“Do not fear mistakes. There are none.” –Miles Davis
The idea of “no mistakes” was probably the first adult idea I learned after leaving home and going to college, absorbing it from world class musicians like Miles Davis and reading composer John Cage's philosophies. It's been spot on guidance for a career in the arts.
This quote first popped up when my oldest son was studying jazz saxophone and I was trying to help him think about improvising (the real lesson I should have followed: let your son figure out for himself that there are no mistakes).
Anyhow, it seems like an apt thought for artists and writers, no?
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