Posts tagged ‘talent’

August 19, 2013

Quote of the Day: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

However great a man’s natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once.

August 8, 2013

Quote of the Day: Jessamyn West

Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary.

March 19, 2013

Quote of the Day: James Cameron

There are many talented people who haven’t fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith.

December 4, 2012

Quote of the Day: William Faulkner

At one time I thought the most important thing was talent. I think now that the young man or the young woman must possess or teach himself, training himself, in infinite patience, which is to try and to try until it comes right. He must train himself in ruthless intolerance–that is to throw away anything that is false no matter how much he might love that page or that paragraph. The most important thing is insight, that is to be–curiosity–to wonder, to mull, and to muse why it is that man does what he does, and if you have that, then I don’t think the talent makes much difference, whether you’ve got it or not.

December 3, 2012

Quote of the Day: Jules Renard

Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to those who have none.

August 15, 2012

Quote of the Day: George Lucas

If I’d have gone to art school, or stayed in anthropology, I probably would have ended up back in film … Mostly I just followed my inner feelings and passions … and kept going to where it got warmer and warmer, until it finally got hot … Everybody has talent. It’s just a matter of moving around until you’ve discovered what it is. 

April 11, 2012

Quote of the Day: Isaac Asimov

You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success – but only if you persist.

September 2, 2011

Quote of the Day: Anonymous

Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the Internet.