• Noun: a customary way of operation or behavior; examples: "it is their practice to give annual raises", "they changed their dietary pattern"
• Noun: systematic training by multiple repetitions; example: "practice makes perfect"
• Noun: translating an idea into action; examples: "a hard theory to put into practice", "differences between theory and praxis of communism"
• Noun: the exercise of a profession; examples: "the practice of the law", "I took over his practice when he retired"
• Noun: knowledge of how something is usually done; example: "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"
• Verb: learn by repetition; examples: "We drilled French verbs every day", "Pianists practice scales"
• Verb: avail oneself to; examples: "apply a principle", "practice a religion", "use care when going down the stairs", "use your common sense", "practice non-violent resistance"
• Verb: carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; example: "practice law"
• Verb: engage in a rehearsal (of)
And I came away from that experience, and it was a very difficult experience - I came to understand that you have to practice at being a good father and practice at being a good husband, just as you have to practice at being a good journalist.
Control is the wrong word. The practice is very much about sharing, and, in any creative practice, some individuals, whether partners or directors, are much closer to certain projects than I could ever be.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
You could argue that if the average golfer plays a golf course with 430-yard par 4s and they always miss the green, that's good practice. It's definitely great practice to play a course that's too long for you.
I believe without exception that theory follows practice. Whenever there is a conflict between theory and practice, theory is wrong. As far as I'm concerned, we make theories for what people have done.