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Practice Quotes

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.

Author: Johann Sebastian Bach


To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice.

Author: Seve Ballesteros (1957)

Profession: Spanish Golfer

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

Author: Yogi Berra (1925)

Profession: American Baseball Player

I don't know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody -- somewhere -- was practicing more than me.

Author: Larry Bird (1956)

Profession: American Basketball Player, Coach

When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.

Author: Larry Bird (1956)

Profession: American Basketball Player, Coach

My parents put skates on me at age 2, the way it should be if you're serious, and I've always liked it.

Author: Bonnie Blair (1964)

Profession: American Speed Skater

I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true -- hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.

Author: Ray Bradbury (1920)

Profession: American Science Fiction Writer

Losers have tons of variety. Champions just take pride in learning to hit the same old boring winning shots.

Author: Vic Braden

Profession: American Tennis Coach

You can't hire someone to practice for you.

Author: H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Profession: American Author of "Life's Little Instruction Book" Series

Practice only makes for improvement.

Author: Les Brown (1945)

Profession: American Speaker, Author, Trainer, Motivator Lecturer

I know a lot of people think it's monotonous, down the black lines over and over, but it's not if you're enjoying what you're doing. I love to swim and I love to train.

Author: Tracy Caulkins

Profession: American Swimmer

Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

In previous years I was so fired up at times I made little mistakes. So I kept telling myself to be patient, relax, play like you do in practice. What I've been doing in practice will carry over into the game.

Author: Randall Cunningham (1963)

Profession: American Football Player

Most of us who aspire to be tops in our fields don't really consider the amount of work required to stay tops.

Author: Althea Gibson (1927)

Profession: American Tennis Player

The only way a kid is going to practice is if it's total fun for him... and it was for me.

Author: Wayne Gretzky (1961)

Profession: Canadian Hockey Player