The thing about perfectionism is that is disguises itself as a virtue. […] They wear their perfectionism like a badge of honor, as if it signals high tastes and exquisite standards.
– Big Magic (Elizabeth Gilbert)
Our stereotypical formula, ‘practice makes perfect’ carries with it some subtle and serious problems. We think of practice as an activity done in a special context to prepare for performance or the “real thing”. But if we split practice from the real thing, neither one of them will be very real.
– Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art (Stephen Nachmanovitch)