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Keith Richards on Success, Creativity, and the Art of Observation
Keith Richards on Success, Creativity, and the Art of Observation

“The radar is on whether you know it or not.”

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The Perils of Plans: Why Creativity Requires Leaping into the Unknown
The Perils of Plans: Why Creativity Requires Leaping into the Unknown

“The job—as well as the plight, and the unexpected joy—of the artist is to embrace uncertainty, to be sharpened and honed by it.”

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Happy Birthday, Brain Pickings: 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living
Happy Birthday, Brain Pickings: 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living

Reflections on how to keep the center solid as you continue to evolve.

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Anne Lamott on Writing and Why Perfectionism Kills Creativity
Anne Lamott on Writing and Why Perfectionism Kills Creativity

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life.”

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Divine Fury: A Brief History of Genius
Divine Fury: A Brief History of Genius

“If we wish to appreciate the role that genius has played in the modern world, we must [remember] that genius is ultimately the product of the hopes and longings of ordinary people.”

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Dani Shapiro on the Pleasures and Perils of Writing and the Creative Life
Dani Shapiro on the Pleasures and Perils of Writing and the Creative Life

“It is in the thousands of days of trying, failing, sitting, thinking, resisting, dreaming, raveling, unraveling that we are at our most engaged, alert, and alive.”

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