Practice Makes Perfect Quotes

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Julie James
“I've been in love with you since the very beginning. You asked why there isn't anyone else in my life, and the reason... is you.”
Julie James, Practice Makes Perfect

Julie James
“We're out of time, Payton. You said it yourself: the only way we'll make it is for us to go into this together. I know we can do this. But I need you to believe it. You need to believe... in us."

Peyton didn't say anything for a long moment, and J.D. could literally hear his heart beating. Then she finally answered.

"It would have to be called Kendall and Jameson."

It took J.D a moment to catch on. Then he grinned. "No way. Jameson and Kendall. It's alphabetical."

"You told our boss that you banged me on top of your desk."

"Kendall and Jameson sounds great”
Julie James, Practice Makes Perfect

Julie James
“I think that you are an uptight, pony-owning, trickle-down-economics-loving, Scotch-on-the-rocks-drinking, my-wife-better-take-my-last-name sexist jerk!”
Julie James, Practice Makes Perfect

Julie James
“Well, at least I’m not a stubborn, button-pushing, Prius-driving, chip-on-your-shoulder-holding, ‘stay-at-home-mom’-is-the-eighth-dirty-word-thinking feminazi!”
Julie James, Practice Makes Perfect

Julie James
“J.D. scoffed at this. “Please—as if I’m worried about anything Payton has to say. What’s she going to do, give me another one of her little pissed-off hair flips?” He flung imaginary long hair off his shoulders, exaggerating. “I’ll tell you, one of these days I’m going to grab her by that hair and . . .” He gestured as if throttling someone.
Without breaking stride, he returned Tyler’s serve. The two smashed a few back and forth, concentrating on the game when—
Is violence always part of your sexual fantasies?” Tyler interjected.
J.D. whipped around—
—and got hit smack in the face with the squash ball. He toppled back and sprawled ungracefully across the court.
Tyler stepped over and twirled his racquet. “This is nice. We should talk like this more often.”
Julie James, Practice Makes Perfect

Julie James
“Now anyone who has ever been on a blind date is well familiar with “The Moment”—that moment where you first walk into the bar or restaurant or coffee shop and scan the crowd and suddenly your heart stops and you say to yourself: oh, please—let it be him.”
Julie James, Practice Makes Perfect

Julie James
“Then I should be able to say anything I want, right? Even the word ‘penis’?”
Laney sighed. “Do we have to do this right now?”
You should try saying the word sometime.”
I’ll pass, thank you.”
Payton shrugged. “Your choice, but I think you’d find it liberating. Everybody could use a good ‘penis’ now and then.”
Laney glanced nervously around the coffee shop. “People are listening.”
Sorry—you’re right. Good rule of thumb: if you’re gonna throw out a ‘penis’ in a public place, it should be soft. Otherwise it attracts too much attention.”
The woman at the next table gaped at them.”
Julie James, Practice Makes Perfect

Julie James
“I’m a bit of a novice myself.” She smiled. Then she turned back to Jasper. “And please, call me Payton.”
Like one of my favorite quarterbacks,” Jasper grinned.
Only with an a instead of an e. And slightly fewer yards in passing,” Payton said. Damn—now she’d already blown one of the three measly sports references she knew in the first two minutes.
Jasper laughed. “Slightly fewer yards in passing—I like that.” He turned to J.D., gesturing to Payton. “Where have you been hidin’ this girl, J.D.?”
Julie James, Practice Makes Perfect

Julie James
“Score one for Team Kendall, Payton thought.
Not that it was a competition between them.
Not at all.”
Julie James, Practice Makes Perfect

Julie James
Julie James, Practice Makes Perfect

Julie James
Payton turned around and saw J.D. standing there.
Maybe it was the wine. Maybe she was basking in the glow of their successful pitch to Gibson’s. Maybe it was her promise to Laney to be the “New Payton,” or maybe it was a combination of all those things. But Payton actually found herself smiling at J.D.
It’s just an excuse, the lesbian thing,” she said.”
Julie James, Practice Makes Perfect

Bruce Lee
“Practice makes perfect. After a long time of practicing, our work will become natural, skillfull, swift, and steady.”
Bruce Lee

Julie James
“Oh right,P and P ,” J.D. said. “You know, Tyler, you might want to pick up your balls—I think they just fell right off when you said that.”
Julie James, Practice Makes Perfect

“I've learned a lot this year...
I've learned that some people will wrong you, forgive them anyway.
I've learned that things might not work out as you thought they should, do them anyway.
But what struck me the most is
no matter how good or bad
things are, life goes on,
so live it anyway.”
Zane Baker

Julie James
“Putting aside your blatant patriarchal biases in assuming the necessary presence of a male familial figurehead, yes, I had a nice brunch, thanks.”
Julie James

“Sometimes, until you do what you shouldn't have done, you least remember what you should have done”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Justin Halpern
“Nobody likes practicing, but what’s worse: practing, or sucking at something?... Oh, give me a fucking break, practicing is not worse than sucking.”
Justin Halpern, Sh*t My Dad Says

Bryan Way
“How do you get to Carnegie Hall?”
Bryan Way, Life After: The Void

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Any training is initially difficult, but with persistence practice, we can master the art.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“Try to put well into practice what you already know. In so doing, you will, in good time, discover the hidden things you now inquire about.”

Bryan Way
“How do you get to Carnegie Hall?"
Bryan Way, Life After: The Void

Abhijit Naskar
“Practice creates more connections among the neurons, which push you a little further towards perfection.”
Abhijit Naskar

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Perfection may be an island out of reach, but setting your sails toward it makes for a magnificent voyage.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Angela Duckworth
“trying to do things they can't yet do, failing, and learning what they need to do differently is exactly the way that experts practice.”
Angela Duckworth, Grit

“The life-tree of practice is single-minded application.”
Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye

Amit Kalantri
“If you see improvement with some practice, you will see perfection with more practice.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Julius  Bailey
“It might help a bit,” said Merch, standing with his arms crossed, “if you were to show us how it’s done.”
“I believe I already have,” Brandegan replied; “several times.”
“All you did was tell us what to do,” Merch retorted. “The only thing you’ve showed us so far is how to hold and draw. We’ve yet to see you shoot.”
Brandegan raised an eyebrow. “And if I were to stand where you just did, draw my bow and fire an arrow ringed with white flames that sailed over forty leagues into the north and cracked the eastern crest of Baulon, how would that help you to enhance your own scanty skills?”
Merch blinked.”
Julius Bailey, Toils of the Valiant: Book Two of the Chronicles of Vrandalin

Scott Hamilton
“This is where grace lives - in the jumping in. In showing up, day after day. In trying and learning and trying again and again.”
Scott Hamilton, Finish First: Winning Changes Everything

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