Painstaking quotes:

  • Prayer is a trade to be learned. We must be apprentices and serve our time at it. Painstaking care, much thought, practice and labour are required to be a skillful tradesman in praying. Practice in this, as well as in all other trades, makes perfect. -- Edward McKendree Bounds
  • Production for movies or TV is very painstaking and slow. -- Mike White
  • No naturalist has devoted more painstaking attention to the structure of the barnacles than Mr. Darwin. -- Richard Owen
  • All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • A friend of mine jokes that I have a painstaking royalty complex. Like maybe I was a duke in a past life. -- Frank Ocean
  • A lot of people feel that there is less artistry involved in cartoon making unless they have painstaking control of each frame. -- Lev Yilmaz
  • A painstaking course in qualitative and quantitative analysis by John Wing gave me an appreciation of the need for, and beauty of, accurate measurement. -- Paul D. Boyer
  • There are no shortcuts to victory. We must commit ourselves to the slow, painstaking work of foreign policy day by day and year by year. -- Richard Lugar
  • Writers like to write, and writing in different forms - short, long, bite-sized, done on the fly, done with painstaking attention - all interest me. -- Susan Orlean
  • No single achievement in science is possible without the painstaking work of the many hundreds who have built the foundation on which all new work is based. -- Polykarp Kusch
  • Command those that govern your house before all you household that they keep careful watch that all your household, within and without, be faithful, painstaking, chaste, clean, honest and profitable. -- Robert Grosseteste
  • When I diced vegetables, it was painstaking work to make sure that every single piece looked the same: 1/4-inch cubed for small, 3/4-inch cubed for large. It's a matter of practice and precision. -- Gail Simmons
  • That can be the most painstaking aspect of being a teen, figuring out what the world really looks like. If you find someone in a book, you know you're not alone and that's what's so comforting about books. -- Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Millions of us, myself included, go back generations in this country, with ancestors who put in the painstaking work to become citizens. So we don't like the notion that anyone might get a free pass to American citizenship. -- Barack Obama
  • Stanley Kubrick, I had been told, hates interviews. It's hard to know what to expect of the man if you've only seen his films. One senses in those films painstaking craftsmanship, a furious intellect at work, a single-minded devotion. -- Tim Cahill
  • Command that no one be received, or kept to be of your household indoors or without, if one has not reasonable belief of them that they are faithful, discreet, and painstaking in the office for which they are received, and withal honest and of good manners. -- Robert Grosseteste
  • I'm pretty much fully digital. I've basically spent a few painstaking days putting sounds into my laptop, just banking them, because I love playing, and I love visually seeing it on my screen and being able to change the sounds more, with different plug-ins. I've created my own synth sounds. -- Dev Hynes
  • I was not a great bartender, but I did OK. I wasn't great at being efficient behind the bar, but I was pretty great at talking to people. I was a pretty good waiter. It was painstaking to get me to care about the clientele of some of these places I was working at. -- Jack Falahee
  • Da was a real fisherman. But it wasn't the catch that mattered, it was the skill of the cast, the preparation of the flies. I often think my inability to prepare, my desire to get going, are a direct result of watching my father making all those painstaking preparations before he cast his line. -- Terry Wogan
  • As someone who has spent many years marveling at the brilliant and painstaking work of the doctors, scientists and researchers at St. Jude, I can attest firsthand to the bone-deep commitment these men and women have made in their fight against disease. They are at it around the clock - every hour of the day, every day of the year. -- Marlo Thomas
  • Genius is infinite painstaking. -- Michelangelo
  • Effective performance is preceded by painstaking preparation -- Brian Tracy
  • Even the most painstaking history is a bridge across an eternal mystery. -- Bruce Catton
  • I want to be my usual painstaking, cautious, slow, conservative self in analyzing it. -- Bud Selig
  • Great art is created only through diligent and painstaking effort to perfect and polish oneself. -- Daisaku Ikeda
  • The Poet makes himself a seer through a long, vast and painstaking derangement of all the senses -- Arthur Rimbaud
  • A writer should not so much write as embroider on paper; the work should be painstaking, laborious. -- Anton Chekhov
  • Education is a complex, multifaceted, and painstaking process, and being gifted does not make this less so. -- Terence Tao
  • When an artist or student draws a nude figure with painstaking care, the result is drawing, and not emotion. -- Henri Matisse
  • With modern recording techniques, and living in the Pro Tools era, the process gets really drawn-out, and it can become painstaking. -- Beck
  • Not bad, not bad at all," Diotallevi said. "To arrive at the truth through the painstaking reconstruction of a false text. -- Umberto Eco
  • Try everything that can be done. Be deliberate. Be spontaneous. Be thoughtful and painstaking. Be abandoned and impulsive. Learn your own possibilities. -- George Bellows
  • Perhaps I'm just too painstaking a type of person, but I can't grasp much of anything without putting down my thoughts in writing. -- Haruki Murakami
  • The real hope of the world lies in putting as painstaking thought into the business of mating as we do into other big businesses. -- Margaret Sanger
  • Nothing must be left to chance in a magical performance. Everything conducive to enhancing the mystery of the illusions must be arranged with painstaking care and thought. -- David Devant
  • My advice would be to write -never to stop writing, to keep it up all the time, to be painstaking about it, to write until you begin to write. -- Gabriel Fielding
  • What good is all the painstaking work on copy if the headline isn't right? If the headline doesn't stop people, the copy might as well be written in Greek. -- John Caples
  • Dialogue starts from the courageous willingness to know and be known by others. It is the painstaking and persistent effort to remove all obstacles that obscure our common humanity. -- Daisaku Ikeda
  • No one is born with skill. It is developed through exercise, through repetition, through a blend of learning and reflection that's both painstaking and rewarding. And it takes time. -- Twyla Tharp
  • Thoroughness characterizes all successful men. Genius is the art of taking infinite pains. All great achievement has been characterized by extreme care, infinite painstaking, even to the minutest detail. -- Elbert Hubbard
  • Until a man can quit talking loudly to himself in order to shout down the memories of blunderings and gropings, he is in no shape for the painstaking examination of distress. -- James Thurber
  • David Ray Griffin has done admirable and painstaking research in reviewing the mysteries surrounding the 9/11 attacks. It is the most persuasive argument I have seen for further investigation [into] that historic and troubling event. -- Howard Zinn