For the most part wisdom comes in chips

For the most part wisdom comes in chips rather than blocks. You have to be willing to gather them constantly, and from sources you never imagined to be probable. No one chip gives you the answer for everything. No one chip stays in the same place throughout your entire life. The secret is to keep adding voices, adding ideas, and moving things around as you put together your life. If you?re lucky, putting together your life is a process that will last through every single day you?re alive.
— Ann Patchett, What Now?