“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.” –Louis Nizer
Where you find quality, you will find a craftsman, not a quality-control expert. -Robert Brault
“Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.” -Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805), dramatist, essayist and poet
“Whether made into a wooden pillow or table, wood with excellent grain is a guarantee of splendid poems, and the composition of perfect documents.” –Liu Sheng from “Ode to a Fine Grained Wood,” a Chinese text from the second century, B.C.