„Liza, in terms of sheer talent, just oozes with it.“
— Kathy Griffin American actress and comedian 1960
„We have no aristocracy but of virtue and talent, which is the only true aristocracy, and is the old and true meaning of the term.“
— Thomas D'Arcy McGee Canadian politician 1825 - 1868
Context: This is a new land - a land of pretension because it is new; because classes and systems have not had that time to grow here naturally. We have no aristocracy but of virtue and talent, which is the only true aristocracy, and is the old and true meaning of the term. (Hear, hear.) Legislative Assembly, February 9, 1865
„Creative thinking — in terms of idea creativity — is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practised and nurtured.“
— Edward de Bono Maltese physician 1933
Context: Creative thinking — in terms of idea creativity — is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practised and nurtured. You can never tell how a policy has been reached just by looking at the end result. Some people who have achieved a huge amount do not come across as impressive when you speak to them.
„One has no talent. I have no talent. It's just a question of working, of being willing to put in the time.“
— Graham Greene English writer, playwright and literary critic 1904 - 1991
— Tamora Pierce American writer of fantasy novels for children 1954
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
After performing with Eminem at the 2001 Grammy awards
— Helen Fisher, Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love
„She was one of the top 10 editors in terms of producing a lot of high-quality content. Wikipedia is full of brilliant, talented people. She really stood out.“
— Adrianne Wadewitz academic and Wikipedian 1977 - 2014
, Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation — cited in: Woo, Elaine (April 23, 2014). "Adrianne Wadewitz dies at 37; helped diversify Wikipedia" http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la-me-adrianne-wadewitz-20140424,0,1077455.story. Los Angeles Times.
„As part of my current charge I have been instructed to provide an occasional journal of my recent activities*.
* I avoid the term blog, since coincidentally this word is also the name of a repulsive sub-caste of foliots, characterised by ooze, fleshy folds and gills of blue-grey gristle. Think slugs, but with worse personalities.“
— Jonathan Stroud British writer of fantasy fiction 1970
„I am a rainworm, buried deep
Among the oozing, slimy things,
Yet of an eagle's nest I dream,
And eagle's wings.“
— Isaac Leib Peretz Yiddish language author and playwright 1852 - 1915
"I Am a Rainworm", 1900, translated by J. Robbins, (J. Leftwich. Golden Peacock. Sci-Art, 1939, p. 83).