Honing Quotes by Rahul Dravid, Anna Meredith, Simon Kinberg, Christina Hendricks, Jake Busey, Robbie Robertson and many others.
If someone thinks, ‘I’ll spend the off season working on my fitness and I’ll come back a better cricketer,’ I don’t think that’s enough. You need to spend a lot of time working on your skills and honing your skills.
With the classical stuff, I’ve always been better at the big brushstrokes and broad textures than spending ages honing a chord, or tweaking a sample.
I hope that ‘Gambit’ doesn’t take ten years, but it takes a little honing to get that tone and that voice exactly right. The character has such a specific voice in the comic, in the same way that Deadpool has a specific voice in the comic, that we want to make sure that we capture that voice on the page.
Cats appear to have a wonderful ability to weed out everything they don’t need to know, while honing in on what is important to them.
I go on at least 2-3 auditions a week in the pursuit of more work. So I’m constantly working on material and constantly honing and trying to perfect a craft that is never perfectible – it’s always new, and it’s always different. It’s always a work in progress.
Some bands today have the experience of really working together and honing their craft. And other bands are very much like, ‘I just got a guitar for Christmas, let’s start a band.’ And you can hear the difference.
Honing a thing down until you can still get through with economy, that’s power. Learn your technique thoroughly, immerse yourself in it, and then just throw it all out the window, and express what you feel… and it will come through that you are a technician.
I had come to New York seeking my fortune after a few years of honing my craft as a stand-up on the road.
When it comes right down to it, developing a critical sensibility about parenting isn’t really about disapproval; it’s about honing your own sensibilities, figuring out how you want to parent.
For me, the most important thing I learned was just honing my eye. I think I had a good eye.
I look at sports entertainment/professional wrestling, whichever you want to call it, I look at it as never done. You’re never done learning or getting better or listening, and never done honing your skill.
For me, recording was a lot about honing my guitar skills and honing my singing.
Before acting offers came by, I dabbled in theatre under the aegis of the late thespian Dinesh Thakur. He was instrumental in honing my acting skills.
Talent is a dreadfully cheap commodity, cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work and study; a constant process of honing. Talent is a dull knife that will cut nothing unless it is wielded with great force.
A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.
Social media is a giant distraction to the ultimate aim, which is honing your craft as a songwriter. There are people who are exceptional at it, however, and if you can do both things, then that’s fantastic, but if you are a writer, the time is better spent on a clever lyric than a clever tweet.
I’ve always had an artistic hand. I took on paint when I started falling in love with the abstract expressionists. I approached it from a physical standpoint, but I’ve also been honing my compositional eye through film.
Partly I was honing my self-consciousness into a torture device, sharp and efficient enough to last me the rest of my life.
I run the material, always with two people, sometimes three. We all see things so differently, so to get a couple of people’s perspectives on what I’m doing and the material itself is insanely helpful for honing in on what to take into the audition room.
I prefer career artists that have spent time honing their craft, as opposed to, ‘I won a karaoke contest on a reality show and now I have a record.’ That’s such a drag. The music that comes out of it is so poor.
I need to start honing in on projects that I want to devote my time to and not put my energies into the unattainable ones.
For me, acting is all about the aesthetic. I just want to keep honing my craft. Not that I’m taking myself too seriously, but every artist should consider himself Picasso. Otherwise, you’re doing yourself an injustice.
I went from years of honing my craft to sudden recognition. It was quite a life changer.
Obviously, I did not start my Test career too well. With the bat, I was probably not quite ready to play at that stage. I was happy to go back to first-class system and learn my game a bit more, honing my skills, particularly my defence and patience.
I’m pretty selective. I generally edit the contact sheets and then do work prints. Because I have my own lab and printers, I can afford the luxury of going through the contact sheets for black-and-white, making up work prints, seeing them big, and honing them down.
I travel so much that life has become a matter of honing things down to the barest essentials. Nowadays, I almost never go anywhere with anything more than hand luggage – and a laptop.
It’s just the more you do it the better you get, or at least that’s how I feel in my case. I think it’s a combination of confidence and just having done it this long and just learning. I’m always learning. I’m still honing my craft.
Joe Klein is the flower of American political journalism, a sharp raconteur who shows traces of the gonzo style that was in vogue when he was honing his craft at Rolling Stone back in the day.
It’s still incredibly hard. Not just honing my craft but kicking down doors, getting my work published. Early on, I could have wallpapered my house with all the rejection letters sent my way. I put thousands of hours and pages into four novels that never saw the light of day.
To me, getting notes, honing the part, and refining the role is the real fun of the play.
My old man, he’s done it very differently from me. He had years of honing his craft and years of doing all that stuff before he even had to worry about ‘Game of Thrones.’ So he’s absolutely established himself as an actor without the fear of having to have a personality as well.
I always think of myself as a comedy feeder type person, and that feeder lets themselves get out of your comfort zone as opposed to straight stand up; that feels like honing one skill, like honing one point of view.
I left home when I was 16 years old, and I’ve been living all around the world honing my craft. I lived in L.A. for eight years, then Stockholm, London, and New York.
I suppose writing nonfiction did prepare me for writing fiction. Whenever you write anything, you’re honing your skills for writing anything else.
When you make work, your goal might not be first and foremost to have as many people as possible see it, but it might be more about honing your craft as a storyteller or making art, but, there’s no doubt about it, you want lots of people to see it.