"Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his ideas closer together."
G. C. Lichtenberg;
Nita Leland's Favorite Quotations on Talent

I hold to the doctrine that with ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. Thomas Buxton

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. J. K. Rowling

I know quite certainly that I myself have no special gift. Curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-critique, have brought me my ideas. Albert Einstein

Creativity does not depend on inherited talent or on environment or upbringing; it is the function of the ego of every human being. Silvano Arieti

Talent is long patience. Gustave Flaubert

Genius, unlike virtuosity, is judged by the greatness of results, not by the brilliance of performance. Vincent Tomas

The principal mark of genius is not perfection, but originality. Arthur Koestler

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