Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.
I have spent a good many years . . . being ashamed about what I write. I think I was forty before I realized that almost every writer of fiction or poetry who has ever published a line has been accused by someone of wasting his or her God-given talent. If you write (or paint or dance or sculpt or sing, I suppose), someone will try to make you feel lousy about it, that's all.
I am no more humble than my talents require.
Art depends on luck and talent.
Put yourself on view. This brings your talents to light.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sun-dial in the shade?
It doesn't pay to be good at something unless you are the absolute best at it.
Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.