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Smiles come naturally to me, but I started thinking of them as an art form at my command. I studied all the time. I looked at magazines, I'd practice in front of the mirror and I'd ask photographers about the best angles. I can now pull out a smile at will.
I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice.
It is impossible to practice parliamentary politics without having patience, decency, politeness and courtesy.
A democracy, the realistic observer is forced to conclude, is likely to be idealistic in its feelings about itself, but imperialistic about its practice.
The only way a kid is going to practice is if it's total fun for him... and it was for me.
Retiring is just practicing up to be dead. That doesn't take any practice.
Many roads lead to the path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice.
Corner one of the hundreds of doctors who specialize in autism recovery, and they'll tell you stories of dozens of kids in their practice who no longer have autism. Ask them to speak to the press and they'll run for the door. They know better.
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.
Practice meditation regularly. Meditation leads to eternal bliss. Therefore meditate, meditate.
We need to develop and disseminate an entirely new paradigm and practice of collaboration that supersedes the traditional silos that have divided governments, philanthropies and private enterprises for decades and replace it with networks of partnerships working together to create a globally prosperous society.
In the coming years, if not sooner, social media will become a powerful tool that consumers will aggressively use to influence business attitudes and force companies into greater social responsibility - and, I suggest, move us towards a more sustainable practice of capitalism.
Corporations, consumers, and citizens must begin acting in concert to create a powerful third pillar of social transformation if we hope to meet the social challenges we currently face with equal force. This begins with corporations that choose to alter how they practice capitalism in two ways to serve the greater good.
Because most of my career in the classroom has been at art schools (beginning at Bennington in the 1970s), I am hyper-aware of the often grotesque disconnect between commentary on the arts and the actual practice or production of the arts.
After practice, I would have to go back to the dorm and take a nap.
There is no fundamental difference between the preparation for death and the practice of dying, and spiritual practice leading to enlightenment.
Practice is the best of all instructors.
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.
Why should I practice running slow? I already know how to run slow. I want to learn to run fast.
I pray God I may never be brought to the melancholy trial; but, if ever I should, it will then be known how far I can reduce to practice principles which I know to be founded in truth.
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.
You don't know how much artists go through to make it look so easy. It's all in the practice.
School is practice for the future, and practice makes perfect. But nobody's perfect, so why practice?
Billie Joe Armstrong
An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.
Learn by practice.
Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
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.
I'm a recovering lawyer. The practice of law has changed. Every agreement is a fight.
Life doesn't give you all the practice races you need.
In college I had a weekend gig at a restaurant, a solo thing that was the best practice I could have ever had. That's where I learned to coordinate my singing and my piano playing.
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