I hope you make mistakes

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and…

I beseech you

in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken
— Oliver Cromwell

An Artist of the Floating World

“There is certainly a satisfaction and dignity to be gained in coming to terms
with the mistakes one has made in the course of one’s life”
― Kazuo Ishiguro, An Artist of the Floating World