Quotations on Skill

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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)

It takes great skill to tell a compelling story in under 60 seconds. These five directors have mastered the format, using their talent, craft and imagination to provide us with some of the most innovative filmmaking out there today.
- Michael Apted
(Keywords: Imagination, Talent, Skill, Today)

You have to have something worth saying and then the ability to say it- writing's a double skill, really.
- Iain Banks
(Keywords: Ability, Saying, Skill, Worth, Writing)

It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator's skill. For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writings, the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it. He therefore becomes a student of how people read or listen.
- William Bernbach
(Keywords: Nature, People, Human nature, Key, Skill, Writer)

My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it.
- John Bunyan
(Keywords: Courage, Pilgrimage, Skill, Succeed)

So you have to force yourself out of a comfort zone and really try to figure out what are the key ingredients, the key skill sets, the key perspectives that are necessary, and then figure out a way to attract the very best people to fill those particular roles.
- Steve Case
(Keywords: People, Comfort, Force, Key, Skill, Zone)

Singing and being truthful to a song... I've developed that skill, and I know how to do that real instinctively, that's all I've been doing for the last 25 years.
- Taylor Dane
(Keywords: Being, Singing, Skill, Song, Years)

The whole year I was in LA I got into telemarketing and learned how to make money. Five years later that skill helped me make my first film.
- Vin Diesel
(Keywords: Money, Film, First, Skill, Years)

The fact that the games were so close was a tribute to the level of skill in the World Cup.
- Lorrie Fair
(Keywords: Fact, Games, Skill, Tribute, World)

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
- Henry Ford
(Keywords: Imagination, Man, Skill, Succeed, Will)

Art is skill, that is the first meaning of the word.
- Eric Gill
(Keywords: Art, First, Meaning, Skill, Word)

It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it.
- Baltasar Gracian
(Keywords: Luck, Skill, Waiting)

Common sense steps in here and says: Separate the parts you want to be mobile from the parts you want to be inert. You have seen the result, and I know many have the skill to apply it.
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Keywords: Common sense, Result, Skill, Want)

I think my best skill in this whole deal is as a conduit to try to bring people together, because I think it's in our unity that we'll have the greatest strength.
- Woody Harrelson
(Keywords: People, Strength, Skill, Unity)

I came to Playboy not expecting to stay. But after five years, I found myself really enjoying the business world, and I realized I had some skill.
- Christie Hefner
(Keywords: Business, Skill, World, Years)

You know, I was crap. But I had the commitment, and I had the understanding, that the basis of football is skill on the ball, and if you spend the time with it, you're gonna reap the rewards.
- Craig Johnston
(Keywords: Time, Commitment, Football, Skill, Understanding)

The rules are simple. Take your work, but never yourself, seriously. Pour in the love and whatever skill you have, and it will come out.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Love, Work, Rules, Skill, Will)

To have the opportunity to lead the Solicitor General's office is the honor of a lifetime. As you know, this is an office with a long and rich tradition, not only of extraordinary legal skill but also of extraordinary professionalism and integrity. That is due, in large measure, to the people who have led it.
- Elena Kagan
(Keywords: Legal, People, Opportunity, Honor, Integrity, Measure, Office, Skill, Tradition)

I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.
- Dean Koontz
(Keywords: Life, Talent, Ability, Skill, Succeed, Support)

Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes.
- Karl Kraus
(Keywords: Time, Ideas, Ability, Skill, Writer)

To the soldier, luck is merely another word for skill.
- Patrick MacGill
(Keywords: Luck, Skill, Word)

So I find the fascination, the love, the incredible skill and everything to do with acting, writing plays, and doing them, just darling. Lovely. I love actors.
- Patrick Macnee
(Keywords: Love, Acting, Actors, Skill, Writing)

Actors get pigeonholed very quickly, particularly movie actors. In the theater, one is more used to casting people against type and trusting that their talent and skill will get them through.
- Sam Mendes
(Keywords: Talent, People, Actors, Skill, Theater, Will)

There is no question that knowing someone in the business will get you in the door. But it is your skill that will keep you in the room.
- Vic Mignogna
(Keywords: Business, Question, Skill, Will)

Writing requires a great deal of skill, just like painting does. People don't want to learn those skills.
- John Milius
(Keywords: People, Painting, Skill, Want, Writing)

Also, they don't understand - writing is language. The use of language. The language to create image, the language to create drama. It requires a skill of learning how to use language.
- John Milius
(Keywords: Drama, Language, Learning, Skill, Writing)

In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn.
- John Naisbitt
(Keywords: Life, Future, Learning, Now, Rest, Skill, Will, World)

Mystery writers' conventions are usually good, and this one has been excellent and extremely well prepared and thought out in advance. A lot of people have given their time and their skill, and a good deal of wit, and Anchorage has made us extraordinarily welcome.
- Anne Perry
(Keywords: Time, Thought, People, Mystery, Skill, Wit, Writers)

There is both a skill factor and an effort factor in dream recall. People can develop dream recall skills, such as lying still in the morning and writing down whatever comes to mind.
- Henry Reed
(Keywords: People, Dream, Effort, Lying, Mind, Skill, Writing)

In comparing therefore the value of the same commodity, at different periods of time, the consideration of the comparative skill and intensity of labour, required for that particular commodity, needs scarcely to be attended to, as it operates equally at both periods.
- David Ricardo
(Keywords: Time, Consideration, Needs, Skill, Value)

Though every legal task demands this skill, it is especially important in the effort to frame public policy in a way that is properly responsive to human needs and predicaments. The question is always: How will the general rule work in practice?
- Elliot Richardson
(Keywords: Legal, Work, Policy, Effort, Needs, Practice, Public, Public policy, Question, Skill, Will)

Skill is successfully walking a tightrope between the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center. Intelligence is not trying.
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Keywords: Intelligence, Skill, Trade, Trying, Walking, World)

We are approaching a new age of synthesis. Knowledge cannot be merely a degree or a skill... it demands a broader vision, capabilities in critical thinking and logical deduction without which we cannot have constructive progress.
- Li Ka Shing
(Keywords: Age, Knowledge, Progress, Vision, Skill, Thinking)

There is all the difference in the world between departure from recognised rules by one who has learned to obey them, and neglect of them through want of training or want of skill or want of understanding. Before you can be eccentric you must know where the circle is.
- Ellen Terry
(Keywords: Departure, Difference, Neglect, Rules, Skill, Training, Understanding, Want, World)

No amount of skill on the part of the actress can make up for the loss of youth.
- Ellen Terry
(Keywords: Loss, Skill, Youth)

Hitting a baseball well, as in cricket, is a very rare skill. One of most difficult things to do in the world to do, hitting a ball coming at you at ninety miles an hour with a round bat. Wonderful to watch.
- Peter Tork
(Keywords: Baseball, Cricket, Skill, World)

With care, and skill, and cunning art, She parried Time's malicious dart, And kept the years at bay, Till passion entered in her heart and aged her in a day!
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(Keywords: Art, Time, Heart, Care, Cunning, Passion, Skill, Years)

There was an opening in the ER program at King Drew, so I spent the next month there, fascinated with the range of pathology that I observed, the diversity of skill that the ER physicians had to acquire, the variety of cases, and the ability to interact closely with people.
- Samuel Wilson
(Keywords: People, Ability, Diversity, Physicians, Skill, Variety)

With all the knowledge and skill acquired in thousands of flights in the last ten years, I would hardly think today of making my first flight on a strange machine in a twenty-seven mile wind, even if I knew that the machine had already been flown and was safe.
- Orville Wright
(Keywords: Knowledge, First, Machine, Skill, Today, Wind, Years)

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