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Butterflies and Iron Bolts: What Virginia Woolf Teaches Us About Great Design and the Value of the Ungoogleable
Butterflies and Iron Bolts: What Virginia Woolf Teaches Us About Great Design and the Value of the Ungoogleable

Celebrating the significance of small things and the iron bolts that hold butterfly wings together.

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Artist Francis Bacon on the Role of Suffering and Self-Knowledge in Creative Expression
Artist Francis Bacon on the Role of Suffering and Self-Knowledge in Creative Expression

“An artist must learn to be nourished by his passions and by his despairs.”

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Agnes Martin on Art, Happiness, Pride, and Failure: A Rare Vintage Interview with the Reclusive Artist
Agnes Martin on Art, Happiness, Pride, and Failure: A Rare Vintage Interview with the Reclusive Artist

“We all have the same inner life. The difference lies in the recognition. The artist has to recognize what it is.”

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Werner Herzog on America and His Lifelong NASA Dream
Werner Herzog on America and His Lifelong NASA Dream

“The country has always had a capacity to rejuvenate itself, pull itself out of defeat and look to the future. There has always been space there to create real change.”

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Bob Dylan on Sacrifice, the Unconscious Mind, and How to Cultivate the Perfect Environment for Creative Work
Bob Dylan on Sacrifice, the Unconscious Mind, and How to Cultivate the Perfect Environment for Creative Work

“People have a hard time accepting anything that overwhelms them.”

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Alice Walker on Creativity
Alice Walker on Creativity

“Creation is really a sustained period of bliss — even though the subject can still be very sad.”

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