Thus I live in the world rather as a Spectator of mankind, than as one of the species, by which means I have made myself a speculative statesman, soldier, merchant, and artisan, without ever meddling with any practical part of life.
Chacun est artisan de sa bonne fortune.
The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.
“Do your neighbors burn one another alive?” was how Fraa Orolo began his conversation with artisan Flec. “Do your shamans walk around on stilts?” Fraa Orolo asked, reading from a leaf that, judging by its brownness, was at least five centuries old. Then he looked up and added helpfully, “You might call them pastors or witch doctors.” “When a child gets sick, do you pray? Sacrifice to a painted stick? Or blame it on an old lady?” “Do you fancy you will see your dead dogs and cats in some sort of afterlife?”neal stephenson
[ Computing ] is just a fabulous place for that, because it's a place where you don't have to be a Ph.D. or anything else. It's a place where you can still be an artisan. People are willing to pay you if you're any good at all, and you have plenty of time for screwing around.alan kay
Oh, what a world of profit and delight, Of power, of honour, and omnipotence, Is promised to the studious artisan!Christopher Marlowe