Let the path be open to talent.
Culture, which makes talent shine, is not completely ours either, nor can we place it solely at our disposal. Rather, it belongs mainly to our country, which gave it to us, and to humanity, from which we receive it as a birthright.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.
We have an obligation to spread amateur baseball both at home and abroad. Building up the game at all levels – Little League, Babe Ruth Leagues, the colleges – is in our own self-interest. That’s where the pool of talent is – and also of fans.
For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
Those companies that don’t see the black and brown communities are missing, out of their closed eye, talent, which leads to money and growth. When baseball, football and basketball couldn’t see the field, they missed talent and growth. The same is true in the tech industry.
Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Write verse, not poetry. The public wants verse. If you have a talent for poetry, then don’t by any means mother it, but try your hand at verse.
Concealed talent brings no reputation.