Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.
He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable.
The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement.
Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
Poetic talent doesn’t operate in a vacuum. There is a spirit of Polish poetry.
Talent is a gift that brings with it an obligation to serve the world, and not ourselves, for it is not of our making.
Dali is like a man who hesitates between talent and genius, or, as one might once have said, between vice and virtue.
No one respects a talent that is concealed.
However great a man’s natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once.
Genius is talent set on fire by courage.