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Technique Quotes

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I was using them as teachers for technique but I was
never trying to be a folk.
- John Fahey

To write history is so difficult that most historians
are forced to make concessions to the technique of legende.
- Erich Auerbach

We sometimes freeze the specimen with liquid nitrogen,
which is extremely cold, you know.
This is another technique we use now -
but the specimens are not alive.
- Lennart Nilsson

Just because people play songs with great technique
doesn't mean the records are better.
- Kenny G

 

You know, comedy's hard.
With drama, you have a responsibility to the emotional truth,
but with comedy, you have emotional truth and you have technique on top of it.
- Julianne Moore

I think sincerity was my sole aesthetic and realism
my experimental technique.
- Edmund White

I have no guitar technique.
- Warren Zevon

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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.
- Lee Iacocca

Oh yes, technique has definitely advanced.
But you never advance without losing something en passant,
and you lose it because you're paying so much attention to the new thing.
- Ninette de Valois

When I am totally race fit, I don't worry about breathing or technique -
they take care of themselves.
- Frank Shorter

Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined
technique for arousing certain emotions.
- Iris Murdoch

Pure mathematics is on the whole distinctly more useful than applied.
For what is useful above all is technique,
and mathematical technique is taught mainly through pure mathematics.
- G. H. Hardy

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.
- Jackson Pollock

Everything good that I know was taught to me by great
teachers and I feel like giving back and sharing the
technique is the thing to do.
- Betty Buckley

The more technique you have, the less you have to worry about it.
The more technique there is, the less there is.
- Pablo Picasso

I think the fundamental part of my technique is my vibrato.
- Robin Trower

Other composers have taken this particular technique
much further than I in the meantime,
with the result that the Law of Diminishing Returns has begun to apply.
- Brian Ferneyhough

Well, all I can say is thank goodness I had 15 years
of theater before ever I did film roles.
You build technique that you can rely on.
- Chris Cooper

Lock it out so you can perform your movement,
disarm, or technique.
- Burton Richardson

Method is much, technique is much, but inspiration is even more.
- Benjamin Cardozo

Technique is of less interest than character and story.
- William Friedkin

This attempt to isolate cell constituents might have
been a failure if they had been destroyed by the relative
brutality of the technique employed.
But this did not happen.
- Albert Claude

The value of music is not dazzling yourself and others with technique.
- Herbie Hancock

I don't feel that I have any great grasp of technique
that I should pass along to people.
- Carol Kane

It's to surprise people about something that is extremely well known.
I mean human reproduction, the human body,
nature and so on.
To surprise them with a new technique.
- Lennart Nilsson

So I have the classic amateur's technique;
I know some very tricky bits and I have large gaping holes.
- Bill Bruford

I have played Dracula a thousand times on stage and
I find I have become thoroughly settled in the technique
of the stage and not of the screen.
- Bela Lugosi

I succeeded on sort of chutzpah and charm.
No technique at all, didn't know what I was doing,
but it worked and the character suited me.
- Jeremy Irons

Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth.
- Jean de la Bruyere

I don't get wrapped up in technique and the like.
- Fay Godwin

You can practice to learn a technique,
but I'm more interested in conceiving of something in the moment.
- Herbie Hancock

He took me under his wing when I first came to the
Rams and taught me everything -
his technique in the pass rush,
how to play off blockers, and how to make the big play.
- Jack Youngblood

You need better technique than I have to play jazz,
but what you have to do is the same thing,
isn't it?
- Charlie Watts

My principal job is to make interesting and entertaining films,
and I'm not proud of which format or which particular technique I use.
I just wanted the film to look good.
- Guy Ritchie

I was taken in by what might be called the Hard Times
version of the Communists' advertising or recruiting technique.
- Elia Kazan

It's another myth that dancing distorts or destroys your feet.
If you have the right shaped foot to start and a good,
strong technique, your feet should be fine.
- Deborah Bull

Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors.
- Leonard Bernstein

Thus, the technique of metropolitan life is unimaginable
without the most punctual integration of all activities
and mutual relations into a stable and impersonal time schedule.
- Georg Simmel

Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management
and politics to mere technique.
- James MacGregor Burns

Oil-painting is a developed technique.
Why go backwards?
- Edvard Munch

Great dancers are not great because of their technique,
they are great because of their passion.
- Martha Graham

You have actors who begin at a certain young age and
there's very little change in their technique and the
depth of their performances;
they're the same 30 years later.
- Alec Baldwin

Of course, today at the Karolinska Institute,
I am working with some top experts -
even some Nobel prize winners.
They have the latest news and I have the technique.
- Lennart Nilsson

Technique is the test of sincerity.
If a thing isn't worth getting the technique to say,
it is of inferior value.
- Ezra Pound

If technique is of no interest to a writer,
I doubt that the writer is an artist.
- Marianne Moore

Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those
who have not mastered it.
- Leon Trotsky

Painting...
in which the inner and the outer man are inseparable,
transcends technique, transcends subject and moves
into the realm of the inevitable.
- Lee Krasner

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!
- Morihei Ueshiba

I never presumed that a technique of composition or
an idea was so special that just using it would guarantee
the quality of the music.
- Robert Morris

The East Germans first used biomechanics.
This meant that rather than guessing about technique and form,
they could apply changes to athletic performance based on science.
- Bill Toomey

I've discovered this new electronic technique that
creates new speech out of stuff that's already there.
- Brian Eno

Film is a dramatised reality and it is the director's
job to make it appear real...
an audience should not be conscious of technique.
- David Lean

By concentrating on precision, one arrives at technique,
but by concentrating on technique one does not arrive at precision.
- Bruno Walter

Religion is the sole technique for the validating of values.
- Allen Tate

I think the solo playing, the decision to start playing solo,
came out of having discovered what lay behind the doors
that that technique opened for me.
- Evan Parker

I continued studying by myself in the field of jazz
with my own technique of improvisation,
walking bass lines, rhythms, all kinds of stuff,
which I created for myself.
- Miroslav Vitous

To be alive, to be able to see, to walk,
to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle.
I have adopted the technique of living life miracle to miracle.
- Arthur Rubinstein

To be interested solely in technique would be a very superficial thing to me.
- Andrew Wyeth

I'm glad there are a lot of guitar players pursuing
technique as diligently as they possibly can,
because it leaves this whole other area open to people like me.
- Richard Thompson

Technique is everything and we play a contact sport.
- Troy Vincent

It would be easier to say, what was the difference
in style from many years ago.
Many years ago, the old violinists, they also had a good technique,
they were not tonally as good.
- Ruggiero Ricci

I don't have technique because I never learnt any.
- Emma Thompson

Salesmanship, too, is an art; the perfection of its
technique requires study and practice.
- James Cash Penney

I'm pretty basic as far as technique is concerned.
I don't use many gadgets, and I like the sound my guitar makes,
anyway.
- Brian May

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 have no acting technique I act instinctively.
That's why I can't play any role that isn't based on something in my life.
- Ethel Waters

Instead of art I have taught philosophy.
Though technique for me is a big word,
I never have taught how to paint.
All my doing was to make people to see.
- Josef Albers

I don't know if I have a technique.
I'm just trying to remember the words.
- Dennis Farina

Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration.
- Rudolf Nureyev

The most perfect technique is that which is not noticed at all.
- Pablo Casals

It's like when you want to make a house...
the technique is very important.
- Cecilia Bartoli


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