When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
The only talent worthy of Rome is that of conquering the world.[Le seul talent digne de Rome u est celui de conquérir le monde.]
If you really don’t enjoy the type of music I make and that’s not you, OK. But don’t say I’m not talented. If you haven’t noticed, I wasn’t made — I was found.
Here is a field open for talent; and here, merit will a have certain favor, and industry is graced with its due reward.