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

John Flanagan
“Keep practicing," he told her.
"Until I get it right?" she said. But he corrected her.

"No. Until you don't get it wrong.”
John Flanagan, The Royal Ranger

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

Neeraj Agnihotri
“You can buy an expensive violin, but you can’t buy 10 years of practice.”
Neeraj Agnihotri, Procrasdemon - The Artist's Guide to Liberation From Procrastination

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Practice does not make perfect. Imperfect makes us practice.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Frank Sonnenberg
“Practice doesn’t make perfect if you’re doing it wrong.”
Frank Sonnenberg, Soul Food: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Jordan Ellenberg
“You can't write a sonnet if you have to look up the spelling of each word as you go.”
Jordan Ellenberg, How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Because of nothing but training, some people can effortlessly do something we cannot do even terribly.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Britt Andreatta
“Any neural pathway is built and strengthened through repetitions. This is why practice is so vital.”
Britt Andreatta, Wired to Resist: The Brain Science of Why Change Fails and a New Model for Driving Success

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

“Practice makes performance. You cannot attain perfection. What you do consistently is what you end up with.”
Diana Gedye

Jeanette Coron
“Repetition, repetition, repetion; equals Results.”
Jeanette Coron

S.E. Zbasnik
“If you only practice sometimes, you shall only be somewhat good,” Gavin said.

He may be some angel-demon on the battlefield, but his motivational speeches were like a wine-soaked aunt prattling on to her army of cats.”
SE Zbasnik, Squire Hayseed

S.E. Zbasnik
“I can die?” Hayley squeaked.

“We can all die,” he said with a shrug.

She pursed her lips at that. No shit, everyone can die, it’s that opposite part of living. But… “How likely is the dying part? Like…plague rips apart a village, or knock your head on a rock and maybe bleed from your eyeballs certain death?”

“That,” the knight returned to his march through the masses, “depends entirely upon you.”
SE Zbasnik, Squire Hayseed

Viv Albertine
“I have a goal: learn to play guitar in five months and be ready for the New Slits gig. I feel like a contestant on the reality-TV show
Faking It. Take a bored Hastings housewife and turn her into a punk-rock guitarist in five months.
I ignore the pain of the wire cutting into the pads of my fingers. I don’t watch TV, read newspapers, meet anyone for coffee or lunch or do anything that will take a second away from my playing. I just do the minimum I have to do domestically and that’s it. Everything else stops. I take the guitar with me wherever I go, it’s always in the back of the car; if my daughter’s at a tennis lesson, I sit in the car, push the front seat back and practice whilst I wait for her.”
Viv Albertine, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys

“The Beautiful Thing About Discipline... It Can Work Wonders.”
Wesam Fawzi

“Practice leads to perfection and perfection leads to succession.”

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Practice exaggerates talent.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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