Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.
A career is born in public – talent in privacy.
The only thing that happens overnight is recognition. Not talent.
Patience is an integral part of talent.
It is one thing to be gifted and quite another thing to be worthy of one’s own gift.
We do not know and cannot tell when the spirit is with us. Great talent or small, it makes no difference. We are caught within our own skins, our own sensibilities; we never know if our technique has been adequate to the vision.
Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious.