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Charles Bukowski on Writing and His Crazy Daily Routine
Charles Bukowski on Writing and His Crazy Daily Routine

“Writing is like going to bed with a beautiful woman and afterwards she gets up, goes to her purse and gives me a handful of money.”

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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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Jorge Luis Borges on Writing: Wisdom from His Most Candid Interviews
Jorge Luis Borges on Writing: Wisdom from His Most Candid Interviews

“A writer’s work is the product of laziness.”

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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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