„Liza, in terms of sheer talent, just oozes with it.“
„My valour is certainly going! — it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out, as it were, at the palm of my hands!“
— Richard Brinsley Sheridan Irish-British politician, playwright and writer 1751 - 1816
Act V, sc. iii.
— Omar Khayyám Persian poet, philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer 1048 - 1131
Context: Whether at Naishapur or Babylon, Whether the Cup with sweet or bitter run, The Wine of Life keeps oozing drop by drop, The Leaves of Life keep falling one by one.
— Samuel Laman Blanchard British author and journalist 1804 - 1845
Context: Forewarned, forearmed, is sheer nonsense. Who is so indefatigable a scribbler as your abundantly damned author? Which of our orators speak so long and so often as he whom nobody listens to? What actors are so constantly before the public as those whom the town will not go to see? Who so easy to deceive as the dupe who has been taken in all his days? The gamester is a legitimate child of that frail couple, Flesh and Blood; he loses a fourth of what he is worth at the first throw—esteems himself lucky if he loses less today than he did yesterday—goes on staking and forfeiting hour by hour—and parts with his last guinea by exactly the same turn of the dice which lost him his first. Experience leaves fools as foolish as ever. "That a Burnt Child often Dreads the Fire".
„I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn't know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do.“
— Bob Ross American painter, art instructor, and television host 1942 - 1995
Cathy Hainer (October 28, 1993) "PBS' stroke of serenity / Bob Ross brings brush of zen to 'Joy of Painting'", USA Today, p. 3D.
„I wouldn't call myself an actor or a singer for that matter, just a journeyman. [... ] I feel I must have a talent somewhere for doing something but I'm still not terribly sure what it is. I suppose it's a talent for being myself.“
— Ronnie Drew Irish musician 1934 - 2008
p. 196; Quoting from Sunday Times, June 2000
„A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.“
— Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
No. 231 (24 November 1711).
— Grace Hartigan American artist 1922 - 2008
As quoted in "Grace Hartigan, 86, Abstract Painter, Dies" in The New York Times (18 November 2008) http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/18/arts/design/18hartigan.html?_r=2
„What celebrity status, I think I am just a drummer. There are so many talented artists around here.“
— Zakir Hussain (musician) Indian tabla player, musical producer, film actor and composer 1951
„The experience on that movie (Dead Poets Society) was, for lack of a better term, life-altering. Peter Weir has a unique talent for making movies that are intelligent but also mainstream. I've never been terribly successful at doing that.“
— Ethan Hawke American actor and writer 1970
The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2000/dec/08/culture.features1 (2000-12-08)
— Marco Pierre White English chef and restaurateur 1961