"One must develop skills that stretch capacities, that make one more than what one is."
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Nita Leland's Favorite Quotations On Skill

You can't express inspiration without skill. Stephen Nachmanovich

Stale water is a poor drink. Stale skill is worse. And the man who walks in his own footsteps only ends where he began. Lloyd Alexander

Skill is less important than awareness. Graham Collier

The fact is that the creative person is a disciplined craftsman whose "gift" is a reaching out toward his most profound personal potential. Joseph Zinker

I believe that we learn by practice. It is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. Martha Graham

It doesn't matter how badly you paint as long as you don't paint badly like other people. George Moore

The professionalism of technique and flash of dexterity are more comfortable to be around than raw creative power, hence our society generally rewards virtuoso performers more highly than it rewards original creators. Spiritual and emotional content are not to easy to evaluate. Stephen Nachmanovich

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