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As critical acclaim and response has built up, every interview I give is a chance to puncture the myth I’ve created about my work and refine it.
I will refine somebody in a minor way, but I don’t want to totally change them. I don’t want them to look like plastic dolls.
All of the material for ‘The Fine Line’ was created via improvisation with my partner, but not in front of an audience. We’d continue to refine it in front of an audience based on their responses until it was set and scripted.
To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country, to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed from the Western nomenclature, and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying knowledge to the great mass of the population.
It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old.
The notion of ‘reduce and refine’ is one I’ve pursued. I truly believe that by making things less complex, by finding innovative ways to make sustainability affordable, we can advance the notion that it is possible.
Sure, science involves trial and error. Scientists refine theories each day. But as they do, they help us grasp more clearly the wonders of the world and the universe.
Deadlines refine the mind. They remove variables like exotic materials and processes that take too long. The closer the deadline, the more likely you’ll start thinking waaay outside the box.
I think that technology has both introduced new sounds but also allowed an increasingly painterly approach to recording music as you can now paint over what you’ve done and more and more refine an existing performance.
I allow people to create, but I’m also marshalling everybody, which is difficult for my creativity, as I’m like a referee. Everybody else is kicking a ball. It is very messy. From the mess, though, you refine what is there.
If you want to be an actor, you must have total, ruthless commitment to your art. Don’t be ambitious for fame or TV or movies. Art is a jealous mistress and will brook no competitors. Study all the time. Never stop reading. Never stop learning speeches. It will fill you up – define and refine you.
Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly.
Democracy makes us articulate our views, defend them, and refine them.
I hope to refine music, study it, try to find some area that I can unlock. I don’t quite know how to explain it but it’s there. These can’t be the only notes in the world, there’s got to be other notes some place, in some dimension, between the cracks on the piano keys.
My sweet spot is figuring out how to make a product that people love and how to refine it to make them love it more. All the rest is business noise.
I must refine my training every day to give myself the best opportunity to achieve my dreams during the Olympic Games in Rio.
Pastry school is great for a foundation and introducing you to basic techniques, but it is really up to the chefs to practice, practice, practice and refine their techniques.
Normally when I work with bands I’m trying to refine and improve what’s already there.
A journalist uses the most precise words he or she can. An artist does the same sort of thing. You gather material about a particular subject, you refine it as best you can.
I don’t have any problem with criticism. It’s an incentive to refine myself.
We must abandon the unworkable notion that it is morally reprehensible for some countries to pursue weapons of mass destruction, yet morally acceptable for others to rely on them for security – and indeed to continue to refine their capacities and postulate plans for their use.
The assumption is simply that I hit on all the things I’ve hit on so far by accident, that my talent is just this raw thing that pours out of me, and then white people feel like they have to come in and contain it, refine it, and bring it to the place where it can been released.
I think there’s no truer and more pure purpose than to be able to refine your art to a point where you feel it’s as possible as it can be.
There’s always things you can refine and polish.
Sometimes you try a song and people don’t respond, or you tell a story and you just hear crickets. But when you play thousands of shows, you start to refine stuff.