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Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
The more technique you have, the less you have to worry about it. The more technique there is, the less there is.
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.
It's the technique, I think, of writing a novel that is difficult for a nonfiction writer.
E. O. Wilson
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
In extreme situations, the entire universe becomes our foe; at such critical times, unity of mind and technique is essential - do not let your heart waver!
There are massive efforts on the part of the internet's corporate owners to try to direct it to become a technique of marginalisation and control.
Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth.
Jean de la Bruyere
I don't think there's a subject matter that can't absorb 3-D; that can't tolerate the addition of depth as a storytelling technique.
I've discovered this new electronic technique that creates new speech out of stuff that's already there.
If you start to disrespect the character you're playing, or play it too much for laughs, that can work for a sketch, it will sell some gags, but it's all technique. It's like watching a juggler - you can be impressed by it, but it's not going to touch you in any way.
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.
Sure, I get the blues. But what I try to do, is apply joy to the blues, you know? I don't know if it's a technique, or just being bent that way, being raised by the folks I was raised by.
I don't have technique because I never learnt any.
To be interested solely in technique would be a very superficial thing to me.
Hemingway is terribly limited. His technique is good for short stories, for people who meet once in a bar very late at night, but do not enter into relations. But not for the novel.
W. H. Auden
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.
Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it.
I never studied anything about film technique in school. Eventually, I realized that cinema and theater are not so different: from the gut to the heart to the head of a character is the same journey for both.
Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors.
Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions.
Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration.
But, the thing is, since I always had my own little shop and direct access to the public, I've been able to build up a technique without marketing people ever telling me what the public wants.
I regard it in fact as the great advantage of the mathematical technique that it allows us to describe, by means of algebraic equations, the general character of a pattern even where we are ignorant of the numerical values which will determine its particular manifestation.
Friedrich August von Hayek
I was taken in by what might be called the Hard Times version of the Communists' advertising or recruiting technique.
If you were to hold me down and tickle me to pick my favorite 'plus-comic,' it would have to be Kevin James, a broad physical pratfaller capable of deadpan underplay, a technique honed from years of reaction-shot close-ups on TV, where every teeny fraction of a squint registers.
I have no guitar technique.
I've been designing since I was 8. I started sketching dresses I could wear when skating. I was always involved in all aspects of skating, not just the technique, the choreography, the music, but the visual aspects, too - what I should wear.
And there is a time where you can be beyond yourself. You can be better than your technique. You can be better than most of your usual ideas. And this is a whole other category that you can get into.
Technique is the test of sincerity. If a thing isn't worth getting the technique to say, it is of inferior value.
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