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Talent is only a starting point. - Irving Berlin

Easy reading is damn hard writing. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

You live several lives while reading. - William Styron

Tact is after all a kind of mind-reading. - Sarah Orne Jewett

Dance is the hidden language of the soul. - Martha Graham

Genius is immediate, but talent takes time. - Janet Flanner

Nothing you can't spell will ever work. - Will Rogers

A proverb is to speech what salt is to food. - Arabic Proverb

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. - Sir Francis Bacon

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. - Thomas Carlyle

I will not down to posterity talking bad grammar. - Benjamin Disraeli

The English never draw a line without blurring it. - Winston Churchill

The English contribution to world cuisine. The chip. - John Cleese

He speaks English, Spanish, and he's bilingual too. - Don King

Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk? - Steven Wright

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading. - Henny Youngman

All poetry is a reproduction of the tones of actual speech. - Robert Frost

You don't have good grammar when you type with your fists. - C.F. Payne

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do, well. - Henry W. Longfellow

The English have an extraordinary ability for flying into a great calm. - Alexander Woollcott

The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck. - Louis Hector Berlioz

A bore is one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation. - Benjamin Desraeli

Under the English legal system you are innocent until you are shown to be Irish. - Ted Whitehead

The most beautiful words in the English language are "cheque enclosed". - Dorothy Parker

Actions, looks, words and steps form the alphabet by which you may spell character. - Johann Kasper Lavater

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect. - Owens L. Pomeroy

We really have everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language. - Oscar Wilde

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. - Soren Kierkegaard

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. - Oscar Wilde

Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own. - Charles Scribner

Success in life is not a matter so much of talent or opportunity but of concentration and perseverance. - C.W. Wendte

I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent. - John Wooden

There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it. - Bertrand Russell

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. - Haruki Murakami

I had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face. - Rodney Dangerfield

Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends. - Mary Catherwood

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of. - Joseph Addison

You do not determine a man's greatness by his talent or wealth, as the world does, but rather by what it takes to discourage him. - Jerry Falwell


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