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Some simple encouragement from Samuel Beckett on the issue of trying and failing. Thanks to Alpacalligraphy for the suggestion!
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Alpacalligraphy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Sweet.
You're very welcome ! ^^ I mostly have quotes in German and in French, so I only have a few in English. 
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ManeCroft Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful calligraphy, somehow it reminds me of Tolkien...
Nice work
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FrogPrincess33 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
The hint of Tolkien could be because it's an Insular Script, I think - a short while ago I saw it a lot of signs in Ireland, and my first thought was "Tolkien". I know he used a variation of it in his handwritten notes and I'm sure it was in inspiration on his elvish script (Tengwar, the one used in the movie trilogy). The curves of the n and t are very much like it, and I think Tengwar has letters looking exactly like the "y" and "t" here.

And yes, very beautiful. And so even! And I'm awed how crisp and clear the thing lines are - I'm still struggling with that. The ink is lovely, too, so shiny. MShades, which ink and pen did you use for this?

I like the quote itself, too, with that hint that there are better and worse ways to fail - I like to imagine that a better fail is where you got just a few steps further than on the last try.
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MShades Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks!
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