Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it.
If you want a quality, act as if you already had it. Try the as if technique.
Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
The moment a man begins to talk about technique that's proof that he is fresh out of ideas.
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The more technique you have, the less you have to worry about it.
The more technique there is, the less there is.
Method is much, technique is much, but inspiration is even more.
Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions.
A successful social technique consists perhaps in finding unobjectionable means for individual self-assertion.
Technique is the test of sincerity. If a thing isn't worth getting the technique to say, it is of inferior value.
Religion is the sole technique for the validating of values.
Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration.
The value of music is not dazzling yourself and others with technique.
Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors.
I've taken singing lessons since I was young, just to work on technique.
All I have to do is to work on transition and technique.
You can practice to learn a technique, but I'm more interested in conceiving of something in the moment.
If you're playing within your capability, what's the point? If you're not pushing your own technique to its own limits with the risk that it might just crumble at any moment, then you're not really doing your job.
Salesmanship, too, is an art; the perfection of its technique requires study and practice.
I think sincerity was my sole aesthetic and realism my experimental technique.
I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use.
Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.
Great athletes train their minds as well as their bodies.
There are various mental conditioning techniques many use when preparing for an event. Perhaps the best known technique is visualization, creating a mental image not only of the desired result (the gold medal, a new world record, a hole-in-one), but also of every move that will be taken en route to the ultimate goal.
The audience is the most revered member of the theater.
Without an audience there is no theater. Every technique learned by the actor, every curtain, every flat on the stage, every careful analysis by the director, every coordinated scene, is for the enjoyment of the audience. They are our guests, our evaluators, and the last spoke in the wheel which can then begin to roll. They make the performance meaningful.
The analytic psychotherapist thus has a threefold battle to wage -- in his own mind against the forces which seek to drag him down from the analytic level; outside the analysis, against opponents who dispute the importance he attaches to the sexual instinctual forces and hinder him from making use of them in his scientific technique; and inside the analysis, against his patients, who at first behave like opponents but later on reveal the overvaluation of sexual life which dominates them, and who try to make him captive to their socially untamed passion.
In science as in love, too much concentration on technique can often lead to impotence.
The pace of science forces the pace of technique.
Theoretical physics forces atomic energy on us; the successful production of the fission bomb forces upon us the manufacture of the hydrogen bomb. We do not choose our problems, we do not choose our products; we are pushed, we are forced -- by what? By a system which has no purpose and goal transcending it, and which makes man its appendix.
Can a society in which thought and technique are scientific persist for a long period, as, for example, ancient Egypt persisted, or does it necessarily contain within itself forces which must bring either decay or explosion?
To focus on technique is like cramming your way through school.
You sometimes get by, perhaps even get good grades, but if you don't pay the price day in and day out, you'll never achieve true mastery of the subjects you study or develop an educated mind.
Technique is really personality. That is the reason why the artist cannot teach it, why the pupil cannot learn it, and why the aesthetic critic can understand it. To the great poet, there is only one method of music -- his own. To the great painter, there is only one manner of painting -- that which he himself employs. The aesthetic critic, and the aesthetic critic alone, can appreciate all forms and all modes. It is to him that Art makes her appeal.
We catch on to the truth and technique of expectation in those rare moments when we are stirred by an awareness of a guidance seemingly higher and greater than our own, when for a little while we are taken over by a force and an intelligence above and beyond those commonly felt. Confident and free, filled with wonder and ready acceptance, we permit ourselves to be taken over by our unquestioning self.
I train myself mentally with visualization.
The morning of a tournament, before I put my feet on the floor, I visualize myself making perfect runs with emphasis on technique, all the way through to what my personal best is in practice.... The more you work with this type of visualization, especially when you do it on a day-to-day basis, you'll actually begin to feel your muscles contracting at the appropriate times.
Hemingway is terribly limited. His technique is good for short stories, for people who meet once in a bar very late at night, but do not enter into relations. But not for the novel.
In the future, when we get serious about executing things correctly, this thing will be very easy to do. If we find out that this technique does not work, I don't intend to step on dead bodies to achieve something because I don't have that kind of ambition. My ambition is to help people.
To call something an 'enhanced interrogation technique' doesn't alter the fact that we thought it was torture when the Japanese used it on American prisoners, we thought it was torture when the North Koreans used it, we thought it was torture when the Soviets used it. You know, it's almost the moral equivalent of saying that rape is an enhanced seduction technique.
Well, all I can say is thank goodness I had 15 years of theater before ever I did film roles. You build technique that you can rely on.
Sure, I get the blues. But what I try to do, is apply joy to the blues, you know? I don't know if it's a technique, or just being bent that way, being raised by the folks I was raised by.
I never studied anything about film technique in school.
Eventually, I realized that cinema and theater are not so different: from the gut to the heart to the head of a character is the same journey for both.
Forget the technique. Hit the guy across from you. Don't let somebody come in your space.
If you start to disrespect the character you're playing, or play it too much for laughs, that can work for a sketch, it will sell some gags, but it's all technique. It's like watching a juggler - you can be impressed by it, but it's not going to touch you in any way.
Cycling is based so much on form, on aesthetics, on class - the way you carry yourself on the bike, the sort of technique you have.
Philosophers and theologians have argued for centuries over the morality of targeted assassinations - a technique that the Israelis use with some frequency - without ever reaching anything approaching consensus.
I had classic technique - one of the best techniques when I was like 10, 12, but then I changed.
To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle. I have adopted the technique of living life miracle to miracle.
Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.
Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character;
it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint.
Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.
If technique is of no interest to a writer, I doubt that the writer is an artist.
Technique is of less interest than character and story.
You have actors who begin at a certain young age and there's very little change in their technique and the depth of their performances; they're the same 30 years later.
To write history is so difficult that most historians are forced to make concessions to the technique of legende.