Craftsman vs. artist

A craftsman knows in advance what the finished result will be, while the artist knows only what it will be when he has finished it.

W. H. Auden

Self-reflection

Ceaseless work, analysis, reflection, writing much, endless self-correction, that is my secret

Johann Sebastian Bach

God’s Music

I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Happiness, freedom

Happiness is not found in things you possess, but in what you have the courage to release.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Think ahead

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail

Benjamin Franklin

Try

You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take

Wayne Gretzky

Relentless Genius

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration

Thomas A. Edison

Within

You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength

Marcus Aurelius