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Ezra Pound’s List of the Six Types of Writers, Plus His Two Rules for Forming an Opinion
Ezra Pound’s List of the Six Types of Writers, Plus His Two Rules for Forming an Opinion

A taxonomy of scribe sensibilities, with some advice on how to make up your mind.

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Kay Nielsen’s Stunning 1914 Scandinavian Fairy Tale Illustrations
Kay Nielsen’s Stunning 1914 Scandinavian Fairy Tale Illustrations

Haunting whimsy from the Golden Age of illustration.

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Richard Feynman on the Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society
Richard Feynman on the Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society

“In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar — ajar only.”

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Robert Sapolsky on Science and Wonder
Robert Sapolsky on Science and Wonder

“The purpose of science is not to cure us of our sense of mystery and wonder, but to constantly reinvent and reinvigorate it.”

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Susan Sontag’s List of Rules and Duties for Being 24
Susan Sontag’s List of Rules and Duties for Being 24

“Don’t criticize publicly anyone at Harvard.”

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How to Be an Explorer of the World
How to Be an Explorer of the World

“Every morning when we wake up, we have twenty-four brand-new hours to live. What a precious gift!”

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