I’m there to gently suggest or guide or inspire or contribute whatever I can to their effort.

I like to encourage young talented writers to try and help them get published and so forth, but that’s all. That’s the best I can do.

Oscar Hijuelos
I’m lucky to be surrounded by incredibly talented people at Pixar, of course, and I learn a lot from them each and every day.

Korean students are hard working, talented, and they do what they need to do. They succeed in exams. They are highly motivated to succeed in tests.

Beyonce is incredibly talented – gifted, in fact. She has an exceptional set of pipes and can actually sing. She is a terrific dancer – without the explicit moves best left for the privacy of her bedroom.

CM Punk is a very talented man, and I’m a big fan of his.

I’ve heard that kind of weird backward compliment often – ‘She’s so talented, but not pretty.’

Kathy Baker
I’ve become good friends with Lena Dunham, and the thing I had in common with Lena when I was 24 is I was as ambitious as she was. What we don’t have in common is that I was not as talented. My voice was not as clearly defined.

It breaks my heart to see these young, really talented bands getting chewed up into the system. I remember a time if you’d signed to a major label it was such a sell out! But now… unless you’ve signed to a big label, you’re a failure now.

Mike Peters
Dear London, British fashion is a serious business. The British fashion industry is worth £21bn to the U.K. economy and employs 819,000 people across the country. With your help, we would like to see these numbers rise for the good of our industry, our talented designers, and our reputation worldwide.

There are far more talented people doing voice work than I.

My biggest fear is that I’m not good enough. I have this voice in my head that I’ve been battling for years that says, ‘You’re not really talented enough. You don’t really deserve this.’

As long as she is talented enough and passionate about doing it herself then I will be happy and support her. I think I will be sensible – my parents said I could only do it if I got my education and so I had something to fall back on.

Anna Friel
I know I’m being biased about Chicago, but I think Chicago got the most talented people in the world.

Why I got into music was James Taylor, so to see him be a real down-to-earth guy that’s unbelievably talented… then to hear him sing those lyrics of ‘What I’m Thankful For,’ which is a song Ms. Yearwood and I got to write together, that was definitely a highlight of my recording life.

I’m hoping that, over the years, people will come back to ‘MADtv’ and think it isn’t that bad. We had some really talented people on there.

Bobby Lee
I was introduced to theater by a teacher that found me when I was in elementary school. She tested me for the Gifted and Talented program, started taking me to see the ‘Nutcracker Ballet.’ I got involved.

Probably the biggest challenge for me as a director was to not show how scared I was. I was surrounded by some of the most talented people in the industry, and I had to pretend I knew what I was doing.