Quotes About Improvisation And Life

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Quotes About Improvisation And Life

My advice to you: live in the moment. Stay fluid and roll with those changes. Life is just a big extended improvisation. Embrace the ever changing, ever evolving world with the best rule Ive ever found. Say YES AND.
— Jane Lynch —

Here's how I learned to improvise: I played some music in the studio and I started to move. It sounds obvious, but I wonder how many people, whatever their medium, appreciate the gift of improvisation. It's your one opportunity in life to be completely free, with no responsibilities and no consequences. You don't have to be good or even interesting. It's you alone, with no one watching or judging. If anything comes of it, you decide whether the world gets to see it. In essence, you are giving yourself permission to daydream during working hours.

— Twyla Tharp

When we got to the part where we had to improvise an argument in a poetic language, I got cold feet. "I can't do this," I said. "I don't know what to say."
"Say anything," he said. "You can't make a mistake when you improvise."
"What if I mess it up? What if I screw up the rhythm?"
"You can't," he said. "It's like drumming. If you miss a beat, you create another."
In this simple exchange, Sam taught me the secret of improvisation, one that I have accessed my whole life.

— Patti Smith

One of the innate dilemmas of biography is that life is not much like a book. It rarely contains a clearly stated thesis, coherently developed. Life sprawls, stumbles, advances, retreats, gropes for the light switch, and once in a while makes intuitive leaps whose import is barely understood until later, if ever, by the leaper. Life seems to me an improvisation.

— Jan Swafford

Philip Connors Quotes: Viewed from a different angle my uncles
Viewed from a different angle, my uncle's words offered up the rest of my life as an unexpected gift, an opportunity for the most radical improvisation. I could be whatever I wanted to be, as long as I didn't end up another corpse in the casket with a hole in his head. Anything went. Anything was permissible, as long as I lived.

— Philip Connors

James S.A. Corey Quotes: All of human civilization had been built
All of human civilization had been built out of the ruins of what had come before. Life itself was a grand chemical improvisation that began with the simplest replicators and grew and collapsed and grew again. Catastrophe was just one part of what always happened. It was a prelude to what came next. You

— James S.A. Corey

Life itself was an improvisation in which I was going to have to deal with what came to me and not think about what should have come.

— Alan Alda

The rules of improvisation appealed to me not only as a way of creating comedy, but as a worldview. Studying improvisation literally changed my life. It set me on a career path toward Saturday Night Live. It changed the way I look at the world, and it's where I met my husband. What has your cult done for you lately?

— Tina Fey

But one of the things I learned from improvising is that all of life is an improvisation, whether you like it or not. Some of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 20th century came out of people dropping things.

— Alan Arkin

Men in public life did their best to avoid accidental events or actions from being seen as unlucky. On a famous occasion during the civil war, Caesar tripped when disembarking from a ship on the shores of Africa and fell flat on his face. With his talent for improvisation, he spread out his arms and embraced the earth as a symbol of conquest. By quick thinking he turned a terrible omen of failure into one of victory.

— Anthony Everitt

There is no facet of my professional life that doesn't require or request improvisation.

— Marc Evan Jackson

That is what's important. The life of the line. When I draw, it's like tied and untied writing. My lines can be vivid or dead. The drawing is beautiful if the line is alive. A line is in danger of dying all along.
My method of drawing is very much like jazz improvisation. I improvise with the lines and the colors. ( ... )
There's great joy in drawing. Writing is drawing in different apparel, and drawing is another way of writing. And when I draw, I write. Perhaps when I write, I draw.

— Jean Cocteau

My whole life has been one big improvisation.

— Clint Eastwood

Stay fluid and roll with those changes. Life is just a big extended improvisation.

— Jane Lynch

Mary Catherine Bateson Quotes: A disgruntled reflection on my own life
A disgruntled reflection on my own life as a sort of desperate improvisation in which I was constantly trying to make something coherent from conflicting elements to fit rapidly changing settings.

— Mary Catherine Bateson

What an actor says is much, much less important than a life, so that's the great use for improvisation; you go, you find the life and then you add the words.

— Giovanni Ribisi

I learned at a very young age that music teaches you about life. When you're in the midst of improvisation, there is no yesterday and no tomorrow - there is just the moment that you are in. In that beautiful moment, you experience your true insignificance to the rest of the universe. It is then, and only then, that you can experience your true significance.

— Charlie Haden

Even if the script's well written there's something about the life of an improvisation that resonates better than a written word, sometimes.

— John Travolta

I'm proud of my ability to understand what somebody else is trying to do and help them achieve it, because part of the aesthetic of improvisation is service. We don't lead, we only follow. You never say no. Serve the servant, follow the follower. And that's very valuable in your life, as well as very valuable in your work.

— Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert Quotes: Life is an improvisation you have no
Life is an improvisation. You have no idea what's going to happen next and you are mostly just making things up as you go along.

— Stephen Colbert

The most unendurable thing, to be sure, the really terrible thing, would be a life without habits, a life which continually required improvisation.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Life is improvisation.

— Tina Fey

Tina Fey Quotes: Life is improvisation all of those
Life is improvisation. All of those [improv] classes were like church to me. The training had seeped into me and changed who I am.

— Tina Fey

Life is so largely controlled by chance that its conduct can be but a perpetual improvisation.

— W. Somerset Maugham

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