Quotes on talent.

Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you?
- Rumi

I was not talented enough to run and smile at the same time.
- Emil Zatopek (Czech long-distance runner/gold medalist at 1952 Olympics)

Some critics will write ‘Maya Angelou is a natural writer’ – which is right after being a natural heart surgeon.
- Maya Angelou

Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
- Maya Angelou

Does anybody really think that they didn’t get what they had because they didn’t have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

I think some aspects of writing can be taught. Obviously, you can’t teach vision or talent. But you can help with comfort.
- Toni Morrison

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe