We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Preparation Quotes from John Casey, Nigel Mansell, Mordechai Vanunu, Ted DiBiase Sr., Liam Neeson. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I have an occasionally recurring stutter, but not when in character on stage in a play. Odd. James Earl Jones has the same pattern; he stutters in everyday life but not when acting. Preparation requires an actor’s concentration to make the words belong to another person, which is its own sort of trance.
The preparation, commitment and desire to win will be no less than the last time I drove a grand prix car in anger.
Five million Jews are regarding me as a traitor, but six billion people around the world think me as a hero and a good man who bring the message to all the human beings that we should survive and prevent the use of nuclear weapons and to prevent the nuclear preparations and to prevent nuclear war in the future.
It doesn’t take a lot of preparation for the Rumble compared to how you would prepare for a match where it’s you and another guy.
I will never become a director or a movie producer. I was always looking at picture directing because I didn’t know what to do! You can’t be a movie director without real preparation.
Publicly leading a church in prayer deserves thoughtful preparation.
It’s definitely a shock to go from being 15 in high school to working. There’s no real cushion there. There’s no preparation at all. You learn by doing.
The greatest preparation for a TV show is to already have one season behind you.
I think that different actors go about their preparation differently, but when it comes to acting, I use my imagination.
For my part, I do not feel that the scheme of future happiness, which ought by rights to be in preparation for me, will be at all interfered with by my not meeting again the man I have in my. mind.
Coaches understand that pressure is part of the rush of coaching. The challenge of trying to outplay your opponent is part of the fun, the adrenaline, the preparation, seeing your team evolve. It’s why coaches become coaches.
The Australian tour was good for us; it was ideal preparation for us.
My favorite part of any project is the preparation. It’s where you get to meet the people, the experts.
In particular, with my control team, I demanded the responsibilities to do all of the mission preparation, mission design, the writing of the procedures, the development of the handbooks.
It’s difficult to go out when there is a match every third day. There isn’t that much time – it’s either preparation or recovery – and I would rather spend my time with friends at home.
The best preparation for acting is life – observing life and people and observing yourself. All that becomes your library. So when you have to research a part, a scene or an emotion, you go into the library and get what you need.
Here’s what I’ve learned about eating healthy when you’re busy: It’s all about preparation. Make your snacks on Sunday, and you will be good to go until Thursday or so.
You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation.
Simplicity in preparation is the Italian way. Make easy dishes, and then you can elaborate the final preparation by decorating with vegetables or herbs or adding a dash of olive oil.
It is a grave matter to enter a war, without adequate military preparation; it may prove fatal to come into peace, without moral and religious preparation.
For me, when working on a film or play or television show, everything for me starts with the screenplay and I am devoted to that and that is what I work from. Any research I do or any preparation I do on my own is all ultimately in service of that.
Getting in the cage, it’s not like I need a whole mental preparation for it. It’s just a fight.
I liked Trump’s honesty because it was different and had a chance to change the business of politics. What I didn’t realize he was missing at the time was a complete and utter lack of preparation, knowledge, and common sense.
I herewith commission you to carry out all preparations with regard to… a total solution of the Jewish question in those territories of Europe which are under German influence.
I thought I was academically prepared for a major college, but I wasn’t. Odessa gave me that preparation.
It’s less about the physical training, in the end, than it is about the mental preparation: boxing is a chess game. You have to be skilled enough and have trained hard enough to know how many different ways you can counterattack in any situation, at any moment.
Preparation is really important for actors; they need to know who they are, where they’re from, and the experiences up to the point that we make the film.
Preparation is very important. The pitcher is going to do his job and prepare for you, so you as a hitter must do the same. I always watch videotape of pitchers before the game and even sometimes during.
I don’t do any sim at home or whatever. If I do, it’s with the team, which is a proper preparation for me.
Boxing is a lot of preparation and then improvising, so there are parallels to being an actor.
It is never easy to switch between formats, but it is all about practice and preparation.
There is no shorter road to defeat than by entering a war with inadequate preparation.
To confer the gift of drawing, we must create an eye that sees, a hand that obeys, a soul that feels; and in this task, the whole life must cooperate. In this sense, life itself is the only preparation for drawing. Once we have lived, the inner spark of vision does the rest.
When I cut the feet out of my pantyhose that one time, I saw it as my sign. I had been visualizing being self employed prior to this happening. It was my mental preparation meeting the opportunity in that moment.
Preparation is the lifeblood of this job. It’s a non-stop process. You’re always working ahead.
It’s interesting: I never got stressed before wrestling matches. I always felt completely confident that I had done everything I could do, all my mental preparations when I sat down and envisioned the match, so I never felt stressed.
Through process and preparation and going through all of the interviews, I’ve learned a lot about myself and my skills.
I never set out to do this; I never set out to say, ‘Can I break this record?’ Then all of a sudden, the preparations made for the celebration put pressure on me. I said, ‘Okay, I have to get there.’ After 2,130, there was sort of a realization it was a foregone conclusion you’re going to play tomorrow.
I reckon I’ve done my bit. I want to enjoy myself a bit now, with less responsibility, less frantic rushing about, less preparation, less trying to think of something to say.
As I got farther and farther along in the series I did less and less preparation. I didn’t use outlines or sketches. I just had a vague idea of what I wanted to tell and then the dialogue just came to me as I was inking the page.
My thing has always been preparation. When I was a performer on the roster as one of the guys on a weekly, full-time schedule, I was always prepared.
In Germany, we laugh at it. Mourinho just selects a topic to moan about – transfers, team preparation, a rival coach. But Pep Guardiola wants it all to be about the performance of his team. He’s obsessed by possession, like at Bayern Munich, and will not compromise on that at Manchester City.
I’ve always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation.
I always say if you’ve seen good acting on television, those actors are really good. Because there’s just not enough time. You don’t have any preparation.
It is our job to work for the government of the day and so that means working for Gordon Brown as Prime Minister, and we need to do those preparations just to be sure that we’re ready for whoever you, the British public, elect and that’s core to our civil service values over the last 150 years.
Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.
I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations.
Recessions are the best time to start a company. Companies fail. Others hold back capital. If you are willing to do the preparation and work, it is the best time to invest in yourself and start a business.
To do more of a concert thing, it takes so much preparation. You don’t just show up and wing it. You’re putting countless hours in the studio, not just to write and produce stuff, but to come up with edits and special things for the show.
The thing with physical preparation is I have tons of friends who train at a really high level and who can give me advice. But with mental training, I don’t really know anybody who has a much better mind for climbing, I guess, so I don’t really know where I would go. It’s not really a limiting factor for me.
All those places that I’ve played at is a preparation for me to come to Beijing.
So I feel like success is opportunity plus preparation, so work begets work, and as long as you’re prepared it’s going to continue to come your way.
I wouldn’t treat a romantic scene any differently than any other scene. I would really say the biggest preparation was chewing gum and breath mints! For a kissing scene, it’s all about the breath mints!
Ever since Binibini, I’ve really been hands-on since I’ve been an independent candidate. I’m hands-on in every single aspect of my preparations because I’m having so much fun.
Experience, which plays such an important part in culinary work, is nowhere so necessary as in the preparation of sauces, for not only must the latter flatter the palate, but they must also very in savour, consistence, and viscosity, in accordance with the dishes they accompany.
War and preparations for war have acquired a kind of legitimacy.
There are great disciplines from being a sportsman that you can transfer into being an artist. The preparation, the sacrifice, the constant desire to improve.
I always say it takes as much preparation and thought to do a small part as a leading part. In some ways, leads are easier because you have the luxury of time to discover the character.
A winning effort begins with preparation.
My preparation is different for every format.
You know, I think playing doubles definitely helps your singles game in all aspects. Just being able to get that match practice, match preparation before playing singles matches. Then it also builds confidence just getting wins from doubles, yeah.
I didn’t have the ability to blow people off the court, so I needed my legs, my preparation and the ability to think on my feet.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
I feel preparation is a vital part of music as without it, the spontaneity goes haywire.
Man is created to be God’s deputy on earth and it is important to realize the obligation to rid ourselves of all illusions and to make our lives a preparation for the next life.
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
I am an opponent of war and of war preparations and an opponent of universal military training and conscription; but entirely apart from that issue, I hold that segregation in any part of the body politic is an act of slavery and an act of war.
With Fincher, you can take chances and try things. And what happens is that any pretension and preparation you’ve done, all the square, intellectual work, you can’t keep that up for 40 takes. It breaks down, and new things start popping up. This, for me, is the most exciting thing about film-making.
My physical preparation for a series starts at least 10, 15 days before it begins, but mentally around a month before I start visualising things as to which bowling attack I will be facing, the conditions I will encounter and other things.
I don’t just rely on my right hand when I’m in the ring. That’s the least thing I think about. I think about the preparation I’ve trained for, and I try to execute. And guys can’t stand up to the power. I’ve been blessed with that, and it’s something that can’t be taught.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
My preparation for roles are less about the character’s profession than who they are, what their dreams are, and in what way are they childish.
To become a doctor, you spend so much time in the tunnels of preparation – head down, trying not to screw up, trying to make it from one day to the next – that it is a shock to find yourself at the other end, with someone shaking your hand and asking how much money you want to make.
Where two or more crops are taken normally, it is time to begin preparation for a good rabi crop by assembling the seeds, soil nutrients, and other agronomic inputs needed for timely sowing and good plant population.
There is no fundamental difference between the preparation for death and the practice of dying, and spiritual practice leading to enlightenment.
Sarah Paulson is the most prepared and professional actor I’ve had the privilege of working with. I learned so much about preparation and attention to detail and speaking up when something is not right.
I did take part in a couple of Vishy Anand’s training camps. The experience has truly been invaluable. I saw from up close the level of preparation that I should be striving for.
The Hall of Fame is pretty good at preparation and getting you ready for what to expect.
Touring takes a lot of work, a lot of preparation.
Good luck is a residue of preparation.
The more time you spend on tour, around the top guys especially, you see what they do, the work, the preparation, the organization they have going into their training. It all leads up to playing great tennis. It really opens your eyes.
I really have a great deal of humility in that department, and a great deal of respect for people who spend their lives learning how to make these amazing preparations.
The literal resurrection of every soul who has lived and died on earth is a certainty, and surely one should make careful preparation for this event. A glorious resurrection should be the goal of every man and woman, for resurrection will be a reality.
Whether I play or not, nothing will change my preparation.
You rewind. You think of your preparation. You think of everything you did throughout the week, your life, the practices, the intensity. Everything flashes, and you come right back to that point. And it’s like, game on.
Long periods of recession, which tend to be self-perpetuating, are usually ended by war, or by preparations for it.
Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.
Victory is the child of preparation and determination.
With my personal preparation at the piano, I can afford to hum at half voice.
I think that every artistic venture is a risk, and it has to be that way, so you do as much preparation as you can and make that as thorough as you can possibly make it, until you turn up on set. It’s about taking risks, and some might work and some might not, but that’s what makes it interesting.
With my dad coming from a theatre tradition, there was a lot of preparation before auditions. Not just in terms of saying the lines correctly but a process of entering into what it was all about.
Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.
Anybody who’s spent thirteen or fourteen years in print journalism has a lot of stories he thinks were inwardly satisfying as far as preparation, understanding, and diligence.
My hope is that this life is not all there is. This life is like preparation for what is coming next, and what is coming next is something so glorious that the Bible says minds can’t conceive it, eye has never seen, your imagination could never even enter into all that God is preparing for those who love him.
For it is we who must pray for our daily bread, and if He grants it to us, it is only through our labour, our skill and preparation.
The real preparation for races is done in the off-season. I put in the hard work during the summer and fall, and I’m always working on technique so that when the actual races come around I’m ready to go.
The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, and the last duty done.
Thanksgiving was always a favorite holiday for me. The preparation was fun! My grandma and I would walk to the butcher on Jamaica Avenue in Queens, order the bird, and buy all the fixings at the market.
Conservatives generally think it’s best to take enemies at their word, to believe their bombast and threats and make preparations, rather than dismiss them as crackpots and regret it.
I think it was the preparation and every thing Lombardi represented, you know, about hard work and that every game was important. So when you get to the real important games, you were ready to go.
Time and time again, the players constantly surprise you and often not do at all what you expect and completely muck up your preparation, and that’s kind of the beauty of the game. It wouldn’t be as fun to the DM if everything worked out exactly how you thought it would.
There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation – veneer isn’t worth anything.
A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
I’ve had the good fortune of studying the 17th-century art of Amsterdam in preparation for a film.
It’s my favorite part of the preparation. When we get a pressure figured out and pick it up, those are the plays that fire me up the most.
You go through mental preparation the night before the game and prepare for moments of trauma in a game when it happens.
A journalist and an information architect face exactly the same problem – how to give shape to the pile of information in front of you in a way that will make it easy and natural for people to comprehend. I can’t imagine any better preparation for the work I do now.
I don’t believe in rituals that produce luck. I believe that a good preparation can raise my chances for a callback. With that, I know what I need to do, so I go in there and do my best.
We need to teach our children empathy and care and love and communication and social responsibility in preparation for adulthood.
I think filmmaking is largely about preparation and taste and luck. If you have all of those three things, I think you will find you can work somehow.
Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action.
The coaches Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna are very detailed in the preparation. We study the weakness of the opponents.
If you’re sitting in the audience, you probably can’t see the preparation and work that goes into creating a great scene or a great part, but I can assure you that a good film depends on lot of different things falling perfectly into place.
Weddings have become an expression not just of our desires but also our ambitions, and so more and more the food at weddings is like the food everywhere else, with the ingredients parsed for purity and the preparation praised for ingenuity and the sushi chef standing where the carving table used to be.
I do find that there’s a fine balance between preparation and seeing what happens naturally.
When it came to dire warnings about Obamacare, the Republicans were the kings of ‘swing and a miss.’ People would flee the health care industry to avoid Obamacare? Nope – according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care gained about 1 million new jobs in preparation for increased demand.
The interparliamentary conference should, in my opinion, direct its particular attention to the preparation of the next Hague Conference, the diplomatic conference, the conference of governments.
Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.
Obviously, you make preparations before you engage in any meeting.
If you are going to be serving a living thing, you have to honor that living thing with some kind of care and thought and preparation to rationalize the taking of that life in some way. Where if you’re just grinding up hamburger at McDonald’s, I see that as a bit of an affront to living things.
Mental and physical preparation is critical in tournament poker events like the WSOP.
None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for lifetime.
All I can do is control my preparation process from both a physical and mental stand point.
Preparation is key.
If you don’t have talent or preparation for whatever you want to do, you will not be successful in anything.
I’m a big believer in the fact that life is about preparation, preparation, preparation.
I do believe food plays an important role in preparation for the Olympics or any competition.
Nobody has had a bigger influence on me as far as day-to-day preparation than Todd Lickliter. He was a huge, huge, huge influence.
There is the danger of over preparation, of loss of spontaneity; over rehearsal is the most terrible thing you can imagine. We do have a very close association between costume and set designer, though. And the cameraman is very important, of course.
It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color – not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.
The last thing, and the only one that you cannot physically train for, is the psychological preparation.
Talent is to actors what luck is to card players. It’s not really anything; it’s just a fictitious word that people have created and labeled things. Talent is like, you know, I never really believed in talent, I believed in drive and determination and preparation, but talent is sort of like luck.
I love working in TV. And I love the adrenaline of hosting things like ‘Access Hollywood’ with, like, zero preparation and just going straight on.
Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.
If you train with fast athletes, it keeps you pushing. I know that good preparation is more important than everything else.
I miss the preparation for game week and all the things. I miss the draft and getting prepared for that. I grew up in this business, that’s all I’ve ever known.
Everything in your preparation, in your mind is we’re gonna win this game. You don’t really even think of the other side.
You had better live your best and act your best and think your best today; for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow.
I try to prepare for everything beyond the extent of preparation.
In Italy, you’re in your comfort zone when it comes to language, lifestyle, your habits and preparations, and moving abroad is not easy. It’s not easy to carry over your own ideas about football, your own methods. You have to get everything across in a different language, and that wastes a lot of energy.
I’ve learned over the years that it doesn’t matter where you pitch in the rotation. For me, preparation is everything.
I think I have some ideas on coaching, but listen, coaches work harder than players. The hours they put in, the headaches that they have. That’s the one thing I’ve never liked about coaching. They have all the emotion, passion and preparation without actually getting to be able to dictate what happens.
When you get to that level, it’s not a matter of talent anymore – because all the players are so talented – it’s about preparation, about playing smart and making good decisions.
Preparation is everything. You don’t like being interviewed by someone who hasn’t done their research.
I played tennis a lot when I had the skull injury. For the first two months of my preparation, it was all I could do. It is a great sport for me because it helps my hand-eye coordination, and you need quick feet, which is a good exercise for a keeper.
I went off to a school with the children of CEOs and diplomats. To be able to be at home with that group of people and at home with the desperately poor has been good for me in preparation for my coming to Washington.
You have more control of things if you play defense. And you can control how you play defense, too, with effort and preparation.
Retiring was hard. I’d spent 15 years doing something I loved, but when you get older everything seems to go. When I started spending too long with the physio and the doctor, I knew it was time to call it a day. But I had no preparation for being retired and I didn’t know what to do.
Playing difficult characters is definitely challenging but playing the Mahanayak is not only difficult but one can’t prepare himself for such roles as no preparation is enough for these kind of roles.
War is murder. And the military preparations now being made for a potential major confrontation are aimed at collective murder. In a nuclear age the victims would be numbered by the millions. This naked truth must be faced.
A character like Baahubali required a preparation that I had to undergo mentally and physically – from undertaking a strict routine and a lifestyle, which helped me become the character physically, to knowing the character’s depth and a lot more.
Food is so important – it sustains us, it provides a social focal point, and it is fun. I cannot unravel the difference between love in my family and the preparation of food because they are so closely woven.
You have to rely on your preparation. You got to really be passionate and try to prepare more than anyone else, and put yourself in a position to succeed, and when the moment comes you got to enjoy, relax, breathe and rely on your preparation so that you can perform and not be anxious or filled with doubt.
I believe you have to learn how to win. And that just doesn’t come from going out on the basketball court and playing. That comes from hours and hours of preparation, preparation before that game, preparation for the other team you are playing, mental preparation.
The majority of my work is about preparation.
Running a school where the students all succeed, even if some students have to help others to make the grade, is good preparation for democracy.
Preparation occurs in the week before the game, and continues during the game as you notice trends and talk to the coaches when you’re on the sidelines. And it continues right up to the snap, putting yourself in a position to make plays.
There’s a full-court press to put down an uprising around Ferguson, but no preparation for lifting up the people there.
A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
As a coach I need to organise preparations for the team and give informed input to captain and the team to strategise better, inclusive of every player.
Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.
If practice and preparation were all it took to prevent nerves on the course, tour players would never get rattled.
I have always tried to improve myself in every practice session. When it comes to playing and preparation, I am as disciplined and dedicated as anyone else.
On ‘There Will Be Blood,’ I was cast at the last minute. I had 3 and a half to 4 days to get ready for the first day. I just went for it, threw myself in there and gave it everything I had. That was just guts and instinct, not a lot of preparation.
Luck, that’s when preparation and opportunity meet.
A careful analysis of the process of observation in atomic physics has shown that the subatomic particles have no meaning as isolated entities, but can only be understood as interconnections between the preparation of an experiment and the subsequent measurement.
In a way, as an actor, you do all the preparation and then you want to forget it and just play the scene. As a director, you can’t forget it because somebody will remind you that you forgot something. But you can know your plan well enough that you still have a certain amount of freedom.
It is scary for me to do a film by directly showing up on the sets without any preparation.
It was a steppingstone. The NBA, for me, was preparation for me to do something someplace else.
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
My favorite part is the preparation because you read on the page, you get this character.
You don’t need preparations for a family gathering. We have one almost every night where we meet, laugh, get drunk and come back home. We’re one family that’s happy among ourselves.
I think people who are regarded as better actors must have better instincts because, at the end of the day, once they say ‘action,’ it’s you who has to do it right. You can do all the research and preparation or none at all, but it’s your instincts that tell you, ‘No, I’ll do it like this.’
Most people have a kind of survivor bias about luck. When something wonderful happens – when preparation meets opportunity, with excellent results – we think: ‘How lucky!’ But we don’t usually acknowledge all the times when things just… fizzle out. All the times when preparation comes to nothing.
What I miss the most is the locker room, the dinners after the games. The preparation, the sense of going out there and be a team.
In Serie A players have to stay in a hotel before a home game to ensure proper preparations without the distractions a wife and family can bring. It’s a system which no doubt suits some players, but would not be my choice.
If you really want to be world class – to be the best you can be – it comes down to preparation and practice.
Acting isn’t something you do. Instead of doing it, it occurs. If you’re going to start with logic, you might as well give up. You can have conscious preparation, but you have unconscious results.
I keep my focus on the team and concentrate on the best possible match preparations.
I’m probably one of the worst actors as far as preparation goes, because I actually don’t prepare. I find it easier to read the script and whatever hits me in my stomach, like deep down, I just go with it. And the director kind of molds me whether to go right or left with it.
Some really good players are coming out of county cricket. Better preparation, and looking after yourself physically are things that counties should still have to strive for. Also, the volume of county cricket is still far too high. I’d definitely like less county cricket.
It’s that preparation that goes into each week. We have a term: ‘Trust your training, trust your teammate, and trust yourself.’
I don’t really think about the degree of difficulty or the possibility of making a mistake. I just try to relax and let my preparation and training take over.
That period in the late Eighties and early Nineties was when I was playing my best snooker. My trouble was that I had so many bad habits that my preparation was terrible: people like Steve Davis or Dennis Taylor were model pros.
I had two sisters, and we would love to get dressed up and pretend that we were chic, sophisticated ladies. And I think that was a great sort of preparation, in a way.
We’ve all sort of been there: It’s coming on Christmas, all that preparation is going on, and you just want to escape. You don’t want to buy into it. It’s a time of year that brings up a lot of memories for people, and if you’re missing somebody, it’s hardest at this time of year.
The processing and preparation of food can transform a kosher item into a non-kosher item.
Cooking turkey every year doesn’t have to be monotonous – I want people to always mix it up using different spices and preparations.
For me, staying ready has always been, like, the preparations: do the behind-the-scenes or do what you think that’s not sexy that nobody will see, but when they do see it, it’s like, ‘Oh, snap… what she’s doing on her own, we’ll add to that, and it’ll blow up.’
Preparation meets opportunity, and that causes success if you’re prepared to do your job and you practice a lot, more times than not you’re going to be successful.
I want to be great at what I do. I take a lot of pride in it. And I try not to sell myself short in my work and preparation.
Early spring is the time for vigorous change, a preparation for the heat-driven oppression that is to come.
I also had a chance to play in Brazil for Vasco against Flamengo, the local rivals in Rio. So it is the sort of game the players like to play in, and I like the atmosphere, the build-up, and all the preparations throughout the week. You want to be involved in these kind of games.
Movies are made in the scriptwriting process and prepping and preparations for the shooting process.
My feeling is… when you show up to a movie set where there’s, like, 50 people standing around and months of preparation gone into it, you want to be as prepared as possible, so you should make a million baguettes. That might not actually help in any explicit way, but it’ll make you feel more prepared.
I’m one of those guys that trusts my preparation.
Debates require a lot of hard work and preparation. If you try to wing it, it shows.
I believe that reading widely is the best preparation for writing.
I think a winner has to be a master of preparation, they have to be a master of connection, extremely competitive and have really high standards for themselves and the people around them.
I still love the preparation of the game. I think that actually helps you heal faster, still being around it; it keeps you motivated. It keeps you engaged, and I want to be around my teammates.
I believe success is preparation, because opportunity is going to knock on your door sooner or later but are you prepared to answer that?
I love to fight. I love the preparation. I love to learn new things, always overcoming myself.
An Olympic pursuit really takes a full three to four years of Olympic preparation.
I’d say, for me, it’s cooking that gives me a space beyond music. I love food. And somehow, music and food go together so well. Cooking is very therapeutic. That preparation, the fragrance of spices, the wafting aromas – it just sweeps aside my depression, tiredness and name what you may.
I know where confidence comes from: Work and preparation.
When you work for Pat Riley, you’re not just putting your hands on the basket and hanging out during practice. He puts you in positions where you have to coach. You have to be enthusiastic and fierce with your preparation and work ethic.
I always know in advance what I’ve got coming up. Preparation’s important to me – it helps my performance.
A lot of preparation was needed to play the character of Omar Sheikh in Omerta. I watched a lot of documentaries and hate speeches to cultivate anger in me.
Together we can and must fight for justice for our children and protect them from draconian tax cuts and budget choices that threaten their survival, education and preparation for the future. If they are not ready for tomorrow, neither is America.
Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.
I don’t really take into account what the media says. People have their own opinions about what goes on, but they don’t see what goes on behind the scenes with an athlete and their preparation.
Home teaching is an excellent preparation for missionary service.
I felt good in all my fights. It’s all in the preparation. I prepare myself for all of them. And I felt good in all my fights.
I turned down a scholarship to Yale. The problem with college is that there’s a tendency to mistake preparation for productivity. You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll the dice you’ll never be successful.
I would love to play cricket today, with all – I am not just talking of money – the opportunity you get, the practice facilities, the amount of time you are able to put into preparation.
I’m fortunate that my job gives me the motivation to be as fit as possible. I wound up in a profession that requires physical and mental preparation, so I get to prepare like an athlete for everything I do. I’m living the dream, man.
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
Well, there’s much more time to do a weekly show, and much more coverage – as it turns out, it was all preparation for the stuff I’m doing now – but it was interesting to see how much time was spent on how little airtime, compared to knocking out a show a day on the soaps.
I’ve completed the first part of my preparations without injury problems. My speed is good and I’m doing lots of volume for strength.
I think you have to every day as an NFL player. I think you have to go out there… and show that you earned the right to be an NFL player and you earn the right every single day by your work habits, your preparation and the way you perform on the field.
Planning and preparations for Iraq after Saddam Hussein were wholly inadequate.
I am not a very superstitious person, but I do believe in mental preparation.
In the wars of the European powers in matters relating to themselves we have never taken any part, not does it comport with our policy so to do. It is only when our rights are invaded or seriously menaced that we resent injuries or make preparation for our defence.
You can not be in top five in Olympic after just one year’s preparation.
The preparation is what allows the success to happen naturally.
We know the transfer market is not an easy period for players, for their minds, for their preparations, too, for their bodies.
My preparation doesn’t change from being a backup to a starter.
I enjoy reading about the lives of musicians, and find many similarities in their ideas of preparation and their utter devotion to this great, eternal language: music.
Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for training.
Running for president is hard. But it’s good preparation. Because being president is a lot harder.
In times of peace, the war party insists on making preparation for war. As soon as prepared for, it insists on making war.
I used to be someone that needed nine hours of sleep; otherwise, I didn’t think I was going to sound good when I sang, and I was very disciplined and anal about my preparation. When you become a parent, there just isn’t that time, you know?
We give great value for our franchisees: They can build a store for well under $200,000. And we have extremely simple operating systems. The preparation is mostly done in front of the customer. That simplicity is really what attracts our Subway franchise. You see it, and you can do it.
I want every player to stay with the mentality and preparation to play together to win.
The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.
We bring our preparation to the table, and opportunity may present itself, and if you are well prepared, you can seize opportunity and then maybe something good happens, and you call that luck.
Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.
I don’t come in with any preconceived ideas, and although I will have done some preparation, I can go which way the director wants.
Christianity emerged from the religion of Israel. Or rather, it has as its background a persistent strain in that religion. To that strain Christians have looked back, and rightly, as the preparation in history for their faith.
At the end of summer, I go on a detox because I know I need a clear mind for Fashion Week. You need a lot of energy, and the ability to focus, in preparation for this craziness. I go to the gym, too, just to make sure I have the endurance to keep up with everything.
Everyone has a few little quirks in their preparation – I just tend to do the same sort of things as I did in previous competitions – but there’s nothing too weird, sticking with lucky knickers or socks! For instance, I’ll see my family the day before a fight but won’t see them on the day.
The preparations for my new voyage prevented the possiblity of my paying that attention to the correction of my errors, that I should otherwise have done.
I try to be as good a director as I possibly can. I try to be prepared, and I hope everyone else is. The preparation, I suppose, means just about everything. Little things mean a lot.
On ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me,’ it wasn’t fear as much as it was feeling overwhelmed because there were so many moving parts. But I felt that I knew what I was doing. And on a movie like this, there’s so much preparation that goes into it that by the time you were there, you had done months of planning.
Preparation is such a big thing and you should never take that for granted.
Classical stuff takes a lot of rehearsal time and preparation, but with stuff that involves improvisation, you can over-rehearse it and it gets stale. You don’t want it to be too comfortable. In fact, a good sound check, a good rehearsal usually means a bad performance.
Even now, I still get a bit apprehensive before a game because I am worried about whether I have done enough preparation or if something is going to catch me out. But the fear factor has gone – as it should have done by now, really, after nearly 50 years.
One of my key mental fitness tips is to make sure you are aware of your target and develop a strategy – a routine that you can depend on while in the race. This is a crucial part of mental fitness and preparation.
In film, I find it very useful always to do some preparation before you start rehearsals or start shooting, because there’s so much that’s against you on a film set.
In football, you only work for the things you can control. You cannot control the outside world: you can only control your preparation; you can only control your performances.
Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren’t enjoying today’s sunshine.
My life feels, week to week, incomplete to the level of being pointless if I am not in preparation for the next play or, ideally, into it.
To understand the theory which underlies all things is not sufficient. Theory is but the preparation for practice.
It’s around the table and in the preparation of food that we learn about ourselves and about the world.
To be the name on somebody’s shirt that they’ve made themselves in preparation for one of your shows – it doesn’t get much cooler than that.
I may demonstrate the various stages of making a loaf on stage, but they don’t end up in the final product I lift out of the oven at the end. If it were real food preparation, I’d wear a hair net, a hat, and rubber gloves – not a pretty sight.
Football is one of the most popular sports in the country, and there are many reasons for this. You can take so much from football and apply it to life in general. Just some of those things are goal-setting, preparation, teamwork, perseverance and discipline.
Acting isn’t something you do. Instead of doing it, it occurs. If you’re going to start with logic, you might as well give up. You can have conscious preparation, but you have unconscious results.
I have so far enjoyed my preparation with red ball cricket. The Duke ball swings a lot when you’re here in England, and initially, when I started playing here with India A, I realized that the swing will come a lot into play in these conditions.
Even after you win the championship, the work doesn’t stop; it probably only becomes more. I’m just basically focused on what I need to do. There’s a lot that goes into this – diet, preparation, assembling the right people around you, sparring partners, coaches, etc. – so I’m not enjoying anything.
When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere.
At no time are we ever in such complete possession of a journey, down to its last nook and cranny, as when we are busy with preparations for it.
Washington’s defeat in 1754 was followed by active military preparations on both sides.
A lot of broadcasting, I think, is doing a tremendous amount of preparation and trying to act like, ‘Oh, this thought is just occurring to me right now’ – and speaking sincerely.
So many actors have sheer guts, will, and determination; they just need some preparation.
I will not ever say that it’s good to start with too little preparation, because that’s patently not true. But I don’t rehearse the way a lot of directors do, to stage a scene in terms of manners and attitudes and lock them in.
Preparation in Miami is always good because of the weather.
The first time I did a men’s game, it was strictly because of an emergency. I went down with no preparation, but I was a fan and knew the teams. And I knocked them dead, so the next year, I had a package of men’s games.
In missionary work, as in all else, preparation precedes power. Encouragement to prepare while still very young can make a tremendous difference.
The centuries last passed have also given the taste important extension; the discovery of sugar, and its different preparations, of alcoholic liquors, of wine, ices, vanilla, tea and coffee, have given us flavors hitherto unknown.
I don’t work with a lot of preparation. I think very well on my feet, and I’m very good when the pressure is on.
The thing about movies is that till it goes on floors, it’s just preparations for the film.
I was amazed by the kind of preparation Hollywood actors do for their roles.
I think mental preparation is really important. Every day, you’ve got to imagine your goal.
It’s the training that’s the hardest. It’s the preparation. The months and months of preparation that nobody really sees, that’s the hardest part.
As much preparation as I had made for the old man Salieri, gestures and so on, the fact is after sitting for hours, your movements are kind of slow.
Preparation is everything.
Yes, process and preparations are the most important for me as a player. If preparations are not great, that tends to affect performance. When preparations are perfect you are not searching for results but only counting on performance.
I present classics in an unfamiliar way or unfamiliar ingredients and preparations in a classical way.
I don’t think I could ever say that I will never play again, because even if I felt I could never play in top-class tournaments again because I don’t have time for the preparation, after a while you might one day think: ‘maybe, maybe, maybe… why not?’
I personally prefer long-distance walking, but we are talking about pre-tournament preparation. During a tournament I make do with walking, mainly to concentrate before a game.
Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.
I’ve never done this level of physical preparation for something. Particularly for ‘Rogue One’ where I was training every day and doing kung fu rehearsals on a daily basis. But that’s part of the reason I wanted to do it, because it was very different from what I’ve done before.
As a professional cricketer we are used to prepare for any format. For me switching between formats is a mental thing. I always think technique is only that important and mental preparations are more important.
Colleges do not merely offer preparation for the future; they occupy four years of a student’s life, and an institution should do what it can to make these years absorbing and enjoyable.
I don’t like the idea that the first preparation when you start to design your building has to put your label. I think this is not fair. It’s not fair to the building or to the people, to the client, because every building tells a different story.
To try to teach ignoring technology is to ignore the progress that we have made over the last century. If school is preparation for the real world – a real world that is increasingly technology-driven – then to ignore technology is to become obsolete.
Each fight has its own preparations and challenges.
In the first place, the preparation of the Nobel lecture which I am to give has shown me, even more clearly than I knew before, how many others share with me, often, indeed, have anticipated me, in the discoveries for which you have awarded me the prize.
Fundamental preparation is always effective. Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak.
The preparation I had in college was the most valuable.
We make authentic Maharashtrian food at home. My mother supervises the preparation and the menu every day. She has been doing this since before I was born. I absolutely love the mutton sukka that she makes.
Sarah Palin lacked the preparation or temperament to be one heartbeat away from the presidency, but what she possessed in abundance was the ability to inflame political passions and energize the John McCain campaign with star quality.
I volunteered at a homeless shelter in preparation for ‘Being Flynn,’ and when I’m walking along the Bowery, that’s the first thing that comes to mind. That’s a nice memory.
Virat has helped me with my preparation, mindset, and he has given me a lot of confidence.
I love English football because it’s real football. I love everything that surrounds it. The public, the atmosphere, the preparation.
I believe that people make their own luck by great preparation and good strategy.
I’m meticulous about tasting everything at the restaurant, so I taste all the preparations before lunch and dinner. That means tasting around 50 dishes twice. There are times when I think I can’t taste another thing.
I don’t do any special preparations before recording any number, nothing like deep breathing or meditation.
Don’t be afraid to learn on the job. No matter how much preparation you’ve done, the tech industry is changing so fast that we’re all learning every day.
Essentially, social education is moral education, and moral education is preparation for citizenship… When Jefferson and others advocated public education, it was to prepare for citizenship in a new, constitutional, democratic society.
I’m not one to dwell on rehearsal or preparation.
The best piece of advice my father gave me was to always work hard. One thing he instilled: Proper preparation prevents poor performances.
I think now I’ll probably take a few days off and enjoy the competition and then sit down with a few people and work out what is next, work out what the next preparation will be and what competition will be next.
Four months of preparation and about 12 hours of shooting turned into about 30 seconds of screen time.
With ‘Versace,’ after I had gotten the , it was two weeks of preparation before I started filming, and I had read Maureen Orth’s book; I had been able to get a hold of photos and really start to inhabit the mind of David Madson.
I enjoy three meals a day, and 90 per cent of what I eat is vegetarian and homemade. I occasionally eat non-vegetarian, and chicken preparations are my favourite.
I always set the bar very high, not in terms of results but most in terms of preparation and focusing on the job there is to do in the car.
I haven’t lived in Sweden since I was a teenager. We lived in southern Sweden, about two hours north of Copenhagen, where my family’s home base has been since 1970. Our parents bought a schoolhouse in preparation for self-sufficient living. They wanted to create a place to do all the things they believed in.
Men may be spoiled by education, even as they are spoiled by illiteracy. Education is the preparation of the mind for future work, hence men should be educated with special reference to the work.
In terms of preparation, if there’s some historical context that’s needed, I do like to read a lot. Working on Joe Kennedy for ‘Boardwalk,’ I read a couple of biographies on him. It’s nice to have a broader context of the man outside of where the show is coming from.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
Nowadays, my mood ungoverned, I’m free to think the most outrageous things, such as: might it not be a good idea to insist that drug companies give their preparations names that tell the user what they really do?
My wedding preparations were done. My wedding outfit was ready. I had even bought my jewellery, and the cards were also printed. It is very sad that I had to call off my marriage one month prior to the actual date.
I’ve put myself in the best possible positions through my daily training and my recovery processes and my offseason regimen and preparation. I break down when I have these freak injuries happen, when the hard work is basically thrown out.
I see, in this life, the hardship many suffer. I see the joy that music can give. How we deal with all this is part of a preparation for the next life.
Document preparation systems will also require large screen displays.
The decision to serve a mission will shape the spiritual destiny of the missionary, his or her spouse, and their posterity for generations to come. A desire to serve is a natural outcome of one’s conversion, worthiness, and preparation.
You always want to give yourself an edge, want to help your team win. That’s pretty much going to preparation.
I liken all jobs to decorating. If you don’t do the preparation, sand down and prime first, you won’t get a good paint job, and that’s the same as everything in life.
I think I might have been a more interesting actor, had more of a career earlier on, if I had more formal preparation. When I see something ten years later that I was in I think, ‘Boy, would I love to do that over.’
In almost every country there are elements of opinion which would welcome such a conclusion because they wish to return to the politics of the balance of power, unrestricted and unregulated armaments, international anarchy, and preparation for war.
I feel like whatever you’ve done in your career, good or bad, it’s nothing but preparation for the big events to come.
For me, it’s always been about preparation, and the more prepared I can be each week, the less pressure I feel and the more confident I am. As your confidence grows, it’s only natural that the pressure you feel diminishes.
Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
Until I got to the nomination of Judge Gorsuch and so much preparation time, I really wasn’t familiar with the blue-slip process. But it’s time-honored.
Non-crazy gun advocates – the ones who aren’t stockpiling in preparation for a zombie invasion – don’t like the idea of expanding background checks because they think it’ll be a lot more paperwork. And it probably would make it more difficult to sell guns at, say, a flea market.
I am an athlete first and foremost, and it is vital for my competitiveness, my well being, and for my preparations for events during the European summer that I measure my performance against other athletes.
For every fresh stage in our lives we need a fresh education, and there is no stage for which so little educational preparation is made as that which follows the reproductive period.
The one thing I’ll never do is I’ll never jeopardize my preparation. I’ll never jeopardize any time or energy or efforts that need to be put into my preparation to play football.