65 Drill Quotes On Success In Life

These drill quotes will inspire you. Drill, a hand tool, power tool, or machine with a rotating cutting tip or reciprocating hammer or chisel, is used for making holes.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging drill quotes, drill sayings, and drill proverbs.

Best Drill Quotes

  1. “One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” ~ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  2. “A hard drill makes an easy battle.” ~ Alexander Suvorov
  3. “If you train people properly, they won’t be able to tell a drill from the real thing. If anything, the real thing will be easier.” ~ Jessamyn West
  4. “School is a drill for the battle of life. If you fail in the drill you will fail in the battle.” ~ Karl G. Maeser

  5. “When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort, its ready to climb.” ~ Pat Riley
  6. “There is no time to fool around when you practice.
    Every drill must have a purpose.
    I try to never get away from thathabits are important” ~ Albert Pujols
  7. “Drill in exact translation is an excellent way of disposing the mind against that looseness and exaggeration with which the sensationalists have corrupted our world. If schools of journalism knew their business, they would graduate no one who could not render the Greek poets.” ~ Richard M. Weaver
  8. “One man cannot make a team.” ~ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  9. “Nobody who bought a drill actually wanted a drill. They wanted a hole. Therefore, if you want to sell drills, you should advertise information about making holes – NOT information about drills!” ~ Perry Marshall
  10. “My rhyming skills got you climbing hills, I’ll travel through your mind into your spine like siren drills.” ~ Eminem
  11. “There is a distinction between what may be called a problem and what may be considered an exercise. The latter serves to drill a student in some technique or procedure, and requires little if any, original thought… No exercise, then, can always be done with reasonbable dispatch and with a miniumum of creative thinking. In contrast to an exercise, a problem, if it is a good one for its level, should require though on the part of the student.” ~ Howard Whitley Eves
  12. “Competitive drills enhance quickness.” ~ Bobby Knight

  13. “It is well-known that there are many faces in the world over the finishing of which nature did not take much trouble, did not employ any fine tools such as files, gimlets, and so on, but simply hacked them out with round strokes: one chop-a nose appears; another chop-lips appear; eyes are scooped out with a big drill; and she lets it go into the world rough-hewn, saing: “ALIVE!” ~ Nikolai Gogol
  14. “The dreams of the past – whether it was public TV being rolled into the classroom to teach Spanish, or the film projectors or the videotapes or the computer-aided instruction drill systems – the hopes have been dashed in terms of technology having some big impact. The foundation, I think can play a unique role there. Now, our money is more to the teacher-effectiveness thing, and technology is No. 2, but I’ll probably spend more money on the technology things.” ~ Bill Gates
  15. “I personally developed the Academy training program. All our training is based on solid educational principles. We present the material in four training formats: lecture, demonstration, drill, and implementation.” ~ Jim Evans
  16. “Drill here, drill now, pay less.” ~ Newt Gingrich

  17. “Education is character development, harmonious completion of human personality. But what the state accomplishes in this field is dull drill, extinction of natural feeling, narrowing of the spiritual field of vision, destruction of all the deeper elements of character in man. The state can train subjects…but it can never develop free men who take their affairs into their own hands; for independent thought is the greatest danger that it has to fear.” ~ Rudolf Rocker
  18. “To invent out of knowledge means to produce inventions that are true. Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside him. It also should have a manual drill and a crank handle in case the machine breaks down. If you’re going to write, you have to find out what’s bad for you. Part of that you learn fast, and then you learn what’s good for you.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  19. “It is a curious fact about British Islanders, who hate drill and have not been invaded for nearly a thousand years, that as danger comes nearer and grows they become progressively less nervous; when it is imminent the are fierce, when it is mortal they are fearless.” ~ Winston Churchill
  20. “We can’t just drill our way out of the energy and climate challenge that we face.” ~ Barack Obama

  21. “Wrestlers, you don’t just get better from wrestling live. To improve technique, you have to learn it, then drill it. Drilling is key!” ~ Jordan Burroughs
  22. “The last couple of practices, all we’ve been doing is a lot of defensive things. We’ve been going over some drills that make all of us have to communicate.” ~ Kevin Garnett
  23. “Every school should have well-rehearsed emergency response protocols covering a variety of possible scenarios, from fire to armed intruders. Schools should have good lines of communications with local emergency response officials and practice those relationships in drills and special exercises.” ~ Irwin Redlener
  24. “If you drill, there’s going to be a spill. It’s axiomatic.” ~ Dennis Kucinich

  25. “I don’t think America can just drill itself out of its current energy situation. We don’t need to destroy the environment to meet our energy needs. We need smart, comprehensive, common-sense approaches that balance the need to increase domestic energy supplies with the need to maximize energy efficiency.” ~ Edward Kennedy
  26. “Drill your soldiers well, and give them a pattern yourself.” ~ Alexander Suvorov
  27. “And if our goal as moral citizens is to make the world a better place, then there is only once choice: to pump as much oil as we possibly can out of Fort McMurray. Pump and steam and dig and drill and get that oil out of the sand in any and every way we can. Every drop of oil from Alberta is one less drop from some fascist theocracy, or some brutal warlord; one less cent into the treasuries of Russia’s secret police and al-Qaeda’s murderers.” ~ Ezra Levant
  28. “All writing is discipline, but screenwriting is a drill sergeant.” ~ Robert McKee

  29. “I examine it [pain] every which way. Why do I really feel this way? What’s going on here? I have to really explore it all the way out, drill it down to its lowest common denominator and go, Oh! That’s what that is. I’m feeling insecure. Or, Oh! God has something better for me.” ~ Kim Coles
  30. “If you manage to stop the timber industry from cutting this forest, they’ll cut that forest. If you stop oil drilling here, they’ll go drill there.” ~ Woody Harrelson
  31. “And then he danced,-all foreigners excel the serious Angels in the eloquence of pantomime;-he danced, I say, right well, with emphasis, and a’so with good sense-a thing in footing indispensable: he danced without theatrical pretence, not like a ballet-master in the van of his drill’d nymphs, but like a gentleman.” ~ Lord Byron
  32. “It’s inspiration that counts, not the drill.” ~ Hugo Ball

  33. “I will say that I appreciate Hillary Clinton’s awareness and passion for women. I think she is overqualified in the sense that she’s been in the White House, so she knows the drill. I am hopeful that she will continue to support minorities and create better opportunities.” ~ Nia Long
  34. “During bomb drills, we students were told to crouch under our desks. Apparently the desks used in classrooms in the fifties were made of an exceptionally missile-resistant variety of wood. During the Cold War years I often wondered why it never occurred to our defense planners to protect the entire nation from nuclear attack by simply covering it, from sea to shining sea, with a huge Strategic Classroom Desk.” ~ Dave Barry
  35. “To stand on the firing parapet and expose yourself to danger; to stand and fight a thousand miles from home when you’re all alone and outnumbered and probably beaten; to spit on your hands and lower the pike; to stand fast over the body of Leonidas the King; to be rear guard at Kunu-Ri; to stand and be still to the Birkenhead Drill; these are not rational acts. They are often merely necessary.” ~ Jerry Pournelle
  36. “The bad news motivated the drill instructors that much more.” ~ R. Lee Ermey

  37. “If you grew up in a household with a football coach who looks like a drill sergeant, you would think you would be tough.” ~ Brett Favre , Drill quotes sergeant
  38. “We came to realise – first with astonishment, then bitterness, and finally with indifference – that intellect apparently wasn’t the most important thing…not ideas, but the system; not freedom, but drill. We had joined up with enthusiasm and with good will; but they did everything to knock that out of us.” ~ Erich Maria Remarque
  39. “The heat is searing and superb. The paddocks surrounding the town are bleached blond. The distant ring-barked gums, mile after mile, wriggle in the heat-waves, and seem to melt like the bristles of a melting hairbrush. The hills turn powder-blue and gauzy. Mirages resembling pools of mica and shallows of crystal water appear at the far ends of streets and roads. Punctually at eleven every burning morning, the cicadas begin to drill the air, to drill themselves also, ceaselessly and relentlessly, to death in one short day after seven long years underground.” ~ Hal Porter
  40. “Perform drills that force your players to think” ~ Bobby Knight

  41. “The indoor game is much more of a team game, having to work effectively with a group of 15 to 20 people, striving to improve every day, every drill, even every contact. The beach game is much more of an individual game within a team sport, much less about organized practices with coaches and much more about just playing the game.” ~ Karch Kiraly
  42. “Most of the time I meet my trainer at the gym and we do a lot of everything: weights circuit with cardio, football drills, sprinting with weights on the treadmill.” ~ Charisma Carpenter
  43. “After a while, your coaching development ceases to be about finding newer ways to organize practice. In other words, you soon stop collecting drills. Your development as a coach shifts to observing how great coaches teach, motivate, lead, and drive players to performances at higher and higher levels” ~ Anson Dorrance
  44. “Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You’re crazy!” ~ Edwin Drake

  45. “I strongly agree with Vice President Gore that we cannot drill our way to energy independence, but must fast-track investments in renewable sources of energy like solar power, wind power and advanced biofuels…” ~ Barack Obama
  46. “There have been more than 30,000 oil wells drilled in the Gulf of Mexico in the last 50 years. This is the first time something like this has ever happened [BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill], and we need to get to the bottom of it, find out what happened, make sure it doesn’t happen again. But I think it is very reasonable to continue to drill.” ~ Haley Barbour
  47. “But my bill, the Drill Now Act, would actually expedite the whole process, let the Interior Department move ahead quicker… It would stop the radical environmental lawyers from delaying for years with frivolous lawsuits the leasing of the property.” ~ Jim DeMint
  48. “People don’t want to buy a quarter-inch drill. They want to buy a quarter-inch hole!” ~ Theodore Levitt

  49. “Meditation practice is like piano scales, basketball drills, ballroom dance class. Practice requires discipline; it can be tedious; it is necessary. After you have practiced enough, you become more skilled at the art form itself. You do not practice to become a great scale player or drill champion. You practice to become a musician or athlete. Likewise, one does not practice meditation to become a great meditator. We meditate to wake up and live, to become skilled at the art of living.” ~ Elizabeth Lesser
  50. “If we’re going to get this country out of its current energy situation, we can’t just conserve our way out. We can’t just drill our way out. We can’t bomb our way out. We’re going to do it the old-fashioned, American way. We’re going to invent our way out, working together.” ~ Donald Sadoway
  51. “I constantly meet people who are doubtful, generally without due reason, about their potential capacity [as mathematicians]. The first test is whether you got anything out of geometry. To have disliked or failed to get on with other [mathematical] subjects need mean nothing; much drill and drudgery is unavoidable before they can get started, and bad teaching can make them unintelligible even to a born mathematician.” ~ John Edensor Littlewood
  52. “Life leaps like a geyser for those willing to drill through the rock of inertia.” ~ Alexis Carrel

  53. “I used to, like, hit for a half hour and then go eat Cheetos the rest of the day, come out and drill forehands. Now I’m really trying to make it happen, being professional, really going for it, and I miss my Cheetos.” ~ Andy Roddick
  54. “The theatre should be treated with respect. The theatre is a wonderful place, a house of strange enchantment, a temple of illusion. What it most emphatically is not and never will be is a scruffy, ill-lit, fumed-oak drill hall serving as a temporary soap box for political propaganda.” ~ Noel Coward
  55. “Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their demands and influence, and need not to be flattered, but to be schooled. I wish not to concede anything to them, but to tame, drill, divide, and break them up, and draw individuals out of them.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  56. “Back in those days intimidation was the greatest tool the drill instructor had. Without that tool, he would not have had control.” ~ R. Lee Ermey

  57. “I’ve done a lot of basketball drills, not a whole lot of competitive stuff. I have basically been in the gym everyday working on my game, working on the time off that I’ve had from the game, just getting myself prepared mentally and physically for the season.” ~ Grant Hill
  58. “Sorrow comes with so many defense mechanisms. You have your shock, your denial, your getting wasted, your cracking jokes, and your religion. You also have the old standby catchall—the blind belief in fate, the whole “things happening for a reason” drill.” ~ Emily Giffin
  59. “I think the most joyous thing in life is to loaf around and watch another bloke do a job of work. Look how popular are the men who dig up London with electric drills. Duke’s son, cook’s son, son of a hundred kings, people will stand there for hours on end, ear drums splitting. Why? Simply for the pleasure of being idle while watching other people work.” ~ Dorothy L. Sayers
  60. “He had hard, steady eyes, and all the comforting, reassuring charm of a dental drill. – Harry Dresden describing Morgan” ~ Jim Butcher

  61. “I wondered what my father had looked like that day, how he had felt, marrying the lively and beautiful girl who was my mother. I wondered what his life was like now. Did he ever think of us? I wanted to hate him, but I couldn’t; I didn’t know him well enough. Instead, I wondered about him occasionally, with a confused kind of longing. There was a place inside me carved out for him; I didn’t want it to be there, but it was. Once, at the hardware store, Brooks had shown me how to use a drill. I’d made a tiny hole that went deep. The place for my father was like that.” ~ Elizabeth Berg
  62. “You smell good, too,” said Patch It’s called a shower.” I was staring straight ahead. When he didn’t answer, I turned sideways. “Soap. Shampoo. Hot water.” Naked. I know the drill.” ~ Becca Fitzpatrick
  63. “Wonderful teachers should never let themselves be drill sergeants for the state.” ~ Jonathan Kozol

  64. “The oil companies are regulated by the federal government. They can’t drill on land nor in American waters without permission from the feds. Many Republicans want to drill baby drill but what’s the point if all the oil goes to China? Increased production obviously doesn’t mean lower prices for us.” ~ Bill O’Reilly
  65. “In the high school classroom you are a drill sergent, a rabbi, a shoulder to cry on, a disciplinarian, a singer, a low-level scholar, a clerk, a referee, a clown, a counselor, a dress-code enforcer, a conductor, an apologist, a philosopher, a collaborator, a tap dancer, a politician, a therapist, a fool, a traffic cop, a priest, a mother-father-brother-sister-uncle-aunt, a bookeeper, a critic, a psychologist, the last straw.” ~ Frank McCourt

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