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Gifted women musicians and composers rarely received their due. ...
by James Cook

Gifted women musicians and composers rarely received their due.
- James Cook

Do just once what others say you can't do,
and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.
- James Cook

Ambition leads me not only farther than any other man has been before me,
but as far as I think it possible for man to go.
- James Cook

Your informed, "no," to a particular service
allows another to offer their
gifted and unreserved, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

 

Life is not easy for any of us.
But what of that?
We must have perseverance
and above all confidence in ourselves.
We must believe that we are gifted for something
and that this thing must be attained.
- Marie Curie

I wasn't naturally gifted in terms of size and speed;
everything I did in hockey I worked for,
and that's the way I'll be as a coach.
- Wayne Gretzky

We are all gifted, but we have to discover the gift,
uncover the gift, nurture and develop the gift and
use it for the Glory of God and for the liberation struggle of our people.
- Louis Farrakhan

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Wynton and Christopher were really great experiences
for me because they are both very gifted artists.
- Kathleen Battle

I didn't have a financial need, and I wasn't very gifted at relationships.
I probably was more like what we think of boys as being:
hard to pin down and wary of commitment.
- Candice Bergen

I live to hail that season by gifted one foretold,
when men shall live by reason, and not alone by gold.
- George Linnaeus Banks

I am rich from the bequests other gifted people have seen fit to leave to me.
- Mercedes McCambridge

Even a lot of kids who are gifted can be kids who feel like wimps or nerds.
- Eric Wilson

I know very little about acting.
I'm just an incredibly gifted faker.
- Robert Downey, Jr.

Tennessee Williams was a gifted talker with a beautiful
accent and we had lots of things in common.
- Gloria Swanson

I certainly didn't think of myself as gifted.
The standards for being gifted in my environment were
if you were good in Little League or if you were good in football.
- James Cameron

He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation
that passes for wisdom among the rich.
- Evelyn Waugh

The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth,
a high IQ, or in talent.
The winner's edge is all in the attitude,
not aptitude.
Attitude is the criterion for success.
- Denis Waitley

What makes a child gifted and talented may not always
be good grades in school,
but a different way of looking at the world and learning.
- Chuck Grassley

I try to speak in everyday language.
I feel like God has gifted me to take Bible principles and make them practical.
- Joel Osteen

Composers today get a TV script on Friday and have to record on Tuesday.
It's just dreadful to impose on gifted talent and expect
decent music under these conditions.
- Alex North

Well, maybe so, although I don't think I am particularly gifted in languages.
In fact, oddly enough, it may have something to do
with my being slow at languages.
- Robert Fitzgerald

Being gifted needs courage.
- Georg Brandes

I like Spike Lee a lot.
He's incredibly gifted and I don't think he gets the
credit he deserves as a filmmaker.
- Tim Robbins

No writer, no matter how gifted, immortalizes himself
unless he has crystallized into expressive and original
phrase the eternal sentiments and yearnings of the human heart.
- Alfred de Vigny

I feel like I'm a good actor, but I wouldn't call myself a gifted actor.
- Adam Pascal

It's rather like attending a university seminar where
you are talking to a few gifted specialists who deliver
a paper to an audience of their peers.
That's one way of making music.
- Gavin Bryars

The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling.
- Andre Gide

Any gifted child can potentially get in real trouble
because of the way they are handled.
- Itzhak Perlman

The more gifted and talkative one's characters are,
the greater the chances of their resembling the author in tone or tint of mind.
- Vladimir Nabokov

I also had a brother who was like me a musician and a composer.
A man of great talent, far more gifted than I. He died very young...
he killed himself in the prime of his life.
- Gustav Mahler

For a season, a gifted speaker can inspire with his words,
but for a lifetime John McCain has inspired with his deeds.
- Sarah Palin

I don't consider myself to be particularly gifted in
the way that other filmmakers are gifted.
- Steven Soderbergh

All great men are gifted with intuition.
They know without reasoning or analysis,
what they need to know.
- Alexis Carrel

You are young, gifted, and Black.
We must begin to tell our young, There's a world waiting for you,
Yours is the quest that's just begun.
- James Weldon Johnson

It may be assumed as an axiom that Providence has never
gifted any political party with all of political wisdom
or blinded it with all of political folly.
- John George Nicolay

I'm not gifted, but I'm not hopeless.
- Norman Spinrad

We are all gifted.
That is our inheritance.
- Ethel Waters

I've always known I was gifted, which is not the easiest
thing in the world for a person to know,
because you're not responsible for your gift,
only for what you do with it.
- Hazel Scott

This was good training for research,
because large parts of experimental work are sometimes
boring or involve the use of skills in which one is not particularly gifted.
- Martin Lewis Perl

I want people to bow as they see me and say he is gifted with poetry,
he has seen the presence of the creator.
- Allen Ginsberg

A person who is gifted sees the essential point and
leaves the rest as surplus.
- Thomas Carlyle

If you wish to make a man look noble,
your best course is to kill him.
What superiority he may have inherited from his race,
what superiority nature may have personally gifted him with,
comes out in death.
- Alexander Smith

There are enormously gifted Episcopal priests around
this church who are gay and lesbian,
some of whom are partnered, who would make wonderful
bishops and they're going to be nominated and they're going to be elected.
- Gene Robinson

I have a feeling we are going to be world champions,
I can't really explain why.
Brazil are probably the best team in the world in terms of individual players.
But the team with the most gifted players do not always win.
- Oliver Kahn

Marvelous is the power which can be exercised,
almost unconsciously, over a company,
or an individual, or even upon a crowd by one person gifted with good temper,
good digestion, good intellects, and good looks.
- Anthony Trollope

You automatically are trusting because not only is the person a friend,
they are so incredibly gifted that you know someone
is going to be able to hit the ball back to you across the net.
- Jennifer Beals

There's this idea that it has to be made in London.
But we've got everything up here, and if you've got
comics who are gifted because of where they're from,
you shouldn't drag them away from that natural resource.
- Johnny Vegas

My physics teacher, Thomas Miner was particularly gifted.
To this day, I remember how he introduced the subject of physics.
He told us we were going to learn how to deal with
very simple questions such as how a body falls due
to the acceleration of gravity.
- Steven Chu

These people being of a sharp and acute intellect,
and gifted with a rich and powerful understanding,
excel in whatever studies they pursue,
and are more quick and cunning than the other inhabitants of a western clime.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

I think when you are the parents of a gifted athlete,
the best thing in the world you can do is to encourage them,
in my opinion.
My dad didn't push me and I didn't push my children in athletics.
- Bob Lilly

Today, for the first time in history,
a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil.
This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world,
has become, through the preaching of the Gospel,
a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard.
- Pope John Paul II

You know, we'd just had a birthday, he was...
you know, he still had a future out of him,
and all I can is he was just one of the most beautiful people in the world...
a very gifted man, and it's a loss to the world,
not just for us.
- Robin Gibb

The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule
among the infidels if any Catholic,
not gifted with the necessary scientific learning,
presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.
- Thomas Aquinas

Because essentially Schoenberg was an extremely gifted man.
And in spite of many of his theories and so on,
when he really began to write music,
he still was guided very much by his internal hearing,
by what we call your internal ear.
- Leo Ornstein

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

Whenever a man or women is truly inspired,
it is because the same One Universal Spirit
is doing the inspiring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness.
- Anais Nin


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