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
Our democracy is not a product but a continual process. It is preserved not by monuments but deeds. Sometimes it needs refining; sometimes it needs amending; sometimes it needs defending. Always, it needs improving. Lee H. Hamilton
Song Sung Blue took a lot of compressing and refining, and it has one of my favorite lyrics. Neil Diamond