Talent

Talent can refer to:

  • Talent (measurement)
  • Aptitude, a talent is a group of aptitudes useful for some activity, talents may refer to aptitudes themselves
Entertainment
  • A show-business personality or group of them
    • Talent agent, a person who finds jobs for actors, musicians, models, and other people in various entertainment businesses
    • Talent manager (or personal manager), one who guides the career of artists in the entertainment business
    • Talent scout, responsible for finding and developing talent
    • Talent show, a live performance spectacle (sometimes on TV) where contestants perform acting, singing, dancing, acrobatics and other art forms
    • Tarento, the Japanese pronunciation of the word, a Japanese show-business personality
  • The Got Talent series of television shows, in several national versions
  • Talent, a 1978 play by Victoria Wood
  • Talent (comics), a comic book series written by Christopher Golden and Tom Sngoski, drawn by Paul Azaceta.
  • The Talent series of books by Anne McCaffrey:
  • Talent Series, a series of books written by Zoey Dean
    • Talent, the first novel in that series.
  • Young Talent Time (1971-1989), an Australian television variety program on Network Ten
People
  • Billy Talent, a Canadian rock group from Toronto
  • Jim Talent (born 1956), American politician, former Senator from Missouri.
Other
  • Talent (artwork), a seminal work of art by David Robbins
  • Talent management - the recruitment and management of talented workers
  • Talent Zoo (or TalentZoo.com), a recruitment company and job search engine specializing in the communications industry, including the advertising, marketing, public relations, broadcasting, and publishing sectors
  • Talent (measurement), an ancient unit of mass and value
    • Attic talent ancient Greek coin
  • Bombardier Talent, a type of multiple unit passenger train manufactured by Bombardier

Famous quotes containing the word talent:

    His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly’s wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred. Later he became conscious of his damaged wings and of their construction and he learned to think and could not fly any more because the love of flight was gone and he could only remember when it had been effortless.
    Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)

    ... she was a woman. She had been taught from her earliest childhood to make use of this talent which God had endowed her, would be an outrage against society; so she lived for a few years, going through the routine of breakfasts and dinners, journeys and parties, that society demanded of her, and at last sank into her grave, after having been of little use to the world or herself.
    Matilda Joslyn Gage (1826–1898)

    A man must thank his defects, and stand in some terror of his talents. A transcendent talent draws so largely on his forces as to lame him; a defect pays him revenues on the other side.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)