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Willa Cather on Productivity vs. Creativity, Selling Out, and the Life-Changing Advice That Made Her a Writer
Willa Cather on Productivity vs. Creativity, Selling Out, and the Life-Changing Advice That Made Her a Writer

“It’s so foolish to live (which is always trouble enough) and not to save your soul. It’s so foolish to lose your real pleasures for the supposed pleasures of the chase — or the stock exchange.”

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The Art of Motherfuckitude: Cheryl Strayed’s Advice to an Aspiring Writer on Faith and Humility
The Art of Motherfuckitude: Cheryl Strayed’s Advice to an Aspiring Writer on Faith and Humility

“Writing is hard for every last one of us… Coal mining is harder. Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig.”

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Keep Your Baby Eyes: Legendary Journalist Lincoln Steffens’s Beautiful Letter of Advice to His Son on the Power of Not-Knowing
Keep Your Baby Eyes: Legendary Journalist Lincoln Steffens’s Beautiful Letter of Advice to His Son on the Power of Not-Knowing

“Keep your baby eyes (which are the eyes of genius) on what we don’t know.”

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The Six Pillars of the Wholehearted Life: Parker Palmer’s Spectacular Naropa University Commencement Address
The Six Pillars of the Wholehearted Life: Parker Palmer’s Spectacular Naropa University Commencement Address

“Take everything that’s bright and beautiful in you and introduce it to the shadow side of yourself… When you are able to say, ‘I am … my shadow as well as my light,’ the shadow’s power is put in service of the good.”

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Werner Herzog’s No-Nonsense Advice to Aspiring Filmmakers and Creative Entrepreneurs
Werner Herzog’s No-Nonsense Advice to Aspiring Filmmakers and Creative Entrepreneurs

Why all creative work is the product of “a furious inner excitement” and how to cultivate the best possible “climate of excitement of the mind.”

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Barbara Walters on Gossip
Barbara Walters on Gossip

“You’re never just a spectator: unless you put a stop to it, you’re a participant.”

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