Monoculture hates small towns, artists, artisans and colorful diverse expression, preferring instead a one-size-fits-all solution.
— Bryant H. McGill

artisan variation is beautiful to the unique eye of the beholder.
Bryant H. McGill artisan quote

Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independant, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bands. As long therefore as they can find emploiment in this line, I would not convert them into mariners, artisans, or any thing else. But our citizens will find emploiment in this line till their numbers, and of course their productions, become too great for the demand both internal and foreign.
— Thomas Jefferson

It is just the little difference between the good and the best that makes the difference between the artist and the artisan. It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that makes the master's fame.
— Orison Swett Marden

Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler, and also in favor of capital and against labor. Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful to humanity than a century of war.
— artisan quotation by Remy De Gourmont