"...just the act of repetition itself will bring enlightenment. That's the thing that always stuck out to me - the idea that quantity becomes quality. I always took it to mean if you do anything enough, if you keep putting enough effort in, eventually something will happen, with or without you. You don't have to have faith when you start out, you just have to dedicate yourself to practice as if you have it."
I love this quote (yep, another from Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham) and am trying to remember it as I make a crazy mess and lots of gross patterns that didn't turn out as I hoped, with a few cool outcomes thrown in there!