A mistake is the most beautiful thing in the world. It is the only way you can get to some place you've never been before. I try to make as many as I can. Making a mistake is the only way that you can grow.
Drummer E. W. Wainwright (conversation with Klemp, 2001)
Conceptions and systems of conceptions, ends in view and plans, are constantly making and remaking as fast as those already in use reveal their weaknesses, defects and positive values.
Philosopher John Dewey (1929/1984, pp. 133-134)
… overzeal to select materials and appliances which forbid a chance for mistakes to occur, restricts initiative, reduces judgment to a minimum, and compels the use of methods which are so remote from the complex situations of life that the power gained is of little availability.
John Dewey (1916a, p. 198)
There are no mistakes on the bandstand.
Vibraphonist Stefon Harris (2011)
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