Quotations on Practice

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In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Ability, Chance, Eye, Feeling, Mind, Practice, Sense, Sight, Will)

Politics, as a practice, whatever its profession, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
- Brooks Adams
(Keywords: Politics, Practice, Profession)

When we come to images or memories or thoughts, speculation, while always closely related to practice, is more explicit, and it is in fact not immediately obvious that such processes can be described in any sense as practical.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Thoughts, Fact, Memories, Obvious, Practice, Sense)

The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Nature, Man, Meditation, Practice, Will)

Some people say that practice makes perfect but I just feel that the repetition works against me and I start thinking too far ahead during a show.
- Rick Allen
(Keywords: People, Practice, Repetition, Thinking)

If you practice an art, be proud of it and make it proud of you It may break your heart, but it will fill your heart before it breaks it; it will make you a person in your own right.
- Maxwell Anderson
(Keywords: Art, Heart, May, Practice, Right, Will)

Keep writing, because not only does practice improve skill, it gives you more chances to score on the market. I did that for eight years before making my first sale.
- Piers Anthony
(Keywords: First, Practice, Skill, Writing, Years)

I began taking liberties a long time ago; now it is standard practice for most directors to ignore the rules.
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Keywords: Time, Now, Practice, Rules)

School is practice for future life, practice makes perfect and nobodys perfect, so why practice?
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Keywords: Life, Future, Practice, School)

It's so hard to be a mother and to also want to practice your art.
- Rosanna Arquette
(Keywords: Art, Mother, Practice, Want)

If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats.
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: People, Being, Practice, Will)

My weaknesses are my jumps. The reason is that although I land them in practice, when I actually compete or perform, I should let my body go and stabilize my mind better. Also, I need to work on not letting negative thoughts and emotions get to me on the ice.
- Oksana Baiul
(Keywords: Work, Negative, Thoughts, Body, Emotions, Land, Mind, Practice, Reason)

I believe without exception that theory follows practice. Whenever there is a conflict between theory and practice, theory is wrong. As far as I'm concerned, we make theories for what people have done.
- David Baker
(Keywords: People, Conflict, Practice, Theories, Theory, Wrong)

Out of the past come the standards for judging the present; standards in turn to be shaped by the practice of present-day dramatists into broader standards for the next generation.
- George P. Baker
(Keywords: Past, Practice, Present)

I cannot consistently, with self respect, do other than I have, namely, to deliberately violate an act which seems to me to be a denial of everything which ideally and in practice I hold sacred.
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Keywords: Act, Denial, Practice, Respect, Self, Self respect)

Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
- Hosea Ballou
(Keywords: Life, Argument, Practice, Preaching)

It may take practice to think more positively and more compassionately, but just as you must train a puppy to behave the way you want it to, you must train your mind to behave itself. Otherwise, like the puppy, your mind will just make a lot of messes.
- Tom Barrett
(Keywords: May, Mind, Practice, Want, Will)

Whence it is somewhat strange that any men from so mean and silly a practice should expect commendation, or that any should afford regard thereto; the which it is so far from meriting, that indeed contempt and abhorrence are due to it.
- Isaac Barrow
(Keywords: Men, Abhorrence, Contempt, Practice, Silly)

To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Nature, Successful, Man, Practice, Profession, Study)

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
- Yogi Berra
(Keywords: Difference, Practice, Theory)

I had an immense advantage over many others dealing with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived from long-established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is, is right.
- Henry Bessemer
(Keywords: Ideas, Belief, Control, Mind, Practice, Right)

In the Bhagavad Gita, there is no long discussion, nothing elaborate. The main reason for this is that everything stated in the Gita is meant to be tested in the life of every man; it is intended to be verified in practice.
- Vinoba Bhave
(Keywords: Life, Gita, Man, Nothing, Practice, Reason)

Nothing I do can't be done by a 10-year-old with 15 years of practice.
- Harry Blackstone, Jr.
(Keywords: Nothing, Practice, Years)

There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.
- Allan Bloom
(Keywords: Soul, Existence, Magic, Practice, Speech)

Mr. Speaker, for the last 5 years I have been working with a bipartisan group of my colleagues to make it illegal to continue the barbaric practice of game bird and illegal dog fighting.
- Earl Blumenauer
(Keywords: Fighting, Practice, Years)

The nation will benefit in the long term if it continues to be open to foreign expertise. This will help the country to establish its business culture and environment faster, based on international best practice.
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Keywords: Business, Country, Culture, Environment, Expertise, Help, Nation, Open, Practice, Will)

It is very a dangerous thing to have an idea that you will not practice.
- Phyllis Bottome
(Keywords: Idea, Practice, Will)

I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true - hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.
- Ray Bradbury
(Keywords: Love, Work, Hard work, Practice, Want)

As the most extravagant errors were received among the established articles of their faith, so the most infamous vices obtained in their practice, and were indulged not only with impunity, but authorized by the sanction of their laws.
- David Brainerd
(Keywords: Faith, Errors, Laws, Practice, Vices)

That smell of freshly cut grass makes me think of Friday night football in high school. The smell of popcorn and cigar smoke reminds me of the stadium. The cutting of the grass reminds me of the August practice.
- Garth Brooks
(Keywords: Football, Night, Practice, School)

Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is.
- James Broughton
(Keywords: Poetry, Ecstasy, Practice, Spiritual)

We had to do a lot of rehearsals to get it so that it was playable. What it did was make you practice. That's good for any musician to have that kind of pressure. It brings things out of you that might not come out if you don't have to reach for something all the time.
- Ray Brown
(Keywords: Time, Practice, Pressure)

I want to make sure I don't interfere with the success of that team next year. I don't see any way I could go to practice like most of 'em do, and not hurt the team. I'd go nuts if I tried doing that.
- Bear Bryant
(Keywords: Success, Hurt, Practice, Want)

There can be no doubt that the practice of opening legislative sessions with prayer has become part of the fabric of our society.
- Warren E. Burger
(Keywords: Society, Doubt, Practice, Prayer)

I must firmly adhere to the views I have held and practice, that Socialism to succeed must be practical, tolerant, cohesive and consciously compromising with Progressive forces running, if not so far, in parallel lines towards its own goal.
- John Burns
(Keywords: Goal, Practice, Running, Socialism, Succeed)

States should have the right to enact laws... particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Life, End, Ending, Laws, Practice, Right, states)

I guess by taking lessons early on, and really trying to play all the rudimentary stuff, and try to have it sound as good as my teacher. It took a lot of practice, which I enjoyed, and still do.
- Matt Cameron
(Keywords: Play, Practice, Sound, Trying)

We have to define and put into practice a better, more coherent and effective policy on income security.
- Kim Campbell
(Keywords: Policy, Income, Practice, Security)

My wife - to-be and I went to see my father. Only he could answer the two questions before us: Shall we get married now? Shall I begin the practice of law, or continue being the successful wine salesman I had become, working my way through law school?
- Emanuel Celler
(Keywords: Father, Wife, Successful, Being, Law, Now, Practice, Questions, School, Wine)

On the one hand we publicly pronounce the equality of all peoples; on the other hand, in our immigration laws, we embrace in practice these very theories we abhor and verbally condemn.
- Emanuel Celler
(Keywords: Equality, Laws, Practice, Theories)

I had to have my first kiss in front of, like, a hundred people. I didn't know what to do. So my sisters told me to, like, practice on a pillow, you know? But it didn't kiss me back so I didn't know what to expect.
- Lacey Chabert
(Keywords: Kiss, People, First, Practice, Sisters)

All he wants to do is practice and that's all he does, all day long. That's what it takes if you want to change the face of music. You've gotta be committed to it.
- Jimmy Chamberlin
(Keywords: Change, Music, Day, Practice, Want)

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
- Anton Chekhov
(Keywords: Knowledge, Practice, Value)

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Old, Philosophy, Practice, Praise, Vice)

The market tends to pay as a wage what an individual laborer is worth. But the case last studied suggests the question how accurately the law operates in practice. May it not be an honest law, but be so vitiated in its working as to give a dishonest result?
- John Bates Clark
(Keywords: Law, May, Practice, Question, Result, Wage, Worth)

I came here as a practical man, to talk, not simply on the question of peace and war, but to treat another question which is of hardly less importance - the enormous and burdensome standing armaments which it is the practice of modern Governments to sustain in time of peace.
- Richard Cobden
(Keywords: Peace, Time, War, Importance, Man, Practice, Question, Talk)

An easily accessible and transparent database of contract information will bring sunshine into the confusing and sometimes shadowy practice of government contracting.
- Tom Coburn
(Keywords: Government, Contracting, Information, Practice, Will)

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Sasha Cohen
(Keywords: Work, Dreams, Exercise, Practice, Variety)

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
- Confucius
(Keywords: Soul, Virtue, Circumstances, Generosity, Gravity, Kindness, Practice, Sincerity)

School is practice for the future, and practice makes perfect and nobody's perfect so why bother.
- Tre Cool
(Keywords: Future, Practice, School)



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