Quotation Explorer - 'Technique'

I never set out to create a technique. I started out on the floor to find myself, to find what the body could do, and what would give me satisfaction - emotionally, dramatically and bodily. But I did not ever dream of establishing a technique. I still can't believe anything like that happened. - Martha Graham
My technique is don’t believe anything. If you believe in something, you are automatically precluded from believing its opposite. - Terence McKenna
The key to good listening isn't technique, it's desire. Until we truly want to understand the other person, we'll never listen well. - Steve Goodier
Broken Wind believed that we are traumatized as babies by intestinal gas or colic. The great shaman invented a technique called "gastral projection" to help release these traumas. His philosophy was simple: "To air is human ... but to really cut one loose is divine. - Swami Beyondananda
In science as in love, too much concentration on technique can often lead to impotence.
Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. - Martha Graham
It's often about the simple things, isn't it? Painting and photography are first about seeing, they say. Writing is about observing. Technique is secondary. Sometimes the simple is the most difficult. - Linda Olsson
I came. I saw the enormous possibilities and power of the human mind. It is the biggest plot of fertile land in the world. We just have to find the right see and the right technique of cultivation. - Debasish Mridha
The only known technique to an imitator is to steal and rephrase, then with a mischievous smile, he said, "i did it", without any confidence and prove. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Before I start a project, I always ask myself the following question. Why is this book worth a year of my life? There needs to be something about the theme, the technique, or the research that makes the time spent on it worthwhile. - David Morrell
A deep breath is a technique with which we minimize the number of instances where we say what we do not mean or what we really think. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The artist must forget the audience, forget the critics, forget the technique, forget everything but love for the music.Then, the music speaks through the performance,and the performer and the listener will walk togetherwith the soul of the composer, and withGod. - Mstislav Rostropovich
You should always be trying to write a poem you are unable to write, a poem you lack the technique, the language, the courage to achieve. Otherwise you're merely imitating yourself, going nowhere, because that's always easiest. - John Berryman
La technique se développe de façon indépendante, en dehors de tout contrôle humain. - Jacques Ellul
Afterward, there was some debate as to whether we'd actually "done it properly," which gives you some idea of the awesome skill and artful dexterity of my lovemaking technique. - David Nicholls
Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. - Martha Graham
Then let's cheat god!!!!!Let's cut the cycle of Rebirth, let's Distort Nature!!The Himan technique that challenges the second law of thermodynamicts head on!!!!Thai is know as Medicine!!!!!As if i'd give my precious friend away to some god!!! - Syun Matsuena
Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information. - Man Ray
People often write me and ask how I keep my wood floors so clean when I live with a child and a dog, and my answer is that I use a technique called Suffering From a Mental Illness. - Heather Armstrong
When they were in school, Peter used to say that everything you do is a self-portrait. It might look like 'Saint George and the Dragon' or 'The Rape of the Sabine Women,' but the angle you use, the lighting, the composition, the technique, they're all you. You are every color and brushstroke. - Chuck Palahniuk
Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement. - Jackson Pollock
Your technique means nothing if you're not using your talents for the betterment of humanity. - Gene Dunn
The technique of tredding the success path is making a single step, and if you are kinda afraid to throw the second leg, hire divinity to pull you along. - Michael Bassey Johnson
If a man comes to the door of poetry untouched by the madness of the Muses, believing that technique alone will make him a good poet, he and his sane compositions never reach perfection, but are utterly eclipsed by the performances of the inspired madman. - Socrates
I don't have technique because I never learnt any. - Emma Thompson
A technique succeeds in mathematical physics, not by a clever trick, or a happy accident, but because it expresses some aspect of a physical truth.
Littlewood, on Hardy's own estimate, is the finest mathematician he has ever known. He was the man most likely to storm and smash a really deep and formidable problem; there was no one else who could command such a combination of insight, technique and power. - Henry Hallett Dale
The novel is perhaps the highest art form because it so closely resembles life: it is about human relationships. It's technique, page by page, resembles our technique of living day by day--a way of relating. - Joyce Carol Oates
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