I just stumbled upon this site where I found many quotes that I enjoy relating to design and art.

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As a maker I really enjoy this Picasso story.I know that its cheesy and Picasso related but I think that it’s very relative to what we potters and makers do.  I think that our culture today, for the most part, is to disposable and to few of us consider what it takes to make something. This works across the board for me….you are what you eat.

Picasso was in a park when a woman approached him and asked him to draw a portrait of her.
Picasso agreed and quickly sketches her.
After handing the sketch to her, she is pleased with the likeness and asks how much she owed to him.
Picasso replies: “$5,000.”
The woman screamed, “But it took you only five minutes.”
“No, madam, it took me all my life” replied Picasso.

We all spend a life time to get where we are. Whether you are  a filing clerk, a doctor or a potter it has taken you a life time of experiences to get where you are and I suppose that that is similar to saying something along the lines of “its always in the last place you look”