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Twenty Beloved New York Writers on the Magic of Central Park
Twenty Beloved New York Writers on the Magic of Central Park

“You cannot live without establishing an equilibrium between the inner and outer.”

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John Updike on the Universe and Why There is Something Rather Than Nothing
John Updike on the Universe and Why There is Something Rather Than Nothing

“The mystery of being is a permanent mystery, at least given the present state of the human brain.”

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Stanley Kubrick on Mortality, the Fear of Flying, and the Purpose of Existence: 1968 Playboy Interview
Stanley Kubrick on Mortality, the Fear of Flying, and the Purpose of Existence: 1968 Playboy Interview

“However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.”

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Henry Miller on Reading, the Life of the Mind, and How to Fix Education
Henry Miller on Reading, the Life of the Mind, and How to Fix Education

“Our whole theory of education is based on the absurd notion that we must learn to swim on land before tackling the water. It applies to the pursuit of the arts as well as to the pursuit of knowledge.”

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Marilyn Monroe’s Unpublished Poems: The Complex Private Person Behind the Public Persona
Marilyn Monroe’s Unpublished Poems: The Complex Private Person Behind the Public Persona

“Only parts of us will ever touch only parts of others.”

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Close to the Machine: Code and the Mesmerism of Building a World from Scratch
Close to the Machine: Code and the Mesmerism of Building a World from Scratch

“…the programmer has no choice but to retreat into some private interior space, closer to the machine…”

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