Vera Brittain ranked knowledge near the top:
Only when we are thoroughly acquainted with facts can we afford to disregard them; only after a thorough understanding of technique can we dare to reach beyond it. To attempt to achieve without knowledge is like beginning a journey along an unknown road on a dark night; knowledge is God.
(Quoted from page 279 of The Life of the Creative Spirit, by H. Charles Romesburg. Xlibris, 2001.)
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