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Iconic Graphic Designer Milton Glaser on Art, Education, and the Kindness of the Universe
Iconic Graphic Designer Milton Glaser on Art, Education, and the Kindness of the Universe

“If you perceive the universe as being a universe of abundance, then it will be. If you think of the universe as one of scarcity, then it will be.”

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Alexander Graham Bell on Success, Innovation, and Creativity
Alexander Graham Bell on Success, Innovation, and Creativity

“It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider … who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.”

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Vladimir Nabokov on Literature and Life: A Rare 1969 BBC Interview
Vladimir Nabokov on Literature and Life: A Rare 1969 BBC Interview

“The arrows of adverse criticism cannot scratch, let alone pierce, the shield of what disappointed archers call my ‘self-assurance.'”

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Trailblazing Graphic Designer Paula Scher on Creativity
Trailblazing Graphic Designer Paula Scher on Creativity

“To invent, you have to take the odd and the strange combination of the years of knowledge and experience.”

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I Met The Walrus: Lennon’s Brain Animated
I Met The Walrus: Lennon’s Brain Animated

Truth, aged like a good whiskey, from the cellar of a cultural legend.

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Don’t Go Back to School: How to Fuel the Internal Engine of Learning
Don’t Go Back to School: How to Fuel the Internal Engine of Learning

“When you step away from the prepackaged structure of traditional education, you’ll discover that there are many more ways to learn outside school than within.”

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Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich on Art vs. Design and the Joy of Losing Yourself in Purposeful Work
Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich on Art vs. Design and the Joy of Losing Yourself in Purposeful Work

“Art pushes the limit of human experience and language for its own sake, while Design might do this but only to humanize and integrate people’s lives in the context of an economy.”

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Terry Gross’s Moving Maurice Sendak Interview, Illustrated by Christoph Niemann
Terry Gross’s Moving Maurice Sendak Interview, Illustrated by Christoph Niemann

“Live your life, live your life, live your life.”

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Chuck Close on Creativity, Work Ethic, and Problem-Solving vs. Problem-Creating
Chuck Close on Creativity, Work Ethic, and Problem-Solving vs. Problem-Creating

“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work.”

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