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Amanda Palmer’s Extraordinary BBC Open Letter on the Choice to Have a Child as a Working Artist
Amanda Palmer’s Extraordinary BBC Open Letter on the Choice to Have a Child as a Working Artist

“We’re artists — not art factories.”

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Sylvia Plath’s First Job: How the Beloved Poet’s Formative Experience as a Farm Worker Shaped Her Writing
Sylvia Plath’s First Job: How the Beloved Poet’s Formative Experience as a Farm Worker Shaped Her Writing

“Farm work is one of the best jobs for getting to know people as they really are.”

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Two Nine-Year-Olds’ Magnificent Open Letter to Disney About Racial and Gender Stereotypes
Two Nine-Year-Olds’ Magnificent Open Letter to Disney About Racial and Gender Stereotypes

“Like most people we love your attractions, but we found some problems with some of them and those problems are stereotypes.”

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Louise Bourgeois on Art, Integrity, the Trap of False Humility, and the Key to Creative Confidence
Louise Bourgeois on Art, Integrity, the Trap of False Humility, and the Key to Creative Confidence

“To be an artist is a guarantee to your fellow humans that the wear and tear of living will not let you become a murderer.”

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Simone Weil on True Genius and the Crushing Illusion of Inferiority
Simone Weil on True Genius and the Crushing Illusion of Inferiority

“When one hungers for bread one does not receive stones.”

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Bukowski on Writing, True Art, and the Courage to Create Outside Society’s Forms of Approval
Bukowski on Writing, True Art, and the Courage to Create Outside Society’s Forms of Approval

“Art is its own excuse, and it’s either Art or it’s something else. It’s either a poem or a piece of cheese.”

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