Competent Quotes

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
Anything
Incapable
Insecurity
Invariably
Jealousy
Neurotic
Person
Symptom
I just love music - by no stretch of the imagination am I professionally competent.
Am
Imagination
Just
Love
Music
Professionally
Stretch
The improvisational nature of jazz musicianship is such that a truly competent performer must be prepared to function as an on-the-spot composer who is expected to contribute to the orchestration in progress, not simply to execute the score as it is written and rehearsed.
Be prepared
Composer
Contribute
Execute
Expected
Function
Improvisational
Jazz
Musicianship
Must
Nature
Performer
Prepared
As any competent student of literary composition knows, the more natural and casual a voice sounds in print, the more likely it is to have been edited time and again.
Again
Any
Been
Casual
Composition
Edited
In print
Knows
Likely
Literary
More
Natural
Print
What I'm really addicted to is getting people to understand that if their kids aren't competent readers coming out of middle school, it's really going to be hard for them in high school.
Addicted
Coming
Getting
Going
Hard
High
High School
Kids
Middle
Middle School
Out
People
Readers
If this work seems so threatening, this is because it isn't simply eccentric or strange, but competent, rigorously argued, and carrying conviction.
Argued
Because
Carrying
Conviction
Eccentric
Seems
Simply
Strange
Threatening
Work

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