Bits and Pieces, November, 1989, p. 16
A certain amount of permanent dissatisfaction with one's talents is probably a healthy thing. Those who are totally satisfied with their work will never reach their potential. The great pianist, Paderewski, achieved tremendous popularity in America. Yet, said Paderewski, "There have been a few moments when I have known complete satisfaction, but only a few. I have rarely been free from the disturbing realization that my playing might have been better."
The world considered Paderewski's playing near perfection, but he remained unsatisfied and kept constantly at the job of improving his talent.