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Neil deGrasse Tyson and Neil Gaiman on the Secret of Genius
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Neil Gaiman on the Secret of Genius

“You don’t even know what the word ‘vacation’ means because what you’re doing is what you want to do and a vacation FROM that is anything BUT a vacation.”

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The Magic and Logic of Color: How Josef Albers Revolutionized Visual Culture and the Art of Seeing
The Magic and Logic of Color: How Josef Albers Revolutionized Visual Culture and the Art of Seeing

“A thing is never seen as it really is.”

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BBC’s Rare 1981 Andy Warhol Interview
BBC’s Rare 1981 Andy Warhol Interview

The iconic artist on happiness, creative process, the allure of repetition, and the importance of going through the world with kindness.

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The Only Surviving Recording of Raymond Chandler’s Voice, in a BBC Conversation with Ian Fleming
The Only Surviving Recording of Raymond Chandler’s Voice, in a BBC Conversation with Ian Fleming

“You starve to death for ten years before your publisher knows you’re any good.”

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Bill Moggridge, Designer of the First Laptop, on Human-Centered Design
Bill Moggridge, Designer of the First Laptop, on Human-Centered Design

“It doesn’t occur to most people that everything is designed — that every building and everything they touch in the world is designed.”

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Ray Bradbury on Writing, Emotion vs. Intelligence, and the Core of Creativity
Ray Bradbury on Writing, Emotion vs. Intelligence, and the Core of Creativity

“You can only go with loves in this life.”

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Feisty Critique of Le Corbusier, Philip Johnson, Education, and the NYC Skyline
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Feisty Critique of Le Corbusier, Philip Johnson, Education, and the NYC Skyline

“Taste is a matter of ignorance. If you know what you are tasting, you don’t have to taste.”

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Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung on Human Personality in Rare BBC Interview
Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung on Human Personality in Rare BBC Interview

“Man cannot stand a meaningless life.”

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Poets in Partnership: Rare 1961 BBC Interview with Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes on Literature and Love
Poets in Partnership: Rare 1961 BBC Interview with Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes on Literature and Love

“Two people … who are compatible in this sort of spiritual way, in fact make up one person … one source of power, which you both use and you can draw out material in incredible detail from the single shared mind.”

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Maya Angelou on Freedom: A 1973 Conversation with Bill Moyers
Maya Angelou on Freedom: A 1973 Conversation with Bill Moyers

“You only are free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all.”

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