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Albert Camus on the Will to Live and the Most Important Question of Existence
Albert Camus on the Will to Live and the Most Important Question of Existence

“The body’s judgment is as good as the mind’s, and the body shrinks from annihilation. We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.”

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The Women Who Made New York: Restoring the Rightful Ratio of Remembrance
The Women Who Made New York: Restoring the Rightful Ratio of Remembrance

From artists to activists, an homage to the unheralded hands and hearts who built one of humanity’s most iconic cities.

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Ursula K. Le Guin on Writing as Falling in Love
Ursula K. Le Guin on Writing as Falling in Love

“I function only by falling in love: with French and France; with the 15th Century; with microbiology, cosmology, sleep research…”

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May Sarton on Anger as Creativity in Reverse and a Safety Valve Against Madness
May Sarton on Anger as Creativity in Reverse and a Safety Valve Against Madness

“The fierce tension in me, when it is properly channeled, creates the good tension for work. But when it becomes unbalanced I am destructive.”

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Staying Alive: Mary Oliver on How Books Saved Her Life and Why the Passion for Work Is the Greatest Antidote to Pain
Staying Alive: Mary Oliver on How Books Saved Her Life and Why the Passion for Work Is the Greatest Antidote to Pain

“The world’s otherness is antidote to confusion [and] standing within this otherness — the beauty and the mystery of the world, out in the fields or deep inside books — can re-dignify the worst-stung heart.”

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Alan Watts on the Antidote to the Loneliness of the Divided Mind, Our Integration with the Universe, and How We Wrest Meaning from Reality
Alan Watts on the Antidote to the Loneliness of the Divided Mind, Our Integration with the Universe, and How We Wrest Meaning from Reality

“If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so… The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance.”

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