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Leonard Cohen on Creativity, Hard Work, and Why You Should Never Quit Before You Know What It Is You’re Quitting
Leonard Cohen on Creativity, Hard Work, and Why You Should Never Quit Before You Know What It Is You’re Quitting

“The cutting of the gem has to be finished before you can see whether it shines.”

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Legendary Songwriter Carole King on Inspiration vs. Perspiration and How to Overcome Creative Block
Legendary Songwriter Carole King on Inspiration vs. Perspiration and How to Overcome Creative Block

“Once the inspiration comes, that directs where the perspiration goes.”

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Malcolm Gladwell on Criticism, Tolerance, and Changing Your Mind
Malcolm Gladwell on Criticism, Tolerance, and Changing Your Mind

“That’s your responsibility as a person, as a human being — to constantly be updating your positions on as many things as possible. And if you don’t contradict yourself on a regular basis, then you’re not thinking.”

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The Art of Looking: How to Live with Presence, Break the Tyranny of Productivity, and Learn to See Our Everyday Wonderland
The Art of Looking: How to Live with Presence, Break the Tyranny of Productivity, and Learn to See Our Everyday Wonderland

“When you look closely at anything familiar, it transmogrifies into something unfamiliar.”

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Picasso on Intuition, How Creativity Works, and Where Ideas Come From
Picasso on Intuition, How Creativity Works, and Where Ideas Come From

“To know what you’re going to draw, you have to begin drawing.”

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Susan Sontag on the Crucial Difference Between Being in the Middle and Being at the Center
Susan Sontag on the Crucial Difference Between Being in the Middle and Being at the Center

Why true neutrality is not an abstinence from taking sides of but an act of compassion.

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