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Refining Quotes

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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.

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Motivational

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.
- Roy L. Smith

Refining is inevitable in science when you have made
measurements of a phenomenon for a long period of time.
- Charles Francis Richter

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

 

To me, getting notes, honing the part,
and refining the role is the real fun of the play.
- Swoosie Kurtz

Song Sung Blue took a lot of compressing and refining,
and it has one of my favorite lyrics.
- Neil Diamond

A non-fiction writer pretty much has the shape of the
figure in front of him or her and goes about refining it.
A work of non-fiction is not as difficult to write as a work of fiction,
but it's not as satisfying in the end.
- Chaim Potok

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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

I get excited about what the Holy Spirit is doing now
through all the people he is refining and raising up all over this planet.
I love connections and relationship and networking
but it must be led by the Spirit.
- Daniel Smith

I'd also like to do a play.
I've never done theater, and constantly changing and
refining a performance is something I'd like to do,
even though it may sound like work to some people -
and it probably is work.
- Nastassja Kinski

What do I do when we're not taping? Sit in a dark room
and refine my plans for someday ruling Earth from a blimp.
And chess.
- Ryan Stiles

Once I've written a song, I sometimes refine them.
- Roger McGuinn

I have terrible hearing trouble.
I have unwittingly helped to invent and refine a type
of music that makes its principal proponents deaf.
- Pete Townshend

Normally when I work with bands I'm trying to refine
and improve what's already there.
- Jerry Harrison

Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time,
but to prevent it from changing too rapidly.
- T. S. Eliot

Sure, science involves trial and error.
Scientists refine theories each day.
But as they do, they help us grasp more clearly the
wonders of the world and the universe.
- Tony Snow

It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young,
and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old.
- Leigh Hunt

The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.
- Washington Irving

Each of the Arts whose office is to refine,
purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a Muse,
no god being found worthy to preside over them.
- Eliza Farnham

As critical acclaim and response has built up,
every interview I give is a chance to puncture the
myth I've created about my work and refine it.
- James Ellroy

Democracy makes us articulate our views,
defend them, and refine them.
- Lee H. Hamilton

All of the material for The Fine Line was created via
improvisation with my partner,
but not in front of an audience.
We'd continue to refine it in front of an audience
based on their responses until it was set and scripted.
- Douglas Wood

I hope to refine music, study it, try to find some area that I can unlock.
I don't quite know how to explain it but it's there.
These can't be the only notes in the world,
there's got to be other notes some place,
in some dimension, between the cracks on the piano keys.
- Marvin Gaye

I think that technology has both introduced new sounds
but also allowed an increasingly painterly approach
to recording music as you can now paint over what you've
done and more and more refine an existing performance.
- Jerry Harrison

To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country,
to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed
from the Western nomenclature,
and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying
knowledge to the great mass of the population.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

I will not leave a corner of my consciousness covered up,
but saturate myself with the strange and extraordinary
new conditions of this life,
and it will all refine itself into poetry later on.
- Isaac Rosenberg

Good fiction reveals feeling, refines events,
locates importance and, though its methods are as mysterious as they are varied,
intensifies the experience of living our own lives.
- Vincent Canby

The storytelling gift is innate: one has it or one doesn't.
But style is at least partly a learned thing:
one refines it by looking and listening and reading and practice -
by work.
- Donna Tartt

A contemporary artist can use the findings of all epochs and all styles,
from the most primitive literary expressions up to
the most refined products of the baroque.
- Juan Goytisolo

I've refined my mechanics, refined my pitches.
I've gotten more confidence, and I've gotten more determination.
I've got a better idea what I'm doing out there.
- Randy Johnson

The eye is the most refined of our senses,
the one which communicates most directly with our mind,
our consciousness.
- Robert Delaunay

Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton

We developed already, before the first servicing mission,
this has been further developed on the second servicing
mission and we refined it this time,
all the terminology.
- Claude Nicollier

You see, I was born in the slums, that was before the ghetto.
The ghetto was kind of refined; the slums was right there on the ground.
- Della Reese

One always has the idea of a stupid man as perfectly healthy and ordinary,
and of illness as making one refined and clever and unusual.
- Thomas Mann

Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds.
In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls.
- Gaston Bachelard

The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually
much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.
- David Herbert Lawrence

There are only Epicureans, either crude or refined;
Christ was the most refined.
- Georg Buchner

It seems unpleasantly refined to put things off till someone knows.
- William Empson

Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most
refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
- Laurence Stern

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to
the mechanism of friendship.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Certainly I was relatively a refined person.
No way a tramp.
- Beatrice Wood

The artist, like the God of the creation,
remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork,
invisible, refined out of existence,
indifferent,
paring his fingernails.
- James Joyce

This Englishwoman is so refined, She has no bosom and no behind.
- Stevie Smith

So what this is is us, our personalities refined down
on to a stage performance.
In other words, the way we play is the end product of the way we live -
we live in the cities,
you see.
- Alice Cooper

Men...
are bettered and improved by trial, and refined out
of broken hopes and blighted expectations.
- Frederick William Robertson

The more refined and subtle our minds,
the more vulnerable they are.
- Paul Tournier

He has only half learned the art of reading who has
not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.
- Arthur Balfour

Over the course of those 12 episodes we discarded what
didn't work and kept what did and that refined it.
- Dave Rowntree

The more refined one is, the more unhappy.
- Anton Chekhov

There are many men - such as those often to be found among the Indians -
who are refined until they have qualities often attributed to the female sex.
Yet they are men, and strong ones.
- Agnes Smedley

We are ashamed to seem evasive in the presence of a straightforward man,
cowardly in the presence of a brave one,
gross in the eyes of a refined one, and so on.
We always imagine, and in imagining share,
the judgments of the other mind.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Genius is nothing more than common faculties refined to a greater intensity.
There are no astonishing ways of doing astonishing things.
All astonishing things are done by ordinary materials.
- Benjamin Haydon

Everyone has a spirit that can be refined,
a body that can be trained in some manner,
a suitable path to follow.
You are here to realize your inner divinity and manifest
your innate enlightenment.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Our demand for meat, dairy and refined carbohydrates -
the world consumes one billion cans or bottles of Coke a day -
our demand for these things,
not our need, our want - drives us to consume way more
calories than are good for us.
- Mark Bittman

I had no books at home.
I started to frequent a public library in Lisbon.
It was there, with no help except curiosity and the will to learn,
that my taste for reading developed and was refined.
- Jose Saramago

People understand we have a dependence upon foreign oil.
What they do not understand and find incredibly ridiculous
is that we import refined product just making us more
dependent on the industry.
- John Shimkus

And it's sad because it's like a surprise to people -
almost an anomaly -
when artists are actually refined and trained on an instrument.
That's the last thing people think about.
- Vanessa Carlton

His daughter returned from her boarding school,
improved in fashionable airs and expert in manufacturing fashionable toys;
but,
in her conversation, he sought in vain for that refined
and fertile mind which he had fondly expected.
- Emma Willard

The old interests of aristocracy - the romance of action,
the exalted passions of chivalry and war -
faded into the background,
and their place was taken by the refined and intimate
pursuits of peace and civilization.
- Lytton Strachey

I cannot be much pleased without an appearance of truth;
at least of possibility I wish the history to be natural
though the sentiments are refined;
and the characters to be probable,
though their behaviour is excelling.
- Frances Burney

Right now we think that rates will stay low,
that you'll be able to get a mortgage below seven percent
and that's kicked off a refinance boom that's going
to put more money in the pockets of consumers.
- Franklin Raines

But had they not paid that advance we would have lost much more,
we would have started to go and look for the product all over again,
the refinery would have stopped working.
- Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

If you don't have a refinery operating,
it's hard to use oil that's available.
- T. Boone Pickens

Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades
pandering to environmental extremists.
The policies they have put in place are in large part
responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today.
We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years.
- Marsha Blackburn

Three quarters of the East Coast's refinery capability
is located in the Philadelphia region.
- Robert Brady

Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that
uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental
protections and to give more legislative gifts to the
oil industry is misguided in the extreme.
- Sherwood Boehlert

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard


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