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Bertrand Russell on Human Nature, Construction vs. Destruction, and Science as a Key to Democracy
Bertrand Russell on Human Nature, Construction vs. Destruction, and Science as a Key to Democracy

On the art of acquiring “a high degree of intellectual culture without emotional atrophy.”

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Inside Kurt Cobain’s Letters and Journals
Inside Kurt Cobain’s Letters and Journals

“No amount of effort can save you from oblivion.”

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Happy Birthday, United Amateur Press Association: H. P. Lovecraft on the Early Spirit of “Blogging”
Happy Birthday, United Amateur Press Association: H. P. Lovecraft on the Early Spirit of “Blogging”

“Our amateurs write purely for love of their art, without the stultifying influence of commercialism.”

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Anaïs Nin on Real Love, Illustrated by Debbie Millman
Anaïs Nin on Real Love, Illustrated by Debbie Millman

“Where the myth fails, human love begins. Then we love a human being, not our dream, but a human being with flaws.”

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William Butler Yeats on Modern Poetry: A Rare 1936 BBC Recording
William Butler Yeats on Modern Poetry: A Rare 1936 BBC Recording

“Poetry must resemble prose, and both must accept the vocabulary of their time.”

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Cosmic Pastoral: Diane Ackerman’s Poems for the Planets, Which Carl Sagan Sent Timothy Leary in Prison
Cosmic Pastoral: Diane Ackerman’s Poems for the Planets, Which Carl Sagan Sent Timothy Leary in Prison

“I’m stricken by the ricochet wonder of it all: the plain everythingness of everything, in cahoots with the everythingness of everything else.”

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