Top 59 Practical Quotes

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“Rounding to the nearest cent is sufficiently accurate for practical purposes.”

― Alexander John Ellis

“Poets, in their way, are practical men; they are interested in results.”

― Allen Tate

“There’s the chaos surrounding the practical day-to-day – playdates, doctors’ appointments, packing and unpacking, and organizing mealtimes.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I am a passionate actor, but I am also very practical.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“Practical wisdom is what’s called for in situations that have a moral dimension to them.”

― Barry Schwartz

“Well I was much too practical to presume to have a career in comedy.”

― Bob Newhart

“I suppose if it has a practical purpose, I appreciate a pat on the back. I suppose it’s rewarding, ultimately.”

― Brendan Fraser

“Of course, as a kid, I had no idea what was practical: I wanted to be a paleontologist, then an astronaut.”

― Celeste Ng

“I’m practical. I see something, and I do it.”

― China Machado

“Dickens was very practical and sensible.”

― Claire Tomalin

“I’m a traveling practical joker. That’s my line of work.”

― Colin Mochrie

“Maths should be more practical and more conceptual, but less mechanical.”

― Conrad Wolfram

“Industrial hemp is a safe substance with many practical commercial applications.”

― Cory Gardner

“I’m surprisingly practical in much of my life, but not when it comes to my shoes.”

― Danielle Steel

“Centenarians tend to be assertive, suspicious, and practical.”

― David Shields

“I’m very practical and realistic.”

― Debby Ryan

“I find when you talk with the Chinese on most subjects, they are very practical.”

― Dennis C. Blair

“My mother wasn’t a stickler for the more practical approaches to life.”

― Diane Keaton

“I am a practical girl.”

― Divyanka Tripathi

“The longer mathematics lives the more abstract – and therefore, possibly also the more practical – it becomes.”

― E. T. Bell

“A practical part of my teaching is to provide demonstrative, hands-on experiences.”

― Edward Tufte

“Abu Mazen has deprived himself of all the practical authorities of government.”

― Ehud Olmert

“I’m progressive, and I’m practical.”

― Eric Garcetti

“The Dutch are a very practical people.”

― Famke Janssen

“Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess.”

― Felix Frankfurter

“In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations.”

― George Eliot

“I am very practical.”

― Ginni Rometty

“’Private Benjamin’ was the first movie I produced, and I produced it for practical reasons.”

― Goldie Hawn

“Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.”

― Henry Adams

“The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness.”

― James Anthony Froude

“I was much involved in the development of the spark chamber as a practical research tool.”

― James Cronin

“Both Adam and I come from a practical effects background.”

― Jamie Hyneman

“We can pass practical, comprehensive immigration reform.”

― Jared Polis

“For all practical purposes I left home when I was 7.”

― Jean Stafford

“Marriage Asian-style is practical, contractual and, to the western mind, deeply unromantic.”

― Jemima Khan

“When I first was exposed to Buddhism in the mid-1960s, I said it was so practical and utterly pragmatic. That’s what attracted me to Buddhism.”

― Joan Halifax

“I deal with more practical issues of the Bible.”

― Joel Osteen

“Maybe the universe is a giant practical joke and we don’t know the punchline.”

― John Lloyd

“There’s a lot of ‘how to adopt’ books, but there’s no practical resource for, say, school supplies.”

― Karamo Brown

“Novels are the Socratic dialogues of our time. Practical wisdom fled from school wisdom into this liberal form.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“I’m very practical. What I’m reaching for is individualism for women.”

― Kathleen Turner

“Australians are a passionate lot. We are also a very practical lot.”

― Kevin Rudd

“I never really was much of a practical jokester or anything.”

― Kristanna Loken

“I was too practical to major in theater. Acting – what was I going to do with acting? There was no future in it.”

― Laurie Metcalf

“A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“Roads are not practical in Africa.”

― Mo Ibrahim

“Whenever possible, buy a fish whole. With tuna, this isn’t practical; with smaller fish, it is.”

― Nobu Matsuhisa

“I was too practical to want to be a painter.”

― Paul Rand

“The aged love what is practical while impetuous youth longs only for what is dazzling.”

― Petrarch

“I’m a very practical person.”

― Ridley Scott

“I am a medical scientist, not a practical physician.”

― Robert Jarvik

“Work is one of the best educators of practical character.”

― Samuel Smiles

“My parents are a wonderful mixture of bohemian eccentric, but also incredibly practical and not airy-fairy.”

― Sophie Kennedy Clark

“The thing is, I’m a very practical filmmaker.”

― Stanley Tucci

“The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

“The spiritual is the parent of the practical.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“I am very practical.”

― Tim Griffin

“Hoosiers are practical people, and Hoosier Republicans in particular have a history of unifying.”

― Todd Young

“Wherefore the mere practical architect is not able to assign sufficient reasons for the forms he adopts; and the theoretic architect also fails, grasping the shadow instead of the substance.”

― Vitruvius
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