Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.
We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
“Any constraint is part of the skeleton that you build the composition on—including your own incompetence.”
The genius of Eno is in removing the idea of genius. His work is rooted in the power of collaboration within systems: instructions, rules, and self-imposed limits. His methods are a rebuke to the assumption that a project can be powered by one person’s intent, or that intent is even worth worrying about. To this end, Eno has come up with words like “scenius,” which describes the power generated by a group of artists who gather in one place at one time.
“Genius is individual, scenius is communal,” Eno told the Guardian, in 2010. It suggests that the quality of works produced in a certain time and place is more indebted to the friction between the people on hand than to the work of any single artist.