Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


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Young Shy

I am shy to admit that I have followed the advice given all those years ago by a wise archbishop to a bewildered young man: that moments of unbelief 'don't matter,' that if you return to a practice of the faith, faith will return.

- A. N. Wilson

Nation Muslim

Was Sen. Barack Obama a Muslim? Did he ever practice Islam? The presidential candidate officially rejects the claims, but the issue of Obama's personal faith has re-emerged amid conflicting accounts of his enrollment as a Muslim during elementary school in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation.

- Aaron Klein

Living Like

One day of practice is like one day of clean living. It doesn't do you any good.

- Abe Lemons

Play Week

I don't like to practice; I like spontaneity. When I don't play guitar for a week and I pick it up again, I play better.

- Ace Frehley

Allow Set

The Internet was supposed to allow anyone to set up a web page and share their knowledge with the world. But in practice, it's too difficult and takes too long, and almost no one does it.

- Adam D'Angelo

Whenever Lots

Lots of countries have great constitutions, but their leaders have a practice of ignoring the rules whenever they feel like it.

- Adam Davidson

Always Classes

Let's face it, I only practice yoga because the classes are always packed with beautiful women.

- Adam Levine

Been Before

I kind of stumbled into acting, even though I've always been fascinated by people and kind of their motives, and it's been amazing to me, everything I read before about psychology, philosophy, just to put it into practice somehow.

- Adan Canto

Play Here

Here in Argentina, it is easy to practice and play because we have the horses, the land, the players - everything.

- Adolfo Cambiaso

Good Translate

Reflection is only a partial understanding of truth if it does not translate itself in practice into commitments to the common good and justice. Truth is not mere abstraction but something to be done and is only apprehended when this is realized.

- Adolfo Perez Esquivel

Love Dearest

The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults, not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should not become your dearest friend.

- Agnes de Mille

Poland Nets

When people are coming to Krakow and we show them how and where we practice, they are like, 'Seriously? Are you kidding me?' But we're always saying that what matters about the courts - the lines, the nets - are the same. I'm practicing in Poland even when I don't have good facilities.

- Agnieszka Radwanska

Reason Compete

One reason outfielders don't have stronger arms might be they don't practice as much as we did. Most teams today don't take outfield practice. Another reason is baseball has to compete with other sports now - basketball, football, soccer - for the better athletes that might have more skills and stronger arms.

- Al Kaline

Beginning Always

I always work the same way, starting from the beginning of the weekend, so I know at the beginning of the race, from all that I have analysed during the practice, whether I will win the race or not.

- Alain Prost

Nothing Like

There is nothing like practice.

- Alan Hovhaness

Made Ma

I made it, Ma - Carnegie Hall. And I didn't have to practice.

- Alan King

Love Donald

My dad, Donald, was a vet and had a practice in Yorkshire. Cats and dogs were his bread and butter, but his greatest love was large animals.

- Alastair Campbell

Generosity Too

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.

- Albert Camus

Light Brainy

We have all the light we need, we just need to put it in practice.

- Albert Pike

Seasons Big

'The Practice' is one of my favorite shows of all time, and the first few seasons of that show were amazing, and then when they started winning the big case, it just got less interesting.

- Alec Berg

Magic Other

Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.

- Aleister Crowley

Game Replicate

In the 123rd minute of the semifinal game at the Olympics against Canada, I scored the game-winning goal that brought us to the finals. You can't replicate those do-or-die moments in practice or a friendly game.

- Alex Morgan

Modern Certainly

Modern political speechwriting is certainly a skill, and one that requires experience and practice to master.

- Alex Pareene

Ideals Negation

Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.

- Alexander Haig

Lawyers Some

I retire to make way for an abler man. In my four years as attorney general I have aged about ten years, but when I have get back to the practice of law, I hope to show those lawyers that I still have some vitality left.

- Alexander Henry

Trying Owning

I'm trying to practice owning less stuff.

- Alexandra Paul

Medical Doing

Perhaps I will stay in Chicago and operate on human beings instead of on dogs. From a business standpoint, it would be excellent. But, as I hate medical practice, I would like better to make little money in doing scientific work than a great deal in doing surgical operations.

- Alexis Carrel

Education Side

If we practiced medicine like we practice education, we'd look for the liver on the right side and left side in alternate years.

- Alfred Kazin

Homeland Learns

In order every one in our homeland learns principles of democracy and the peaceful transition of power, and in order to stabilize and develop multiple choices in democratic practice.

- Ali Abdullah Saleh

Country Role

The opposition may have the right to doubt every thing, but for myself, I call on opposition to practice its role within limits of objectively, responsibility and country interests.

- Ali Abdullah Saleh

Lots Yemen

Further more Yemen is leading pioneer in democratic practice, lots of brothers and friends testified on that.

- Ali Abdullah Saleh

Other Improviser

Baseball players practice, runners practice, so how can you practice being funny? You get up onstage. You train as an improviser, playing make-believe, using the vernacular of improvisation, saying 'yes and' to other people's ideas, making statements.

- Ali Farahnakian

Makes Automatic

What makes knowledge automatic is what gets you to Carnegie Hall - practice, practice, practice.

- Alison Gopnik

Magic Through

There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.

- Allan Bloom

Hall About

I'm a Hall of Famer, and I can go outside today and go to a restaurant or wherever, and somebody will come up to me and say, 'Practice? We talkin' 'bout practice?' Man, I am a Hall of Famer, and that's all you can think about?

- Allen Iverson

Love Over

As far as how I expressed 'practice, practice, practice' over and over again, I wouldn't take that back because, obviously, that sound bite is great for the media and for the fans, because they love it.

- Allen Iverson

Career Allen

I couldn't have accomplished the things in my career if I didn't practice, and the worst part about that whole thing is when a kid comes up to me and says 'Allen, I don't like practice, either.' I've got to straighten that kid right then.

- Allen Iverson

Game Over

I just want kids all over the world to know you have to practice to be any good in this game; it's too hard.

- Allen Iverson

New Acceptable

This practice of skinny actresses donning fat suits is essentially the new and acceptable blackface in Hollywood.

- Allison Anders

Love Confidence

Yet you should practice the greatest possible love and confidence in treating with Him.

- Alphonsus Liguori

Hidden About

I just couldn't take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that's about all I did at school.

- Alvin Lee

Anybody Had

I'd go to swim practice, put my face in the water, and I didn't have to talk to anybody. Swimming was like my escape, but it was also like this huge prison because I felt like I had to swim up to people's standards.

- Amanda Beard

May Descent

Bolshevism may be Marxian in theory, but it is Hulagoesque in practice. It may be of European descent, but it is Oriental in tradition. Oriental in mood. Oriental in temperament.

- Ameen Rihani

Play Average

You could argue that if the average golfer plays a golf course with 430-yard par 4s and they always miss the green, that's good practice. It's definitely great practice to play a course that's too long for you.

- Amy Alcott

Sometimes Bring

I sometimes work with a communications and media training firm called KNP Communications. It's nice to bring the research to the practitioners; I learn a lot watching how they put it into practice, and I know they like to be on top of what's happening on the research front.

- Amy Cuddy

Smiling Holding

Practice smiling by holding a pencil between your teeth for twenty minutes.

- Amy Cuddy

Politics I Think

As a U.S. Senator, I've tried my best to practice politics the way I think it's supposed to be practiced - always looking for common ground and truly enjoying the people I meet along the way.

- Amy Klobuchar

Curious Want

Practice being curious; want to know things; ask questions.

- Anders Holm

Play Main Thing

You never know how much you can do in practice because you never know if you're going to play or not, but the main thing is stay ready.

- Anderson Varejao

Win Deserve

If you don't practice you don't deserve to win.

- Andre Agassi

Children Often

Because I practice often with my children at home.

- Andrea Bocelli

Comforting Over

There is something comforting about going into a practice room, putting your sheet music on a stand and playing Bach over and over again.

- Andrew Bird

Cook Pretty

I can cook a little bit but pretty much when I get back from practice I am pretty tired that I just order out.

- Andrew Bogut

Grow Skills

Business is where you practice your human skills. It's where you grow.

- Andrew Cherng

United States

It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States.

- Andrew Jackson

My Own Wholesome

I'm appalled that an industry has grown around teaching a practice as wholesome and spiritual as yoga, so I decided to create my own free video to help people get started.

- Andrew Mason

Country Willing

Corporate tax reform is nice in theory but tough in practice. It most likely requires lower tax rates and the closing of loopholes, which many companies are sure to fight. And whatever new, lower tax rate is determined, there will probably be another country willing to lower its rate further, creating a sad race to zero.

- Andrew Ross Sorkin

Body Your

Routines may include taking a warm bath or a relaxing walk in the evening, or practicing meditation/relaxation exercises. Psychologically, the completion of such a practice tells your mind and body that the day's work is over and you are free to relax and sleep.

- Andrew Weil

Love TV

I fell in love with Erica Kane the summer before my freshman year of high school. Like all red-blooded teen American boys, I'd come home from water polo practice and eat a box of Entenmann's Pop'Ems donut holes in front of the TV while obsessively fawning over 'All My Children' and Erica, her clothes, and her narcissistic attitude.

- Andy Cohen

Over Still

I do radio gigs, three-minute spots, solo shows, so I still get plenty of practice at the sniper attack - me at a piano or with a guitar, having to win people over fast.

- Andy Grammer

I Think Very

I think it's very important to send the message that, while parents are needed to remind you to practice and occasionally force you to finish things... they also need to learn to respect you. You as an individual, ultimately, are the captain of where you're going.

- Angela Duckworth

Play Hours

I really tried to play more intensely in practice and not play like maybe two, three hours just like that. I just go to court and spend a lot of hours as well on gym, or just make a lot of sprints and movement.

- Angelique Kerber

Basketball Does

Basketball requires discipline. So does writing. Basketball requires practice. So does writing. Basketball requires resilience. So does writing.

- Angie Thomas

Effort Every Day

Someone who wants to write should make an effort to write a little something every day. Writing in this sense is the same as athletes who practice a sport every day to keep their skills honed.

- Anita Desai


Since 1985, I have written about contemporary Jewish practice and the Jewish community.

- Anita Diament

Enforced Frowned

Confiscatory taxation enforced by threat of imprisonment is 'stealing,' a practice strongly frowned upon by our Creator.

- Ann Coulter

Thought Rhyming

Hip-hop has survived as a sonic practice more than anything else. It's an approach to music-making based in sampling and rhyming over beats, that's proven far more versatile than its detractors thought it would.

- Ann Powers

Think I Think

What my work is, is my approach to it. It's the practice. And my work is about the effort that I make to get there. And I think if there's anything artistic, it's in that middle space.

- Anna Deavere Smith

Bother Architect

Have you ever heard of a pianist who never had to practice - or of an architect who didn't bother to find out why buildings stand up?

- Anne Stevenson

Fruit Yoga

The highest Hindu intellectual training was based on the practice of yoga, and produced, as its fruit, those marvellous philosophical systems, the six Darshanas and the Brahma Sutras, which are still the delight of scholars and the inspiration of occultists and mystics.

- Annie Besant

Deal Good Deal

Nothing to mountaineering, just a little physical endurance, a good deal of brains, lots of practice, and plenty of warm clothing.

- Annie Smith Peck

Good Lot

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

Wisdom Unless

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.

- Anton Chekhov

Art Gift

Musical practice is too young an art in America to warrant a search for men with a conductor's gift.

- Anton Seidl

Own Here

Please bear in mind that my observations and thoughts are the outcome of my own unaided impulse and curiosity alone; for, besides myself, in our town there be no philosophers who practice this art, so pray, take not amiss my poor pen and the liberty I here take in setting down my random notions.

- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Lawyers Fact

What secret knowledge, one must wonder, is breathed into lawyers when they become Justices of this Court that enables them to discern that a practice which the text of the Constitution does not clearly proscribe, and which our people have regarded as constitutional for 200 years, is in fact unconstitutional?

- Antonin Scalia

Woman Back

The punishment of shaving a woman's head had biblical origins. In Europe, the practice dated back to the Dark Ages with the Visigoths.

- Antony Beevor

Which Motor

Practice makes an actor excel. It is like cycling and motor driving. It is an art, which can be learnt and practised.

- Anupam Kher

Modeling Had

I got scouted for modeling, and it was really scary - I was walking my dog wearing heels for the first time ever because I had a party to go to the day after, and I wanted to practice, and this black car kind of started following me, so I, being dramatic, picked up the dog and started to run.

- Anya Taylor-Joy

Deserve Thanks

Virtue comes by nature, learning, and practice, and thanks to virtue, all of the aforesaid may deserve approval.

- Apollonius of Tyana

Will Solutions

If you have problems of conduct that are difficult and hard to settle, I will furnish you with solutions, for I not only know matters of practice and duty, but I even know them beforehand.

- Apollonius of Tyana

Aroused Ideal

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.

- Arnold J. Toynbee

More Get

The more I practice the luckier I get.

- Arnold Palmer

Big By The Time

When you campaign and have to participate in so many debates just to the win the nomination of your party, you've had a lot of practice. You get to figure out as you go from one debate to another where you made your mistakes. By the time you get to the big debate you're pretty polished.

- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Think Intensity

I think generally the Japanese players have more intensity in practice but generally I do the same things.

- Arsene Wenger

Over It Over

We'd go to the fraternity house. It was a good place to practice. But we really wanted the kids to overhear us. And whoever heard us would go nuts over it.

- Art Garfunkel

Mom House

My mom devised a plan to get me out of the house and gave me the choice between ballet or skating. She knew both of those sports were time-consuming and would keep me busy with hours of practice.

- Ashley Wagner

Against Compete

I compete against myself in competitions anyway, so I train against myself in practice.

- Ashton Eaton

Think I Think

The heptathlon world record is nice, but the decathlon is the event. I think the heptathlon is more like a practice. There is something completely different about the decathlon.

- Ashton Eaton

Church Private

If all Church power vests in the clergy, then the people are practically bound to passive obedience in all matters of faith and practice; for all right of private judgment is then denied.

- Charles Hodge

Enjoy Against

My theory is to enjoy life, but the practice is against it.

- Charles Lamb

Love Maintain

Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.

- Charles Simmons

Nine Shut

I love comics work, and I hope I never stop doing it. But at the same time, I have my own law practice that I've built up over quite a while - it's been more than a decade that I've spent building that business - so it seems a little premature to just shut it down after nine months of working at a high level in comics. We'll see.

- Charles Soule

Racing Becoming

When I turned 16, I got my driver's license like the rest of my classmates, but I also got an extra present: a two-day practice session in a Formula Ford: my first open-wheel racing car and the first step on the ladder toward becoming a professional driver.

- Charlie Kimball

Learn Bandstand

You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.

- Charlie Parker

Next Next Morning

I don't have any weird night rituals. I definitely am a ritualistic person... I like to go downstairs and remind my roommate-drummer not to practice early the next morning, so I can sleep in.

- Charlie Worsham

Wife Go

My wife cooks, I clean. Then I go to practice, come home, and take a two hour nap. I wake up, shave my head, then it's time to ball.

- Chauncey Billups

Found Social

Social scientists have found that the fastest way to feel happiness is to practice gratitude.

- Chip Conley

Here Very

Here's a very simple, common sense idea - if you practice something more, you get better at it; if you can't complete everything you need to do, take more time.

- Chris Gabrieli

Play Everybody

Everybody's like, 'You're tall. You didn't play basketball?' They asked me when I was a freshman in high school, and basketball practice was the same time a lot of stuff happened with choir. And I picked choir, which, normally, people would scratch their heads at, but it worked out okay.

- Chris Young