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Michael Rosen’s Sad Book: A Beautiful Anatomy of Loss, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Michael Rosen’s Sad Book: A Beautiful Anatomy of Loss, Illustrated by Quentin Blake

“Sometimes I’m sad and I don’t know why. It’s just a cloud that comes along and covers me up.”

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Borges on Public Opinion, Literature vs. the Other Arts, and the True Measure of Success
Borges on Public Opinion, Literature vs. the Other Arts, and the True Measure of Success

“When you come right down to it, opinions are the most superficial things about anyone.”

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Simone Weil on the Paradox of Friendship and Separation
Simone Weil on the Paradox of Friendship and Separation

“It is a fault to wish to be understood before we have made ourselves clear to ourselves.”

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August 25, 1944: Picasso, the Liberation of Paris, and the Meaning of Heroism
August 25, 1944: Picasso, the Liberation of Paris, and the Meaning of Heroism

“It’s easy to be a hero when you’re only risking your life.”

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Every Person in New York, Illustrated
Every Person in New York, Illustrated

From sleeping strangers to subway cellists to Nick Cave, a loving portrait of a city whose vibrant vitality never stands still.

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Buckminster Fuller’s Brilliant Metaphor for the Greatest Key to Transformation and Growth
Buckminster Fuller’s Brilliant Metaphor for the Greatest Key to Transformation and Growth

“What you do with yourself, just the little things you do yourself, these are the things that count.”

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