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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)

People as me, 'How do you mix your paints?' and I say, 'Paint a lot of paintings and automatically everything is coming to you.' (Bill Alexander)

It is the hours, the tenacity, the work, the hanging in and doing again and again just to understand some technique. (Daniela Andersen)

To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice. (Seve Ballesteros)

I put a lot of emphasis on the necessity of continuing to work, that good art practice is a product of practice, practice, practice. (Dianne Bersea)

Practice doesn't make perfect. Practice reduces the imperfection. (Toba Beta)

Practice makes perfect, and a painting a day keeps the doctor away. (Eleanor Blair)

Bring your work back to the workshop twenty times. Polish it continuously, and polish it again. (Nicolas Boileau)

Practice like good musician; draw every day. (Sergei Bongart)

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)

You can't hire someone to practice for you. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

The first essential to success in the art you practice is respect for the art itself. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

Tenacious practice, practice, practice is crucial for excellence; rote repetition is underrated in America. (Amy Chua)

Every day that you don't practice is a day you're getting worse. (Amy Chua)

The race to improve one's art has obvious time limits, thus, I seek the best daily practices. (Rodney Cobb)

Practice makes myelin, and myelin makes perfect. (Daniel Coyle)

You have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself. (Miles Davis)

Cease from practice based on intellectual understanding, pursuing words, and following after speech. (Dogen)

Amateurs practice until they get it right, experts practice until they can't get it wrong. (Faith Duck)

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake, in little things; and thence proceed to greater. (Epictetus)

Success has to do with deliberate practice. Practice must be focused, determined, and in an environment where there's feedback. (Malcolm Gladwell)

What seems to set apart those at the very top of competitive pursuits from others of roughly equal ability is the degree to which, beginning early in life, they can pursue an arduous practice routine for years and years. (Daniel Goleman)

Always think about practice... theory is not the endpoint of work, it is the work along the way to work. (Felix Gonzalez-Torres)

I believe that we learn by practice... it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which come shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. (Martha Graham)

The only way a kid is going to practice is if it's total fun for him... and it was for me. (Wayne Gretzky)

Maxim for the Group of Seven: Never a day without a line. (Andrew Hamilton)

Underdevelopment is a lack of maintenance. (Lucero Isaac)

As a mindfulness practice, become the conscious observer of your thoughts, feelings and actions today. Notice how much of your energy is being stolen from you by the time-bandits of the past and the future. Make a conscious choice to step into the Now, and do so by breathing consciously. (Dennis Merritt Jones)

Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now. (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Often I have lamented how many hours I've labored, the frustrations I have felt as I practiced, practiced, measured, measured, squinted, squinted, compared, compared. How rewarding it is to assimilate it all and feel the resulting joy. (Ann Manry Kenyon)

We train longer and harder than anyone else in the world - we've rowed when our bodies are frozen. (Adam Kreek)

If you practice in accord with your individual capacity, little by little you will find more pleasure and joy in it. As you gain inner strength, your positive actions will gain in profundity and scope. (Dalai Lama)

Sketching on a regular basis requires you to pay close attention to the visual world around you. With practice, you begin to see things you never noticed before. (Paul Laseau)

What a shame to waste those great shots on the practice tee. (Walter Lippmann)

To gain confidence, constant practice is essential. Just as a musician needs to practice regularly to retain his touch, the watercolourist needs to be constantly in touch with the medium. (Robert Lovett)

Artists are notorious for spending more time 'producing' paintings and spending little or no time 'practicing'. (Tom Lynch)

You have to paint a lot for the good things to happen... have numerous pieces going at once... move between them, stay detached to see them more clearly. (Bonnie Mandoe)

You learn to draw by drawing. (Mick Maslen)

Each person needs different limits to set him or her free. Finding yours is what practice is all about. (W. A. Mathieu)

To do anything very well you have to 'allow' (not to force, not to make ) yourself do it, and the way to do that is to do it over and over again, so that you teach your body how to do it and it becomes second nature - you don't have to think about it anymore. (Ron Monsma)

Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for training. (Lewis Mumford)

We need to sometimes stop practicing and intend to do it. (Roberta Needles)

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed. (Sean O'Casey)

Out of practice means out of mind... (Kathy Ostman-Magnusen)

If I don't practice for one day, I know it; if I don't practice for two days, the critics know it; if I don't practice for three days, the audience knows it. (Ignace Paderewski)

The key to painting the figure is to get a good drawing at the onset. And that only comes with practice, practice, practice! (Hilary Page)

Learning the art of painting is not an easy task. It takes a great deal of intelligence, keen analysis, study and practice. (Edgar A. Payne)

-often misquoted as "Practice makes perfect."...
Practice is everything. (Periander)

Artists can't forego disciplined study because that's the foundation for becoming fearless. (Melanie Peter)

Every successful painter has worked hard. He cannot rest after having gained a certain degree of facility in drawing, and expect to retain it. He must advance or fall behind. Without practice he will forget; his eye will fail him; and his hand will deny its master. (Walter J. Phillips)

Practice makes perfect. (English proverb)

Practice is the best master. (Latin proverb)

The older I get, the better my art is getting. It must be the practice. (Carl Purcell)

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; In practice, there is. (Chuck Reid)

Try to put well in practice what you already know; and in so doing, you will in good time, discover the hidden things which you now inquire about. Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know. (Rembrandt)

I do not see in what manner practice alone can be sufficient for the production of correct, excellent, and finished pictures. Works deserving this character never were produced, nor ever will arise, from memory alone... (Sir Joshua Reynolds)

Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people. (Jim Rohn)

The more I practice, the luckier I get. (Gene Sarazen)

An hour of practice is worth five hours of foot-dragging. (Pancho Segura)

I demand perfection in what I do, and I practice very hard before I give a concert - sometimes three to six hours a day. (Nina Simone)

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is. (Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut)

Mere philosophy will not satisfy us. We cannot reach the goal by mere words alone. Without practice, nothing can be achieved. (Yoga Sutras)

If you understand real practice, then archery or other activities can be zen. If you don't understand how to practice archery in its true sense, then even though you practice very hard, what you acquire is just technique. It won't help you through and through. (Shunryu Suzuki)

Practice is the best of all instructors. (Publilius Syrus)

People create their own success by learning what they need to learn and then by practising it until they become proficient at it. (Brian Tracy)

Progress comes to those who train and train; reliance on secret techniques will get you nowhere. (Morihei Ueshiba)

Practice should always be based upon a sound knowledge of theory. (Leonardo da Vinci)

You've got to put in a certain amount of time... otherwise you're just taking snapshots for the camera. (W. P. Weston)


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