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.
To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius.
It takes little talent to see what lies under one’s nose, a good deal to know in what direction to point that organ.
Whether or not you discover your talents and passions is partly a matter of opportunity. If you’ve never been sailing, or picked up an instrument, or tried to teach or to write fiction, how would you know if you had a talent for these things?