Preparation quotes

  • After decimating several vegetables, I decide juicing is my favorite form of food preparation. There's something perversely appealing about subjecting an innocent plant to that much violence.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Vegetables #Preparation #Violence

  • What we have done in the past is not sufficient now to prepare our youth.
    -- A. Theodore Tuttle

    #Past #Preparation #Done

  • I think you can train yourself to block out some of that pressure and replace it with confidence. It's about preparation, and the more prepared I am, the less pressure I feel and the more confident I am. As your confidence grows, it's only natural that the pressure you feel diminishes.
    -- Aaron Rodgers

    #Block #Thinking #Preparation

  • Food is so important - it sustains us, it provides a social focal point, and it is fun. I cannot unravel the difference between love in my family and the preparation of food because they are so closely woven.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Fun #Differences #Preparation

  • It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
    -- Aesop

    #Wisdom #Preparation #Debt

  • The antagonism between nationalities will lose all its acuteness on the day when neither the iniquitous tendency to oppression and domination, nor the perpetual danger of the threatening preparations for war will exist. ("L'antagonisme entre les nationalités perdra toute son acuité le jour où n'existera plus la tendance inique à l'oppression et à la domination, ni le perpétuel danger des menaçants préparatifs de guerre.:;», Fr.
    -- African Spir

    #War #Son #Preparation

  • Washington's defeat in 1754 was followed by active military preparations on both sides.
    -- Albert Bushnell Hart

    #Military #Two Sides #Preparation

  • Preparation is very important. The pitcher is going to do his job and prepare for you so you as a hitter must do the same. I always watch videotape of pitchers before the game and even sometimes during.
    -- Albert Pujols

    #Jobs #Games #Preparation

  • So for us, the condition and preparation on and by which we are sheltered by that great hand, is the faith that asks, and the asking of faith. We must forsake the earthly props, but we must also believingly desire to be upheld by the heavenly arms. We make God responsible for our safety when we abandon other defense, and commit ourselves to Him.
    -- Alexander MacLaren

    #Hands #Safety #Preparation

  • The best match in the world will not light a candle unless the wick be first suitably prepared.
    -- Algernon Blackwood

    #Light #Preparation #Firsts

  • I wouldn't treat a romantic scene any differently than any other scene. I would really say the biggest preparation was chewing gum and breath mints! For a kissing scene, it's all about the breath mints!
    -- Alice Englert

    #Kissing #Preparation #Gum

  • If you don't have talent or preparation for whatever you want to do, you will not be successful in anything.
    -- Alicia Machado

    #Successful #Preparation #Want

  • Because war and preparations for war have acquired legitimacy, and because of the tremendous proliferation of arms through production and export, so that they are now available more or less to all and sundry, right down to handguns and stilettos, the cult of violence has by now so permeated relations between people that we are compelled to witness as well an increase in everyday violence.
    -- Alva Myrdal

    #War #People #Preparation

  • War and preparations for war have acquired a kind of legitimacy.
    -- Alva Myrdal

    #War #Preparation #Kind

  • War is murder. And the military preparations now being made for a potential major confrontation are aimed at collective murder. In a nuclear age the victims would be numbered by the millions. This naked truth must be faced.
    -- Alva Myrdal

    #Military #War #Preparation

  • NECTAR, n. A drink served at banquets of the Olympian deities. The secret of its preparation is lost, but the modern Kentuckians believe that they come pretty near to a knowledge of its chief ingredient.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Believe #Preparation #Secret

  • BAIT, n. A preparation that renders the hook more palatable. The best kind is beauty.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Preparation #Bait #Hook

  • I resolved to abandon trade and to fix my aim on something more praiseworthy and stable; whence it was that I made preparation for going to see part of the world and its wonders.
    -- Amerigo Vespucci

    #Travel #Preparation #World

  • There's no such thing as luck. Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.
    -- Amy Hempel

    #Opportunity #Preparation #Luck

  • Losing yourself in the character opens you up in a way that no amount of precise preparation can.
    -- Ana Gasteyer

    #Character #Preparation #Way

  • In the world of the dreamer there was solitude: all the exaltations and joys came in the moment of preparation for living. They took place in solitude.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Joy #Solitude #Preparation

  • Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Unique #Joy #Preparation

  • Success is the power to acquire whatever one demands of life without violating the rights of others.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Rights #Preparation #Demand

  • Adversity builds muscle. Adversity creates strength. Adversity, it turns out, is preparation for success.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Adversity #Preparation #Muscles

  • When you look back from your Olympic experience, you never want to question whether you could have done more. The one thing you can control is your off-ice preparation.
    -- Angela Ruggiero

    #Ice #Preparation #Looks

  • The best possible preparation of success is empower yourself with trust in self capabilities.
    -- Anil Sinha

    #Self #Empowering #Preparation

  • Be more than ready. Be present in your discipline. Remember your gift. Be grateful for your gift and treat it like a gift. Cherish it, take care of it, and pass it on.
    -- Anna Deavere Smith

    #Grateful #Discipline #Preparation

  • My hope is that this life is not all there is. This life is like preparation for what is coming next, and what is coming next is something so glorious that the Bible says minds can't conceive it, eye has never seen, your imagination could never even enter into all that God is preparing for those who love him.
    -- Anne Graham Lotz

    #Eye #Imagination #Preparation

  • No democratic world will work as it should work until we recognize that we can only enjoy any right so long as we are prepared to discharge its equivalent duty. This applies just as much to states in their dealing with one another as to individuals within the states.
    -- Anthony Eden

    #Long #Preparation #World

  • So I feel like success is opportunity plus preparation, so work begets work, and as long as you're prepared it's going to continue to come your way.
    -- Anthony Mackie

    #Opportunity #Long #Preparation

  • An Olympic pursuit really takes a full three to four years of Olympic preparation.
    -- Apolo Ohno

    #Years #Preparation #Three

  • Thorough preparation must lead to success. Neglect nothing.
    -- Arthur Currie

    #Preparation #Neglect #Thorough

  • My favorite part is the preparation because you read on the page, you get this character.
    -- Ashley Scott

    #Character #Preparation #Pages

  • I have an acting coach that I work with on everything that I do. The thing about my preparation process for getting ready for a role is I have sex with as many people as I can.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Sex #People #Preparation

  • What people call success is only preparation for the next failure.
    -- August Strindberg

    #People #Preparation #Next

  • We cannot bank our hopes on possibilities. We must put our trust in ourselves, in our capabilities and efforts and strength and preparations not only for our success but even to avoid our own defeat.
    -- Aung San

    #Effort #Preparation #Defeat

  • You can only get next to God through the effort of preparation. To experience the uncreated, the state of awareness will have to be held for several minutes. You are then between time and the time-less - waiting for the unknown, which will come but cannot be willed.
    -- Barry Long

    #Effort #Waiting #Preparation

  • At the same time, preparation is important to playoff success.
    -- Barry Trotz

    #Preparation #Important #Playoffs

  • You're still going to win with preparation and dedication and plain old desire. If you don't have genuine desire, you won't be dedicated enough to prepare properly.
    -- Bear Bryant

    #Winning #Dedication #Preparation

  • In film, I find it very useful always to do some preparation before you start rehearsals or start shooting, because there's so much that's against you on a film set.
    -- Ben Whishaw

    #Preparation #Shooting #Rehearsal

  • Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Political #Preparation #Progress

  • Conservatism... offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Preparation #Redress #Conservatism

  • For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Preparation #Hours #Minutes

  • Document preparation systems will also require large screen displays.
    -- Bill Joy


  • A key factor is to do training that is fun.
    -- Bill Toomey

    #Fun #Keys #Preparation

  • Our days are numbered. One of the primary goals in our lives should be to prepare for our last day. The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives. What preparations should we be making now? The greatest waste in all of our earth, which cannot be recycled or reclaimed, is our waste of the time that God has given us each day.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Goal #Preparation #Quality

  • I don't believe in luck, I believe in preparation.
    -- Bobby Knight

    #Believe #Preparation #Luck

  • The computer age has arrived, and it influences everything: analysis, preparation, information. Now a different talent is required - the ability to synthesize ideas.
    -- Boris Spassky

    #Ideas #Preparation #Age

  • I worked with Steven Spielberg on AI, and his level of preparation was extraordinary. He told me there was a time at the beginning when he was a bit more spontaneous and went over budget, and it absolutely wrecked his head. When you look at the power and assuredness of his movies, it makes sense that he works out so much in advance.
    -- Brendan Gleeson

    #Work Out #Preparation #Looks

  • The foundation of confidence in virtually every field is preparation.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Preparation #Foundation #Fields

  • Effective performance is preceded by painstaking preparation
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Preparation #Performances

  • The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.
    -- Bruce Barton

    #Teaching #Skills #Preparation

  • Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today.
    -- Bruce Lee

    #Hard Work #Preparation #Today

  • Every mortal birth is a heaven-given reminder to prepare for the second birth.
    -- Bruce R. McConkie

    #Heaven #Preparation #Birth

  • When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere.
    -- Calvin Trillin

    #Wise #Kitchen #Preparation

  • Though modern Marriage is a tremendous laboratory, its members are often without preparation for the partnership function. How much agony and remorse and failure could have been avoided if there had been at least some rudimentary learning before they entered the partnership.
    -- Carl Rogers

    #Agony #Preparation #Partnership

  • When will we learn that childhood is in a great sense not simply a preparation for adult life but a thing unique and complete in itself—a masterpiece of God.
    -- Carl Schmitt

    #Unique #Childhood #Preparation

  • To secure peace is to prepare for war.
    -- Carl von Clausewitz

    #War #Preparation

  • I love soup 'cause I don't like to cook. It's so easy to prepare, and it fills you up and gives you all the nutrients you need. It's a well-balanced meal, but you don't have to do a lot of preparation.
    -- Carrie Ann Inaba

    #Giving #Preparation #Causes

  • What hasty preparations we make for our future. Think of it: it seems almost tragic, the things we're sure we ought to bring along. We pack too heavy with what we hope we'll use, and too light of what we must. We thus go forth misladen, ill equipped for the dawn.
    -- Chang-Rae Lee

    #Thinking #Light #Preparation

  • The Brady Bill's only effect will be to desensitize the public to regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation.
    -- Charles Krauthammer

    #Gun #Preparation #Weapons

  • There’s no preparation for poetry.
    -- Charles Simic


  • Your emptiness is but the preparation for your being filled, and your casting down is but the making ready for your lifting up.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Preparation #Casting #Emptiness

  • Proper preparation prevents poor performance.
    -- Charlie Batch

    #Preparation #Planning #Poor

  • In moments of crisis, the initiative passes to those who are best prepared.
    -- Charlie Morton

    #Preparation #Moments #Initiative

  • hope for the best, prepare for the worst
    -- Chris Bradford

    #Preparation #Hoping For The Best #Worst

  • Early success is a terrible teacher. You're essentially being rewarded for a lack of preparation, so when you find yourself in a situation where you must prepare, you can't do it. You don't know how.
    -- Chris Hadfield

    #Teacher #Preparation #Finding Yourself

  • Now is the time to learn how to argue constructively before you have children.
    -- Cindy Wright

    #Children #Preparation #Arguing

  • It is wise statesmanship which suggests that in time of peace we must prepare for war, and it is no less a wise benevolence that makes preparation in the hour of peace for assuaging the ills that are sure to accompany war.
    -- Clara Barton

    #Wise #War #Preparation

  • The Middle East is more angry than ever. I'm afraid that the sort of deceit on the route to war was linked to the lack of preparation for afterwards and the chaos and suffering that continuous - so it won't go away will it?
    -- Clare Short

    #War #Preparation #Suffering

  • India is decidedly not anything that was part of my upbringing or part of my experience or part of my preparation. I really fell into it the way one should fall into it, you know - through love.
    -- Clark Blaise

    #Fall #Preparation #Way

  • I’m cocky in prediction, I’m confident in preparation, but I am always humble in victory or defeat.
    -- Conor McGregor

    #Humble #Cocky #Preparation

  • I've learned over the years that it doesn't matter where you pitch in the rotation. For me, preparation is everything.
    -- Cory Lidle

    #Years #Preparation #Rotation

  • How often we all have heard speakers begin by calling the attention of the audience to their lack of preparation or lack of ability. If you are not prepared, the audience will probably discover it without your assistance.
    -- Dale Carnegie

    #Preparation #Attention #Calling

  • A lot of my intensity in wrestling was due to my mental preparation before the matches. I got myself into a different world.
    -- Dan Gable

    #Wrestling #Preparation #Different

  • As far as vocal preparation goes, it's really an interesting thing for such a fragile instrument and using it properly is like walking a tightrope. I have learned not to do extensive warm-ups. It's really more of a cerebral mind-body connection Zen hippy thing, just knowing your body and figuring out if I do that then I will be able to speak tomorrow.
    -- Davey Havok

    #Knowing #Interesting #Preparation

  • We all tend to go to extremes; some rely only on their own preparation and look for nothing more; others, as I say, tend to despise preparation and trust to the unction, the anointing and the inspiration of the Spirit alone. But there must be no "either/or" here; it is always "both/and." These two things must go together.
    -- David Lloyd-Jones

    #Inspiration #Two #Preparation

  • You can have knowledge, and you can be meticulous in your preparation; but without the unction of the Holy Spirit you will have no power, and your preaching will not be effective.
    -- David Lloyd-Jones

    #Preparation #Spirit #Holy

  • Someday, hopefully very soon, 'diving within' as a preparation for learning and as a tool for developing the creative potential of the mind will be a standard part of every school’s curriculum.
    -- David Lynch

    #School #Creative #Preparation

  • The preparations were elaborate and mammoth in scale, and Washington threw himself into the effort, demanding that not an hour be lost.
    -- David McCullough

    #Effort #Preparation #Hours

  • Remember, you are moving toward a lifetime commitment. Whatever is concealed now will eventually be revealed.
    -- Dennis Rainey

    #Moving #Commitment #Preparation

  • When you go out onto the stage, all the preparation has to be forced into your subconscious. For the moment of the performance, we all have to return to a new level of unconsciousness. All the reflection and all the doubts have to be laid aside before you start.
    -- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

    #Reflection #Doubt #Preparation

  • There is no lie in war or preparation of war that can't be defended.
    -- Don DeLillo

    #War #Lying #Preparation

  • I try to do much of the necessary alteration on the black and white [cartoons] rather than leave it to be done on the paintings.
    -- E. J. Hughes

    #Black And White #Preparation #Cartoon

  • I think that different actors go about their preparation differently, but when it comes to acting, I use my imagination.
    -- Edi Gathegi

    #Thinking #Imagination #Preparation

  • [Geology] may be looked upon as the history of the earth's changes during preparation for the reception of organized beings, a history, which has all the character of a great epic.
    -- Edward Forbes

    #Character #Epic #Preparation

  • Great trials seem to be a necessary preparation for great duties. It would seem that the more important the enterprise, the more severe the trial to which the agent is subjected in his preparation.
    -- Edward Thomson

    #Preparation #Important #Trials

  • A significant inventionmust be startling, unexpected. It must come to a world that is not prepared for it.
    -- Edwin Land

    #Preparation #World #Unexpected

  • If this is preparation for life, where in the world, where in the relationship with our colleagues, where in the industrial domain, where ever again, anywhere in life, is a person given this curious sequence of prepared talks and prepared questions, questions to which the answers are known?
    -- Edwin Land

    #Thinking #Preparation #Answers

  • For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear - when you are the hammer, strike.
    -- Edwin Markham

    #Inspirational #Preparation #Hammers

  • Stretching was a major part of my preparation.
    -- Edwin Moses

    #Preparation #Stretching

  • I never struggled with injury problems because of my preparation - in particular my stretching.
    -- Edwin Moses

    #Preparation #Problem #Injury

  • Though motherhood is the most important of all the professions - requiring more knowledge than any other department in human affairs - there was no attention given to preparation for this office.
    -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    #Motherhood #Office #Preparation

  • Good food is always a trouble and its preparation should be regarded as a labour of love.
    -- Elizabeth David

    #Preparation #Trouble #Good Food

  • I've always been interested in foreign relations. It's my belief that study of history should be our preparation for understanding the present rather than an escape from it.
    -- Elizabeth Kostova

    #Understanding #Preparation #Belief

  • It's definitely a shock to go from being 15 in high school to working. There's no real cushion there. There's no preparation at all. You learn by doing.
    -- Emma Stone

    #Real #School #Preparation

  • If there's a role you're playing and there's a great deal of material to explore because the person was real then it's a completely different preparation time and message to playing someone fictional.
    -- Emma Thompson

    #Real #Preparation #Different

  • Behind every brilliant performance there were countless hours of practice and preparation.
    -- Eric Butterworth

    #Success #Practice #Preparation

  • Someone once told me: 'Luck is when opportunity meets preparation'. And that's what I really feel with my music. I've worked really, really hard on it. It was like, 'this is really what I want to do.. what do I have to do to make it work?'
    -- Erica Packer

    #Hard Work #Opportunity #Preparation

  • A careful analysis of the process of observation in atomic physics has shown that the subatomic particles have no meaning as isolated entities, but can only be understood as interconnections between the preparation of an experiment and the subsequent measurement.
    -- Erwin Schrodinger

    #Preparation #Analysis #Measurement