We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Honing Quotes from Machine Gun Kelly, Jim Rash, Jim McKay, Ben Howard, Swoosie Kurtz. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I’ve become so much more comfortable divulging things I’ve never talked about before, honing in on certain relationships that everyone can relate to.
I feel like my experience on ‘Community’ was that I saw just how important that first year is for a series. That is where you work all the pieces out, and that means honing the characters’ voices, setting that tone, finding your angle.
When you make work, your goal might not be first and foremost to have as many people as possible see it, but it might be more about honing your craft as a storyteller or making art, but, there’s no doubt about it, you want lots of people to see it.
For me, recording was a lot about honing my guitar skills and honing my singing.
To me, getting notes, honing the part, and refining the role is the real fun of the play.
Edinburgh is a world city, visited throughout the year for its beauty and history, but in August, it is the City of Hope. There is something very exciting and romantic about performers of all shapes and sizes, honing their stuff for the biggest arts festival in the world.
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.
I travel so much that life has become a matter of honing things down to the barest essentials. Nowadays, I almost never go anywhere with anything more than hand luggage – and a laptop.
I suppose writing nonfiction did prepare me for writing fiction. Whenever you write anything, you’re honing your skills for writing anything else.
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.
I went from years of honing my craft to sudden recognition. It was quite a life changer.
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.
In the ring, you’re constantly working out and honing your craft, and you’re doing the same thing with acting, too – taking classes and working with vocal coaches.
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.
I will work hard at honing my acting and singing.
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.
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.
When it comes right down to it, developing a critical sensibility about parenting isn’t really about disapproval; it’s about honing your own sensibilities, figuring out how you want to parent.
As a guitar player, you never stop learning, never stop honing your skills.
It takes locking in on the task at hand and honing in on what you need to do in order to be successful in the NBA postseason.
I loved planning ‘The Tyra Show’ more than actually having to do it. I loved coming up with show ideas, honing each program and crafting it. I’m more excited being in a meeting than being on TV.
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.
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.
It was just me in my basement honing my skills, hearing songs on the radio and trying to manipulate them and then writing over those, and I started with local artists in Boston, writing records for them.
I had come to New York seeking my fortune after a few years of honing my craft as a stand-up on the road.
If someone thinks, ‘I’ll spend the off season working on my fitness and I’ll come back a better cricketer,’ I don’t think that’s enough. You need to spend a lot of time working on your skills and honing your skills.
I hope that ‘Gambit’ doesn’t take ten years, but it takes a little honing to get that tone and that voice exactly right. The character has such a specific voice in the comic, in the same way that Deadpool has a specific voice in the comic, that we want to make sure that we capture that voice on the page.
What adolescence is about is by trial and error, honing a frontal cortex that is going to be more optimal by the time you’re 25.
Before acting offers came by, I dabbled in theatre under the aegis of the late thespian Dinesh Thakur. He was instrumental in honing my acting skills.
I guess to long story short it, I was really just working day jobs when I moved to New York and trying to pay the bills, working in restaurants and as a receptionist, and at one of those reception jobs, I just got so bored, I started a blog, honing my writing skills a little bit.
I always think of myself as a comedy feeder type person, and that feeder lets themselves get out of your comfort zone as opposed to straight stand up; that feels like honing one skill, like honing one point of view.
I go on at least 2-3 auditions a week in the pursuit of more work. So I’m constantly working on material and constantly honing and trying to perfect a craft that is never perfectible – it’s always new, and it’s always different. It’s always a work in progress.
Obviously, I did not start my Test career too well. With the bat, I was probably not quite ready to play at that stage. I was happy to go back to first-class system and learn my game a bit more, honing my skills, particularly my defence and patience.