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Professionalism in art has this difficulty: To be professional is to be dependable, to be dependable is to be predictable, and predictability is esthetically boring - an anti-virtue in a field where we hope to be astonished and startled and at some deep level refreshed.
Once you realize that you're in something that you've always wanted and you don't want to lose it, you behave differently. And that means the integrity, the professionalism, and knowing what's right from wrong and still making choices that you probably wouldn't have made.
Professionalism is not sportsmanship. If you don't succeed, you won't be in your profession for long. In our society, it's not about good or bad. It's about who's on top.
My own position is so far on the obsessive side of preparation and professionalism that I fear my point of view is not going to be shared by anyone.
I believe that no one can teach you how to act, but schools do give you an environment to make mistakes, to learn techniques and to learn professionalism.
My idea of professionalism is probably a lot of people's idea of obsessive.
I think people ease into this careerist professionalism, so if you're a writer it's your job to manufacture books as opposed to writing them and to go to festivals and spend your life emotionally invested in reviews or the awards. You have to shrink your universe in a way. To me, it's the opposite.
For me, it took five years to understand what professionalism meant. But I'm more settled now. I'm married, life changes, and I've been lucky in managing my injuries.
I take work very seriously and telling the truth in my job and professionalism.
Our all-volunteer force continues to prove itself with a great level of professionalism, personal commitment and a technical competence that is quite remarkable.
It is by now beyond question that Elton John is a competent and classy entertainer. Few people who have achieved his popularity have succeeded in maintaining his standards for performance and professionalism.
When I started blogging in 2004, I responded to every comment no matter how nasty the reader was. I was generally polite, believing that these critics would be so charmed by my professionalism that they would see the error of their misogynist ways and swiftly run out to read a bell hooks book. Ha!
That professionalism comes from what I've watched people do on the set. I'm just trying to be as respectful to the environment, as they have been. I think I still act like a kid. I just try to be as professional as I can.
Haley Joel Osment
When it comes to professionalism, it makes sense to talk about being professional in IT. Standards are vital so that IT professionals can provide systems that last.
Throughout my life, I have valued relationships far more than the professionalism.
Professionalism in medicine has given us medial miracles for the affluent but hospitals that will charge $35 for aspirin.
I probably complicate things unnecessarily now just to give the illusion of professionalism.
I believe in professionalism, but playing is not like a job. You have to be grateful to have the opportunity to play.
I think professionalism is important, and professionalism means you get paid.
I don't want to see the military falling. I want to see the military rising to dignified heights of professionalism and true patriotism.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Being successful is about professionalism, and chewing gum is unprofessional. Its also a huge pet peeve of mine.
Ordinary professionalism and 20 years' experience can accomplish a lot, but it can't access the hidden places.
It occured to me that eating is the only form of professionalism most people ever attain.
What worries me is the professionalism of everything.
Given the professionalism of Michigan teachers, I think they're not teaching because of the financial rewards.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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