And I totally love this quote:
...moreover, you will likely go through a long period of trial and error before you find the tools most suitable to your temperament. Do not be discouraged; this is actually quite normal and, in fact, healthy.
When I'm struggling with learning things like dip pens, brushes, technical pens, and India ink, I ask myself, "What the hell am I doing?" Or "Why am I torturing myself?" Maybe it's common sense, but it was good for me to read that it's OK to experiment.
Anyway, I'm sure you'll read more from me about this book in the future.