Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I did stand-up comedy for 18 years. Ten of those years were spent learning, four years were spent refining, and four years were spent in wild success. I was seeking comic originality, and fame fell on me as a byproduct. The course was more plodding than heroic. Steve Martin
Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. Roy L. Smith
Song Sung Blue took a lot of compressing and refining, and it has one of my favorite lyrics. Neil Diamond
So, while I gave up the notions of publishing at that time, I never stopped editing and refining that book. A few years later, in 1987, I thought I had it ready to go out again. R. A. Salvatore