“Your talents can hardly wait to express. They are itching to get out and about. To go through life without releasing your strongest talents leads to feelings of frustration, resentment, even depression.” – Laurence Boldt, Zen and the Art of Making a Living

“Having talent in an area does not mean that you are necessarily going to be thrilled or in wild ecstasy over every part of the process. It doesn’t mean you won’t have difficulties and frustrations. It doesn’t mean that there won’t be things to do that you would rather not do. Still, you must in some measure enjoy the process as a totality.” – Laurence Boldt, Zen and the Art of Making a Living

“A musician must make his music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to ultimately be at peace with himself.” – Abraham Maslow

“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation.” These two, talents and the needs of the world, are the great wake-up calls to your true vocation in life. To ignore either is, in some sense, to lose your soul. – Laurence Boldt, Zen and the Art of Making a Living

“Michael Jordan plays ball, Charles Manson kills people. I talk. Everyone has a talent.” – Thank You For Smoking (2005)

“As the martial artist and actor Bruce Lee said, ‘I fear not the man who has practiced ten thousand kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick ten thousand times.'” – Daniel Coyle, The Little Book of Talent