Talent vs Mastery


“Mastery is not just native talent. Mastery is also discipline and hard work and mastery of artform. Maurice (Sendak) believed that to become a great artist you have to work very, very hard. Jack, (Maurice’s brother) for whatever reason, couldn’t quite pull himself together to do that.”
-Tony Kushner, award-winning playwright, on the distinction between Maurice and Jack Sendak. Maurice had always claimed that his brother was the most talented in his family.


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