I have never wanted to write a novel as bad as when I was reading a good one. I have never wanted to code as much as when I’ve just discovered a brilliant piece of engineering. I have never wanted to throw down on canvas or clay than when I’ve watched an artist in fugue make masterpieces out of brute ingredients. Architecture, design, poetry, it’s all the same. I cannot help but relay admiration for craftsmanship into abstract effort.
This is the core difference between mastery and competence. A master can use art to inspire.