56 Best Quotes about Skill

Skill Quote of the Day

A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday. - Erma Bombeck, Journalist

At first everyone predicted that it would be impossible to hold these divergent people together, but aside from the skilled men, some of whom belonged to craft unions, comparatively few went back to the mills. And as a whole, the strike was conducted with little violence. - Ray Stannard Baker, Journalist

Men Quotes, Violence Quotes

Storytelling is a very old human skill that gives us an evolutionary advantage. If you can tell young people how you kill an emu, acted out in song or dance, or that Uncle George was eaten by a croc over there, don't go there to swim, then those young people don't have to find out by trial and error. - Margaret Atwood, Novelist

On landing at New York I caught the yellow fever. The kind man who commanded the ship that brought me from France took charge of me and placed me under the care of two Quaker ladies. To their skillful and untiring care I may safely say I owe my life. - John James Audubon, Scientist

Life Quotes


Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people. - Charles Dickens, Novelist

Doubt Quotes

When you graduate and come out with a degree in drama, that doesn't mean you're skilled and you're a professional. - James Avery, Actor

I'm a writer first and an editor second... or maybe third or even fourth. Successful editing requires a very specific set of skills, and I don't claim to have all of them at my command. - Lynn Abbey, Author

Success Quotes, Aim Quotes

It takes great skill to tell a compelling story in under 60 seconds. These five directors have mastered the format, using their talent, craft and imagination to provide us with some of the most innovative filmmaking out there today. - Michael Apted , Director

Great Quotes, Imagination Quotes, Talent Quotes

You can choose a future where more Americans have the chance to gain the skills they need to compete, no matter how old they are or how much money they have. Education was the gateway to opportunity for me. It was the gateway for Michelle. And now more than ever, it is the gateway to a middle-class life. - Barack Obama, American President

Education Quotes, Life Quotes, American Quotes, Opportunity Quotes, Future Quotes, Money Quotes

Rap is something you can just throw on the skillet and fry up real quick. That's how it comes to me, my train of thought. It's like getting dressed - I don't have to sit down and stare at clothes, I just pick what I like and put it on. But rock, you gotta put it in the oven and let it bake. - B.o.B, Musician

Thought Quotes

Ten percent of the American population thinks that Barack Obama is a Muslim. Those are the people that have not learned the skill of filtering information from the vast barrage of inaccurate information that we're all faced with everyday. I think that's a very 21st century skill. - Michael Azerrad, Author

American Quotes

Everyone is an entrepreneur. The only skills you need to be an entrepreneur: an ability to fail, an ability to have ideas, to sell those ideas, to execute on those ideas, and to be persistent so even as you fail you learn and move onto the next adventure. - James Altucher, Author

Ability Quotes, Ideas Quotes

I found in investigative journalism it is always best, if you have any language skills, not to admit them. - Julian Assange, Activist

Language Quotes

Keep writing, because not only does practice improve skill, it gives you more chances to score on the market. I did that for eight years before making my first sale. - Piers Anthony , Writer

Practice Quotes

I graduated high school and I didn't have a skill set and I didn't want to go to college. I needed a job. - Amy Adams, American Actress

Don't bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill. If you don't feel well, tell your doctor, but not the marketplace. If you need money, go to the bank, but not the marketplace. - Jim Rohn

Banks Quotes, Money Quotes

My dad, Frank Addison Albini, was a terrific shot with a rifle and had generally excellent hunting skills. While my dad loved hunting and fishing, he didn't romanticize them. He was filling the freezer, not intellectualizing some caveman impulse or proving his worth as a real man. - Steve Albini , Musician

Romantic Quotes, Love Quotes, Worth Quotes

It's true; I have a skill and it's... it has not related to acting, it's not related to auditions, it's not related to studios, not related to public whim. It's whether I'm funny or not and whether I can entertain people. - Tim Allen , Comedian

Competitive skills are desperately needed by poor children in America, and realistic recognition of the economic roles that they may someday have an opportunity to fill is obviously important, too. But there is more to life, and there ought to be much more to childhood, than readiness for economic functions. - Jonathan Kozol

Children Quotes, Life Quotes, Important Quotes, Opportunity Quotes, Recognition Quotes, Readiness Quotes

The contracts for Iraqi rebuilding are commercial contracts. I think being in the coalition of the willing puts us in the radar screen, but we also have to compete with other countries that are in the coalition of the willing, but the Philippines is a country that has produced world-class skilled workers that we have seen all over the world. - Gloria Macapagal Arroyo , Statesman

Work Quotes

There are two aspects to being competitive; one is to do with sports, and the other is about technical skills. Being able to recollect the moves and apply them when necessary is a critical aspect. - Viswanathan Anand, Celebrity

I've always had a fascination with making your own music but never have been skilled enough to play the instrument, so to be able to make music without the ability was awesome. - Avicii, Swedish Musician

Ability Quotes, Music Quotes

Not only do African students deserve excellent universities, they deserve good elementary and secondary schools, too - and then, to have access to ongoing vocational and job training to ensure their skills remain as relevant as possible to African organizations. - Richard Attias, Businessman

I'm always trying to improve my skills as an actor. I think it shows in 'El Gringo;' it shows in the new 'Universal Soldier.' You can't rest on your laurels; you've got to keep improving. - Scott Adkins, Actor

A skillful playwright might have a good time with the story of the assassination of President William McKinley, and especially with the three most flamboyant political figures involved: Mark Hanna, Theodore Roosevelt, and Emma Goldman. - Russell Baker, Journalist

Time Quotes

I think it's important for an actor to see the work they've done because every time you revisit a work you come up with a new way of improving it. It's a good way to brush up your craft and your skills, so I think it's a good thing to do, keep seeing your films. - Abhishek Bachchan, Indian Actor

Important Quotes, Time Quotes, Work Quotes

Poker is a skill game pretending to be a chance game. - James Altucher, Author

As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill. - Helen Keller

I've always said I have one skill. That skill - if I have it at all - is storytelling. - Mitch Albom , Writer

Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people. - Jim Rohn

Important Quotes, Opportunity Quotes, Communication Quotes, Practice Quotes, Emotion Quotes

Economists who have studied the relationship between education and economic growth confirm what common sense suggests: The number of college degrees is not nearly as important as how well students develop cognitive skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving ability. - Derek Bok

Education Quotes, Important Quotes, Ability Quotes, Common Sense Quotes, Problem Solving Quotes, Thinking Quotes

A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday. - Erma Bombeck, Journalist

Birthday Quotes

I think my fighting skills have certainly been improved by working with Peter Jackson. - Richard Armitage , Politician

Work Quotes

We can have skills training in mindfulness so that we are using our attention to perceive something in the present moment. This perception is not so latent by fears or projections into the future, or old habits, and then I can actually stir loving-kindness or compassion in skills training too, which can be sort of provocative, I found. - Sharon Salzberg

Habit Quotes, Kindness Quotes, Perception Quotes, Attention Quotes, Compassion Quotes, Fear Quotes, Future Quotes, Mindfulness Quotes

Ambidextrous, adj.: Able to pick with equal skill a right-hand pocket or a left. - Ambrose Bierce, American Journalist

I don't have any oratory skills. But I would not use them if I had. - Noam Chomsky

My childhood, adolescence and high school days are unusually important. If there has ever been a time that I developed a uniqueness and sense of humor and the ability to organize, it was then. In those early days, I developed the skills that gave me a certain degree of success in American politics. - Lee Atwater, Politician

Success Quotes, American Quotes, Important Quotes, Time Quotes, Ability Quotes, Humor Quotes, Organize Quotes, Politics Quotes

We are going to do 'Hot Tub' until we die. Every Monday. Then we'll come back and do it as zombies. 'Hot Tub' is very important. What we do is based on our live skills. It's stand-up and sketch and improv; everything we do in 'Hot Tub' is important to our jobs. And every Monday I'm excited to do it. - Kurt Braunohler

Important Quotes, Monday Quotes

I think most people agree there is a component of skill in art making; you have to learn grammar before you learn how to write. - Chris Van Allsburg, Author

Art Quotes

All the time I was playing the flute, the lines, the solos, the riffs, the construction, were based on my guitar skills. I did not play the flute to exploit its natural faculties, but I used it as a surrogate guitar. - Ian Anderson, Musician

Time Quotes

Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community. - Kofi Annan , Statesman

Business Quotes, Community Quotes

I went into musical theatre, which I'm not really cut out for - I'm not as skilled at it as other people. - Richard Armitage , Politician

Music Quotes

To my knowledge, there have been no studies done on the effects of antidepressants and altitude. But it is hugely important to find out if there are side effects. We should also find out what are the effects on fine motor skills and reaction time. These are all important questions that should be assessed. - Dale Archer , Psychologist

Action Quotes, Important Quotes, Knowledge Quotes, Time Quotes

I'd like a bit of a crack at some kind of anarchic comedy, but whether or not I'm skillful enough at it all, we'll see. - Richard Armitage , Politician

An empowered organisation is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organisational success. - Stephen Covey, Businessman

Success Quotes, Knowledge Quotes, Opportunity Quotes, Desire Quotes, Power Quotes

I have no style. There are certain people who just have a visual sense that defines their work. You could probably watch 30 seconds of anything they do and you'll know exactly who directed it. I don't have that skill. - J. J. Abrams, Director

Work Quotes

Cooking skills aside, my mother is an exceptional nurturer. - Jami Attenberg, Author

The accumulation of skill and science which has been directed to diminish the difficulty of producing manufactured goods, has not been beneficial to that country alone in which it is concentrated; distant kingdoms have participated in its advantages. - Charles Babbage, Mathematician

Science Quotes

The male, for all his bravado and exploration, is the loyal one, the one who generally feels love. The female is skilled at betrayal and torture and damnation. - Charles Bukowski, Author

Love Quotes

A skilled Transition Team leader will set the general goals for a Transition, and then confer on the other team leaders working with him the power to implement those goals. - Richard V. Allen , Public Servant

Work Quotes, Goal Quotes, Power Quotes

My mother, may her soul rest in peace, shaped my personality; thanks to her, I have acquired many values, good traits and skills. - Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Royalty

Values Quotes, Personality Quotes

6 Top quotes about Skill by Bill Gates

Teaching's hard! You need different skills: positive reinforcement, keeping students from getting bored, commanding their attention in a certain way. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Attention Quotes

When a country has the skill and self-confidence to take action against its biggest problems, it makes outsiders eager to be a part of it. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Action Quotes, Confidence Quotes, Problems Quotes

Software substitution, whether it's for drivers or waiters or nurses - it's progressing. Technology over time will reduce demand for jobs, particularly at the lower end of skill set. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Technology Quotes, Time Quotes

I would counsel people to go to college, because it's one of the best times in your life in terms of who you meet and develop a broad set of intellectual skills. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Life Quotes, Time Quotes

Effective philanthropy requires a lot of time and creativity - the same kind of focus and skills that building a business requires. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Business Quotes, Time Quotes, Creativity Quotes

Some people, through luck and skill, end up with a lot of assets. If you're good at kicking a ball, writing software, investing in stocks, it pays extremely well. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Investing Quotes, Stock Quotes, Luck Quotes