Practice Makes Perfect Quotes
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. It would have to be called Kendall and Jameson.
4. No way. Jameson and Kendall. It’s alphabetical.
5. You told our boss that you banged me on top of your desk.
6. Kendall and Jameson sounds great
7. 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!
8. 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!
9. 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.
10. Keep practicing,” he told her.
“Until I get it right?” she said. But he corrected her.
“No. Until you don’t get it wrong.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. Score one for Team Kendall, Payton thought.
Not that it was a competition between them.
Not at all.
15. TEMPORARY INSANITY.
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.
17. Practice makes perfect. After a long time of practicing, our work will become natural, skillfull, swift, and steady.
18. You can buy an expensive violin, but you can’t buy 10 years of practice.
19. 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.
20. Practice does not make perfect. Imperfect makes us practice.
21. trying to do things they can’t yet do, failing, and learning what they need to do differently is exactly the way that experts practice.
22. Practice doesn’t make perfect if you’re doing it wrong.
23. Nobody likes practicing, but what’s worse: practing, or sucking at something?… Oh, give me a fucking break, practicing is not worse than sucking.
24. This is where grace lives – in the jumping in. In showing up, day after day. In trying and learning and trying again and again.
25. Practice makes performance. You cannot attain perfection. What you do consistently is what you end up with.
26. Repetition, repetition, repetion; equals Results.
27. 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?”
28. 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.
29. 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.
30. If you see improvement with some practice, you will see perfection with more practice.
31. You can’t write a sonnet if you have to look up the spelling of each word as you go.
32. 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.
33. Because of nothing but training, some people can effortlessly do something we cannot do even terribly.
34. The Beautiful Thing About Discipline… It Can Work Wonders.
35. Aim at a high mark and you’ll hit it. No, not the first time, nor the second time. Maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect.
36. The problem is, getting business is part of the business. It’s like a ritual with these guys: ‘Hey, how ‘bout those Club’ “ – the bad male impression was back – “ ‘let’s play some golf, smoke some cigars. Here’s my penis, there’s yours – yep, they appear to be about the same size – okay, let’s do some deals.’ “
When the woman seated at the next table threw them a disapproving look over the foam of her jumbo-sized cappuccino, Laney leaned in toward Payton. “Let’s use our inside voices, please, when using the p-word,” she whispered chidingly.
37. when you do more than you learn, you leave a distinctive notable footprint on earth
38. Try to put well into practice what you already know. In so doing, you will, in good time, discover the hidden things you now inquire about.
39. I’ve learned a lot this year…
I’ve learned that some people will wrong you, forgive them anyway.
I’ve learned that things might not work out as you thought they should, do them anyway.
But what struck me the most is
no matter how good or bad
things are, life goes on,
so live it anyway.
40. A lion is born knowing how to hunt, but has to learn how to hunt well.
41.Putting aside your blatant patriarchal biases in assuming the necessary presence of a male familial figurehead, yes, I had a nice brunch, thanks.
42. You become a master in what you repeatedly do in consistency. Mastery is not born; it is acquired. It is not blood-linked; it is skill-learnt!
43. Sometimes, until you do what you shouldn’t have done, you least remember what you should have done
44. Any training is initially difficult, but with persistence practice, we can master the art.
45. The more you practice the better you’ll be, the harder you train the great in you they’ll see.
46. Perfection may be an island out of reach, but setting your sails toward it makes for a magnificent voyage.
47. The best pilots fly more than the others; that’s why they’re the best.
48. How do you get to Carnegie Hall
49. You cannot swim without getting wet
50. Practice creates more connections among the neurons, which push you a little further towards perfection.
51. when you do more than you learn, you leave a distinctive notable footprints on earth
52. It’s all just practice for the next time
53. The life-tree of practice is single-minded application.
54. How do you get to Carnegie Hall.