From The Soul of a Tree
"A tree provides perhaps our most intimate contact with nature."
"As the universe is structure, the purpose of life is to take hold of it and help it to find its meaning, its form."
From Making Shoji
"...craftsmanship is made of concern and consideration."
Fitting a tenon into a mortise
"If you have to bang it with a hammer, it's too tight. If you can tap it with your hat, it's too loose."
From Working with Wood
"To thoroughly understand our material, we need to start at the source: trees."