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The Miraculous in the Mundane: Annie Dillard on Reclaiming Our Capacity for Joy and Wonder
The Miraculous in the Mundane: Annie Dillard on Reclaiming Our Capacity for Joy and Wonder

“The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside from a generous hand.”

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Annie Dillard on the Art of the Essay and Narrative Nonfiction vs. Poetry and Short Stories
Annie Dillard on the Art of the Essay and Narrative Nonfiction vs. Poetry and Short Stories

“Writers serve as the memory of a people. They chew over our public past.”

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Annie Dillard on What a Stunt Pilot Knows About Impermanence, Creativity, and the Meaning of Life
Annie Dillard on What a Stunt Pilot Knows About Impermanence, Creativity, and the Meaning of Life

“Who could breathe, in a world where rhythm itself had no periods?”

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Annie Dillard on How to Live with Mystery, the Two Ways of Looking, and the Secret of Seeing
Annie Dillard on How to Live with Mystery, the Two Ways of Looking, and the Secret of Seeing

“I cannot cause light; the most I can do is try to put myself in the path of its beam.”

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Annie Dillard on Writing
Annie Dillard on Writing

“At its best, the sensation of writing is that of any unmerited grace. It is handed to you, but only if you look for it. You search, you break your heart, your back, your brain, and then — and only then — it is handed to you.”

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How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives: Annie Dillard on Presence Over Productivity
How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives: Annie Dillard on Presence Over Productivity

“The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less.”

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