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82 Inspirational Quotes About Technique (SKILL)

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“The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life.”

Georg Simmel
Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it. - Leon TrotskyPin
Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it. – Leon Trotsky
The most perfect technique is that which is not noticed at all. - Pablo CasalsPin
The most perfect technique is that which is not noticed at all. – Pablo Casals
Technique has taken over the whole of civilization. Death, procreation, birth all submit to technical efficiency and systemization. - Jacques EllulPin
Technique has taken over the whole of civilization. Death, procreation, birth all submit to technical efficiency and systemization. – Jacques Ellul
The first thing is to have the will, the rest is technique. - Halldor LaxnessPin
The first thing is to have the will, the rest is technique. – Halldor Laxness
To create, we need both technique and freedom of technique. - Stephen NachmanovitchPin
To create, we need both technique and freedom of technique. – Stephen Nachmanovitch
Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors. - Leonard BernsteinPin
Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors. – Leonard Bernstein
Technique is the test of sincerity. - Ezra PoundPin
Technique is the test of sincerity. – Ezra Pound
Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth. - Jean De La BruyerePin
Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth. – Jean De La Bruyere
A successful social technique consists perhaps in finding unobjectionable means for individual self assertion. - Eric HofferPin
A successful social technique consists perhaps in finding unobjectionable means for individual self assertion. – Eric Hoffer

10 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Technique

“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.”

Man Ray
Negotiation is not a policy. It's a technique. It's something you use when it's to your advantage, and something that you don't use when it's not to your advantage. - John BoltonPin
Negotiation is not a policy. It’s a technique. It’s something you use when it’s to your advantage, and something that you don’t use when it’s not to your advantage. – John Bolton
You learn techniques to understand principles. When you understand the principles, you will create your own techniques. - Alain GehinPin
You learn techniques to understand principles. When you understand the principles, you will create your own techniques. – Alain Gehin

“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.”

Lee Iacocca
If you find yourself with a weakness, attack it. Don't develop a technique that avoids your weaknesses. - Nelson ShanksPin
If you find yourself with a weakness, attack it. Don’t develop a technique that avoids your weaknesses. – Nelson Shanks
Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration. - Rudolf NureyevPin
Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration. – Rudolf Nureyev
The purpose of life is a life with a purpose. So I’d rather die for a cause, than live a life that is worthless. - Immortal TechniquePin
The purpose of life is a life with a purpose. So I’d rather die for a cause, than live a life that is worthless. – Immortal Technique
Technique is of less interest than character and story. - William FriedkinPin
Technique is of less interest than character and story. – William Friedkin
I don't get wrapped up in technique and the like. - Fay GodwinPin
I don’t get wrapped up in technique and the like. – Fay Godwin
I try to make the good days great and take something positive from the days I'm not feeling good - work on technique or something like that. - Katie LedeckyPin
I try to make the good days great and take something positive from the days I’m not feeling good – work on technique or something like that. – Katie Ledecky

5 Quotes About Technique in Sports

“The beauty of the game is strength, stamina and technique and when you shorten the game, technique goes for a toss and the quality of badminton will surely go down in this system.”

Jwala Gutta
Perfecting your form and technique at early stages will go a long way. Don't compromise on the big lifts - deadlifts, squats, and bench-presses. - Ronnie ColemanPin
Perfecting your form and technique at early stages will go a long way. Don’t compromise on the big lifts – deadlifts, squats, and bench-presses. – Ronnie Coleman
All I have to do is to work on transition and technique. - Usain BoltPin
All I have to do is to work on transition and technique. – Usain Bolt

“Over the years, golf has evolved from a leisurely game of stick and ball into a competitive sport for highly skilled athletes. Players not only spend countless hours fine-tuning technique on the course, but also improving strength, stability, and endurance in the gym.”

Paige Spiranac

“You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.”

Michael Jordan

4 Quotes About Technique in Teaching

“I tell a student that the most important class you can take is technique. A great chef is first a great technician. ‘If you are a jeweler, or a surgeon or a cook, you have to know the trade in your hand. You have to learn the process. You learn it through endless repetition until it belongs to you.”

Jacques Pepin

“Pure mathematics is on the whole distinctly more useful than applied. For what is useful above all is technique, and mathematical technique is taught mainly through pure mathematics.”

G. H. Hardy

“Mind mapping is a technique based on memory and creativity and comprehension and understanding, so when the student or a child uses the mind map, they are using their brain in the way their brain was designed to be used, and so the mind helps them in all learning and cognitive skills. It simply helps them in what the brain does naturally.”

Tony Buzan

“Great teaching is the ability to distinguish between what can and needs to be explained and what cannot be explained. The working of a computer needs to be explained as it is made by the human mind. But a butterfly need not always be explained. A butterfly has to be seen with gleaming eyes of wonder as it is a natural expression of life and not of the mind. Great teaching is more like a craft than a technique. To evoke the curiosity in the learner, to care for the learner and to take the learner on a journey of discovery are some of the most critical elements of this craft.”

Debashis Chatterjee

4 Quotes About Technique in Management and Leadership

“I describe management as arts, crafts and science. It is a practice that draws on arts, craft and science and there is a lot of craft – meaning experience – there is a certain amount of craft meaning insight, creativity and vision, and there is the use of science, technique or analysis.”

Henry Mintzberg
Constant, gentle pressure is my preferred technique for leadership, guidance, and coaching. - Danny MeyerPin
Constant, gentle pressure is my preferred technique for leadership, guidance, and coaching. – Danny Meyer

“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.”

Lewis H. Lapham

Empowerment isn’t a buzzword among leadership gurus. It’s a proven technique where leaders give their teams the appropriate training, tools, resources, and guidance to succeed.”

John Rampton

12 Quotes About Technique in Arts

“Learn technique; have full command to the extent of not being conscious of how it is done. When craftsmanship has been developed, you are free to create. Technique will give way to expression!”

Sergei Bongart
The more technique you have, the less you have to worry about it. The more technique there is, the less there is. - Pablo PicassoPin
The more technique you have, the less you have to worry about it. The more technique there is, the less there is. – Pablo Picasso
It doesn't make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement. - Jackson PollockPin
It doesn’t make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement. – Jackson Pollock

“The only craft and technique you have legitimate access to is the craft and technique you forgot, that has dissolved itself into the unconscious because you have learned it so well you have forgotten it.”

Robert Olen Butler
With practice the craft will come almost of itself, in spite of you and all the more easily if you think of something besides technique. - Paul GauguinPin
With practice the craft will come almost of itself, in spite of you and all the more easily if you think of something besides technique. – Paul Gauguin
Technical achievement without vision is only craft. - Carole KatchenPin
Technical achievement without vision is only craft. – Carole Katchen
You can't learn techniques and then try to become a painter. Techniques are a result. - Jackson PollockPin
You can’t learn techniques and then try to become a painter. Techniques are a result. – Jackson Pollock
Speed will follow when the mechanism of the movements is more assured. - Rafael SabatiniPin
Speed will follow when the mechanism of the movements is more assured. – Rafael Sabatini
I think one should pay so much attention to technique, don't you Like learning to draw before you paint. - Iris MurdochPin
I think one should pay so much attention to technique, don’t you? Like learning to draw before you paint. – Iris Murdoch
In love as in art, good technique helps. - Mason CooleyPin
In love as in art, good technique helps. – Mason Cooley
Without passion, there is not art, only technique. - Mary Robinette KowalPin
Without passion, there is not art, only technique. – Mary Robinette Kowal
To me, the technique was almost irrelevant. It was what was coming across. - Bill SienkiewiczPin
To me, the technique was almost irrelevant. It was what was coming across. – Bill Sienkiewicz

5 Quotes About Technique in Writing and Literature

“Many writers, good writers who ought to know better, focus so tightly on the structure demanded by a crime story that they lose track of the fact that they are writing a novel. Accusations of both sensationalism and trivialization are, alas, often justified.”

Laurie R. King
If technique is of no interest to a writer, I doubt that the writer is an artist. - Marianne MoorePin
If technique is of no interest to a writer, I doubt that the writer is an artist. – Marianne Moore
Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions. - Iris MurdochPin
Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions. – Iris Murdoch
Places are never just places in a piece of writing. If they are, the author has failed. Setting is not inert. It is activated by point of view. - Carmen Maria MachadoPin
Places are never just places in a piece of writing. If they are, the author has failed. Setting is not inert. It is activated by point of view. – Carmen Maria Machado
Poetry is what happens when an anxiety meets a technique. - Lawrence DurrellPin
Poetry is what happens when an anxiety meets a technique. – Lawrence Durrell

4 Quotes About Technique in Meditation

“Some people awaken spiritually without ever coming into contact with any meditation technique or any spiritual teaching. They may awaken simply because they can’t stand the suffering anymore.”

Eckhart Tolle
Stillness as a technique is still really captivating to me. - Adam BaldwinPin
Stillness as a technique is still really captivating to me. – Adam Baldwin

Mindfulness is often spoken of as the heart of Buddhist meditation. It’s not about Buddhism, but about paying attention. That’s what all meditation is, no matter what tradition or particular technique is used.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Om is not just a sound or vibration. It is not just a symbol. If you think of Om only as a sound, a technique or a symbol of the Divine, you will miss it altogether. Om is the mysterious cosmic energy that is the substratum of all the things and all the beings of the entire universe. It is an eternal song of the Divine. It is continuously resounding in silence on the background of everything that exists.”

Amit Ray

4 Quotes About Technique in Cooking

“I’m not a chef. I haven’t created any new technique in the kitchen. I’m not a rocket scientist. I think I’m good at writing accessible, fun, and affordable meals for the average American family. That’s what I think I’m good at.”

Rachael Ray
Once you have mastered a technique, you hardly need look at a recipe again and can take off on your own. - Julia ChildPin
Once you have mastered a technique, you hardly need look at a recipe again and can take off on your own. – Julia Child
There is no technique, there is just the way to do it. Now, are we going to measure or are we going to cook - Frances MayesPin
There is no technique, there is just the way to do it. Now, are we going to measure or are we going to cook? – Frances Mayes
Molecular gastronomy is not bad but without sound, basic culinary technique, it is useless. - Alton BrownPin
Molecular gastronomy is not bad but without sound, basic culinary technique, it is useless. – Alton Brown

5 Quotes About Technique in Music

“You can admire people for sure, and they’re worth admiring, but you need to find that special thing about yourself. It takes working hard, getting the technique, and learning to sing and all that stuff, but the master class is about bringing yourself to the role.”

Technique is superficial. The method used in applying technique is what gives music its character. - Henry ManciniPin
Technique is superficial. The method used in applying technique is what gives music its character. – Henry Mancini
By concentrating on precision, one arrives at technique, but by concentrating on technique one does not arrive at precision. - Bruno WalterPin
By concentrating on precision, one arrives at technique, but by concentrating on technique one does not arrive at precision. – Bruno Walter
The value of music is not dazzling yourself and others with technique. - Herbie HancockPin
The value of music is not dazzling yourself and others with technique. – Herbie Hancock
Contrary to the norm, as my technique improved my voice became higher. - Renee FlemingPin
Contrary to the norm, as my technique improved my voice became higher. – Renee Fleming

2 Quotes About Technique in Acting

“The technique’s many benefits for actors include minimized tension, centeredness, vocal relaxation, and responsiveness, mind/body connection and about an inch and a half of additional height.”

Kevin Kline
The Alexander Technique has helped me to undo knots, unblock energy and deal with almost paralyzing stage fright. - William HurtPin
The Alexander Technique has helped me to undo knots, unblock energy and deal with almost paralyzing stage fright. – William Hurt

3 Quotes About Technique in Dancing

“To illustrate what I mean, an apt dancer may be in thorough unison with the others in that particular group, and at the same time reveal a difference in dancing temperament, rhythm or technique; she may phrase, accentuate or actually interpret differently.”

Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. - Martha GrahamPin
Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. – Martha Graham
Style in dancing, as in everything else in life, is immensely more important than technique. - Clifton WebbPin
Style in dancing, as in everything else in life, is immensely more important than technique. – Clifton Webb

3 Quotes About Technique in Martial Arts

Remember, you are expressing the technique, not doing the technique. - Bruce LeePin
Remember, you are expressing the technique, not doing the technique. – Bruce Lee
Lock it out so you can perform your movement, disarm, or technique. - Burton RichardsonPin
Lock it out so you can perform your movement, disarm, or technique. – Burton Richardson
In combat, spontaneity rules. Rote performance of technique perishes. - Bruce LeePin
In combat, spontaneity rules. Rote performance of technique perishes. – Bruce Lee

2 Quotes About Technique in Comedy

“I use a Bruce Lee technique: ‘The way of no way.’ He had the idea that he would learn everything, so that whoever he had to fight, he could improvise anything. The best way of starting a gig is just to not think of anything – to clear your mind, not in an empty Zen state, but more just to go on and see where you go.”

Eddie Izzard
Comedy takes a very specific technique, specific skills. - Joseph Gordon-LevittPin
Comedy takes a very specific technique, specific skills. – Joseph Gordon-Levitt

9 Quotes About Technique That Will Make You Think

“Boredom has been used as a technique, it is a device. In Zen, boredom is used as a device: you are bored to death, and you are not allowed to escape. You are not to go outside, you are not to entertain yourself, you are not to do, you are not to talk, you are not to read novels and detective stories. No thrill. No possibility to escape anywhere.”

Rajneesh
Animation is a technique, not a genre. - Gore VerbinskiPin
Animation is a technique, not a genre. – Gore Verbinski
Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique. - James MacGregor BurnsPin
Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique. – James MacGregor Burns

“If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.”

Eve Arnold
To rule children by force is the technique of Satan, not of the Savior. - Russell M. NelsonPin
To rule children by force is the technique of Satan, not of the Savior. – Russell M. Nelson
Method is much, technique is much, but inspiration is even more. - Benjamin CardozoPin
Method is much, technique is much, but inspiration is even more. – Benjamin Cardozo
Find your own technique. - John French SloanPin
Find your own technique. – John French Sloan
I don't have technique because I never learned any. - Emma ThompsonPin
I don’t have technique because I never learned any. – Emma Thompson
I used to murder people for money, but these days it’s more of a survival technique. - Jennifer EstepPin
I used to murder people for money, but these days it’s more of a survival technique. – Jennifer Estep
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