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Van Gogh on Principles, Talking vs. Doing, and the Human Pursuit of Greatness
Van Gogh on Principles, Talking vs. Doing, and the Human Pursuit of Greatness

“Principles are good and worth the effort only when they develop into deeds… The great doesn’t happen through impulse alone, and is a succession of little things that are brought together.”

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Take Away the A: An Unusual Illustrated Alphabet Book about How We Make Meaning
Take Away the A: An Unusual Illustrated Alphabet Book about How We Make Meaning

A playful celebration of the magic of language.

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Haunting Illustrations for Orwell’s <em>Nineteen Eighty-Four</em>, Introduced by the Courageous Journalist Who Broke the Edward Snowden Story
Haunting Illustrations for Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, Introduced by the Courageous Journalist Who Broke the Edward Snowden Story

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”

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The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall
The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

From the origin of the universe to the unusual stories behind people’s tattoos, by way of secular spirituality, the hummingbird effect, and Werner Herzog.

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John Maeda on Creative Leadership, Talking vs. Making, and Why Human Relationships Are a Work of Craftsmanship
John Maeda on Creative Leadership, Talking vs. Making, and Why Human Relationships Are a Work of Craftsmanship

“You make relationships. One at a time. With the same painstaking attention to craft that you knew as a maker.”

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Madeleine L’Engle on Creativity, Hope, Getting Unstuck, and How Studying Science Enriches Art
Madeleine L’Engle on Creativity, Hope, Getting Unstuck, and How Studying Science Enriches Art

“Terrible things happen. And those are the things that we learn from… The amazing thing is that despite all… the human spirit still manages to survive, to stay strong.”

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