Practice and Quotes about It

Practice and Quotes about It
Practice is essential; you learn most by doing a certain thing repeatedly. See some more about its importance plus some intelligent quotes from famous people regarding the same.
Curiosity is a sign of a healthy mind - as long as it is limited by the margins of good sense. But have you ever seen something and then try to make it yourself because you thought "It can't be that hard, in fact it looks so easy!"

Well I did try that, several times. As Murphy's laws say: there is nothing as easy as it seems. There is always something that can come up as the "surprise" element or the unexpected detail. However, once you started practicing, you might have encountered just about all those things that could eventually go wrong. That's why, you know now what to expect and you certainly can give a piece of valuable "hands on" advice when asked.

But if you interrupt your practice for a long time, a few years for instance, you realize you have lost much of your dexterity. For instance, if you are a piano or violin player, you need to keep practicing so as to not lose your skill.

Everything has a starting point but when it comes to practice, everyone wants to go to the most experienced although they are not necessarily the best option every time. For instance I have just been to a dentist to have my teeth cleaned, this was a dentist with good years of experience while my brother went to a student; I must admit that the student's job was much better! Why? Because he was more meticulous, was a beginner, and wanted to do a good job.

Experience however has its obvious pluses and no one can contest that. Of course it brings the best results when you keep up the quality of your work.

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

"Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge." - Matthew Arnold.

"Practice as if you are the worst, perform as if you are the best."

"An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching." - Mahatma Gandhi.

"When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win." Ed Macauley.

"It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice." - Eric Lindros.

"Practice is the best of all instructors" - Publilius Syrus.

"Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty." - Anne Herbert.

"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.

"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. One becomes in some area an athlete of God." - Martha Graham.

"People who write about spring training not being necessary have never tried to throw a baseball." - Sandy Koufax.

"As you put into practice the qualities of patience, punctuality, sincerity, and solicitude, you will have a better opinion of the world around you" - Grenville Kleiser.

"Learning humor is like learning math - practice makes perfect" - Jim Pelley.

"What a player does best, he should practice least. Practice is for problems."

"Practice being excited." - Bill Foster.

"They say 'practice" makes perfect.' Of course, it doesn't. For the vast majority of golfers it merely consolidates imperfection." - Henry Longhurst.

"Cab drivers are living proof that practice does not make perfect." - Howard Ogden.

"If practice makes perfect, and no one's perfect, then why practice?" - Billy Corgan.