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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Scientific Literacy, Education, and the Poetry of the Cosmos
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Scientific Literacy, Education, and the Poetry of the Cosmos

“Science is a way of equipping yourself with the tools to interpret what happens in front of you.”

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Ray Bradbury on Libraries, Space Exploration, and the Secret of Life: The Lost Comic-Con Interview
Ray Bradbury on Libraries, Space Exploration, and the Secret of Life: The Lost Comic-Con Interview

“Don’t think about things, just do them; don’t predict them, just make them.”

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Twilight Zone Creator Rod Serling on Where Good Ideas Come From
Twilight Zone Creator Rod Serling on Where Good Ideas Come From

“Ideas are born from what is smelled, heard, seen, experienced, felt, emotionalized.”

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Stanley Kubrick on Fear, Mortality, and the Purpose of Life: A Rare 1968 Playboy Interview
Stanley Kubrick on Fear, Mortality, and the Purpose of Life: A Rare 1968 Playboy Interview

“However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.”

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Maira Kalman on Identity, Happiness, and Existence
Maira Kalman on Identity, Happiness, and Existence

“How are we so optimistic, so careful not to trip and yet do trip, and then get up and say OK?”

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Gertrude Stein on Understanding and Joy: Rare 1934 Radio Interview
Gertrude Stein on Understanding and Joy: Rare 1934 Radio Interview

“If you enjoy it, you understand it.”

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Mars and the Mind of Man: Carl Sagan, Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke in Cosmic Conversation, 1971
Mars and the Mind of Man: Carl Sagan, Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke in Cosmic Conversation, 1971

“It’s part of the nature of man to start with romance and build to a reality.”

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Maira Kalman on Walking as a Creative Device and the Difference Between Thinking and Feeling
Maira Kalman on Walking as a Creative Device and the Difference Between Thinking and Feeling

“It’s very important not to be bored…for too long. More than a minute.”

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Aldous Huxley on Freedom, Propaganda, and the Future of Technology: A Rare and Prophetic 1958 Interview by Mike Wallace
Aldous Huxley on Freedom, Propaganda, and the Future of Technology: A Rare and Prophetic 1958 Interview by Mike Wallace

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”

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Ralph Ellison on Race and the Power of the Writer in Society: A Rare 1966 Interview
Ralph Ellison on Race and the Power of the Writer in Society: A Rare 1966 Interview

“Power, for the writer … lies in his ability to reveal if only a little bit more about the complexity of humanity.”

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