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The Parallels Between Being an Artist and Being a Parent
The Parallels Between Being an Artist and Being a Parent

“…an understanding deeper than my own of what it is to be human, and a mysterious revelation of a radiant order.”

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Make This World Worthy of Its Children: Legendary Cellist Pau Casals on JFK, Violence, the Proper Aim of Education, and the Measure of Our Humanity
Make This World Worthy of Its Children: Legendary Cellist Pau Casals on JFK, Violence, the Proper Aim of Education, and the Measure of Our Humanity

“Each second we live in a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that never was before and will never be again.”

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Henry James and H.G. Well’s Famous Feud About Writing, the Purpose of Art, and the Usefulness of Literature
Henry James and H.G. Well’s Famous Feud About Writing, the Purpose of Art, and the Usefulness of Literature

“It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance…”

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Ursula K. Le Guin on How You Make Something Good in Creative Work
Ursula K. Le Guin on How You Make Something Good in Creative Work

“Inexperienced writers tend to seek the recipes for writing well. You buy the cookbook, you take the list of ingredients, you follow the directions, and behold! A masterpiece! The Never-Falling Soufflé!”

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The Causes and Cures of Lovesickness: A 17th-Century Guide to the Woes of the Heart
The Causes and Cures of Lovesickness: A 17th-Century Guide to the Woes of the Heart

“The many vexations and perturbations that torture the soul of the passionate lover bring about greater harms to men than all the other affections of the mind.”

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Cry, Heart, But Never Break: A Remarkable Illustrated Meditation on Loss and Life
Cry, Heart, But Never Break: A Remarkable Illustrated Meditation on Loss and Life

“Who would enjoy the sun if it never rained? Who would yearn for the day if there were no night?”

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