Practice Quotes

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Robert A. Heinlein
“Sex, whatever else it is, is an athletic skill. The more you practice, the more you can, the more you want to, the more you enjoy it, the less it tires you.”
Robert A. Heinlein, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls

Martha Graham
“I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.”
Martha Graham

Aristotle
“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”
Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

Patrick Rothfuss
“Music is a proud, temperamental mistress. Give her the time and attention she deserves, and she is yours. Slight her and there will come a day when you call and she will not answer. So I began sleeping less to give her the time she needed.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“Rage — whether in reaction to social injustice, or to our leaders’ insanity, or to those who threaten or harm us — is a powerful energy that, with diligent practice, can be transformed into fierce compassion.”
Bonnie Myotai Treace

Miguel Ruiz
“You don't need to justify your love, you don't need to explain your love, you just need to practice your love. Practice creates the master.”
Miguel Ruiz, The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship

Morgan Matson
“...You can do something extraordinary, and something that a lot of people can't do. And if you have the opportunity to work on your gifts, it seems like a crime not to. I mean, it's just weakness to quit because something becomes too hard...”
Morgan Matson, Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

bell hooks
“The practice of love offers no place of safety. We risk loss, hurt, pain. We risk being acted upon by forces outside our control.”
bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Toba Beta
“Practice doesn't make perfect.
Practice reduces the imperfection.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Patrick Rothfuss
“Practice makes the master.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Frank Herbert
“What has mood to do with it? You fight when the necessity arises—no matter the mood! Mood's a thing for cattle or making love or playing the baliset. It's not for fighting.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Ann Voskamp
“Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation.”
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

Greg Kincaid
“No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That's the only way to keep the roads clear.”
Greg Kincaid

Criss Jami
“If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you'll see your rivals scrambling for second place.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Do it again.
Play it again. Sing it again. Read it again. Write it again. Sketch it again. Rehearse it again. Run it again. Try it again.
Because again is practice, and practice is improvement, and improvement only leads to perfection.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy to me. I assure you, dear friend, no one has given so much care to the study of composition as I. There is scarcely a famous master in music whose works I have not frequently and diligently studied.”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Huston Smith
“Practice giving things away, not just things you don't care about, but things you do like. Remember, it is not the size of a gift, it is its quality and the amount of mental attachment you overcome that count. So don't bankrupt yourself on a momentary positive impulse, only to regret it later. Give thought to giving. Give small things, carefully, and observe the mental processes going along with the act of releasing the little thing you liked. (53)
(Quote is actually Robert A F Thurman but Huston Smith, who only wrote the introduction to my edition, seems to be given full credit for this text.)”
Huston Smith, Tibetan Book of the Dead

Amit Kalantri
“A photograph shouldn't be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Cassandra Clare
“How can you not care?"
"Practice," Magnus said, looking back to his book and turning the page.”
Cassandra Clare, The Rise of the Hotel Dumort

Billie Jean King
“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”
Billie Jean King

Karen Armstrong
“Religion is not about accepting twenty impossible propositions before breakfast, but about doing things that change you. It is a moral aesthetic, an ethical alchemy. If you behave in a certain way, you will be transformed. The myths and laws of religion are not true because they they conform to some metaphysical, scientific or historical reality but because they are life enhancing. They tell you how human nature functions, but you will not discover their truth unless you apply these myths and doctrines to your own life and put them into practice.”
Karen Armstrong, The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness

Sonia Rumzi
“You cannot forgive just once, forgiveness is a daily practice.”
Sonia Rumzi

Nora Roberts
“Love and magic have a great deal in common. they enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.”
Nora Roberts

Benjamin Franklin
“The people heard it, and approved the doctrine, and immediately practiced the contrary.”
Benjamin Franklin, The Way to Wealth

Malcolm Gladwell
“Basketball is an intricate, high-speed game filled with split-second, spontaneous decisions. But that spontaneity is possible only when everyone first engages in hours of highly repetitive and structured practice--perfecting their shooting, dribbling, and passing and running plays over and over again--and agrees to play a carefully defined role on the court. . . . spontaneity isn't random.”
Malcolm Gladwell

Joyce Meyer
“The way anything is developed is through practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice and more practice.”
Joyce Meyer

Ernst F. Schumacher
“An ounce of practice is generally worth more than a ton of theory.”
Ernst F. Schumacher, Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered

Henry Hazlitt
“The only way we could remember would be by constant re-reading, for knowledge unused tends to drop out of mind. Knowledge used does not need to be remembered; practice forms habits and habits make memory unnecessary. The rule is nothing; the application is everything.”
Henry Hazlitt, Thinking as a Science

Aleister Crowley
“Indubitably, Magick is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgement and practice than in any other branch of physics.”
Aleister Crowley, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography

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