If you haven’t learned how to do something, the people who have may seem to be magicians, possessors of mysterious secrets. In a fairly simple art, such as making a pie crust, there are certain teachable ‘secrets’ of method that lead almost infallibly to good results; but in any complex art, such as housekeeping, piano-playing, clothes-making, or story-writing, there are so many variables, so many ‘secrets’, some teachable and some not, that you can only learn them by methodical, repeated, long-continued practice – in other words, by work. ~ Ursula K. LeGuin ~

Thank you to Becca, who shared this quote on the Slack channel recently.


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  1. Knit Potion says:

    What a wonderful quote!

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