"...attention is of the essence of our powers."
There’s a quote I printed out from Austin Kleon’s blog and hung in my bathroom. (the highest praise) It’s from architect Louis Sullivan in his book Kindergarten Chats. He talks about paying attention. It fits nicely with a lot of the themes a book I'm reading right now, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by the artist and thinker-noticer Jenny Odell.