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Creative Legend George Lois on Ideas as the Product of Discovery, Not Creation
Creative Legend George Lois on Ideas as the Product of Discovery, Not Creation

How to cultivate the mental medley that sparks the alchemy of ideas.

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Ray Bradbury on Space, Education, and Our Obligation to Future Generations: A Rare 2003 Interview
Ray Bradbury on Space, Education, and Our Obligation to Future Generations: A Rare 2003 Interview

“Anything that puts a sense of the miraculous in you… Anything that makes you feel alive is good.”

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Grim Colberty Tales: Maurice Sendak’s Last On-Camera Appearance
Grim Colberty Tales: Maurice Sendak’s Last On-Camera Appearance

“I don’t write for children. I write — and somebody says, ‘That’s for children!'”

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Philosopher John Searle Defines Consciousness
Philosopher John Searle Defines Consciousness

‘Consciousness is real and irreducible — you can’t get rid of it.’

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Alfred Hitchcock on the Secret of Happiness
Alfred Hitchcock on the Secret of Happiness

“…only things that are creative and not destructive… hatred is wasted energy.”

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Christoph Niemann: Insecurity Is Essential to Great Design
Christoph Niemann: Insecurity Is Essential to Great Design

Inside the mind of one of today’s finest visual communicators.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Why We’re Wired for Science & How Originality Differs in Science vs. Art
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Why We’re Wired for Science & How Originality Differs in Science vs. Art

“Every child is a scientist.”

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Orson Welles on Work-Life Balance and the Creative Potency of Beginner’s Mind: A Rare 1960 Interview
Orson Welles on Work-Life Balance and the Creative Potency of Beginner’s Mind: A Rare 1960 Interview

“There is a great gift that ignorance has to bring to anything, you know.”

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E. B. White on the Role and Responsibility of the Writer
E. B. White on the Role and Responsibility of the Writer

“Writers do not merely reflect and interpret life, they inform and shape life.”

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Ray Bradbury on Doing What You Love and Reading as a Prerequisite for Democracy
Ray Bradbury on Doing What You Love and Reading as a Prerequisite for Democracy

What the the love of libraries has to do with going home to Mars and the foundation of democracy.

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