Proficient Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Proficient Quotes from Dave Hickey, Nick Cave, Bill Budge, Dwayne Johnson, Alex Tizon. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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My mother was an economics professor. I’m proficient in math, and statistics, game theory, symbolic logic and all of that.
Dave Hickey
Certainly being proficient in an instrument does have its problems. Because the better you get, the more you just start sounding like an ordinary guitarist. There are certainly guitarists that transcend that and do really find their sound and all that sort of stuff.
Nick Cave
The program should know if someone is at the keyboard or joystick or if it is just sitting there idle. It should know if someone is proficient in its use or a novice.
Bill Budge
One of the skills I had to learn and become proficient in is kissing a man. I had never kissed a man. Will Smith did it in his movies, so did Jake Gyllenhaal, and I figured it was my time. So it was me and Steve Carell – fantastic.
Dwayne Johnson
I didn’t go into journalism thinking it would solidify my identity. I did it because I needed to make a living, and I was proficient in writing. But in becoming a journalist, I learned about other people who felt like they were on the edges of American mainstream life.
Alex Tizon
At first, I simply wanted to get a basic understanding of sign language, but as time went on, I really got the bug and wanted to become proficient so that I could make good use of my skills.
Rachel Shenton
I get bored at the theatre a lot because I notice that there’s not always a connection between the actors. They may be technically proficient, but they’re not surprising each other. I’m thrilled by actors who make choices that are surprising.
Lusia Strus
Actors become very professional and proficient about watching out for each other’s light and not stepping on each other’s lines.
Ryan Gosling
Take up martial arts and get proficient. Take a sword-fighting class. Dive in and immerse yourself in it as you would any other acting class, so when the opportunity comes, that skill can be really utilized, and it’s not half-baked.
David Leitch
If we wish our state’s growth to continue, then our future will increasingly be with industries that require a highly skilled and technically proficient workforce.
Jay Weatherill
I’ve always felt a great affinity with music. I’ve felt myself to be more of a musician than anything else, though I’m not proficient in any one instrument. But I think I have a musical sense of things… and writing seems to me to be a musical experience – rhythmically and in many other ways.
Sam Shepard
Husbands never become good; they merely become proficient.
H. L. Mencken
I know people who prepare their roles in such a way that they technically look ahead and memorize their gestures, and then they stick to it. Those that are technically proficient enough can make it seem natural, but they do that and don’t really take in what other people are doing.
Viggo Mortensen
I think the hard thing about all these tools is that it takes a fair amount of effort to become proficient.
Bill Joy
The Philippines ranks among top off-shoring hubs in the world because of cost competitiveness and, more importantly, our highly trainable, English proficient, IT-enabled management and manpower.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
If we do not get No Child Left Behind right for Limited English Proficient students, the law will be a failure for most schools in the 15th Congressional District, and for many across the nation.
Ruben Hinojosa
We started with the basics of kicking and punching, then we moved on once we got proficient in that, we moved on to working with the weapons, and from then on working with the wires.
Chiaki Kuriyama
Through Duke Energy’s strong balance sheet and electric generation expertise, and Piedmont’s understanding of natural gas markets and proficient operations, the combined company will be well-positioned for a future that may require additional natural gas infrastructure and services to meet the needs of our customers.
Lynn Good
When I became proficient as a salesman I was invited to teach new hires.
Zig Ziglar
I’m not technically proficient enough to attempt all kinds of music.
Noel Gallagher
It is a dire need for our young scientists to be proficient in running and using their lab equipment rather than depending on their assistants or workers. Once they learn how to use every lab equipment, their scientific career is likely to progress smoothly.
Abdul Qadeer Khan
When I came back to Mumbai after boarding school, I was 16 and I picked up weight training and yoga. This is when I also started dance classes and Pilates and then I started doing different workouts every month. I am now proficient in kick boxing, gymnastics, classical dance as well as yoga.
Amyra Dastur
I was much more interested in the orchestra than the piano, but I did become fairly proficient as a pianist and my teachers felt I had talent and wanted me to become a good concert pianist and earn my living that way.
Alan Hovhaness
I was never attracted to being a very proficient singer or player. I suppose I was interested in creating a vision; in the same way I was very drawn to tension within cinema.
Siouxsie Sioux
I want to be able to do more of my own stunts and really be proficient with my weapons.
Juliana Harkavy