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"Competitive drills enhance quickness." - Bobby Knight

"Quickness is the essence of the war." - Sun Tzu

"I've always believed in quickness over strength and size." - Dean Smith

"Digital for storage and quickness. Analog for fatness and warmth." - Adrian Belew

"Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are." - George Santayana

"Why did the Lord give use so much quickness unless it was to avoid responsibility?" - Ogden Nash

"Positioning, anticipation and technique create quickness. Therefore, you can always get quicker" - Don Meyer

"With too much quickness ever to be taught; With too much thinking to have common thought." - Alexander Pope

"Quickness more than anything else should determine your amount of pressure on the ball." - Don Meyer

"Nothing we do has the quickness, the sureness, the deep intelligence living at peace would have." - Denise Levertov

"We gain so much by quickness, and lose so much by slowness." - Seneca the Younger

"One of the chief characteristics of a mob is its quickness. It is sudden. It pounces." - Teju Cole

"I couldn't have been a great goalkeeper without power, agility and quickness." - Hope Solo

"We need strength, we need energy, we need quickness and we need brain in this country to turn it around." - Donald Trump

"I have no great quickness of apprehension or wit which is so remarkable in some clever men, for instance Huxley" - Charles Darwin

"The same quickness which makes a mind buoyant in gladness often makes it gentlest and most sympathetic in sorrow." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Youth has a quickness of apprehension, which it is very apt to mistake for an acuteness of penetration." - Hannah More

"I pride myself in being physically the best that I can be, whether its cardio, strength or quickness." - Justin Cole

"Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended." - Alfred North Whitehead

"Why did the Lord give us so much quickness of movement unless it was to avoid responsibility?" - Ogden Nash

"As an athlete, I used my speed, agility and quickness to go out and play against the big guys." - Michael Chang

"Speed is a great asset; but it's greater when it's combined with quickness - and there's a big difference." - Ty Cobb

"Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended." - Alfred North Whitehead

"A sluggish, dawdling, and dilatory man may have spasms of activity, but he never acts continuously and consecutively with energetic quickness." - George Stillman Hillard

"I still have my quickness, but I turn it on and off. I don't want to fail in anything I do and that's why I'm hard on myself." - Kenny Anderson

"Let us be ashamed of our slowness in thanking God when He gives, and of our quickness in grumbling at Him when He takes away." - Nikolaj Velimirovic

"The animadversions of critics are commonly such as may easily provoke the sedatest writer to some quickness of resentment and asperity of reply." - Samuel Johnson

"If the quickness of the mind and the fluency of the tongue are too punctilious and sharp, moderate them in your activity and rest." - Xunzi

"I'm high off the indo creepin' with the quickness to the cut, bust one to his head while he munches on that donut." - Dr Dre

"There is a force, a quickness that is translated through you into action. If you block it, the world will not have it..." - Martha Graham

"People compare me to Isiah Thomas because of my quickness and change-of-direction, the way I change speeds and run the team." - Baron Davis

"There is a quickness of perception in some, a nicety in the discernment of character, a natural penetration, in short, which no experience in others can equal..." - Jane Austen

"The power of doing any thing with quickness is always much prized by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance. - Mr Darcy" - Jane Austen

"If the quickness of the mind and the fluency of the tongue are too punctilious and sharp, moderate them in your activity and rest." - Xun Zi

"We are all built differently. Some guys are more powerful. Some guys are very tall. I'm not very tall, so I rely on quickness." - Henrik Lundqvist

"Art to me is an anecdote of the spirit, and the only means of making concrete the purpose of its varied quickness and stillness." - Mark Rothko

"The quickness and flexibility of a well mind, a belief or hope that things will eventually sort themselves out-these are the resources lost to a person when the brain is ill." - Kay Redfield Jamison

"Men of great parts are often unfortunate in the management of public business, because they are apt to go out of the common road by the quickness of their imagination." - Jonathan Swift

"Bob Dylan's one of the greatest blues singers of the western world; ancient art, on-the-spot improvisation, mind quickness, endless variation, classical formulae, prophetic vision, mighty wind-horse." - Allen Ginsberg

"our nerve filaments twitch with its presence day and night, nothing we say has not the husky phlegm of it in the saying, nothing we do has the quickness, the sureness, the deep intelligence living at peace would have." - Denise Levertov

"Legendary innovators like Franklin, Snow, and Darwin all possess some common intellectual qualities-a certain quickness of mind, unbounded curiosity-but they also share one other defining attribute. They have a lot of hobbies." - Steven Johnson

"A lot of improvisation ends up being about just thinking outside of the box in the scene. It's not improvisation as much as it is quickness or making it real." - Jason Sudeikis

"Men of great parts are often unfortunate in the management of public business because they are apt to go out of the common road by the quickness of their imagination." - Jonathan Swift

"Wit consists in assembling, and putting together with quickness, ideas in which can be found resemblance and congruity, by which to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy." - John Locke

"Abstracts, abridgments, summaries, etc., have the same use with burning-glasses, - to collect the diffused light rays of wit and learning in authors, and make them point with warmth and quickness upon the reader's imagination." - Jonathan Swift

"That which we call wit consists much in quickness and tricks, and is so full of lightness that it seldom goes with judgment and solidity; but when they do meet, it is commonly in an honest man." - James I of England

"Abstracts, abridgments, summaries, etc., have the same use with burning-glasses,-to collect the diffused light rays of wit and learning in authors, and make them point with warmth and quickness upon the reader's imagination." - Jonathan Swift

"Doug Christie, what skill, what strenght, what power, what quickness. The visionof Magic Johnson, the athletisicm of Michael Jordan, the toughness of larry Bird. Dough Christie has it all" - Bill Walton

"The success of Prozac says that today's high-tech capitalism values a very different temperament. Confidence, flexibility, quickness, and energy - the positive aspects of hyperthymia - are at a premium." - Peter D. Kramer

"I have to use my strengths, which [are] my speed, my quickness and my movements. If I do that, I really believe that I will come out on top." - Manny Pacquiao

"That which we call wit consists much in quickness and tricks, and is so full of lightness that it seldom goes with judgment and solidity; but when they do meet, it is commonly in an honest man." - King James I

"No," I said finally. "Slowness in Answering," she said into the handheld. "When's the last time you slept?" "1940" I said promptly, which is the problem with Quickness in Answering." - Connie Willis

"All that is worth seeing in good boxing can best be witnessed in a contest with soft gloves. Every value is called out: quickness, force, precision, foresight, readiness, pluck, and endurance. With these, the rowdy and 'rough' are not satisfied." - John Boyle O'Reilly

"In seventh grade I gradually became aware that that quickness of feeling was something I was supposed to have outgrown. I was rather guileless, I think, or at least I was when it came to the people I cared about." - Kevin Brockmeier

"He's good inside, very good, strong physically. The one thing that surprised me the most was his quickness. And his defensive ability. He moves his head a lot, feints a lot. He's not an easy man to hit." - Roberto Duran

"All that is worth seeing in good boxing can best be witnessed in a contest with soft gloves. Every value is called out: quickness, force, precision, foresight, readiness, pluck, and endurance. With these, the rowdy and 'rough' are not satisfied." - John Boyle Oreilly

"Base Ball, to be played thoroughly, requires the possession of muscular strength, great agility, quickness of eye, readiness of hand, and many other faculties of mind and body that mark the man of nerve." - Henry Chadwick

"There's nothing like a debate to teach one quickness. I often wish I had gone in for them when I was a youngster. It would have helped me no end." - E M Forster

"I was captain and should have set the example. I would lift a minimum of weights. Mine was natural physical strength. I always thought quickness and agility were much more important." - Merlin Olsen

"It's not just straight-line speed. He's got the agility and the quickness to go with it. His vision on the field is phenomenal. It just opens the playbook so much as a coach that I'm really looking forward to it." - Lebron James

"As we go forth into the coming year, let it not be in the haste of impetuous, forgetful delight, nor with the quickness of impulsive thoughtlessness . But let us go out with the patient power of knowing that the God of Israel will go before us." - Oswald Chambers

"When we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness." - Hermann Hesse

"You should not only have attention to everything, but a quickness of attention, so as to observe at once all the people in the room-their motions, their looks and their words-and yet without staring at them and seeming to be an observer." - Lord Chesterfield

"I think this'll definitely tide me over while we're apart,"Bones laughed, dragging me into his arms with far more strength and quickness than was fair, considering I still had trouble making my limbs operate. "Oh, Kitten," he murmured as his lips dragged down my throat. "You didn't really think we were done, did you?" - Jeaniene Frost

"I submit that tennis is the most beautiful sport there is and also the most demanding. It requires body control, hand-eye coordination, quickness, flat-out speed, endurance, and that weird mix of caution and abandon we call courage. It also requires smarts. Just one single shot in one exchange in one point of a high-level match is a nightmare of mechanical variables." - David Foster Wallace

"The poems in Helena Mesa's virtuosic first book, Horse Dance Underwater, run with such speed, verve, and alacrity they leave you breathless, exhilarated, and transformed as if the purest kind of song had lifted you into the air. By this quickness of language finding lyric speech, Mesa's poems remind us of art's joyous and ecstatic effects." - Michael Collier

"You should not only have attention to everything, but a quickness of attention, so as to observe at once all the people in the room - their motions, their looks and their words - and yet without staring at them and seeming to be an observer." - Lord Chesterfield

"I think this"ll definitely tide me over while we"re apart,"Bones laughed, dragging me into his arms with far more strength and quickness than was fair, considering I still had trouble making my limbs operate. "Oh, Kitten," he murmured as his lips dragged down my throat. "You did' really think we were done, did you?" - Jeaniene Frost

"What can we writers learn from lizards, lift from birds? In quickness is truth. The faster you blurt, the more swiftly you write, the more honest you are. In hesitation is thought. In delay comes the effort for a style, instead of leaping upon truth which is the only style worth deadfalling or tiger-trapping." - Ray Bradbury

"'You claim to be the man, you want me for a lover, So you can do my girlfriends and my sister and my mother?' I said, 'You're very blunt,' with quickness to the cue, 'So whassup with your mother, does she look as good as you?'" - Dres

"To be forward to praise others implies either great eminence, that can afford to, part with applause; or great quickness of discernment, with confidence in our own judgments; or great sincerity and love of truth, getting the better of our self-love." - William Hazlitt

"It is true there is nothing displays a genius, I mean a quickness of genius, more than a dispute; as two diamonds, encountering, contribute to each other's luster. But perhaps the odds is much against the man of taste in this particular." - William Shenstone

"domestic work is the most elementary form of labor. It is suitable for those with the intelligence of rabbits. All it requires is cleanlines, tidiness and quickness - not moral or intellectual qualities at all, but merely the outward and visible signs of health." - Rebecca West

"The poems in Helena Mesa's virtuosic first book, Horse Dance Underwater, run with such speed, verve, and alacrity they leave you breathless, exhilarated, and transformed as if the purest kind of song had lifted you into the air. By this quickness of language finding lyric speech, Mesa's poems remind us of art's joyous and ecstatic effects." - Michael Collier

"If the going is tough and the pressure is on, If the reserves of strength have been drained and the summit is still not in sight, then the quality to seek in the person is neither great strength nor quickness of hand, but rather a resolute mind firmly set on its purpose that refuses to let its body slack or rest." - Edmund Hillary

"The poems in Helena Mesa's virtuosic first book, Horse Dance Underwater, run with such speed, verve, and alacrity they leave you breathless, exhilarated, and transformed as if the purest kind of song had lifted you into the air. By this quickness of language finding lyric speech, Mesa's poems remind us of art's joyous and ecstatic effects." - Michael Collier

"I always at home as a kid tried to move something with your hand and it doesn't move and then you get to do it in a movie. I mean my superpower is quickness but you know what I'm saying. You get a superpower and you're like "Man this is awesome. I get to pretend I have a superpower."" - Evan Peters

"Speed in tennis is a strange mixture of intuition, guesswork, footwork and hair-trigger reflexes. Many of the players famed for quickness on court would finish dead last in a field of schoolgirls in a race over any distance more than ten yards." - Gene Scott

"Wise wretch! with pleasures too refined to please, With too much spirit to be e'er at ease, With too much quickness ever to be taught, With too much thinking to have common thought: You purchase pain with all that joy can give, And die of nothing but a rage to live." - Alexander Pope

"Old men tend to forget what thought was like in their youth; they forget the quickness of the mental jump, the daring of the youthful intuition, the agility of the fresh insight. They become accustomed to the more plodding varieties of reason, and because this is more than made up by the accumulation of experience, old men think themselves wiser than the young." - Isaac Asimov

"Comedy can be more difficult than drama. It requires more attention to timing. In the theater, you're always dependent on the audience for the energy, but in comedy the feedback you get is more important. You can judge by the quickness and the length of the laugh just where you stand with the audience." - David Alan Basche

"Tennis takes care of everything. It requires agility and quickness to get to the ball, core strength to get power into your shorts and stamina to last for an entire match. In addition to toning your arms and shoulders, it's a total body workout for your legs and abs, and works your heart and core unlike any other sport." - Samantha Stosur

"The forces of Hannibal, Drake and Napoleon moved at best with the horses' gallop or the speed of wind on sail. Now, aviation brings a new concept of time and distance to the affairs of men. It demands adaptability to change, places a premium on quickness of thought and speed of action." - Charles Lindbergh

"Fain would I wed a fair young man that night and day could please me, When my mind or body grieved that had the power to ease me. Maids are full of longing thoughtsthat breed a bloodless sickness, And that, oft I hear men say, is only cured by quickness." - Thomas Campion

"The main thing about Bruce Lee is that, he was a little guy. And you know, his quickness, his aggressiveness, his explosive power, you have to be a great athlete to have all these, his body, his look, you know, all these things have to do with discipline and structure. He was able to go against the biggest guy, regardless of who he was." - Evander Holyfield

"... you must hasten to oppose pernicious pride of mind, before it penetrates into the marrow of your bones. Resist it, curb the quickness of your mind and humbly subject your opinion to the opinions of others. Be a fool for the love of God, if you wish to be wiser than Solomon: 'If any man among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise' (I Cor. 3:18)." - Lorenzo Scupoli

"Reading is a pleasure of the mind, which means that it is a little like a sport: your eagerness and knowledge and quickness count for something. The fun of reading is not that something is told to you, but that you stretch your mind. Your own imagination works along with the authors, or even goes beyond his, yields the same or different conclusions, and your ideas develop as you understand his." - Bennett Cerf

"God, I love you," he said, and laid his head on her belly, his arms locked around her hips. Madelyn slid her fingers into his hair. "It took you long enough," she said gently. "What I lack in quickness, I make up in staying power." "Meaning?" "That I'll still be telling you that fifty years from now." He paused and turned his head to kiss her stomach." - Linda Howard

"It requires enormous presence of mind or rather quickness of wit, when opening your eyes to seize hold as it were of everything in the room at exactly the same place where you had let it go on the previous evening. That is why the moment of waking up was the riskiest moment of the day. Once that was well over without deflecting you from your orbit, you could take heart of grace for the rest of the day." - Franz Kafka

"The most part of men, though they have the use of reasoning a little way, as in numbering to some degree; yet it serves them to little use in common life; in which they govern themselves, some better, some worse, according to their differences of experience, quickness of memory, and inclinations to several ends; but specially according to good or evil fortune, and the errors of one another." - Thomas Hobbes

"The tag that I was too small and too slow just made me work that much harder. Besides, quickness is more important than flat-out speed. How often does a receiver run 40 yards straight down the field? Not very often. Lateral speed is what counts. How quickly can you get in and out of a cut? I can do that as well as anyone." - Steve Largent

"Time seems to pass. The world happens, unrolling into moments, and you stop to glance at a spider pressed to its web. There is a quickness of light and a sense of things outlined precisely and streaks of running luster on the bay. You know more surely who you are on a strong bright day after a storm when the smallest falling leaf is stabbed with self-awareness. The wind makes a sound in the pines and the world comes into being, irreversibly, and the spider rides the wind-swayed web." - Don Delillo

"I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I've been challenged by so many people, and I don't frankly have time for total political correctness. And this country doesn't have time either. This country is in big trouble. We don't win anymore. We lose to China. We lose to Mexico both in trade and at the border. We lose to everybody. We need strength, we need energy, we need quickness and we need brain in this country to turn it around." - Donald Trump

"I've never had a sustained period of medication for mental illness when I've not been on other drugs as well. It's just not something that I particularly feel I need. I know that I have dramatically changing moods, and I know sometimes I feel really depressed, but I think that's just life. I don't think of it as, "Ah, this is mental illness," more as, "Today, life makes me feel very sad." I know I also get unnaturally high levels of energy and quickness of thought, but I'm able to utilize that." - Russell Brand

"The object of your training in drawing should be to develop to the uttermost the observation of form and all that it signifies, and your powers of accurately portraying this on paper. Let painstaking accuracy be your aim for a long time. When your eye and hand have acquired the power of seeing and expressing on paper with some degree of accuracy what you see, you will find facility and quickness of execution will come of their own accord. Unflinching honesty must be observed in all your studies. It is only then that the 'you' in you will eventually find expression in your work." - Harold Speed

"The object of your training in drawing should be to develop to the uttermost the observation of form and all that it signifies, and your powers of accurately portraying this on paper. Let painstaking accuracy be your aim for a long time. When your eye and hand have acquired the power of seeing and expressing on paper with some degree of accuracy what you see, you will find facility and quickness of execution will come of their own accord. Unflinching honesty must be observed in all your studies. It is only then that the "you" in you will eventually find expression in your work." - Harold Speed

"Louder and louder the deep thunder rolled, as through the myriad halls of some vast temple in the sky; fiercer and brighter came the lightning; more and more heavily the rain poured down. The eye, partaking of the quickness of the flashing light, saw in its every gleam a multitude of objects which it could not see at steady noon in fifty times that period.... in a trembling, vivid, flickering instant, everything was clear and plain: then came a flash of red into the yellow light; a change to blue; a brightness so intense that there was nothing else but light; and then the deepest and profoundest darkness." - Charles Dickens

"The object of your training in drawing should be to develop to the uttermost the observation of form and all that it signifies, and your powers of accurately portraying this on paper. Let painstaking accuracy be your aim for a long time. When your eye and hand have acquired the power of seeing and expressing on paper with some degree of accuracy what you see, you will find facility and quickness of execution will come of their own accord. Unflinching honesty must be observed in all your studies. It is only then that the 'you' in you will eventually find expression in your work." - Harold Speed



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