Top 70 Workshop Quotes

In this post, you will find great Workshop Quotes from famous people, such as Jurgen Klinsmann, Jesmyn Ward, Alexander Chee, Joe Dempsie, Lucy Carless. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

Sure I should have been at the Fifa workshop for exampl

Sure I should have been at the Fifa workshop for example, but I had personal reasons for not being there and looking back saying that it was a mistake for me not being there I would take the same decision because the personal situation has higher priority than a workshop.
Jurgen Klinsmann
I’ve been in so many writing workshops where someone hands in a story, and when the other writers in the workshop are giving feedback, they say, ‘This is unbelievable.’ And the writer says, ‘Well, actually, the events are based in real life. This actually happened.’
When I’m identified as a fiction writer at parties, the question comes pretty quickly. ‘Did you go to school for it?’ someone asks. ‘Yes,’ I say. ‘Where?’ they ask, because I don’t usually offer it. ‘I went to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop,’ I say.
I enjoyed acting at school and went to an acting workshop for kids in Nottingham. It was twice a week after school and free to go to – ITV subsidised it. Every now and again, a casting director would turn up. ‘Peak Practicebecame a rite of passage for us. It was the first job I had.
Whenever I start an acting job and talk to my fellow actors, and I tell them I am from Nottingham, they guess I’m from the Workshop, it’s so well known.
Lucy Carless
The love of Louis XVI for mechanical works is well known. He had a little workshop at Versailles where he amused himself making locks, assisted by Francois Gamain, to whom he was much attached and with whom he spent many hours in projecting and executing mechanical contrivances.
Globalisation has powered economic growth in developing countries such as China. Global logistics, low domestic production costs, and strong consumer demand have let the country develop strong export-based manufacturing, making the country the workshop of the world.
Read a ton. Take a workshop course so you learn to give and get criticism.
I have always enjoyed literature classes, and I took a fiction workshop for writing and analyzing at Curtis… I don’t know if would do it professionally, but it’s nice to have the balance with the music.
I was in a very multi-racial, multi-cultural schooling system. I had a really delightful childhood. I was a jock. I became a very competitive swimmer in Zimbabwe. I was a swimmer, a tennis player, a hockey player. Then, when I was 13, I joined a Children’s Performing Arts workshop in Zimbabwe.
After college, I was an intern at the New York Theater Workshop. In the mornings, I would build sets and hang lights, and in the afternoon, I would be the reader for auditions.
My years in jail were a bit like a workshop for my – that actually forged my way of thinking and my values.
You don’t teach information in a writing workshop.
So, when the discussion about not using the term feminist came up at a conference workshop, I couldn’t believe it. The more I listened, the more I felt the need to express my passion about my identity as a feminist.
If they’re working in a workshop somewhere, where there is, let’s say, uh… only twenty people, or something like that, that’s still, when they work and do a scene, that’s still working in front of somebody.
Ray Walston
I was taught to whistle as a little girl by an undertaker. I used to sit in his workshop, watching him planing wood for the coffins, and he used to whistle all the time – and eventually I started whistling, too. I can whistle anything, particularly trumpet tunes from Classic FM.
The world is my workshop. It is not my home.
I think that, in principle, a workshop is such a beautiful idea – an environment in which writers who are collectively apprenticed to the craft of writing can come together in order to collectively improve.
I took a couple of creative writing classes with Joyce Carol Oates at Princeton University, and in my senior year there, I took a long fiction workshop with Toni Morrison. I fell in love with it.
After going to theater school, and then subsequently dropping out, I would say that when I first went to Chicago and learned long-form improv, that was a far better acting workshop than any acting school I’ve been to.
I started doing musicals, but the acting bug bit when I did a four-week Shakespeare workshop.
I started off doing fiction in 1993. It didn’t occur to me to do nonfiction because it wasn’t a thing yet. So I was bumbling around, writing short stories, and then I took a nonfiction workshop, and I realized that this was what I was supposed to do.
Well, you know, I played Mufasa in the workshop of The Lion King.
Keith David
I took a workshop from him a few months after that. That experience changed my whole approach to photography. At that workshop in Yosemite in 1973 I decided I wanted to try and see if I could pursue this for myself, and I’m still trying.
I was painfully shy, so my aunt suggested to my mum that me and my brother go to Stage 84, a performing arts school in Yorkshire. I’ve probably romanticised it in my head, but I seem to remember that in the space of an hour’s drama workshop, I was transformed. I went in really shy, and I came out full of confidence.
To help my mother, I started working as a workshop helper. There I learned welding and other tools.
For me, I’d rather be the inventive one, and if something doesn’t work, I’ll go back to the workshop, put it on the bench, and pound on it for awhile.
I don’t go online when I’m writing – that’s the devil‘s workshop – but in general, I’m on there as much as any other global citizen.
Third, for people who aren’t doing it already, take classes – they’re worthwhile. Workshops or classes – a workshop is where you do actually get feedback on your work, not just something where you go and sit for a day.
I collect puppet stuff. I have a puppet workshop in my garage. I was looking for any opportunity to be able to get very creatively involved in that world.
In the world of poetry there are would-be poets, workshop poets, promising poets, lovesick poets, university poets, and a few real poets.
I have to say, speaking from experience, just because a

I have to say, speaking from experience, just because an actor starts out in a role in the workshop, they won‘t necessarily play it when it goes to Broadway.
I teach one semester a year, and this year I’m just teaching one course during that semester, a writing workshop for older students in their late 20s and early 30s, people in our graduate program who are already working on a manuscript and trying to bring it to completion.
A perfect example is ‘Zero Dark Thirty.’ That’s the closest thing to reportage that I’ve done because a lot of that was shooting from the hip and found images and giving the actors a lot of freedom to explore the space and not have to repeat their actions twice and basically workshop on-camera.
I’m an ecumenical reader, grew up with all sorts of fiction, teach writing, went to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, so my tastes and interests are broad.
I really hate relaxing. I’ve done three movies in a row, worked for two years straight, and to me, idle time is the devil’s workshop. I like to focus on something.
After ‘Laila Manju,’ I made sure to go to an acting workshop, and that’s when I fell in love with the craft.
In the world of the American creative writing workshop, I’ve encountered teachers who are tempted to place, or have actually placed, a moratorium on child narrators. Students love to write them, but children come laden with complications.
I had a 2-week courtship with a fellow student in the fiction workshop in Iowa and a 5-minute wedding in a lawyer‘s office above the coffee shop where we’d been having lunch that day. And so I sent a cable to my father saying, ‘By the time you get this, Daddy, I’ll already be Mrs. Blaise!’
If you have a certain wildness of spirit, a cabinet maker‘s workshop is not the place to express it.
The Germans are clear about what they do – cars and machine tools; the Japanese are clear about what they do – electronics; the Chinese are clear about what they do – they’re the workshop of the world.
I enrolled in an acting workshop and my first acting role was on the TV soap opera ‘Melrose Place.’
Chicago is an exciting place which renews itself. The workshop system encourages close reading and frank discussions of papers and ideas.
Since I was a child, I’ve been playing children. When I was little, I was the kid that you’d hire to do the reading or workshop of your new material.
Noah Galvin
My first workshop was in Rome, and that was the start of House of Waris. In a little magical atelier, a goldsmith, his apprentice, his stone setter – and that was where it began.
One of the workshop participants had shown me a single 8 X 10 photograph of a power plant where he actually was the general manager of this power cooperative. It was quite magical to me.
My mother worked for a woman, Maria Ley-Piscator, who with her husband founded the Dramatic Workshop, which was connected to the New School. My mother did proofreading and typing and stuff or her, and as part of her payment, I was able to take acting classes there on Saturdays when I was 10.
I remember when I was in graduate school and someone in workshop would say, ‘I’m going to bring in a chapter of my novel.’ The thought that someone could think they’d write a whole long thing… I could only see twelve pages ahead. But then I realized that if you could see twelve more after that, you can start.
When I left Parnham aged 18, I could easily have ended up twiddling my thumbs in a workshop all week. But I lucked out and found an agent who immediately got me work and before long there was enough demand for my furniture to start a shop.
I believe that sitting in a street and hearing the people talk, argue, console each other is one workshop every actor must attend on a regular basis.
I used to hang out in my dad‘s workshop on weekends. Later, when I was starting out as an actor, I became a roofer and a framer to make money. But what I really enjoyed was the finished work. I like the longevity.
Mark Harmon
I almost drowned in a hot tub at a writing workshop once after I had some drinks without accounting for how the high elevation would impact my tolerance.
Tim Pratt
I was born in Ann Arbor. I lived for a while in Ohio; Pennsylvania, California for 10 years, and now in Boston. And I lived in Iowa for a couple of years, where I studied at the Writers Workshop.
I have a lot of exciting things to do in life, like ‘Happy Soul‘ workshop; we teach people how to be happy, how to reprogram, how to create happiness.
Democracy no longer means what it was meant to. It has been taken back into the workshop. Each of its institutions has been hollowed out, and it has been returned to us as a vehicle for the free market, of the corporations. For the corporations, by the corporations.
I went to graduate school in Iowa City, at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where the most passionate thing I did was attend University of Iowa basketball games.
Because when you’re in drama school, you’re playing multiple characters at once. You know, in the morning you’re doing a Chekhov play, and then you’re doing a Shakespeare workshop midday.
When I took over the Writers’ Workshop, it was one little class and there were eight students. All of them, brilliantly untalented… I had an absolute vision after the first workshop meeting.
In grad school, I took a workshop with Scott Spencer, whose excellent novel ‘Endless Love’ had just been turned into a film. We students were in awe of his prestige. Yet Scott himself was chagrined; for good reason, he hated the movie.
‘Mad Fashion’ follows the everyday workings of me and my workshop, where we make fashion, costumes, props, and couture!
There would be no idling in a co-operative workshop. Each workman, being an employer, has a spur to his own industry, and has a pecuniary reason for being watchful of the industry of his fellow workmen.
I was 19 or 20 when I was confused whether to take up films as a career. At that juncture, I enrolled in an acting workshop and then eventually realised I was destined to be in films.
I did not go to any creative writing workshop; I did no

I did not go to any creative writing workshop; I did not major in literature. If I can write, anyone can write. All it needs is imagination.
It would indeed be a sad misfortune if man were released from the necessity of work and struggle, for it is a well-known fact that organs which do not function atrophy; and according to the old saying, ‘Idleness is the devil’s workshop.’
I got out of college and I went to get my master‘s in creative writing at San Francisco State. I was working as an actor at the Actor’s Workshop, being abused as a intern.
It has been a privilege to meet and work with so many great people and, from the workshop to the joy rides, to be allowed to experience so many fabulous cars and amazing locations.
Edd China
The workshop to me always means great atmosphere, working, smell of wood, dust and, at the end of the day, you’ve created something.
When I say that I went to grad school in Iowa City, people often assume that I went to the famed writers’ workshop MFA program at the University of Iowa. I didn’t. I got a master’s in journalism.
Even before it opened its retail arm, Beigh was renowned among pashmina cognoscenti for the quality and complexity of the work produced in its workshop, a large, airy, sunlit rectangle of a room directly across from its second-floor shop.
We’ve had to set a workshop up; we’ve had to equip the workshop and everything else. But all that equipment is there now and whatever projects they want to use it for in the future.
David Leslie