I spent several years acquiring the obsessive, day-to-day discipline that's needed if you want to write professionally, then several more, highly valuable years studying fiction writing at the University of Iowa.
It's my old girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must be maintained.
Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
Without discipline, there is no Marine Corp.
You've got to either say you're going to cut taxes and find some spending cuts. I think we ought to reform long-term entitlement spending in the country, but you can't out of one side of your mouth say, 'Yes, we're for tax cuts, we're for spending discipline, and we're for bringing down the debt.
Fits did not go over well in my house. There was a lot of discipline and obedience and you had to be very ladylike. Ladies didn't curse and I still don't curse in front of my parents.
Discipline? I don't know the meaning of the word.
My block was due to two overlapping factors: laziness and lack of discipline.
I don't have a lot of discipline.
It's too much to expect in an academic setting that we should all agree, but it is not too much to expect discipline and unvarying civility.
We call the Creator father, because we rely upon Him to protect us, guide us, feed us, keep us warm, to discipline us and all those things. I try to take my cue from the Creator, with regard to my children.
The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.
One doesn't become a soldier in a week - it takes training, study and discipline. There is no question that the finest Army in the world is found in the United States.
I do it as a therapy. I do it as something to keep me alive. We all need a little discipline. Exercise is my discipline.
I was taking piano lessons with a very good piano instructor in Toronto, and I'm afraid due to my schedule and discipline, it kind of fell apart. One thing lead to another and I was unable to practice as much as I wanted to.
I eat everything, that's a problem. I don't have discipline. My favorite dish is the Caribbean. Meat, rice, lots of grains. But I do like to do exercises. Lately, I've been having capoeira classes and lots of cardiovascular exercises, such as jogging and cycling.
There's such a thing as theater discipline. One player doesn't appropriate another's inventions.
There's a discipline. When you take someone's portrait, you don't have to take 50 photographs, just find that one so that when you release the shutter, that's the image that you took.
The only thing I have never done is a Broadway play. I'm not sure I have the discipline necessary to do a Broadway play. I know it holds a fascination for certain actors.
I learned to discipline myself to do things I didn't want to do.
There is only one sort of discipline, perfect discipline.
They are amazing kids so we let them make decisions but also have discipline.
I have a lyric journal that I write in a lot. When I'm going to play, I just sit down and have my books with me and my notes and tapes and whatever I need to refer to. I just play and try different things. It's a kind of discipline.
I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom.
Discipline is not a nasty word.