Quotation Explorer - 'Craft'

Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all of the tricks and has nothing to say. - Raymond Chandler
Work your craft; until it becomes an art from. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
You can choose to fight your journey every step of the way or you can embrace it, recognizing each stumble or setback as a opportunity to strengthen your character, finesse your craft, and deepen your passion. Oh this journey can be beautiful if you allow yourself to enjoy the rain! - Kierra C.T. Banks
Work on your craft, whatever your medium. Determination is your illusion headway toward reality. - JT Sanz
The life so short, the craft so long to learn. - Hippocrates
Be specific in your prayers. Carefully craft what you speak. What you say should be in accordance with the word of God and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. You will find that this will resolve attacks or issues that arise. - Dr. Glen A. Staples
Your craft is comprehensive if it represents you. - Unarine Ramaru
In writing there is art - and in art there is craft ... - Susi Moore
Cultivate your craft. Water it daily, pour some tender loving care into it, and watch it grow. Remember that a plant doesn’t sprout immediately. Be patient, and know that in life you will reap what you sow. - J.B. McGee
But suicides have a special language.Like carpenters they want to know which tools.They never ask why build.Twice I have so simply declared myself,have possessed the enemy, eaten the enemy,have taken on his craft, his magic. - Anne Sexton
Life has a vendetta against writers. It does everything in it's power to get in the way of our craft. Maybe it thinks we embellish too much? - Hannah Harding
Let craft, ambition, spite, Be quenched in Reason's night, Till weakness turn to might, Till what is dark be light, Till what is wrong be right! - Lewis Carroll
Dreaming isn't bad for you but not doing anything to craft your dream is. - Mohith Agadi
By listening to his language of his locality the poet begins to learn his craft. It is his function to lift, by use of imagination and the language he hears, the material conditions and appearances of his environment to the sphere of the intelligence where they will have new currency. - William Carlos Williams
I love books where I can't wait to turn every page, songs that grab me the first time I hear them, and films that make me totally forget about the craft because I am totally engaged in the story. - John Grooters
In the end, fiction is the craft of telling truth through lies. - Lauren Groff
Many of our efforts to intentionally craft and subsequently force our limited vision on life has more often than not resulted in some degree of cataclysm or schism or division or any number of other things that aren’t all that savory. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Some think that they are incredible but are actually un-credible. Do you work, master your craft... - Rasheed Ogunlaru
What do I know of cultured ways, the gilt, the craft and the lie?I, who was born in a naked land and bred in the open sky.The subtle tongue, the sophist guile, they fail when the broadswords sing;Rush in and die, dogs—I was a man before I was a king. - Robert E. Howard
Embrace your journey and those who come across your path. Be gracious in your endeavors. Focus on your craft. Those who support your dreams now and feel your sincere humility and gratitude will be there 20, 30, 40 years from now, padding your old bones and time worn, weary soul. - Ann Marie Frohoff
An author is similar to an actor. They play many characters in their lives—photographer, nurse, dancer, doctor, writer, etc. As an author, you have to learn your craft, know each and every element to become that character you’re writing about to be able to live and breathe what they do. - Mischa Temaul
I can think of no more worthwhile aim than pursuing mastery in this craft while transcending one’s own limitations. - Chris Matakas
In writing, there is art. And in art, there is craft ... - Susi Moore
In writing, there is art. And in art there is craft ... - Susi Moore
I've been working on my craft for a long time. People never want to let go of the whole 'Glitter,'... I'm like, 'It's eight years later, people. Let's move on. - Mariah Carey
If you're going to make a science fiction movie, then have a hover craft chase, for God's sake. - Joss Whedon
I hate being a writer. i tend to stick my emotions in things that cannot reciprocate. I've become a whore for my craft. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The idea that the president has the power to craft a new strategy both overstates his power and understates the power of reality crafted by those who came before him. We are all trapped in circumstances into which we were born and choices that were made for us. - George Friedman
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. - Ernest Hemmingway
Architecture is one part science, one part craft and two parts art. - David Rutten
The key is in the craft. - A.D. Posey
Writing is the Art, re-writing the craft. - O'Brien Browne
Good writing is more about graft and craft than inspiration and aspiration. - Johnny Rich
I love my career. It is a career. A difficult one that takes many hours and total dedication to my craft. It is also what I was born to do--tell stories and entertain. - Michelle M. Pillow
A man who makes a plate or a shirt or a loaf of bread or anything our great great ancestors called a work of art, has no need to try to be sincere; all he can do is practice his craft to the best of his ability. But once he starts making useless things, how can he not be sincere? - René Daumal
When I discovered music when I discovered the craft of shaping a song my being fell into place. - Charlotte Eriksson
Once you have mastered the craft, you can use it for whatever purpose you choose. - Hassan Fathy
If you wish to break with tradition, learn your craft well, and embrace adversity - Soke Behzad Ahmadi
Learn the craft of knowing how to open your heart and to turn on your creativity. There’s a light inside of you. - Judith Jamison
The art and craft of early childhood teaching is in making decisions about fun, play and work. And it is this crafting that distinguishes the professional from the baby-sitter, parent or child minder. - Susan Grieshaber and Felicity McArdle
Glitter is the herpes of craft supplies. - Demetri Martin
It's so much easier to write a resume than to craft a spirit. - Anna Quindlen
A piece of art, when completed, encapsulates its own reality. As its architect, the artist’s task is to craft it well enough that the reader believes in its existence and is willing to enter, explore, and engage based on the artist’s version of the truth, even if that truth is artifice. - Kate Kearns
Be the master of your craft in black and white, kick asses and run wild with it locally and globally. - Desmond Oshifeso
It is the writer's job to craft a story so compelling that strangers will pay to hear it. - Seeley James
I would be dreadfully remiss not to think that God would painstakingly craft something an intimately ingenious and inexplicably intricate as my life, and that by virtue of such sheer brilliance I should not examine it with the greatest precision and unleash it with the fullest abandon. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
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