Craft Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Craft Quotes from Mikaela Hoover, Ben Harper, Fede Alvarez, John David Washington, Shibani Dandekar. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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My parents have truly gone above and beyond in not only supporting me but also encouraging me to follow my dreams. My dad’s only wish was that I made sure to go to college for theatre and study my craft.
Mikaela Hoover
The music is in the lead here, and a large part of this, I have no idea what I’m doing. I feel a closer bond with the craft of songwriting, stronger than I ever have.
Ben Harper
I’m a big fan of movies, but I’m a bigger fan of filmmaking itself. I fell in love with it when I was very young, and I have always loved to learn the craft, every aspect of it.
Fede Alvarez
I have to keep making films, getting better in my craft, and the way to do that is to work with people who know what they’re doing and who can help me.
John David Washington
I like people who are masters of their craft.
Shibani Dandekar
We writers, as we work our way deeper into our craft, learn to drop more and more personal clues. Like burglars who secretly wish to be caught, we leave our fingerprints on broken locks, our voiceprints in bugged rooms, our footprints in the wet concrete.
Ross MacDonald
There is more to life than a job. I didn’t ever want to look back and point to a bookshelf of videotapes and say, ‘That’s been my life.’ It’s so much easier to write a resume than it is to craft a spirit.
Jane Clayson
I think that anybody’s craft is fascinating. A taxi driver talking about taxi driving is going to be very, very interesting.
James Lipton
It’s a joy to listen to someone at the top of their craft.
Johnny Mathis
When I’m in the audience of Broadway shows, I feel like I’m in the presence of something really special with artists working at the height of their craft and doing the best work that they possibly can.
Ethan Slater
What I didn’t know that by sticking to craft we would blow open some doors that I never saw opened before.
James Lipton
It’s not easy to craft a novel that gradually erodes the reader’s comprehension of the world, of reality and identity and the passage of time.
Laura van den Berg
I take a pretty expansive view of craft, which is to say I don’t see craft as just being technique – it’s also process; subject; ideas and feelings; visions and dreams; the words that are put down and the words that are avoided.
Laura van den Berg
Craft brewers are committed to promoting the safe and moderate consumption of their beverage, and work closely with their communities to prevent underage drinking and alcohol abuse.
Sherwood Boehlert
Acting is a business and a political act and a craft, but I also feel like it’s a service – specifically, for a military audience.
Adam Driver
Billy Pilgrim music is very emotional. It’s one part the craft we learned from people like the Indigo Girls and R.E.M., and one part the Tom Waits craft, where you’re trying to create a moment.
Kristian Bush
Too many DJs today want to be the headline act without ever knowing what it takes to be the local DJ who’s busting his or her gut to perfect their craft.
In 1984, Jim Koch used his family’s lager recipe to start Boston Beer Company, which has since become the largest ‘craft’ brewer in the country. He brews Samuel Adams, a rich lager named after the American revolutionary that comes with the tagline, ‘Take pride in your beer.’
Elizabeth Flock
I don’t think there’s any company that has the same tools as Martha Stewart Living does, and people know that. They really love the tools and, if you have the tools, you can pretty much do the craft.
Martha Stewart
I think the first thing is don’t give up. If you love the craft. If you love being a detective and discovering who a character is and the detail of how they walk and what kind of shoes they wear and what did they do yesterday and what’s important to them. I definitely advise actors to learn about the craft.
Lin Shaye
Artistry is important. Skill, hard work, rewriting, editing, and careful, careful craft: All of these are necessary. These are what separate the beginners from experienced artists.
Sarah Kay
I used to be very controlling with visuals and editing, and I would pretty much craft the performances; now I have learned to trust the material and the actors.
Alfonso Cuaron
I wanted to write stories for myself. At first it was purely an aesthetic thing about craft. I just wanted to become good at the art of something. And writing was very private.
Amy Tan
Film and stage are very different; I don’t necessarily prefer one over the other. Every few years, I get a big itch to go back to the theater. To learn humility, to learn bravery and to remind yourself that the pistons that drive your craft are working on full power. And to remind yourself how badly paid actors can be.
Rhys Ifans
Growing up in Seattle, I had the opportunity to take classes since I was 7 years old. I did theatre. I auditioned for film, television, commercials, and built up not just a resume but also some confidence. I learned how to master my craft before arriving in Los Angeles.
Zoe McLellan
I think there are so, so, so, so many things you have to be… to do this… you know, to keep going in the music business. Of course, you have to play well with others, you know, and you have to be smart with business and be good at your craft and be healthy.
John 5
I’ve always written songs the same way. You learn different tricks – you learn craft, you learn structure, all that – as you go.
Taylor Swift
I love strong women, not only in life but in craft.
Brad Garrett
Spielberg knows his craft so well, he can also improvise, and that is a lot of fun.
Max von Sydow
I think part of becoming a wonderful actor and part of defining your craft is defining yourself and being confident in yourself, so when the hard knocks come, and you don’t get a job for five years, and your ego is being kicked around, you can pull yourself out of it.
Annaleigh Ashford
I was really learning my craft as a jazz singer and working with some great players and all, really growing and feeling my wings.
Al Jarreau
If it’s flipping hamburgers at McDonald’s, be the best hamburger flipper in the world. Whatever it is you do you have to master your craft.
Snoop Dogg
Everywhere in the society, even my extended family, when they got to know that I am going to be an actor, they were very worried because there is a lot of negativity attached to my craft or being a heroine.
Bhumi Pednekar
If you have a great business, if you’re great at your craft people should be coming in there. It shouldn’t be this secret.
Andrew Mason
My head is in the game! Like ‘High School Musical’ taught me. I know what I want, and I know, too, now that you take your craft seriously, but you don’t have to take yourself seriously.
Haley Lu Richardson
I was a stickler. I wanted to learn every nuance to my craft. And that’s not just talking about in the ring. It’s all facets. Production, marketing, PR. I’ve always looked at this business as a business.
Jeff Jarrett
If you’re entering into fashion in an original way, you have to know your craft, and you have to know your history. You have to be obsessively dedicated. You have to be relentless about making it happen. It doesn’t take a bank. It takes passion, love, timing, and luck.
Zac Posen
It feels great when people talk about your craft and you get noticed for it.
Kartik Aaryan
I find contentment in the craft of writing and fulfillment in self-expression.
Max Boot
Whenever you step on the ice, you need to be a student of the game and try to hone your craft. You’re never going to play a perfect match, but you’re always chasing that perfect game.
Hilary Knight
I like to keep morale up and not take things so seriously all the time. I enjoy life and laughs but I’m serious about the music. Serious about the craft of songwriting.
Jade Bird
Experimenting is part of the process. I remember when I was younger, I spent a whole year just writing on straight trap beats because I just wanted to be able to do that at a high level. So it’s about perfecting your craft in every way.
You either create something and you keep it a secret and you die with it, or you can benefit the craft.
Vidal Sassoon
I really loved working with Michael Caine. He’s a really skilled and experienced actor. I learn something from everybody, but when you work with somebody like that, you actually learn things you can put in your toolbox, things about craft. Not necessarily life lessons, but actual things he knows that you can pick up.
Bruce McGill
I have always felt responsible for every character I played, devoting myself to learning everything about the craft.
Rubina Dilaik
I’ve got to see my movie to see how I’m acting, see what little things I can learn about my craft.
LL Cool J
I did ‘Damnation’ on USA, and hopefully I keep picking up smaller roles and learn the craft.
Luke Harper
For me, acting is all about the aesthetic. I just want to keep honing my craft. Not that I’m taking myself too seriously, but every artist should consider himself Picasso. Otherwise, you’re doing yourself an injustice.
Giovanni Ribisi
Ahmedabad is a cultured city with a rich heritage of craft and theatre.
Lillete Dubey
You have to train yourself, think, contemplate, and work on your craft every day.
Neeraj Kabi
It’s still incredibly hard. Not just honing my craft but kicking down doors, getting my work published. Early on, I could have wallpapered my house with all the rejection letters sent my way. I put thousands of hours and pages into four novels that never saw the light of day.
Benjamin Percy
I’ve had some of the best craft services on independent movies, actually, because they get more creative, generally, with a smaller budget. The work is still the same. I didn’t really notice the difference other than I was getting dressed behind a curtain, basically.
Jennifer Beals
I believe in doing what I am best at. I don’t want to waste my energy in other things; instead, I would put all that in reaching the next level in a craft that I love the most.
N. T. Rama Rao, Jr.
Fashion is so mass-produced now; I hope there will come a refocus on how people see couture. And I would also hope for a new focus on the craft.
Raf Simons
I’m really working towards perfecting my craft every single day.
Ahmad Balshe
It would be completely laughable if I claimed I was always motivated by the pure craft of acting and that recognition doesn’t play a part. Of course it does – that’s human nature.
Christoph Waltz
There’s nothing better than an educated actor – not only educated in his craft but educated in the world.
Joe Morton
The top athletes are consummate pros who work obsessively at their craft. Approach yours the same way.
Tom Peters
The most important thing is loving what you do, this is the craft of the heart.
Pedro Capo
When I’m at craft services, I make the best-tasting, 10-layer meat and cheese sandwich with no bread.
Kellan Lutz
I’m so focused on trying to craft the story that I’m in my own little world with it and that process. The one reader I’m trying to please as I write is me, and I’m pretty difficult to please.
Sara Zarr
I’m perfecting my craft as an artist and as a performer, and my shows are getting better each time.
I’m British; I live here, and I’ve always made my films here. And we’re on a journey in British filmmaking right now. We’re attracting big films again. ‘Star Wars’ filming here will employ thousands of people. We’re world-class in so many of the craft elements, and the vibrancy of our filmmaking is strong.
Paul Greengrass
The best part of being on a television series for all those years is that you really get to hone your craft.
Steve Kanaly
I’m not the fastest, the strongest, the most athletic, the tallest. But in order for me to be good at what I do, I have to focus on my craft so much that it alleviates those other things. I can’t have personal relationships like other people do. I can’t spend time on that.
Doug Baldwin
Everyone would talk about their diets and working out and what it made me do was go to craft services where all the food for the cast and crew was and I would eat.
Kristin Davis
I think when you look at the quarterback position, and this mastery of the craft we talk about, it really is an advanced degree. It’s like going to med school, or law school, or getting your PH.D. It really is that type of educational effort, on the field and off the field.
Steve Young
People assume that a lot of pop artists don’t write their songs. That, for me, is super frustrating because I think it detracts from some of the art and some of the craft of what we do. I’m at the helm of it, and I think that is what people don’t see.
Ricki-Lee Coulter
The most important thing I learned from Dad about show business was never take myself seriously and never stop having fun with my craft.
Lorenzo Lamas
Handloom is a legacy, a craft which involves close to four million weavers in the country. They have to decide how they would like to position their wares in the domestic and global markets. We in the government will support their vision to the best of our abilities.
Smriti Irani
We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to its security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.
Adlai Stevenson I
I think my best quality as a writer is the ability to craft complicated, nuanced, interesting characters.
Paul S. Kemp
I became famous almost before I had a craft.
Farrah Fawcett
Actors in general have become very spoiled in the roles they choose these days. When I first started in this profession – about a hundred years ago in the last century – it was all about taking risks, it was about doing the job and honing the craft.
Brian Cox
For people who write songs, it’s a gift you’re given. You become good at the craft, but you’re given the gift.
Chris Martin
What’s going to be hard for me is to try to divorce myself as much as possible from what I wrote. I’ll have to approach it simply as raw material and try to craft a film script out of it.
Michael Chabon
If there’s no craft there, then once the looks go, there goes your career.
Joe Morton
When you get to Heaven, God points you to the all-Entenmann’s craft service and says, ‘You can eat all you want, and you don’t gain any weight.’
Max Greenfield
There are people who say they want to write novels. They think, ‘I’ll learn my craft on the romance novel.’ If you don’t love the genre, it’s going to show, and it’s not going to be a good book.
Julia Quinn
The biggest thing is being a man of your own time, combining craft with the graft, creating your own opportunities.
Joivan Wade
I think I’ll always prefer theater to working in front of the camera. It seems a more distilled form of the craft.
Ryan Eggold
In 2008, A.J. Schnack recruited Thom Powers to start the Cinema Eye Honors to recognize the artistry and craft that go into making documentary films.
Marshall Curry
As I progressed in the firm, I learnt the craft, and as I learnt my craft, my partners and the firm threw up different opportunities.
Punit Renjen
I take my craft seriously.
Stefon Diggs
So many go into the business just to be famous, not because they are passionate about their craft.
Vera Lynn
I lived in Nashville for about five years. It was almost like me going to college for my craft. I immersed myself in the songwriting community there. They embraced me, and I made some real friends but also learned so much.
Jamie Lynn Spears
My son was so excited about me doing three roles, and Jo and my parents loved the craft work and visuals, and I think ’24’ will be the most favourite movie of mine at home, and they are all waiting to watch the film in theaters.
In this perfect world, there are certain imperfections that catch your eye. That’s what works for me. I don’t concentrate on being perfect, but instead put that effort behind my craft and being true to myself. I don’t conform to pressures outside of me. I am confident about myself.
Sonakshi Sinha
Perfecting your craft is one of the main keys in being successful.
A Boogie wit da Hoodie
My advice has always been to study the craft of acting if you want to be an actor. There are many great schools that teach acting. NYU being one of them.
Peter Facinelli
Jeffrey Zeldman had an astonishing ability to craft a seductive coolness using educated references, dry humor, and retro/organic imagery.
Matt Mullenweg
We were advised that nobody could stop us from pursuing our craft simply because we had honed, or even developed that craft while working at a company.
David Crane
I want to be like a Christy Turlington, still doing my craft and still killing it. I want longevity and to be able to do this for a really long time.
Kendall Jenner
I had some early success with my first film and since then it’s been a grind. It’s clearly a craft that I love, and a craft that I work on constantly, but after so many years, I didn’t feel like I had much to show for that.
Lee Isaac Chung
Once I started rapping, I had to start dancing more. I had to really use my craft, and take everything I did for fun and put it into my professional shows.
Big Freedia
It doesn’t matter if you’re big and tall or ugly or pretty. Deep inside, every actor wants to play Hamlet, at least I hope he does, because that’s the craft.
Ted Cassidy
I think Ginsberg has done more harm to the craft that I honor and live by than anybody else by reducing it to a kind of mean that enables the most dubious practitioners to claim they are poets because they think, If the kind of thing Ginsberg does is poetry, I can do that.
James Dickey
I always try to craft spaces around the moments that I imagine people or families having in them.
Jeremiah Brent
I always say to every actor, and to people that want to get into this industry, to just try to be on set as much as you can, try to go to acting class, and try to work on your craft because there’s nothing that can prepare you, like just when you get thrown onto a set and you’ve got to work.
Camila Morrone
You should put time into learning your craft. It seems like people want success so quickly, way before they’re ready.
Lucinda Williams
Even if I was playing the keyboard in an orchestra, or a radio jockey playing music at an FM station, I would have been the happiest person. So, for me, all this… being a music composer and getting appreciated for my craft… it is a bonus. It is God’s gift.
D. Imman
In the end, Dan Rather’s legend skewered him, CBS and the craft of journalism.
Tina Brown
Well, the odds must be against anybody being able to fly around the world in a balloon on the first attempt. All of us who are attempting to go around the world in balloons are effectively flying in experimental craft because these craft cannot be tested.
Richard Branson
I’ve been doing some acting, writing classes, and taking a holistic approach so I can actually be good at this craft. But ideally I’d eventually want to get my own show and make my ‘Atlanta’ or my ‘Master of None’ – whatever that would look like – in whatever media landscape that would best suit it.
Jaboukie Young-White
Anything you can do to express yourself is a form of art. That’s why I love my craft so much. I always wanted to play other artists. If I can’t play an instrument, then I want to play a character that can. There is an artist behind everything, and I think that’s beautiful.
Emily Rios
We think craft is important, and the irony has always been that horror may be disregarded by critics, but often they are the best-made movies you’re going to find in terms of craft. You can’t scare people if they see the seams.
James Wan
I want to write more and direct more, but only so I can keep practising my craft and be involved in the projects that really interest me.
Benedict Samuel
After ‘Laila Manju,’ I made sure to go to an acting workshop, and that’s when I fell in love with the craft.
Tripti Dimri
My entire life, I’ve always known that I wanted to be a performer, but I didn’t know exactly how, where or when. I never learned or studied the craft, formally. I grew up doing martial arts and playing piano. But, something inside of me always said that I was going to do this, as far back as I can remember.
Laz Alonso
Actually, I came to Mumbai from Jamshedpur in 1991 to become an actor. I began searching for work and I was all alone and absolutely empty-handed, no craft and nobody that I knew.
Neeraj Kabi
I don’t aspire to just play things that are like me. Whether the accent is Taiwanese or British or Canadian – that is the very craft in which I was trained. It is my absolute privilege and honor to do that.
Constance Wu
Playing sports is a craft that has to be worked on and perfected just like anything else.
B. J. Armstrong
There are some incredibly gifted writers in the world. You can count them on a hand. They’re blessed, and they’ve worked at their craft, but there’s very few.
David Grann
If you want to be a doctor, a lawyer you must go to college. But if you want to be a musician or such, study your craft. Study music.
Billy Eckstine
There are some lawyers who think of themselves as basically instruments of whoever their clients are, and they pride themselves on their professional craft.
Cass Sunstein
They call me the Magic Man because I’m a classy fighter, a master of my craft, a good-looking Italian kid from Brooklyn who came through a dark and gritty life to find something magical.
Paulie Malignaggi
Programming is the art of algorithm design and the craft of debugging errant code.
Ellen Ullman
When I was, like, 18, that’s when I started to really take my own craft seriously and just noticed people were enjoying it. And when I put out my first mixtape, that’s when I realized I could make this a career.
Even though we try not to be nostalgic about drawing from old music, I’m always inspired by things like old Cole Porter songs or the words in the Gershwin songs or even Stephen Sondheim, where there’s a real craft to them but it isn’t only that you’re hearing the words it’s that it links so well with the music.
Ron Mael
I think there will always be a particular generation of actors who… think that they’re going to be replaced by robots. But certainly the emerging actors… understand that that’s part of the craft.
Andy Serkis
Social media is a giant distraction to the ultimate aim, which is honing your craft as a songwriter. There are people who are exceptional at it, however, and if you can do both things, then that’s fantastic, but if you are a writer, the time is better spent on a clever lyric than a clever tweet.
Bryan Adams
A lot of people are surprised to hear that an actor studied for two or three years. They take the craft for granted and wanna just wake up and be an actor.
Taylor Kitsch
Teaching is a profession in which capacity building should occur at every stage of the career – novices working with accomplished colleagues, skillful teachers sharing their craft, and opportunities for teacher leadership.
Randi Weingarten
Film and television is just a different technique in terms of how to approach the camera but basically the job is the same; but what you learn as a craft in theater, you can then learn to translate that into any mediums.
Joe Morton
Etsy is fundamentally a creative community. On eBay, or Amazon for that matter, practically anyone can sell practically anything. On Etsy, you can only sell handmade goods, vintage goods over 20 years old, and craft supplies for making.
Caterina Fake
We should recognise that only around a third of the population can be in internationally competitive jobs. So we need to develop a middle-band craft economy like the one the French have so cleverly maintained.
David Starkey
The Roswell incident, for instance, had over three hundred witnesses – some describing the bodies, some the craft, some the military procedures. Were they all perpetuating their own lives in a myth?
Dwight Schultz
Surrender the vert platonic bond tying your soul to mine craft, the sky fades a pink shadow cast.
Bradley Chicho
Honestly, I don’t really hear the comparisons to Taylor Swift anymore. I think it’s because people are finally starting to see me for who I am and my craft and not being the next Taylor.
Grace VanderWaal
There came to port last Sunday night the queerest little craft, without an inch of rigging on; I looked and looked – and laughed. It seemed so curious that she should cross the unknown water, and moor herself within my room – my daughter! O my daughter!
George Washington Cable
Just give me a good role that allows me to hone my craft, and I am a pretty happy camper.
Jimmy Smits
I like hearing other writers just about the way they approach writing. It gives me energy for my own work. It’s weird; I’m always taking notes about fiction when I’m listening to people talk about craft.
Antonya Nelson
I look at making a record and being in a recording studio as more of a craft; You have to be so much more careful and play simpler.
Butch Trucks
‘Hollyoaks’ is where I learnt a lot of the craft, being in front of a camera six days a week. That’s certainly an experience you don’t get in drama school. It invites you to be comfortable in front of the camera.
Nico Mirallegro
Reacting is so important to the craft of acting.
John Knoll
My old man, he’s done it very differently from me. He had years of honing his craft and years of doing all that stuff before he even had to worry about ‘Game of Thrones.’ So he’s absolutely established himself as an actor without the fear of having to have a personality as well.
Frank Dillane
There are so many people that say they are actors and they don’t spend for 5 minutes a day working on their craft. You need to train and need to take classes to keep your tools sharp. I’m always in class, whether it’s theater or drama workshops.
Ian Ziering
As an actor, you think you know your craft, you know the conflicts in your character, but often you don’t.
Sushant Singh Rajput
I’ve read probably 25 or 30 books by Balzac, all of Tolstoy – the novels and letters – and all of Dickens. I learned my craft from these guys.
Twyla Tharp
We exalted that Michael Phelps-consecrated water. Rose petals were strewn in Peyton Manning’s path when he retired. But hey, that’s natural. As we should, we admire those in any craft, no less so in sports, who appear out of nowhere to achieve remarkable feats.
Frank Deford
I truly am of the belief that I should be nominated and elected ‘Emperor of North America’ and given a shot at being ruler of the universe, and I haven’t had the chance to craft my campaigns for these offices yet because I’ve been very busy with Brock Lesnar.
Paul Heyman
In general, for me, a big thing in my life has been just sort of learning what true self-esteem is and what true positive self-image is. And being a dancer, and growing up in that world, you’re so focused on yourself, and you’re so focused on achieving goals, on finding perfection, and working on your craft.
Jenna Dewan
To me what’s most important when I’m signing a project is the character that I’m going to portray and whether it gives the opportunity to show different facets of my craft.
Rohit Saraf
What I noticed is that the lens from which people want to look at ‘Minari’ is just from that Asian-American angle. And I think that can end up being very frustrating. Because the craft of the film, and this film itself, is meant to embody a lot of different things.
Lee Isaac Chung
My dad told me, ‘If you’re going to go out there and play baseball, or you’re going to play basketball or football, work hard at it no matter what. I want you to have fun with your buddies, but you have to put in the time because this is your craft.’ He didn’t just want me to be good. He pushed me to that next level.
Aaron Judge
One piece of advice I often give young singers, including my son Vijay, is to not get sidetracked from their primary duty of learning music. This is the age of marketing and hard sell. Everybody wants instant results. But no amount of hard sell will prop you up if you don’t hone your craft.
K. J. Yesudas
Don’t worry about being famous or making money; the most important thing is being the best. You have to become a master of your craft, and everything else will come.
Anastasia Soare
It wasn’t stone. It wasn’t welded steel. It wasn’t traditional sculpture. They thought it was craft, or something else, but not art. They couldn’t define it in the early Fifties when I was starting out.
Ruth Asawa
Kodak has always represented innovation that is approachable while delivering the craft of filmmaking.
Yves Behar
I think I’m more bonded, emotionally and in a craft sense, to films that tell extraordinary stories about extraordinary destinies.
Ben Kingsley
I take my craft seriously, of course, but I don’t feel the need to always play a certain character or a certain part or persona. I’m not going to cut something out of my life because it’s not ‘my image.’ I want to be open enough that if I love something, I can do it, and it will add to myself as an entertainer.
You need to understand that a skilled professional songwriter can accelerate your success as an already talented musician. These people are writing every single day, so their craft is really sharp, and it’s the best songwriters who consistently get on the radio.
Kara DioGuardi
I think trolling is a sort of art form, a bit of a craft.
Making a record and being a touring artist is about cooperation between spirit, craft, emotion, and focus.
Lizz Wright
You just want to hone your craft, whatever it may be.
Christopher Cross
When I’m working with Red One, we all have to do everything, from making sets and costumes to tearing tickets. Forget about craft services! So when I get on a film set, it’s a thrill to be just working as an actor.
Joe Dinicol
I just freestyle. I don’t actually write the words on paper. It’s just whatever comes into my mind. I’ll record three or four lines at a time, get a good take, and do three or four more. It may be whatever comes into my mind. But I care about my craft a lot more than a lot of other people.
Tory Lanez
All you need to focus on is your craft and how you act; and, of course, script selection, which is a primary reason for anybody’s success because, in today’s day and age, everyone is talented irrespective of fields.
Ayushmann Khurrana
Before, I used to just make songs all day and now, with so much business and other things that I have in my personal life, I don’t have time to sit around and make songs like I used to. I wish I did. I wish I could practice on my craft all day and just be in the studio like I feel Lil Wayne does.
Sometimes, as an actor, you’re so deeply immersed in a part that you lose control of it. If you’re really lucky, a few times in your life it’ll take you somewhere you never expected to go. It really blows the top off your understanding of your craft.
Mark Ruffalo
I can be upset by malice. Most critics are very poor poets. Poetry is a craft that takes a lot to appreciate, and there are some critics who have no ear for it. An irresponsible critic can do a lot of psychic damage, but eventually, they don’t affect your work.
Derek Walcott
The key to acting – from what little I know about that wonderful craft – is listening, and interacting with the other person in order to achieve magic. One way to do that is almost to provoke.
James Gray
Bands today have to learn their craft by putting the hard work in that we did when we were young performers.
Elton John
A classic man is a distinguished man. He cares about taste and his craft. He’s all about the simple model that I live by – eat, drink, be swanky, and have fun getting the job done. He makes sure that he’s excellent in all things and that he cares about his neighborhood immensely.
I’ve been getting pretty focused about that recently, and even considered doing a masters degree to polish up the craft. I’ve been pretty lucky in that I seem to have found people online who are willing to constructively tear it apart for me, and indicate its weaknesses.
David Knopfler
I have always stayed true to my craft.
Varun Sharma
I would like to address the issue of farmers through my craft – my films. But, the sad part is that such films win awards but don’t get any rewards at the BO.
Nana Patekar
There’s so much hocus-pocus about acting styles; there’s too much mysticism attached to it. But it’s a craft like any other – it’s something you have to work hard at.
Naseeruddin Shah
I can be upset by malice. Most critics are very poor poets. Poetry is a craft that takes a lot to appreciate, and there are some critics who have no ear for it. An irresponsible critic can do a lot of psychic damage, but eventually, they don’t affect your work.
Derek Walcott
I got kids that are growing up in a Donald Trump world because we screwed up because we haven’t been able to craft a message and push policies that connect with working class people.
Tim Ryan
I always had a great history of comics. I’ve been buying them since I was six years old. I was a student of the craft.
Rob Liefeld
I know my mindset. I know how hard I work at my craft.
DeMarcus Cousins
For millions, Roger Ebert will be remembered as a writer and television personality who brought a sense of passion and excellence to his craft. For me, he is a man who fused joy and courage as few others ever have. My life was enriched by having such a friend; it is poorer for losing such a friend.
Jeff Greenfield
You can assist another director and learn the ropes of the craft over the years, but becoming a director is about finding your own voice, so you’ve got to experiment.
Vikramaditya Motwane
I put a lot into my craft.
Davante Adams
As much as I like being part of commercial films that give me visibility with a wide audience, and love being the glamourous girl, at the end of the day, I am an actor, and nothing can be more satisfying than being appreciated for my craft.
Raashi Khanna
According to ‘Star Trek’ mythos, Starfleet Command – operational headquarters for a flotilla of craft that keep the cosmic peace – is located in San Francisco’s Presidio, in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge (still carrying traffic, even in the 23rd century).
Seth Shostak
Even though we try not to be nostalgic about drawing from old music, I’m always inspired by things like old Cole Porter songs or the words in the Gershwin songs or even Stephen Sondheim, where there’s a real craft to them but it isn’t only that you’re hearing the words it’s that it links so well with the music.
Ron Mael
I have a very schoolish approach to acting. I like to do my homework, know more about the character, and study it. It’s all about the craft.
Urvashi Rautela
I kind of thought that stand-up comedy would suffer from the Internet because people seem to know more about the craft of stand-up than ever before. I thought it would seem trite. Kind of like if you know more about magicians, you wouldn’t love them.
Jerry Seinfeld
I think that we live in a time where it’s easier to be suspicious of dedicated men and women, people dedicated to their craft, because the world around them inspires them to be lazy. It inspires them to be negative. It inspires them to be snarky.
Ryan Adams
Programming is the art of algorithm design and the craft of debugging errant code.
Ellen Ullman
That is the godawful thing about television today. Performers don’t have any place to hit and miss. You’re either in or you’re out; you don’t have a chance to become good at your craft. If you make three pictures in a row and they don’t go over, you’re out of the business.
Donald O’Connor
People who say they’re not nervous – I would be kind of curious to see how successful you are at what you do and how long you’ve done it. And what is success in your eyes? Have you separated yourself from everyone else in that craft? Or have you settled amongst the pack?
Randy Johnson
Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument – learning to do your craft – that’s the most important thing! It’s not about what goes on in a computer!
Dave Grohl
It may take hundreds of pages before you begin to get a handle on the craft of writing, and your first scripts may not work. The next five to twenty may not either. However, the ones that do work owe everything to the ones that didn’t.
Geoffrey S. Fletcher
Throughout COVID, I just consistently grinded at my craft. I didn’t let COVID get in the way of my goal and the goal is to be the best me that I can be for the team.
Mohamed Sanu
The first rule of rock and roll is it’s all about live. Then you have to learn a second craft, which is making records. It should go in that order.
Steven Van Zandt
The advice that I can give anyone wanting to be in the biz: do all the work, learn your craft. There are no shortcuts. If you stay with it, you will get an opportunity.
Christopher Judge
In short, avoiding the scourge of unemployment may have less to do with chasing after growth and more to do with building an economy of care, craft and culture. And in doing so, restoring the value of decent work to its rightful place at the heart of society.
Tim Jackson
Theatre, for me, is my playing field. That’s where I learnt my craft.
Kirti Kulhari
These performers that go on about their technique and craft – oh, puleeze! How boring! I don’t know what ‘technique’ means. But I do know what experience is.
Elaine Stritch
I don’t know where I’m rated. I don’t pay attention to that. I’m really so just all into my craft. It’s not a contest. I try to play the best.
Duff McKagan
Acting is something I love. It’s a great craft that I have a lot of respect for. But I don’t think it’s any greater challenge than teaching 8-year-olds or any other career. In my life, I try not to make it more important than it is and I just hope that rubs off on the people around me.
Hugh Jackman
The person whose work introduced me to the craft was Lorraine Hansberry. The person who taught me to love the craft was Tennessee Williams. The person who really taught me the power of the craft was August Wilson, and the person who taught me the political heft of the craft was Arthur Miller.
Lynn Nottage
I am someone who food has been a constant in my life, and it’s been a passion – it’s something that I’ve constantly studied – and I’m constantly trying to better my craft, and that’s good enough for me.
Antoni Porowski
I started working on stage as a dancer when I was four; by 14 or 15, I knew I wanted to study the craft of acting.
Cush Jumbo
But really important, perhaps most important is the craft; how you make your record, the creation of these sonic worlds you want your listener to hear.
Duncan Sheik
I’ve been on ‘Hollyoaks’ since I was 15, and I’ve grown up on the show. I’m so very fortunate to be given the opportunity to learn my craft in such a fantastic environment.
Emma Rigby
Each film has taught me something new – be it about myself, my craft, my profession, people.
Diana Penty
It used to be true that to succeed in the creative class, you had to move immediately to where the action was. It was how you made connections, how you got auditions, how you found an audience and funding and some attention for your craft. But not anymore.
Marc Randolph
Early inspirations included Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie… Those were the people I actually wound up studying just to hone my craft.
Journalism is a craft that takes years to learn. It’s like golf. You never get it right all the time. It’s a game of fewer errors, better facts, and better reporting.
Ben Huh
My advice to an aspiring actor would be to never stop learning or working for what you want. Nothing comes easy, ever, if you want something, you have to work for it. By working for it I mean work on your craft, learn from people who have something to teach. It’s just like anything else, practice makes perfect.
James Lafferty
Meisner technique was different than anything I’d ever experienced. It’s a really great way to be accountable to your craft and to yourself, but also it takes that kind of focus and dedication to learn anything.
Mariska Hargitay
I think journalism is useful training for a writer in the way it takes the preciousness out of the pragmatic side of the craft.
Kevin Barry
I’m going to keep perfecting my craft and keep getting better.
Terry Rozier
It’s true that Apollo 10’s lander was overweight. Late in the craft’s development, it became clear that its ballooning weight was endangering the whole mission.
Henry Spencer
The life so short, the craft so long to learn.
In politics, it’s very theatrical. There’s a lot of stage craft. The campaign is trying to tell a story that they want people to believe in, and candidates are playing the role, like actors, by a creative personae that people will be attracted to.
Beau Willimon
I take my fundamental cue from John Coltrane that says there must be a priority of integrity, honesty, decency, and mastery of craft.
Cornel West
I think there are some people who have talent flying out of their fingers and other actors who hone their craft. I am an actor who found their way. I bettered myself throughout my career, and I am proud of that fact.
Suranne Jones
As a writer, I have to admit, there is something darkly compelling about Alzheimer’s because it attacks the two things most central to a writer’s craft – language and memory, which together make up an individual’s identity. Alzheimer’s makes a new character out of a familiar person.
Charlie Pierce
It’s easy to think that craft can’t change but important to remember that all craft process was at some point new, at some point challenged convention – not to be contrary, but enabled by some breakthrough, some newly discovered principle, or sometimes some wonderful accident.
Jonathan Ive
We should craft our laws to allow images of criminal suspects to be captured in public – but also to make sure that the government does not unduly infringe on the privacy rights of innocent citizens.
Adam Cohen
And it is a folly to try to craft a novel for the screen, to write a novel with a screen contract in mind.
Thomas Keneally
Growing up, my mom was a stay-at-home mom. I knew that her entire world revolved around us, and she relished being involved in every school project and every craft.
Marcela Valladolid
I collect craft. It inspires me.
Jonathan Anderson
Don’t worry about being famous or making money; the most important thing is being the best. You have to become a master of your craft, and everything else will come.
Anastasia Soare
I think that I had read so much fiction that the craft itself sort of sank into me. I didn’t read any ‘how to’ books or attend any popular-fiction-writing classes or have a critique group. For many years into my writing, I didn’t even know another author. For me, a lot of reading was the best teacher.
Ann Maxwell
My aspirations were never anything other than I really, really admired certain singers over the years, and I just wanted to do the best I could. And that has been kind of like the way I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to have a career, have some success, and yet continue to learn my craft.
Johnny Mathis
Of course, you can’t teach songwriting. You can only encourage people to do it and help them to sort out for themselves what they want to achieve, and get a list of exercises together that improves the craft and gives them more access to the craft of writing good songs.
Rodney Crowell
The enemies of acting are mood and attitude and other general homogenized disruptive entities. Whereas acting is about action – doing – and unless you can figure out a way to craft in an imaginative reality to which you don’t submit, you’re going to be out of control. You’ll flip out. The job is to be surprised.
William Hurt
I took on the math-intensive art form of holography and, in my early 20s, traveled the world, living on university fellowships to pursue this esoteric craft. I didn’t date much, really – perhaps because I didn’t have many hormones, though I didn’t know that at the time.
Mary Lou Jepsen
Most of my movies are indies. The best scripts I can find are independent films. But I love big-budget movies, I love craft services!
Anthony Mackie
The beautiful thing about acting is that you can just dive into the character, strip yourself of everything, and just get in there and perfect your craft.
Nick Cannon
My parents have – my dad has managed to succeed at his craft. So, you know, it’s not like I was struggling in my life.
Dan Levy
The only thing you have then to believe in is your craft.
Frank Langella
I always wrote. I wrote every day. I don’t think I could have written ‘Just Kids’ had I not spent all of the ’80s developing my craft as a writer.
Patti Smith
Money is very important to me, but its source is important too. As of now, I can say that I will never ever do films that demands me to sell my craft.
Neeraj Kabi
I had been interested in trying acting, and, like, I went to school with actors and whatnot, and I was interested in the craft but didn’t really push myself to do it.
Hunter Schafer
It’s a blessing to have fans acknowledging your craft, period.
I really love my chosen craft. No matter whether it’s disappearing or disappeared from the mainstream, that’s really been where my mind and heart is.
Charles Bock
I personally take cues directly from the script, then I like to surprise the other actors. But you must maintain control on a level and see how far you can go up, down or out emotionally. You have to balance the craft with spontaneity.
Lusia Strus
Actors play different characters in every project they do. Though it has nothing to do with my craft, the red carpet gives me the opportunity to show who I really am and be myself.
Hailee Steinfeld
I think one of the most important lessons that I’ve learned is to put your head down and work. Don’t look at other people and compare yourself. Just do the work. Because when the opportunity is there, you have to be ready. Make sure your craft is refined and you’re constantly working on it.
Tika Sumpter
I think that New York is the city of all cities. There is so much diversity there. I also like that when I go there, I can catch a play or musical and see some of the most talented people practicing their craft.
Kevin Johnson
You see, at 25, I was very new to my craft. I was raw as an actor; my exposure was limited… No matter what field you are in, experience adds to your personality.
Mahesh Babu
You want to be a bit compulsive in your art or craft or whatever you do.
Steve Martin
It’s a challenge each and every day to just be the best that you can be at your craft.
Matt LaFleur
Many writers learned their craft and work ethic at a newspaper. I benefited from that.
Michael Connelly
I feel like the more I work on different songs and the more I work on my voice constantly… I always feel better after I post a cover. Even if it’s doing the little 15 second covers, I’m working on my craft, and it’s really good for me, and I feel good after I do it.
Sabrina Carpenter
I did 10 years on ‘Sopranos,’ but the whole craft of acting is relatively new to me. I’m still learning that, and I’ll be learning that forever.
Steven Van Zandt
I know some really great actors who are pretty judgmental people, pretty critical people. But they’re great actors. When they’re acting, that’s the craft.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
The people around us are at the top of their craft, and we benefit from that.
Byron Howard
I know there is an opportunity to make some money and have a life-changing effect on me and those things are great. I don’t take those things for granted whatsoever, but my focus is really on my craft.
Harrison Barnes
I’m one of the guys that thinks you have to spend a lot of time at whatever your craft is in order to sustain it, and in order to get better at it.
Nnamdi Asomugha
I don’t want to be disrespectful to people who are incredible at their craft, but the truth is, if I didn’t get paid for it, I wouldn’t act. The best-paying jobs are usually the worst films. You’re a very small cog in a big machine.
Paddy Considine
Hardboiled crime fiction came of age in ‘Black Mask’ magazine during the Twenties and Thirties. Writers like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler learnt their craft and developed a distinct literary style and attitude toward the modern world.
Charles Frazier
All around me, I see girls forced to become rat racers in the College Application Industrial Complex, the subculture where students must craft themselves into the perfect specimens for college admission and often lose their authenticity, love of learning, and sense of self in the process.
Rachel Simmons
I think we all want to find the love of our life and live our fantasies. What art student hasn’t used his art to get girls? What journalists or actors haven’t used their craft as well? It’s a very human instinct to pursue.
Max Minghella
I dare say that if most comedians today, the gifted ones, were to sit down and write, they’d learn more about their craft. But what happens is they get out there before they learn what their viewpoint is, if any.
Mort Sahl
I don’t say, ‘Francis Ford Coppola, what a wonderful Italian-American director.’ I judge him based on his film, his craft, his art. That’s the way I feel I should be dealt with in this industry.
Bill Duke
Much historical fiction that centers on real people has always been deficient in information, lacking in craft and empty in affect.
Hilary Mantel
I be on some, perfecting my craft, just making sure the music is all the way there.
Roddy Ricch
I learned my business in the theater and in television, particularly working with the actors. You can learn much more in the theater than directing a movie, because then you have no time when you are shooting a movie to really work with the actors. You have to learn this craft somewhere else.
Michael Haneke
Prime Minister, I see you’ve already mastered the essential craft of the European politician, namely, the ability to say one thing in this chamber and a very different thing to your home electorate.
Daniel Hannan
All of them – my father, mother, step-mother, and grandmother – were all wonderful actors and performers and they are an inspiration to me, both in their craft and in their humanity.
James Cromwell
Being productive at your craft is important. Being productive in your devotion to grow as a human is essential.
Robin S. Sharma
Bieber’s so talented, he needs to just be himself and be by himself and work on his craft. He has a lot of people around; he has to find the right team to help him make something that’s going to stand alone.
After I was cast in the acclaimed film ‘Khuda Ke Liye,’ I thought it would open up film avenues for me in Pakistan and, maybe, even internationally. When that didn’t happen, I decided to use TV as a means of polishing my craft.
Fawad Khan
There has to be that zeal to do something new and surprise yourself and audiences. You have to stay true to your craft, and that should never be sidelined.
Yami Gautam
I try to craft a menu that is very welcoming. I like to make vegetables and seafood, and I love to make pasta.
Dominique Crenn
I dare say that if most comedians today, the gifted ones, were to sit down and write, they’d learn more about their craft. But what happens is they get out there before they learn what their viewpoint is, if any.
Mort Sahl
I’ve always been one to do the work and just hone my craft.
Malcolm McDowell
More and more, I enjoy hearing people who are good at their instruments and who’ve found a distinctive voice. In death metal, a lot of guys are Eddie Van Halen disciples, but they take his style to really expressionistic places. It’s a real pleasure for me to hear people pushing their craft.
John Darnielle
I’m quite sure that all true professional artists, of every description, in all walks of life, whether their craft is painting, music, sculpture, medicine or anything, have one primary concern – mankind.
Chico Hamilton
When it comes to fundraising for a social enterprise, if you are pursuing your true passion, you’ll learn to become great at your craft because you’ll care so much about perfecting the skills necessary to make that dream a reality.
Adam Braun
I am not skilled enough or energetic enough to craft a persona. I just have to be who I am and hope people like it.
Pete Buttigieg
I was learning the craft; I didn’t study writing in school. Rejection was my motivation, and failure is what taught me.
Pierce Brown
I am not skilled enough or energetic enough to craft a persona. I just have to be who I am and hope people like it.
Pete Buttigieg
I just want to keep acting and better my craft and see how far it goes.
Barkhad Abdi
The most important thing is to get better at your craft, and concussions and head impacts are a setback.
Abby Wambach
Many times, what people call ‘writer’s block’ is the confusion that happens when a writer has a great idea, but their writing skill is not up to the task of putting that idea down on paper. I think that learning the craft of writing is critical.
Pearl Cleage
They came out over the highway and they stopped and that’s when Barney got out, with the binoculars to try and identify the craft. I mean, he’d been in the military in World War Two, he’s puzzled.
Betty Hill
Craft is everything.
Omari Hardwick
Writing is writing. It’s an abiding, wonderful talent, craft, gift that stays with you your whole life. And you can go in different forms, and you can try them. Look at me: I’m writing novels because I found something I love because I tried it.
Adriana Trigiani
We had to depend on other institutions to do research on our behalf. We had to use the information that already existed to craft the best practices to distribute throughout the country. And we had to do all of that in ten months.
DeForest Soaries
Writing a first novel was an arduous crash course. I learned so much in the six years it took me to write it, mostly technical things pertaining to craft.
Rachel Kushner
Irene Nemirovsky was a prolific writer punctiliously devoted to her craft.
Andre Aciman
And I believe that the best learning process of any kind of craft is just to look at the work of others.
Wole Soyinka
I was dealing with craft, and that’s the surprising thing, the number of people who have literally broken down on our stage, because when you’re talking about the thing that is most important to someone, they’re liable to feel something strong.
James Lipton
Part of my craft is catching the ball, so I definitely put a lot of pride into it.
Mohamed Sanu
Successful hedge funds will be entrepreneurial; it is the essence of the craft.
Paul Singer
For me, dance is about the aesthetics and the hard work that goes into creating something so beautiful. Motivation and dedication to the craft is what pushes me to do my best, to always strive to do better, and the outcome is always worth it.
Yuan Yuan Tan
The craft Emmys are kind of the kids’ table at Thanksgiving. You’re not really invited to the big dance. It’s still really, really exciting, and the statue still counts.
Hank Azaria
Well you can’t teach the poetry, but you can teach the craft.
David Hockney
Being an actor, your focus is just on your craft and how to make it better, but production is a much bigger task – putting everything together.
Raveena Tandon
Do theater. Because you’ll develop a craft that you’ll always have. It’ll give you a chance to really learn how to act and you won’t go into the world with a few measly tricks that will only carry you so far.
Mark Ruffalo
I go about my craft as a professional and learn ways to get better, trying to carry myself in a way that I think can inspire others.
Patty Mills
I had tried painting, mostly to give myself a greater appreciation of the craft and to inform how I looked at paintings. That led to collaging some of the work I had done on paper, and I found myself mixing in found pieces as well.
Matt Gonzalez
Both Aishwaryaa and Soundarya are talented and ambitious. They are both daughters of the Superstar and have great command over their craft.
I love getting anything homemade – anything that’s from the heart. If you can make or craft your own something, that always goes above and beyond, like, a candle – which is great, but if it’s homemade, that’s so much better for me.
David Burtka
I studied my craft at the same place as Nicki Minaj.
Film was nothing like television; there was a craft to it, and I realized how much hard work was needed. It was not some mindless, two-bit job that only requires you to look good.
Nushrat Bharucha
I’ve always found inspiration in icons that were really of purpose in their craft or calling. From Bob Marley to Maya Angelou to Malcolm X, inspiration came from seeing how committed they were to their vision and determining it themselves.
Amanda Seales
The craft of writing is all the stuff that you can learn through school; go to workshops and read books. Learn characterization, plot and dialogue and pacing and word choice and point of view. Then there’s also the art of it which is sort of the unknown, the inspiration, the stuff that is noncerebral.
Garth Stein
The cinema is not a craft. It is an art. It does not mean teamwork. One is always alone on the set as before the blank page. And to be alone… means to ask questions. And to make films means to answer them.
Jean-Luc Godard
A diva is someone who is a perfectionist, who does her best in her craft.
Patti LaBelle
It wasn’t stone. It wasn’t welded steel. It wasn’t traditional sculpture. They thought it was craft, or something else, but not art. They couldn’t define it in the early Fifties when I was starting out.
Ruth Asawa
I use a stream-of-consciousness approach; if you don’t censor yourself, you end up with what you’re most concerned about, but you haven’t filtered it through your conscious mind. Then you craft it.
David Byrne
Someone taught us how to craft a resume, what to wear to a job interview and not to put our elbows on the table. Athletes also must be trained as professionals. Their livelihoods depend on it.
Jemele Hill
I have to really work hard at my craft.
Pat McAfee
My mum used to paint and my dad did woodturning. We would spend our weekends at craft fairs and art galleries. That was just what we did. We were steeped in that world.
Vic Reeves
Most people won’t realize that writing is a craft. You have to take your apprenticeship in it like anything else.
Katherine Anne Porter
It’s the word ‘artful’; it’s such a great word, with its dark and its light side, its art and its cunning, the craft and the crafty of it – I’ve been preoccupied with the word ‘artful’ and the twin notions of ‘cornucopia’ and ‘pickpocket’ it suggests for quite some time.
Ali Smith
One thing I’ve learned from ‘Strictly’ is timing and the craft of the talk.
Darcey Bussell
Compared to industry in Europe or Japan, where industry was based on a craft tradition, we are sadly behind.
Arthur Erickson
My only goal is to stay focused on my craft and make sure my life is as sharp as it can be to attack any character that is given to me.
Michael K. Williams
After a certain point of time, life’s practicality hits you. So I got into theatre, did stage plays and worked along with Naseeruddin Shah and Nana Patekar, people who are committed to the craft part.
Vishwajeet Pradhan
Ballet is such a disciplined craft and it has given me a good grounding.
Jennifer Ellison
I’ve learned things about the craft of writing and about structuring a book and about character development and so on that I’ve just learned on the fly.
Khaled Hosseini
I left home when I was 16 years old, and I’ve been living all around the world honing my craft. I lived in L.A. for eight years, then Stockholm, London, and New York.
I focus on working on my craft and the rest will take care of itself.
Pascal Siakam
I went to drama school for four years at Carnegie Mellon, conservatory training before television comedy. I was doing Shakespeare and Chekov plays. It’s about delivering on the promise of a $100,000 education and taking the shackles off and trying the hand at my craft. I’m thrilled with what I’ve seen so far.
Josh Gad
When you don’t have to worry about the financial side, you can truly concentrate on the craft. You can truly concentrate on the fights you really want to have. You have that freedom and it’s extremely important especially when you have a family and you have to provide.
Artem Lobov
I had come to New York seeking my fortune after a few years of honing my craft as a stand-up on the road.
Orson Bean
Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
Raymond Chandler
When people ask me, ‘Are you a singer?’ I say, ‘No, I’m not a ‘singer’ – but I love the craft of singing,’ going in and finding out what that means or why the hell I’m singing in the first place. My thing is really the craft of it.
Brian Tyree Henry
I think it’s important for an actor to see the work they’ve done because every time you revisit a work you come up with a new way of improving it. It’s a good way to brush up your craft and your skills, so I think it’s a good thing to do, keep seeing your films.
Abhishek Bachchan
To make a good film is an art. Gender is irrelevant when it comes to craft of filmmaking.
Zoya Akhtar
I’m pretty sure I became an actress solely because of craft services. When you’re a kid and there’s a lady walking around with a tray of chocolate and other free candy, that’s the best reason to be in the industry!
Serinda Swan
In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition behind their building methods, techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect.
Arthur Erickson
I have my little craft bag that I bring with me to set everywhere I go.
Sutton Foster
Frank Sinatra changed people’s approach to singing. Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, van Gogh, they were all part of movements that allowed people to think about their craft differently. They changed the game. These people changed the game.
Savion Glover
The more you know about your country, your people, you invest better in your craft.
Ayushmann Khurrana
Tori Amos had a major influence on how I craft words in a song.
Hal Sparks
I take my craft seriously, of course, but I don’t feel the need to always play a certain character or a certain part or persona. I’m not going to cut something out of my life because it’s not ‘my image.’ I want to be open enough that if I love something, I can do it, and it will add to myself as an entertainer.
My parents are my major supporters. I look up to Denzel Washington, Jack Nicholson and Jim Carrey. They have all opened my mind and helped me with my craft.
Adam Hicks
Your number one job as a comedian is to be aware. You’re supposed to understand the temperature in the room more than anyone on the planet – that’s the whole craft of comedy.
Michael Che
I wanted to be the best actor possible. I worked very hard at the craft of it.
Jack Nicholson
The thing that I’ve always believed is that you have to follow your passion, and if climbing is your calling in life and your craft, to not do it is a tragedy. I am always going to encourage my children to follow their passions and dreams, whatever they are.
Jimmy Chin
I’m not really married to the craft of jazz – I’m married to me, and my style, and whatever I produce.
Robert Glasper
I’m always studying my craft because I want to be the best at what I do.
Aaron Carter
I just like to keep challenging myself, keep it varied. It’s a craft, and I’m constantly trying to learn and get better at it.
Clive Owen
I would never finish my home work but I was good at drawing and craft.
Sooraj Pancholi
I guess people assume I have some sort of totally magical life, but I’m a working musician, fortunately. I’ve worked on my craft, and I’m very fortunate I’ve been able to survive in a very competitive industry and enjoy my success. It’s not easy.
Debbie Harry
I love the craft of acting, I love learning, I love everything that comes with the new project; the whole process is totally intoxicating to me.
Annette Bening
Make gifts meaningful by putting the time in creating them, whether baking and cooking, or in making arts and craft. It will all have more meaning for the giver and receiver.
Lidia Bastianich
The human heart is as a frail craft on which we wish to reach the stars.
Giotto di Bondone
I’m doing a little bit of acting, but I can’t really say it’s going to be a career or even that I’m really suited to it. It’s a whole other craft you have to study and be passionate about.
Sascha Radetsky
There was a prison uprising at Alcatraz, and I drove the Marines over there in a landing craft to quell the riot. I am the only serviceman I know with an American Theatre ribbon.
Bud Grant
Chris Messina is amazing, and he’s so serious – he’s, like, a proper actor! He’s got craft! I love to watch him. But not in a creepy way.
Ed Weeks
I think I’m accidentally funny more so than thinking of it as a craft. I’m in awe of those comedians that know how to hit it again and again and again.
Kathryn Hahn
I want to get better and better at my craft.
Brie Larson
And we turned off and 30 miles south they’re standing in the middle of our road blocking our way, stopped the car, got out, took us through the path in the woods, where the craft was on the ground.
Betty Hill
For vocational workers, their pay should reflect their skills and difficulty of labour. To be skilled in a craft should be accepted as an alternative path.
Tan Cheng Bock
I just have no interest in the industry of acting, I don’t want anything to do with it. But I respect the craft.
As an actor just learning the craft, you literally do a scene with Jimmy Gandolfini, and you walk away a better actor.
Steven Van Zandt
My father was an actor. Both of my older brothers are actors. My younger sister is an actress. For me, that’s my job; that’s my craft. But then all through school and through drama school, I was gigging and running nights and playing in bands, and I just didn’t want to let that go.
Johnny Flynn
I will never master this craft. Orchestras are very, very forthcoming with me.
David Ogden Stiers
The life of an athlete does have to be lonely and you have to be focused on your craft and what you do. Loneliness is just a sacrifice you make as an Olympic-level athlete.
Johnny Weir
All novelists must form their personal pacts in some way with the slowness of their craft. There are some who demand of themselves a ‘rate of production,’ for whom it’s a matter of pride to complete, say, a book every year.
Graham Swift
Commercial cinema is necessary to get money, but to get respect, it’s necessary to keep coming up with good content and giving a chance to the talent whose craft and skill is immaculate.
Manoj Bajpayee
Leadership does take work. And it should. If you aspire to be a leader, you ought to treat leadership as a craft, you ought to become a student of it, and you ought to work at it. And if you’re not willing to work at it, well, you get what you give.
Douglas Conant
I hate the idea of massive fame. I think the scariest thing for an actor is when your name becomes bigger than your craft or what you can do.
Vanessa Kirby
‘Hill St.’ was very good, but it was very impersonal work for me. I wrote about that place as if I was a visitor. It wasn’t what my life was like. It was a great place to learn the craft of how to shape a scene, but I wanted a chance to write about more personal themes and obsessions.
Mark Frost
Over my NFL career, I’ve had five head coaches who have helped me become better at my craft and have helped me become a better human being: Jim Mora, Tony Dungy, Jim Caldwell, John Fox, Gary Kubiak.
Peyton Manning
You may love football, but that doesn’t mean you have any business trying to play the sport. It’s the same thing with filmmaking… everybody has a great idea for a movie, but do you have the stamina to get good at your craft and deal with how heartbreaking it is?
Adam Green
You’re going to a bunch of auditions, and most of the time you’re just getting denied, but just staying in there and keeping my head and being determined helped. Growing is what’s challenging; you have to constantly practice your craft.
Natalie Martinez
The X Factor’ was amazing because I like being a positive role model to young artists; that’s what I believe in. If I can shed some light and give them some tips on how to believe in themselves and be more confident with their craft.
There are a lot of considerations that come into play when you craft one of these ‘Saw’ scripts, and there’s only so much you can put into them.
Tobin Bell
The Soyuz craft weighs tons, and you’re lying on the floor of it on your back. But the Russians do tell you, remember, before you land, stop talking so you don’t bite your tongue off.
Chris Hadfield
Surround yourself with people you can always learn something from. Always work with people that are better at their craft than you are.
Tony Vincent
Technology is rapidly changing our transportation systems, and if we craft smart regulations, these changes can be for the better.
London Breed
You might be an elite-level athlete in the room, but if no one gets to see you display your craft it doesn’t matter.
Aljamain Sterling
So the English approach to show business and their work is more – and this is a big generalization, I hasten to say – but it’s more, they work on it as a craft job.
Elizabeth McGovern
I don’t assume, because I can write screenplays, that I know how to write a novel. It’s a very different world. There’s a craft involved in storytelling, and it’s a different kind of craft. But yes, someday I will do that. It just might be awhile.
Melissa Rosenberg
I hone my craft. I keep going. I light a little fire under myself. I look around for roles that will challenge me. And I’m grateful for all the ones I get.
Taylor Louderman
I’m still learning my craft, and I’ve been writing since I was nine.
Kage Baker
I really believe in myself. I’m the hardest worker I know, and one of the best songwriters. There’s a craft to it, and it takes a long time to hone it, and I work really hard at it.
Arthur Godfrey
Whether you make the most of an opportunity depends on if you are prepared. Learn your craft, every aspect of it. Eat it, drink it, sleep it, then when you are the most prepared, you can make the most of it.
Christopher Judge
You cannot limit yourself to one area of specialized craft. Instead, regardless of craft, you have to charge all forms of expression that lead to the community, to other people, with meaning.
Alexander Kluge
It’s sad that people forget sometimes that there is a whole legitimate world of artists and actors out there that work their entire life, every day on perfecting their craft, but yet don’t get any acknowledgement for their extraordinary commitment to their profession.
Yolanda Hadid
I’m a geeky actor, in the way that I like the craft of acting.
Alan Tudyk
I did not become an actor to earn money – that I could have done it in my village by becoming a farmer. I wanted to show my craft, which I am so passionate about.
Pankaj Tripathi
I love what I do, and I love the audience, and I love the fact that I get to do it, and I love, I love our craft very, very, much, and it’s a noble craft. We have a responsibility to it, and to the audience, and to the playwright, and to the message. I won’t ever care less.
Patti LuPone
I’m really proud to have been in The Craft. I will always be that chick from The Craft, no matter what I do.
Robin Tunney
Even in making objects, as soon as you start to get the feeling that some form of craft is coming into place, you realize that everything is wrong. Because craft is really just a fetish. It is wasted energy. It’s about the object, some space which has nothing to do with the human.
Jeff Koons
There is no reason for me to show my collection in New York, because it’s not about craft and technique there.
Zac Posen
For every prescriptive idea about the craft of fiction, there’s at least one writer who makes a virtue of the contrary.
Sarah Hall
It is all about marketing; that is where the real craft comes in. The best actors do not necessarily become the biggest stars. And vice versa.
Dirk Benedict
The cooking profession, while it’s a noble craft and a noble calling, ’cause you’re doing something useful – you’re feeding people, you’re nurturing them, you’re providing sustenance – it was never pure.
Anthony Bourdain
If you ask most smart or successful people where they learned their craft, they will not talk to you about their time in school. It’s always a mentor, a particularly transformative job, or a period of experimentation or trial and error.
Ryan Holiday
Cooking is not a craft to get into for money. The money may come, or it may not. But you must get into it for the craft and the culture.
Roy Choi
The cast you are working with is important because it involves a give-and-take relationship. For me, when you have strong performers, multiple things happen, the magic of creation happens. That’s where you build the craft.
Neeraj Kabi
We do not need a heavy theoretical thumb on the scales. What’s important is how the traditional sources of law and legal interpretation – text, structure, history, canons of interpretation, precedent, and other well-established tools of the judicial craft – are prioritized, weighted, and applied.
Diane S. Sykes
I actually work at my craft, and I actually want to be the best in my category, and I want to be a true actress. And a lot of people just want fame, and there’s a huge difference.
Chloe Grace Moretz
Work on your craft, and your career will come. Work on your community, and your career will come. But just work on your career, and you’ll have neither a craft nor a community.
Ali Farahnakian
Read. Read. Read. Read many genres. Read good writing. Read bad writing and figure out the difference. Learn the craft of writing.
Carol Berg
I had to stop taking myself and the craft that seriously. Somehow I saw the bigger context of life. It’s just a movie. What I wanted was to entertain and delight and put the audience on a nice ride.
Lee Isaac Chung
My generation, we came along, we had to really know our craft.
Aretha Franklin
The building of the architecture of a novel – the craft of it – is something I never tire of.
John Irving
We want to be good at our craft, whether it’s writing music or playing it live.
Ryan Ross
I don’t really read Stephen King – I just can’t read scary things because it stays with me too long – but I truly liked his memoir of the craft of writing.
Phoebe Robinson
Hairdressing in general hasn’t been given the kudos it deserves. It’s not recognised by enough people as a worthy craft.
Vidal Sassoon
I went into journalism to learn the craft of writing and to get close to the world I wanted to write about – police and criminals, the criminal justice system.
Michael Connelly
Too many DJs today want to be the headline act without ever knowing what it takes to be the local DJ who’s busting his or her gut to perfect their craft.
I can’t write a book like ‘Lamb’ or ‘Fool’ every year. It just takes too much research and craft.
Christopher Moore
You want to be a bit compulsive in your art or craft or whatever you do. You want to be focused on it.
Steve Martin
I’m a movie buff, and I’m interested in the craft of it.
Samuel Ervin Beam
People want stardom or fame or whatever – instant gratification as opposed to learning one’s craft, which, when I was starting out, was the most important thing: that you are as fully equipped for your job or your art as possible.
Joshua Sasse
I grew up studying ballet; I grew up honing my craft.
Janice Dickinson
It is a distinct and an honor to work with the august Regina King. I would call her Queen King. This woman is one of our treasures. She’s an actor’s actor. She has craft to burn. She’s a craftsman who knows what she is doing, and she’s got soul.
Russell Hornsby
The classic, quote/unquote, craft of songwriting still works; it still is relevant.
Ryan Tedder
I only collaborate with the people I rock with in life, period. I rock with people where I really respect their craft and respect what they’re doing. That’s what collaboration should start from.
BJ the Chicago Kid
Long before social media existed, the proto-tweets of advertising had penetrated American popular culture: ‘A mind is a terrible thing to waste.’ ‘Where’s the beef?’ ‘A diamond is forever.’ ‘Think different.’ You’d be hard pressed to find a writer’s craft that has more directly influenced the vernacular.
David Droga
I just loved stand-up comics as a kid. I’d watch them on ‘The Tonight Show,’ and I thought what a great craft it was to come out on stage with no instrument or anything and be able to entertain people.
Kevin Nealon
You wake up white, and you think about certain things every day. You wake up black, and you think about certain things. You wake up Chinese, and you think certain things – but those things aren’t major. What’s major is that you are good at your craft.
Judith Jamison
Sometimes you want things so bad you will kind of lower your standards, and I’ve learned that once you do that, it’s really hard to go back, to get people to respect you and respect your craft.
Tamar Braxton
Writers are born, not made. We can hone the craft. We need to try to encourage someone and make a dialogue, suggesting ways to do something differently or how to improve.
Alan Zweibel
I don’t want to waste my energy in other things; instead, I would put all that in reaching the next level in a craft that I love the most.
N. T. Rama Rao, Jr.
I actually really love working with young actors because they’re so responsive and instinctive, and it’s a much less honed craft that they’re employing.
Clive Owen
You’ve got to perfect your craft.
Zach Ertz
I think that all actors find they go down and then they come back up if you work on your craft. They come back up to the top and then they go back down and they come back up and they go back down.
Johnathon Schaech
The odd thing is how, I think, the intensity and devotion to my craft and the intensity of certain performances or types of roles I’ve played overshadow the comedic stints that I’ve had. ‘Darjeeling Limited’ is a comedy; The ‘Brothers Bloom’ is a comedy.
Adrien Brody
In fact, I’m very grateful that we were given that time to invest in ourselves and our craft before we were exposed to the public.
I think it is important to surround myself with artists who share the same goals and aspirations. This way, I am constantly encouraged to sharpen my craft and challenge myself.
Ravyn Lenae
When I set out to write ‘Sanctus,’ all I wanted to do was craft a piece of high quality entertainment.
Simon Toyne
A lot of times, you see everyone’s highlight reels because of social media. You don’t know the work that went into getting to that point. This is something that’s going to take time, hard work, and you have to be dedicated towards your craft.
Karen Civil
On the craft level, writing for children is not so different from writing for adults. You still have to have a story that moves forward. You still have to have the tools of the trade down. The difference arises in the knowledge of who you’re writing for. This isn’t necessary true of writing for adults.
Kathi Appelt
Growing up with a famous father, and one who mastered his craft, it’s one of those things where, do you really want to be in the same profession? I can’t imagine the pressure on, say, Michael Jordan’s kids. But for me, I think it’s molded me into the character that I am today.
Charlotte Flair
When I used to watch Westerns, I could admire the craft, but I never really loved them; they never spoke to me. Maybe because I’m first-generation American, I’m a woman, and I just didn’t see myself reflected.
Lisa Joy
I have been performing as long as I can remember, so I built my craft. People think I was discovered after the first show I played once I landed in L.A., and it just happened instantly – overnight. The truth is, I was performing wherever I could for five years.
Bishop Briggs
Learn your craft. You want to be a doctor or a teacher – it’s very important to learn your craft and indulge in it. You have to get involved and learn as much as possible and go for it.
Robert Horry
My first Hindi film as a leading man was Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Saaransh,’ which immediately established me as someone who knows the craft.
Anupam Kher
I think it’s important to really press on with the song writing and just go with it. There’s no code, there’s no craft… it’s just let yourself shine through your music. If it’s meant to be loved and heard, it’ll happen.
Chantal Kreviazuk
What we hear now is great-sounding records with great-sounding grooves and loops. And the sound of these records is irresistible, but the craft of songwriting is just about over. That’s why, whenever I get an opportunity to do an album full of standards, I jump at it because I miss it.
Barry Manilow
As I get into it more, I want to grow as an artist, as an entertainer, and basically perfect my craft.
Justin Bieber
The idea of exploring character relations and their development over a decade has to be appealing for any actor who cherishes his craft.
Vin Diesel
My talent is universal, and acting is a craft that can be used anywhere, unless ethnicity comes into play, and then, looks matter.
Like most art forms, writing is part instinct and part craft. The craft part is the part that can be taught, and that can make a crucial difference to lots of writers.
Matt Haig
Food is national security. Food is craft. Food is everything, when you think about it.
Jose Andres
Folk songs, whatever else they might be, are mainly craft.
David Means
Perfecting your craft is one of the main keys in being successful.
A Boogie wit da Hoodie
When you’re an independent wrestler, committing a lot of time and effort into honing your craft as much as possible in as many different places as possible will catch the WWE’s interest as far as the independent level goes.
Adam Cole
I’m dead serious about my craft and just really serious about making music in itself. I take pride in making songs and albums where no two songs sound alike. That’s the challenge and that’s what it’s all about, to keep it original and fresh and funky.
Big Boi
I do not hesitate to say that the limitation on naval craft between the great naval powers was too high.
Frank B. Kellogg
I played at different restaurants with my dad for a good year before I started doing anything on social media. I wanted to hone my craft before I put anything out there.
Jacob Whitesides
I look forward to pushing the boundaries of my craft and taking new chances.
Tahir Raj Bhasin
I went to a seminar early in my career on the craft of storytelling by Robert McKee. It was really life altering. There are basic principles on how to craft an engaging story and he covers them well. He’s got a book out, ‘Story,’ that I would highly recommend to anyone interested in improve their storytelling.
Jane Jensen
By becoming an MBE, I hope it helps raise the profile of our sector and what a thriving industry it is. I also hope it inspires others entrepreneurs in craft to believe, innovate and put our industry firmly on the map.
Sara Davies
I feel bad for young actors who become huge stars too quickly, because you haven’t had a chance to practice your craft a lot.
Topher Grace
Boxing is one of those things where you want to be respected for what you do at your craft.
Daniel Jacobs
Get in theater, really work your craft. Get really, really good so that when people say your name, your name is associated with quality, with integrity.
Freddy Rodriguez
I just enjoy batting. I love it. It’s a craft and I love plugging away at it. I guess getting to do that in a match was the ultimate pleasure to be out there and do something I’ve been doing for a long time.
Ellyse Perry
I’m constantly looking for ways to learn and elevate your craft, patience for yourself, and patience for this business. It’s not a fair business. You may be great, but it may take years for someone to notice what you’re capable of because of politics.
Aldis Hodge
You’ve got to have a commitment to your craft.
Scottie Pippen
Disco B still rolls with me now. He’s still doing his thing. He does clubs in different places. He was very instrumental in helping me perfect my craft.
Grandmaster Flash
In my time in the U.S. Senate, I tried to craft an energy policy… I will be part of President Obama’s efforts to achieve energy independence and enhance the landscape. I am also part of his reform agenda.
Ken Salazar
Two, I actually learned a lot of things that served me very well when it came to repeating performances on stage, because it is a craft and you do need a technique for it.
Ron Silver
If your only intent is to be seen, you’ll never be seen. If your intent is to be happy, comfortable, genuine, and true in craft, you’re destined to be noticed.
Doja Cat
I wound up getting offered a job at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory where I invented a power supply mechanism for the Galileo space craft which was in orbit around Jupiter until 2003.
Lonnie Johnson
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
Ernest Hemingway
You spend most of your life working and trying to hone your craft, working on your chops, working on your writing, and you don’t really think about accolades. Then you get a bit older and they start coming your way. It’s a nice pat on the back.
Geddy Lee
No matter what the circumstances are in our business – travel, politics, injury – you got to be in the game. And to be in the game, you got to work hard, and you have to know your craft.
Jeff Jarrett
The great thing about scenes that involve nervous breakdowns – in the little experience I have doing them – is that there’s no way to craft it. You just have to do it, and it sort of crafts itself in just being incredibly messy.
Lucas Hedges
If you’ve been told all your life that you’re good-looking, people just flock around you and you never really have to try or have to learn an interesting craft, skill or hobby – or even have depth.
Brittany Daniel
Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author.
Jean de la Bruyere
Good conductors know when to push and when to lay back. I’ve known so many great conductors that I’m still doing what I can to learn the craft of this role.
Joshua Bell
I actually gained a lot of weight when I started to do ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ Doing eight theater shows a week, girl, is such a workout. But with TV, you’re, like, sitting in your trailer waiting to go to the set. And there’s catering and craft service every place you look.
Sara Ramirez
People like me for who I am, I don’t wanna change that, if anything I just wanna hone my craft and get better at it.
Tones and I
The biggest challenge for any craft person or artist is to accept the constraints of their medium and make something beautiful despite them. That’s kind of fun, actually.
Ayelet Waldman
I want to be known for my performances and doing my craft well, not for funny stuff I post on Twitter or whatever.
Billy Magnussen
I’m disappointed in acting as a craft. I want everything to go back to Orson Welles and fake noses and changing your voice. It’s become so much about personality.
Spencer Tracy
I wasn’t a smart kid and I still don’t think I’m too smart when it comes to book smart, but I was very good with what I knew and with my craft and I think that was my calling in life. But even today I never went to college.
Criss Angel
Mostly, I would like people to ask other writers about the craft of their writing so we could learn from one another. We ask movie directors why they chose to use certain lights and angles and speeds of film, but most of the time, we ignore the craft of a writer.
Alexandra Fuller
From a purely craft standpoint, a simple character has a single motivation, while complex characters have two or three or more motivations, at least one of which is in direct conflict with another.
Nick Petrie
Writing is possibly an art, but crime writing is definitely a craft.
Ashwin Sanghi
I’ve been in rooms where the creator has sold a show and then felt like the network didn’t buy the show they wanted. They bought a show they thought they could craft into the show they wanted.
Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Writing is far too hard work to say what someone else wants me to. Serving it as a craft, using it as a way of growing in my own understanding, seems to me to be a beautiful way to live. And if that product is shareable with other people, so much the better.
Jane Rule
It’s rare that I’m not at work on some sort of craft project. I’ve often enthused about the need to make things; how it employs a unique set of muscles – physical, intellectual, spiritual – that I can attain a state of flow when making something that I almost never can when writing.
David Rakoff
The cinema is not a craft. It is an art. It does not mean teamwork. One is always alone on the set as before the blank page. And to be alone… means to ask questions. And to make films means to answer them.
Jean-Luc Godard
Wrestling isn’t like ballet; it’s not about practicing a routine. You need to focus. You need to concentrate. You need to know your craft.
Mark Henry
Apprentice is the beginner – the first years you work in a craft in the European sense you are an apprentice. That takes 3 or 4 years. Then you are a journeyman. You can go from one master to another and learn other tricks and other secrets.
Josef Albers
I understood the craft of photography when done by an artist is art.
Ruth Bernhard
For making a good comedy film, you need a good writer whose craft can be understood through the time that he takes to write his script.
Johnny Lever
I think it takes an unbelievable amount of hours for anybody to master their craft.
Saint Jhn
I always to try block everything out, good or bad. I always hope to keep receiving blessings, to have faith, because you know, there’s a time to block everything out and just work on your craft, work on everything that you desire to get, desire to want.
Brandon Ingram
Celebrity doesn’t have anything to do with art or craft. It’s about being rich and thinking that you’re better than everybody else.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
Ernest Hemingway
I think if you enjoy teaching, if you enjoy talking about your craft, that’s probably the best way to do it… because once a player starts to get it, once he figures it out, he’ll never forget it.
Tony Gwynn
I was a contestant on ‘The Apprentice: Martha Stewart’ and more than her telling me I learned from her that authenticity is key. She had a huge issue with a contestant using the phrase ‘fake it ’til you make it’ and fired her that same episode. She taught me that you can’t fake being a master of your craft.
Marcela Valladolid
I’m so passionate and love the craft of movies and watch them over and over.
Joseph Benavidez
There’s a lot of craft that goes into achieving a hit song – at the beginning of your career, you’re usually more inspiration than craft, and you get great when those intersect. A skilled songwriter can get you to that intersection.
Kara DioGuardi
My favourite compliment now is that people are talking about my acting, my craft – not my torso.
Ricky Whittle
There was a time when craft used to mean anything but the considered, stylish or academic. It was a term of derision. The ‘craft fair’ on the village green was to be avoided.
David Linley
You’ve got to wake up and perfect your craft, every day, and at the end of the day, you know, you get the star power, magazines, photos shoots, but you’ve got to say humble, you’ve got to stay grounded.
Dion Waiters
It helps immerse yourself in what you potentially want to do. Being involved, learning firsthand and observing the craft and absorbing all you can, makes it easier to define what you want. It will also ultimately make you a better Chef. Culinary school, or even a single class, is a great bet too.
Giada De Laurentiis
When you play, you get an opportunity to hone your craft.
Kenny Smith
Tori Amos had a major influence on how I craft words in a song. Until I heard ‘Little Earthquakes’ all my lyrics used really obvious analogies like rain for tears.
Hal Sparks
If you are working in an office, where do you find the time to write a novel? But you can finish a short story in five pages. Furthermore, a short story is a perfect place to learn the craft.
Ben Okri
I say funny stuff in my songs sometimes, but it’s still all in the seriousness of the music and the craft.
Rich Brian
For me, it was much more important to continue to learn my craft as an actor and get a bit of flesh on the bones.
Sarah Lancashire
And later I thought, I can’t think how anyone can become a director without learning the craft of cinematography.
Nicolas Roeg
Their spirits and their visions are embodied in their craft. And so is mine. It’s not Jane Saw Puff. But the clarity of Jane Saw Puff is precious to me.
Sharon Olds
Serious films for grown-ups – ‘Michael Clayton,’ ‘In the Valley of Elah,’ ‘A Mighty Heart’ – these are big Hollywood films, but they have substance and craft and really beautiful performances.
Todd Haynes
I would love to direct but I feel like directing is a whole separate craft and so I tend to respect it as a separate craft that I would need to study first. So, right now I’m still trying to do certain things as an actor and until I get bored of that or I feel completely fed by that then I’ll move into directing.
Michael Ealy
If you learn the craft, you can make a movie and get by with tricks.
D. B. Sweeney
It doesn’t matter to me where am I going. Language is not a barrier for me, I can go anywhere with my craft, so why not Hollywood?
Disha Patani
I just try to work on my craft. Try to be as complete a player as possible, and I’ve just been focusing on being a consistent player.
Amari Cooper
I think there’s escapist moviemaking, and we want to be captivated and taken away. If it’s done right, you can craft an incredible film. There have been superhero films that I think are brilliant pieces of art.
Ryan Reynolds
When you first come in the NBA, you have a lot of conversations about saving your money, financially educating yourself, not just trusting whoever it is handling your money, not just having those meetings once a year, and not really putting the effort into learning the same way you learn your craft on the court.
Andre Iguodala
I’m still learning my craft.
Yann Martel
With ‘Korra’ we’ve really taken a lot of time to craft it. We’re aiming pretty high, and in order to keep up the quality it just takes a lot of time and a lot or work.
Bryan Konietzko
I started making my own short films as a way of being able to give myself something to do and to study my craft.
Ruby Rose
If you work hard and you believe in your craft and yourself, I don’t think nobody can stop you.
People have been declaring stop-motion dead for a generation. But living in the digital age, people appreciate the art of craft, or working with your hands.
Travis Knight
As writers, our craft makes us sit alone at a desk and hammer away at our novel. Doing that day in and day out makes it really easy to forget that there’s a whole community of writers out there, and they love contributing to other writers’ success!
Tomi Adeyemi
I’m big. I’m strong. I’m fast. I have the hips. I have the footwork. I’m always trying to perfect my craft, and at the end of the day, I’m just a competitor.
Jalen Ramsey
I did a theater program the summer of my junior year, and that’s when I really fell in love with the craft of acting. It became more about the craft and less about being a working actor.
Lucas Hedges
I’ve never been able to sit down with a pen and paper and kind of craft out a song, or really force anything out. It always has to come almost subconsciously.
Ryan Bingham
You have to hone your craft, but you also have to be born with a certain amount of talent, and I never took the talent for granted – I’ve always worked really hard to be as good as I could be.
Diane Warren
I don’t make films, and because I don’t make films, I’m not an expert in the craft of bringing a film into the world, how you put its various pieces together. But where I feel like I’m an expert is my own feelings in response to a film.
Leslie Jamison
I spent a lot of years just learning my craft and falling down in front of the camera.
Thomas Jane
‘Sopranos’ was a fascinating moment, just catching our whole culture by surprise, a fun ride to be on while I’m learning the craft.
Steven Van Zandt
Nothing is off-limits. There’s just some things I cannot crack. Politics I can’t do. When I start to talk about it, I just get really angry and super sincere. I have never found a way to craft all of that absurdity into funny.
Ali Wong
I like to make things, but I looked at old craft books on weaving or mosaics or whatever, I’m like, ‘I don’t really know anything about that stuff.’
Amy Sedaris
The only way to learn and hone your craft is by working hard and writing regularly.
Darren Shan
I have always been averse to theorizing about the art or craft of biography. Like Disraeli’s biographer, Lord Blake, who offers the cautionary analogy of the biographical centipede unsure of her next step because of too much cerebration, I have made it my practice to let the facts find the theory.
David Levering Lewis
As the craft re-entered earth’s atmosphere, it was coming in so fast, it heated up the surrounding atoms and molecules, and they became positively and negatively charged, and highly reactive, and began luminescing all around us.
Helen Sharman
Sunspel is about British craft and community – both of which are very important to me.
Jonathan Anderson
I have a chef come in every day and prepare my meals. There is no way I could do the stunt work, stay up as late as I have to, or be outside in the heat if I’m eating poorly. That means I can’t eat craft services!
Shalita Grant
First of all, just because the Tea Party people appear to be generally uneducated, ignorant about the political process, ignorant about economics, confused about their own platform from the beginning, and indelicate when it comes to the craft of diplomacy, doesn’t mean they’re wrong.
Steven Van Zandt
The modern artist must live by craft and violence. His gods are violent gods. Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife, are uninteresting.
Ezra Pound
I’m an actor because I love acting, and my romance with this craft called acting is too intense. I’m in this business for a very selfish reason, and that is me, and nobody else. The audience loving it is by chance.
Manoj Bajpayee
I would say if you’re young, if you’re a teenager, act in plays, as many plays as you can. It’s an amazing way to build your craft and an amazing way to build your presence.
Steve Zissis
I don’t think people really understood what I did. And you know, in my book, ‘A Helluva High Note’ deals with my back story, that I was a songwriter, that I spent years trying to hone my craft and being rejected and then finally becoming a successful songwriter, record executive and publisher.
Kara DioGuardi
If I hadn’t been a designer, I’d have been a painter. I began as a painter and learned the craft of pottery in order to support myself.
Eva Zeisel
If one takes pride in one’s craft, you won’t let a good thing die. Risking it through not pushing hard enough is not a humility.
Paul Keating
No film survives because of a big name. If a film has to survive generations, it will survive on its content and craft.
Vijay Antony
What’s great about acting is that there’s never a moment when you’re like, ‘OK, I got this, I understand this.’ You’re portraying life, and it’s a craft that only gets better with time – kind of like playing a musical instrument: the more you get to play it, the better you are.
Cress Williams
I honed my craft in the military, because it’s the only thing that got me through it, to be honest. Working on music – being able to come home and work on music whenever I got off – was essential. If I didn’t have that, I probably would’ve lost my mind.
I was going to go and do what I should do as a filmmaker and make slightly larger films each time, learn my craft, make mistakes and solve them.
Colin Trevorrow
Admittedly, I possess virtually no expertise in science. That puts me in exactly the same position as most dogmatic environmentalists who want to craft public policy around global warming fears.
David Harsanyi
Some bands today have the experience of really working together and honing their craft. And other bands are very much like, ‘I just got a guitar for Christmas, let’s start a band.’ And you can hear the difference.
Robbie Robertson
Ever since I did ‘Hamilton’ I’m really specific with the projects that I choose and the characters I choose and how they’re portrayed. I was meaningful with my craft before, but I think after doing something that can change people, the direction in how I go within this business has changed too.
Jasmine Cephas Jones
The human heart is as a frail craft on which we wish to reach the stars.
Giotto di Bondone
Many movie stars or American Idol contestants sort of fall into theater… and say, ‘Oh, yeah, I would love to do theater.’ And then they get here and say, ‘Oh, wait a minute, this actually is a craft!’ It’s not just show up one day and do it. It’s show up eight times a week, twice on Wednesdays and twice on Saturdays.
Billy Porter
A classic man is a distinguished man. He cares about taste and his craft. He’s all about the simple model that I live by – eat, drink, be swanky, and have fun getting the job done. He makes sure that he’s excellent in all things and that he cares about his neighborhood immensely.
One thing that stays the same is my passion for music. Other than that, I’ve become more dedicated. I think that I really work much harder than I ever did when I first started at my craft; I’m more dedicated, and I have become a perfectionist.
Natalie Cole
Every day is a good day above ground, and especially being able to play metal and being able to your craft and everything. You’ve gotta respect that, because it’s something that can be taken away from you really quick.
Joey Jordison
Songwriting wasn’t my gift. I think you have to cultivate a gift; you have to practice and develop craft around your gift so that you can execute it in more convenient, efficient ways.
Linda Ronstadt
I started doing theatre with Satyadev Dubey at Prithvi and I had to start from scratch. I had fallen in love with the craft of acting by then.
Tisca Chopra
In the wrestling world, you had WWE, WCW, and smaller promotions that were like the independents. I look at it as craft beer being the independent beer makers. It’s the indie scene.
Stone Cold Steve Austin
I think the reason for my fascination with craft is what it represents, what it means in our culture, what it means in our history and in humanity. It was the idea that you could go to your butcher to get something, you could go to your tailor to get this, and you could go to your cobbler to get that.
Waris Ahluwalia
I learned that it’s OK to be stubborn about your craft, and it’s OK to demand excellence from the industry.
Kat Graham
I think storytelling is a thing of beauty, and also very difficult. It’s a craft you have to continue to work at.
James Gray
I love well-produced stuff. The craft and the art of production is something I really, really love.
Jack Conte
Craft meets the machine in rapid fabrication. We can generate craft with the help of technology.
Neri Oxman
I had something to prove and went in the studio and started writing. I got into fitness and style and learned the whole craft. That was when I wrote everything on the album. I put out ‘Don’t Ya,’ and it took off.
Brett Eldredge
Filmmaking is a real craft.
Sean Durkin
I’ve always remembered something Sanford Meisner, my acting teacher, told us. When you create a character, it’s like making a chair, except instead of making someting out of wood, you make it out of yourself. That’s the actor’s craft – using yourself to create a character.
Robert Duvall
Accolades are there to congratulate you but also to make you understand that it’s not over. You now have to continue trying to improve the craft and keep going. It’s not something to rest on.
Joe Morton
During the 1990s, luxury became something exclusive and elitist. I think fashion got lost. It forgot about craft and culture.
Jonathan Anderson
I’m really into the ‘classic’ thing – the craft of writing something that will last, that won’t die by next year.
Natalie Prass
Far from wishing to awaken the artist in the pupil prematurely, the teacher considers it his first task to make him a skilled artisan with sovereign control of his craft.
Eugen Herrigel
I worked really hard in college, and I came out a completely different person and performer than when I went in. I did the work, and I found a craft.
Merle Dandridge
I appreciate the craft in ‘Bioshock’ and ‘Resident Evil,’ and I’ve played all of them. But I also learned that I don’t like playing them because I get really scared.
Dan Trachtenberg
I take pride in my craft, and I work extremely hard.
Doug Baldwin
Fame isn’t happiness, but success and being respected in your craft is worth fighting for. You’ve got to work hard to be noticed.
Aneurin Barnard
Invented languages have often been created in tandem with entire invented universes, and most conlangers come to their craft by way of fantasy and science fiction.
Joshua Foer
It takes a lifetime of devotion to build your craft, your confidence, and the ability to sing and dance and act believably.
Donna McKechnie
I eat a lot. I’m a big sandwich dude. Turkey, mayonnaise, mustard, cheese, yes. I love craft services.
Jason Mitchell
If a writer is to tell his own story – tell it slowly, and as if it were a story about other people – if he is to feel the power of the story rise up inside him, if he is to sit down at a table and patiently give himself over to this art – this craft – he must first have been given some hope.
Orhan Pamuk
It’s all about learning your craft and honing it in and really paying attention to people who are doing it and what their advice is. It’s like anything: it takes years and years and years. A lot of it comes down to work ethic.
Diego Klattenhoff
The first choice for me is what’s going to make me stretch out in my craft?
Kim Fields
We’re all in this together – when one writer succeeds, all writers succeed. I love discovering new authors. I think we need to take care of each other and talk about craft and nurture talent.
Lisa Gardner
The cooking profession, while it’s a noble craft and a noble calling, ’cause you’re doing something useful – you’re feeding people, you’re nurturing them, you’re providing sustenance – it was never pure.
Anthony Bourdain
You can’t improvise without a skeletal structure; you can’t just go in and start talking. This is a very misunderstood craft because no one else makes movies like this.
Christopher Guest
I always envisioned working in film and in theater. Theater and film are not, they’re not in any way substitutable. What I love about theater is so different from what I love about film, and I enjoy the craft of both.
Lupita Nyong’o
I started getting interested in the craft and watching old movies, and they’re the ones that reach out to me the most – films like ‘Cool Hand Luke’ and ‘On the Waterfront.’ So I start watching all of these, and I was getting educated, and I started being interested in this acting thing, if that’s what they call it.
Barry Keoghan
Whenever I have to work on my skills or add to my craft, I do theatre. It’s one place where I can learn a lot as an actor.
Kirti Kulhari
Theatre is done largely for the love of the craft. Television makes you famous. And films immortalize you. That’s the relationship between the three.
Kabir Bedi
In recent years, breweries and brew pubs have flourished across the Nation. And, as the Representative from Oregon’s fourth district, I have enjoyed seeing the diversity that craft brewery has fueled across the Nation.
Peter DeFazio
Social media is a giant distraction to the ultimate aim, which is honing your craft as a songwriter. There are people who are exceptional at it, however, and if you can do both things, then that’s fantastic, but if you are a writer, the time is better spent on a clever lyric than a clever tweet.
Bryan Adams
I don’t want to live in a bubble, in my craft or in the world… I can’t, I would be cheating myself out of my generation and the world we live in.
Diane Lane
I have had such a unique experience in the game. I got to experience the best of my craft, and I did that multiple times. There is nothing more I wish I could experience.
Maya Moore
I am incredibly passionate about craft but am just as passionate about supporting local craft companies.
Sara Davies
I could hardly sit through ‘Frozen.’ There was an attempt to craft a moral message and to build the story around that, instead of building the story and letting the moral message emerge. It was the subjugation of art to propaganda, in my estimation.
Jordan Peterson
I describe management as arts, crafts and science. It is a practice that draws on arts, craft and science and there is a lot of craft – meaning experience – there is a certain amount of craft meaning insight, creativity and vision, and there is the use of science, technique or analysis.
Henry Mintzberg
What I loved about the 1950s is that there is an aesthetic to even the average film. The way the camera is placed, the way characters move, the way you dressed the sets, the respect for craft and actors, I do miss that in today’s films.
Vikramaditya Motwane
If a writer is to tell his own story – tell it slowly, and as if it were a story about other people – if he is to feel the power of the story rise up inside him, if he is to sit down at a table and patiently give himself over to this art – this craft – he must first have been given some hope.
Orhan Pamuk
Nothing is off-limits. There’s just some things I cannot crack. Politics I can’t do. When I start to talk about it, I just get really angry and super sincere. I have never found a way to craft all of that absurdity into funny.
Ali Wong
There’s some ignorant people in the world, and if I spend time trying to convince people to think like me, I’ll be wasting valuable time I could use to be growing my business, perfecting my craft as a fighter, watching film, studying, or just enjoying time with my family. Or just sleeping.
Tyron Woodley
I know a lot of people who are very good at their craft who have learned – people behind the camera – who really have a lot to offer because they know what they’re doing, they know what to do, they’ve made their mistakes.
Jeffrey Jones
I describe management as arts, crafts and science. It is a practice that draws on arts, craft and science and there is a lot of craft – meaning experience – there is a certain amount of craft meaning insight, creativity and vision, and there is the use of science, technique or analysis.
Henry Mintzberg
Bad improv happens with people who are inexperienced with each other and don’t know the craft that well. But bad stand-up is something that could happen to someone at any level in their career.
Kristen Schaal
I used to feel that if I wasn’t living out my songs, I wasn’t doing myself or my craft justice, and that’s a dangerous way to live because then you become what you make.
Ruston Kelly
As a professional, it pains me to watch a movie that is botched and amateurish. I prefer directors who have control of both their craft and their ideas.
George Cukor
One of my pet peeves is that sometimes the talents of my band get overlooked because, and it was the same problem that Frank Zappa had, with a lot of groups that use humor, people don’t realize there’s a lot of craft behind the comedy.
Al Yankovic
I don’t choose parts. I choose filmmakers. I’m done trying to make a statement with a character. What happens is, I craft a performance from the beginning to the end of the character. Then I release it to the director, and he interprets what I gave him.
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
One of the things I learnt over the years is that there is a craft to writing, like there is a craft to acting. I hadn’t done my apprenticeship as a writer. I did try to be a writer for hire but I’m not any good at it.
Lennie James
We need to know what the resources of the moon are. We have great evidence now because of different kinds of radar and spectroscopic analysis that people have been able to do. But we really do need to go visit there, and we can do that with a robot craft without any problem.
Jeff Bezos
Michaels is probably the most respected craft retailer on the planet so to be working with them is a fantastic honour, and it will go a long way in helping us boost U.S. sales.
Sara Davies
Being productive at your craft is important. Being productive in your devotion to grow as a human is essential.
Robin S. Sharma
You have to believe in yourself. You have to go out there and love what you are and who you know you are in terms of your craft.
Reginald VelJohnson
If it’s flipping hamburgers at McDonald’s, be the best hamburger flipper in the world. Whatever it is you do you have to master your craft.
Snoop Dogg
Anyone who takes the craft of songwriting seriously I radiate towards. Spending time with Daryl Hall was a dream come true. I picked his brain a lot because Hall And Oats is timeless.
Travie McCoy
All we do as songwriters is rewrite the songs that have impressed us till we find our own voice. It’s part of learning the craft.
Steve Earle
In the past, people generally believed they could acquire magic in two ways: through learning the craft, either from another practitioner or from books; or through obtaining magic from a powerful being-think Faust or the classic, demonized witch, both of whom get their mojo from Satan.
David Liss
I don’t even listen to peoples’ music… I’m really in-tune with my craft, I listen to me all day long.
I maintain that many an inventor, many a diplomat, many a financier is a sounder philosopher than all those who practice the dull craft of experimental psychology.
Oswald Spengler
I prefer career artists that have spent time honing their craft, as opposed to, ‘I won a karaoke contest on a reality show and now I have a record.’ That’s such a drag. The music that comes out of it is so poor.
Conor Oberst
We are building a company, Gemini, and the ETF, which is another company. I don’t know if we’re experts, but the goal is not to be an expert but to change the world. Does Richard Branson understand all the physics behind his space craft? I’m not sure.
Cameron Winklevoss
And I’m very surprised that all this stuff actually worked out to where I could have a career in film, gain the benefit of my education, and be thankful that I was able to break into my craft as an actor.
Terrence Howard
Our approach is more the jazz approach, where you learn to play your instrument as well as you can, develop your craft, and then communicate with each other. That’s the focus, not trying to give some message or entertain or have a good light show or whatever.
Butch Trucks
A great story poorly told doesn’t do anybody any good at all, and nobody wants to hear it, and nobody wants to read it. The craft of it is really more important than the subject matter.
Jason Isbell
I really respect my craft and obligation to my audience.
Iliza Shlesinger
Acting, to me, has been many things: It’s a business, and it’s a craft, and it’s a political act – it’s whatever adjective is most applicable.
Adam Driver
Kids will ask us ‘How do you become famous?’ It’s the wrong question. Focus on the craft, not on the fame.
Isaac Hanson
I prefer that we sit down and craft a bill that addresses the many challenges we face, not only domestically, but as a world leader.
Gene Green
What I am used to is ‘Gali Guleiyan,’ and people talking about my performances, what new I have tried in terms of my craft or the skill of storytelling.
Manoj Bajpayee
I just freestyle. I don’t actually write the words on paper. It’s just whatever comes into my mind. I’ll record three or four lines at a time, get a good take, and do three or four more. It may be whatever comes into my mind. But I care about my craft a lot more than a lot of other people.
Tory Lanez
Art can’t be taught; passion can’t be taught; discipline can’t be taught; but craft can be taught. And writing is both an art and a craft.
Elizabeth George
I think the way to be a writer is to experience things, certainly, and be open to things, but at some point to become dedicated to the craft of writing and to create a stable environment for that writing to occur in.
T. C. Boyle
Faulkner is a writer who has had much to do with my soul, but Hemingway is the one who had the most to do with my craft – not simply for his books, but for his astounding knowledge of the aspect of craftsmanship in the science of writing.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A lot of people know that how I came to become an actor, but not many people know that how hard it was for me in those initial years. Being an outsider, I had no insight about the ways of the craft.
Hina Khan
We work so hard on our craft, and once we get out of Duke Ellington, there are not going to be people looking for technique. I worry about that a lot.
Corey Hawkins
My advice to an aspiring actor would be to never stop learning or working for what you want. Nothing comes easy, ever, if you want something, you have to work for it. By working for it I mean work on your craft, learn from people who have something to teach. It’s just like anything else, practice makes perfect.
James Lafferty
Gay guys know how to craft, and they craft really well. Straight guys, forget it.
Amy Sedaris
It’s like going to the gym everyday. It really is. I work hard on my craft, I sweat a little bit, I run a little bit, I might sprain an ankle every now and them, but it’s all good and the more you do it, the more in shape you are and it’s like a machine.
Nia Long
I am incredibly passionate about craft but am just as passionate about supporting local craft companies.
Sara Davies
I was hired at CNBC TV by a financial news anchor named Louis Rukeyser who had spent decades as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East. He told me I could learn the craft on the job. That was my first paid gig. Before that I was an unpaid intern at CNN in Atlanta.
Margaret Brennan
Abhishek Chaubey has improved my craft, as I learnt so much on set.
Bhumi Pednekar
Wrestling isn’t like ballet; it’s not about practicing a routine. You need to focus. You need to concentrate. You need to know your craft.
Mark Henry
I just have to stay away from craft services. Having that routine allows me to keep absolute focus on the physical shape I want to be in. It’s also important to allow yourself to have treats every once in awhile, so I indulge in dark chocolate. It’s just a balance, for the most part!
Darby Stanchfield
I think it takes an unbelievable amount of hours for anybody to master their craft.
Saint Jhn
I just want the business to continue to grow and for our brand to become one of the most respected household names in craft, both in the U.K. and around the world.
Sara Davies
If you mingle with real people, only then your craft can improve. I spend most of my time outside the vanity van, speaking to people. You never know what you can pick from a person.
Bhumi Pednekar
Obviously, I haven’t really progressed that much at my craft.
Rod Stewart
I hate to debunk the myth – kids don’t wanna hear it – but as songwriters, you have to polish your craft a little bit and hone it as much as possible.
Synyster Gates
Teaching is a profession in which capacity building should occur at every stage of the career – novices working with accomplished colleagues, skillful teachers sharing their craft, and opportunities for teacher leadership.
Randi Weingarten
I know stories of Pac, but I was really, really young when he passed. The fact that he was such a thespian, and so passionate about his craft, was shocking to me in a way.
Annie Ilonzeh
In England, when we’re at drama school, we spend a lot of time learning the craft from playwrights and stage actors, who are very well trained in the basics of acting because they need to get it right the first time – you can’t have second or third takes when you’re in front of a live audience, unlike in film.
Sam Claflin
The most important thing you can do for yourself is get an education. Learn, listen, and respond. You have to study and practice to get better at your craft and to widen your skill set.
Andrea Navedo
In the world of literature, I see prizes as more of a duty to the craft itself, rather than as something for the individual.
Wole Soyinka
The great thing for me, now, is that writing has become more and more interesting. Not just as a craft but as a way into things that are not described. It’s a thing of discovering. That’s when writing is really working. You’re on the trail of something, and you don’t quite know what it is.
Sam Shepard
We need to get around a table, have a serious discussion about the holistic problems in our immigration system, and craft a common-sense solution.
Tony Cardenas
It’s all very well to say this or that on Twitter and Facebook, but ultimately, if you are a musician, it is going to carry more weight if you make your statements through your craft.
Ryuichi Sakamoto
I try to stay away from the craft services table on set! That’s probably why I am able to still get work in this business: I stay away from junk food.
Christian Slater
I’m always writing. A friend of mine once said, ‘You avoid re-writing by writing.’ Which is kind of a good point, because re-writing seems to be mostly about craft, and writing is just, like, getting out your passion on a piece of paper.
Cameron Crowe
Our craft is all we have. So, we should keep it challenging and exciting. Else, there’s no actual growth.
Jacqueline Fernandez
I’m not a politician; I don’t have a well-organised PR machine to craft my every word.
Katharine Gun
I love theater, and I love that you have to be so intensely in the character and you have to hit that place every single night. It’s just really good training. It was just a very good way of falling in love with my craft.
Ncuti Gatwa
Singing and composing come naturally to me, but acting does not. I have worked at it and attended several workshops to learn the craft.
Himesh Reshammiya
I’ve learned a lot about doing accessories and making shoes and handbags. I don’t think my perspective has really changed. The subtlety of understanding yarns, what makes a fabric what it is – I’ve learned technical skills and more about the craft.
Marc Jacobs
Love making jewelry? Awesome! Find blogs that inspire you, follow people on social media who have great taste, start an Etsy store, and borrow a friend’s DSLR to take some beautiful photos of your craft. All of this costs $0.
Alexis Ohanian
Because of reality television and all these celebrities thinking they can be designers, everyone imagines that they can just become a designer, photographer, or model, but that’s not the way things work. People have to go to school, learn their craft, and build a brand – that’s the right, healthy way to do things.
Anna Wintour
Passion for what you do is essential to success in any profession. That passion naturally keeps you interested and aware of everything that is going on around you, anything affecting your craft.
Daniel Humm
Bengal’s indigenous art and craft is widely popular throughout the world.
Sharmila Tagore
So, I lived at the Beijing Opera, I ate there, I learned a craft. And the money we made went into the company.
John Lone
Any talk of ‘craft’ makes me laugh. My music looks outward; it does not gaze upon itself in admiration. Artisanal is for cheesemakers. I don’t know anything about music theory. Every time I approach my guitar, it’s like the first time. There’s no craft in that.
Bill Callahan
As you get older, you mellow, but there’s a natural propensity to watch what you say, ’cause you learn that you want more time and space to craft what you want to say because you’re less likely to want to say impetuous things, or things that aren’t thought-out properly.
Gord Downie
I think, as long as people are doing their craft at a high level, I’m going to have respect for it and find something that appeals to me.
Jay DeMarcus
In theatre or in ballet, the ballerina always passes on what they know. It’s a hands-on craft. You can’t really learn the soul and the pathos of it if you just see a video. It has to be taught by someone who is in the know.
Ann Reinking