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  • I may not be Meryl Streep, but I am not untalented.

    "Biography/Personal Quotes". www.imdb.com.
  • Your career and your passion don't always match up. Plenty of talented people don't have the careers they want. Plenty of untalented people make millions and make movies. There is a difference between determination and talent.

    Amy Poehler (2014). “Yes Please”, p.168, Pan Macmillan
  • The most troublesome problem which confronts social engineering is how to provide for the untalented and, what is equally important, how to provide against them.

    Eric Hoffer (1963). “The Ordeal of Change”
  • For half a century photography has been the "art form" of the untalented. Obviously some pictures are more satisfactory than others, but where is credit due? To the designer of the camera? to the finger on the button? to the law of averages?

    Photography   Art   Law  
    Gore Vidal (1982). “The second American revolution and other essays (1976-1982)”, Random House Inc
  • Jazz is the last refuge of the untalented. Jazz musicians enjoy themselves more than anyone listening to them does.

  • If it wasn't so pointless and ridiculous, it would be more humiliating. Also, if there [Hollywood] weren't so many people as bad as myself - equally untalented people - it would be even more humiliating.

    Source: www.avclub.com
  • Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

    In National Observer 1 July 1963
  • Perhaps our originality manifests itself most strikingly in what we do with that which we did not originate. To discover something wholly new can be a matter of chance, of idle tinkering, or even of the chronic dissatisfaction of the untalented.

    Eric Hoffer (1982). “Between the Devil and the Dragon: The Best Essays and Aphorisms of Eric Hoffer”, HarperCollins Publishers
  • rain began to beat at the narrow lattice windows in the stop-and-start manner of an untalented child practicing scales at the piano.

    Children   Rain   Piano  
    Dorothy Cannell (2013). “God Save the Queen!”, p.13, Belgrave House
  • I hate the word starchitect. Stuff like that comes from mean-spirited, untalented journalists. It's demeaning.

    Hate   Mean   Stuff  
    Source: www.playboy.com
  • [Cultural relativism] licenses the envy of the untalented, giving rise to what has been called the revenge of failure: Those who cannot paint destroy the canons of painting; those who cannot write reject canonical literature.

  • In an adequate social order, the untalented should be able to acquire a sense of usefulness and of growth without interfering with the development of talent around them

    Eric Hoffer (1963). “The Ordeal of Change”
  • One is born to be a dancer. No teacher can work miracles, nor will years of training make a good dancer of an untalented pupil. One may be able to acquire a certain technical facility, but no one can ever 'acquire an exceptional talent.' I have never prided myself on having an unusually gifted pupil. A Pavlova is no one's pupil but God's.

    Dance   Teacher   Years  
  • Religion itself is without genius. There is no religious genius and no one would be permitted to distinguish between the talented and the untalented in religion.

  • There are no musically untalented people.

    "The Audience is Present". Interview with Haley Weiss, www.interviewmagazine.com. December 9, 2015.
  • It is only the untalented director who imagines him or herself in every part, wants his or her own thoughts and emotions portrayed; it is only the untalented who make their own limitations those of the actors as well.

    Art   Directors   Actors  
  • When you're a student of poetry, you're lucky if you don't realize how untalented you are until you get a little better. Otherwise, you would just stop.

  • The untalented are more at ease in a society that gives them valid alibis for not achieving than in one where opportunities are abundant. In an affluent society, the alienated who clamor for power are largely untalented people who cannot make use of the unprecedented opportunities for self-realization, and cannot escape the confrontation with an ineffectual self.

  • I think being an actress is more how to cope with the fact that you can't do anything else than to express a talent. It's a way of being untalented for anything

    Thinking   Way   Facts  
    Interview with Christopher Cook, www.theguardian.com. November 11, 2001.
  • I've worked with some very good directors and some very bad ones. I learned a great deal from both. From the bad, untalented people, you learn what not to do. And when you work with very highly talented people, you want to emulate them.

    People   Directors   Want  
    "Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank Talk THE HOMESMAN, the Shorthand They Developed on Set, Jones as a Director, Swank’s Singing and More". Interview, collider.com. November 13, 2014.
  • There are many untalented people making millions of dollars in the film business.

    People   Dollars   Film  
    Source: www.pbs.org
  • I wanted to be an actor from a young age, but actually becoming one and seen the ugly side of the world does feel different and sometimes unwelcome. There are shallow, vapid, untalented people zombieing the streets of Hollywood, adding decadence and immorality to an already extravagant business.

    "Interview with Fran Kranz, Star, CBS’s Welcome to the Captain". Interview with Alex Remington, www.huffingtonpost.com. March 5, 2008.
  • There is no idea so brilliant or original that a sufficiently-untalented writer can't screw it up.

  • I have a theory that there is something abnormal about children who like to practice instruments They are either geniuses or, more often, completely untalented. I certainly did not like to practice, and the teacher who hit me, and the view of the park, did not help to improve my attitude.

    Georg Solti, Harvey Sachs (1997). “Memoirs”, Knopf
  • In our age, if a boy or girl is untalented, the odds are in favor of their thinking they want to write.

    Girl   Writing   Boys  
    Theodore Roethke, Carolyn Kizer (2013). “On Poetry and Craft: Selected Prose”, p.89, Copper Canyon Press
  • Common criticism of the Internet is that it is dominated by the crude, the uninformed, the immature, the smug, the untalented, the repetitious, the pathetic, the hostile, the deluded, the sefl-righteous, and the shrill. This criticism overlooks the fact that the Internet also offers - for the savvy individual who knows where to look - the tasteless and borderline insane.

  • My father always said excuses are the crutches for the untalented.

  • I fight cynicism. It`s too easy. It`s really boring. It`s much harder to be positive and see the wonder of everything. Cynicism is a bunch of people who aren`t as talented as other people, knocking them because they make them feel even more untalented.

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