Dear Rabbi Simon
I was listening to an audio shiur of yours. You mentioned the aphorism, אין קדושה בלי הכנה (there is no sanctity without preparation). Where is the source for this pithy saying?
Dear Rabbi Pinsky
I saw it quoted many years ago in the name of Rabbi J B Soloveitchik (of Yeshiva University). It seems it was a favourite credo of his. Whether the Rav actually coined it I cannot say, but how true it is! [See above for an application of this principle.]
Rabbi Rashi Simon