My life is full of mistakes. They’re like pebbles that make a good road.

Beatrice Wood

Rising to fame as an influential voice of the Dadaist movement, ceramicist Beatrice Wood's avant-garde approach to crafting lustrous pottery pushed artistic boundaries. Throughout her 105-year-long life, Wood fought to bring the absurd and unfamiliar into the mainstream, though she was also well aware that straying from orthodoxy would come with challenges. With this quote, she expresses that mistakes are a part of life, and rather than getting discouraged by setbacks, we should anticipate them. We can shift our perspective to see “mistakes” as learning experiences that teach us, shape our path, and ultimately mold us into who we are.