Favorite Quotations ~† Talent, 3 Books by Madeleine L'Engle

"An idea can turn into dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it." ~ William Bernbach, IBD, 9/29/04

Be Not Afraid

Talent isnít genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing. I wonít be a commonplace dauber, so I donít intend to try any more. ~ Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Genius is power, talent is applicability. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Iíd rather have more heart than talent any day. ~ Allen Iverson

Talent is the gift plus the passionóa desire to succeed so intense that no force on earth can stop it. ~ Neil Simon

The talents of an artist, small or large, are God-givenÖ They are a sacred trust. ~ Paul Robeson

Here I have opportunity enough for the exercise of my talent, as the chief of my time is spent in conversation. ~ Jane Austen, Lady Susan

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