“My father may have been a natural musician, but he was not a natural teacher.  A wholly dogmatic man, he wanted things done his way – now.  He had no sense that four-fifths of all meaningful instruction is the attentive silence teachers must provide students, during which silence, among his or her own fumblings, the student actually learns – a silence in which teacherly attention must all be on which errors not to correct.”

Samuel R. Delany
Eric, Gwen, and D.H. Lawrence’s Esthetic of Unrectified Feeling

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