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'Omnicompetence,' the ability to obtain whatever one wants or needs, is an unattainable but continuously approachable ideal for all mankind - past, present, and future. (Russell L. Ackoff)

Artists with a capital 'A' are at ease working in all areas of art, whether it is a contemporary abstract painting or work requiring methods and techniques of the Renaissance Masters. (Igor Babailov)

Great writers zealously learn the craft of their profession so they can release the power and the depth of their imagination and experience. (Leonard Bishop)

Train yourself: It is not by accident an artist becomes a good painter. (Sergei Bongart)

Masterworks in art invite and reward our best attention; they also enable us to extend the range of our own overlooked artistic competencies. (Eric Booth)

'What would you call the highest happiness?' Wratislaw was asked. 'The sense of competence,' was the answer, given without hesitation. (John Buchan)

Learn to do the common things uncommonly well. (George Washington Carver)

As a beginning student, an artist must first of all learn to represent faithfully any object that he has before him. The man who can do it is a painter; the man who cannot do it is not one. (John Collier)

You can't fake competence, creativity, or sexual arousal. (Doug Coupland)

- Unskilled and Unaware of It:...
The miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others. (Justin Kruger and David Dunning)

-interview by Errol Morris...
if you're incompetent, you can't know you're incompetent... the skills you need to produce a right answer are exactly the skills you need to recognize what a right answer is. (Justin Kruger and David Dunning)

No characteristic of the brain or body constrains an individual from reaching an expert level. (Dr. K. Anders Ericsson)

The guy may be totally motivated, connected and inspired, but if he doesn't know how to do it, he's not the guy to take out your appendix. (Robert Genn)

Incompetence, in my books, is the failure of the critical faculties to interfere constructively with the natural flow. (Robert Genn)

Whatever sense of professional competence we feel in adult life is less the sum of accomplishment than the absence of impossibility: it's really our relief at no longer having to do things we were never any good at doing in the first place... (Adam Gopnik)

First be a magnificent artist and then you can do whatever, but the art must be first. (Francisco de Goya)

Competence means keeping your head in a crisis, sticking with a task even when it seems hopeless, and improvising good solutions to tough problems when every second counts. It encompasses ingenuity, determination and being prepared for anything. (Chris Hadfield, astronaut)

The one thing that makes the true artist is a clear perception and a firm, bold hand. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Unless one is a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible. (Anthony Hope)

I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary. (Billy Joel)

Jackson is the most consummate sketcher I have ever known. These little panels, handy on the trail, could be handled as easily as an expert marksman uses a quiver full of arrows. (Arthur Lismer)

A bad artist almost always tries to conceal his incompetence by whooping up a new formula. (H. L. Mencken)

I dislike a picture that is too suave or too skilfully done. But, contrariwise, I also dislike a picture that looks too inept or blundering. (Robert Motherwell)

Departure from the literal aspect, rather than mechanical exactness, is the code of the true artist. However, departures are the result of studied intent rather than inability. (Edgar A. Payne)

Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder. (Laurence J. Peter)

The drive to resist compulsion is more important in wild animals than sex, food, or water... The drive for competence or to resist compulsion is a drive to avoid helplessness. (Martin Seligman)

A good landscape painting is not just a demonstration of competent application of paint. It must offer a feeling of homage to the subject. (Keith Shackleton)

Dramatic use of color, harmonious design, the interplay of light and shadow across a variety of textures, the portrayal of the figure and other subject matter that reflects the sophistication and beauty I find in nature - all presented from a unique point of view - can only be successfully achieved with a sound command of the painter's craft... history will determine how successful I have been. (Nelson Shanks)

The future belongs to the competent. It belongs to those who are very, very good at what they do. It does not belong to the well meaning. (Brian Tracy)

It reflects no great honour on a painter to be able to execute one thing well. (Leonardo da Vinci)

Some aim to be deft, others to be laboriously careful. Neither dexterity nor conscientiousness is enough. (Wang Wei)

There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman. (Emile Zola)