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Isaac Asimov on the Thrill of Lifelong Learning, Science vs. Religion, and the Role of Science Fiction in Advancing Society
Isaac Asimov on the Thrill of Lifelong Learning, Science vs. Religion, and the Role of Science Fiction in Advancing Society

“It’s insulting to imply that only a system of rewards and punishments can keep you a decent human being.”

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Djuna Barnes Interviews James Joyce in 1922: The Iconic Irishman’s Most Significant Interview
Djuna Barnes Interviews James Joyce in 1922: The Iconic Irishman’s Most Significant Interview

“He turned to quill and paper, for so he could arrange, in the necessary silence, the abundant inadequacies of life, as a laying-out of jewels — jewels with a will to decay.”

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John Updike on How to Have a Productive Daily Routine, and the Most Important Things Aspiring Writers Should Know
John Updike on How to Have a Productive Daily Routine, and the Most Important Things Aspiring Writers Should Know

“In a country this large and a language even larger … there ought to be a living for somebody who cares and wants to entertain and instruct a reader.”

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Neil Gaiman on Why Scary Stories Appeal to Us, the Art of Fear in Children’s Books, and the Most Terrifying Ghosts Haunting Society
Neil Gaiman on Why Scary Stories Appeal to Us, the Art of Fear in Children’s Books, and the Most Terrifying Ghosts Haunting Society

“Fear is a wonderful thing, in small doses.”

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Mark Rothko on the Transcendent Power of Art and How (Not) To Experience His Paintings
Mark Rothko on the Transcendent Power of Art and How (Not) To Experience His Paintings

“The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them.”

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Dustin Hoffman on What It’s Really Like to Be a Woman
Dustin Hoffman on What It’s Really Like to Be a Woman

Show this to every man, woman, and child you know.

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