Extraordinarily talented African-Americans share not only their talents but their insights on talent as well.

And my goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.
Michael Jackson

I believe that every person is born with talent.
Maya Angelou

In the long run, there is not much discrimination against superior talent. It constrains men to recognize it.
Carter G. Woodson

Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want. If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don't think it's going to be easy. It's hard!

There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while.
Pearl Bailey

Those that don't got it, can't show it. Those that got it, can't hide it.
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have.
Oprah Winfrey

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
Stevie Wonder

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

Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.
Stevie Wonder