„Talent is a pursued interest. In other words, anything that you're willing to practice, you can do.“

—  Bob Ross

The Joy of Painting, "Meadow Lake" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GARWowi0QXI&feature=youtu.be&t=13m4s (Season 2, Episode 1)

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„I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn't know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do.“

—  Bob Ross American painter, art instructor, and television host 1942 - 1995

Cathy Hainer (October 28, 1993) "PBS' stroke of serenity / Bob Ross brings brush of zen to 'Joy of Painting'", USA Today, p. 3D.

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„When you go to Washington now, you can feel a sense of fear in the air – the fear to do anything, or say anything, that might affect the polls, or give the other side an advantage, or offend a special interest.“

—  Michael Bloomberg American businessman and politician, former mayor of New York City 1942

http://mikebloomberg.com/en/issues/public_health/mayor_bloomberg_delivers_opening_address_at_ceasefire_bridging_the_political_divide_conference
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„If you're a bad actor, you don't get hired. But if you're a bad doctor, you can still practice medicine.“

—  Richard Burton Welsh actor 1925 - 1984

In Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor: The Love Letters. How drinking cocooned them from pressure of fame. Without it, they couldn't even make love http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1284504/Richard-Burton-Elizabeth-Taylor-The-Love-Letters-How-drinking-cocooned-pressure-fame-Without-make-love.html, Mail Online, 7 June 2010

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„…There’s two sides of the coin: One where people don't expect you to do anything and won't let you do anything because they think you don't know how, and then the other side is when you're fucking up but they won't tell you because you're a girl. Then you don’t learn.“

—  Esperanza Spalding American jazz bassist and singer 1984

On how recording in the studio can be a double-edged sword in “Esperanza Spalding: Insubordinate by Nature” https://pitchfork.com/features/interview/9830-esperanza-spalding-insubordinate-by-nature/ in Pitchfork (2016 Mar 8)

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„You can do something with talent, but nothing with genius….“

—  Margot Asquith Anglo-Scottish socialite, author and wit 1864 - 1945

Quoted in Jack Fishman's My Darling Clementine, the biography of Winston Churchill's wife. (p. 131).

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„You're joining a group of people who can do incredible things. They can make the computer do anything they can imagine.“

—  Tim Berners-Lee British computer scientist, inventor of the World Wide Web 1955

From An Insight, An Idea with Tim Berners-Lee http://www.weforum.org/sessions/summary/insight-idea-tim-berners-lee at 27:27 (25 January 2013)
Kontext: When somebody has learned how to program a computer … You're joining a group of people who can do incredible things. They can make the computer do anything they can imagine.

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„Practice justice in word and deed, and do not get in the habit of acting thoughtlessly about anything.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 v.Chr

As quoted in Divine Harmony: The Life and Teachings of Pythagoras by John Strohmeier and Peter Westbrook. (1999)
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„A woman who is willing to be herself and pursue her own potential runs not so much the risk of loneliness as the challenge of exposure to more interesting men — and people in general.“

—  Lorraine Hansberry playwright and writer 1930 - 1965

As quoted in Wild Women Talk Back : Audacious Advice for the Bedroom, Boardroom, and Beyond (2004) by Autumn Stephens, p. 15

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