‘Everyone makes mistakes.’ It is a phrase to rally morons. Never employed as life motto or commanding platitude, hearing these words is the surest indication that you have done something unconscionably stupid. It is an epigram designed to obscure the fact that some mistakes are more moronic than others; that some are minor and some are Fukushima; and which dismisses any search for perfection with the inevitability of error. Those who pronounce it attempt to reassure by insisting that one is inexorably bound to fail. I have been wont to say it before myself – forgive me. Everyone makes mistakes.


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The Soho Revue is a monthly arts magazine which covers art, culture, food and architecture, with a focus on London's beating heart: Soho and its environs. It is associated with the Revue Gallery, which exhibits the work of promising contemporary artists.