«The Alexander Technique is not about how to learn to do things better, it is about how NOT to do anything.»
«Real wisdom comes, not from knowing that what is good and what should be done, but from knowing which is the better thing and which is the worse, and therefore, what should be done and what should be done later.
To be wise one must study both good and bad thoughts and acts, but one should study the bad first. You should first know what is not clever, what is not just, and what is not necessary to do.»
(Leo Tolstoy: A Calendar of Wisdom, p. 286)