Yearn for the vast and endless sea…

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.

—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

(I smell a future Reader’s Choice theme)

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4 thoughts on “Yearn for the vast and endless sea…

  1. Ideally, they’d already know how to hold a hammer and read a blue-print. Or have access to someone who did. Inspiration is all very well and fine, but craft is what keeps the ship from, you know, sinking.

    You need both, is all I’m saying.

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