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Mozart on Creativity and the Ideation Process
Mozart on Creativity and the Ideation Process

“It is quite natural that people who really have something particular about them should be different from each other on the outside as well as on the inside.”

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Lewis Carroll on Happiness and How to Alleviate Our Discomfort with Change
Lewis Carroll on Happiness and How to Alleviate Our Discomfort with Change

“There’s no use in comparing one’s feelings between one day and the next; you must allow a reasonable interval, for the direction of change to show itself.”

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Lou Andreas-Salomé, the First Female Psychoanalyst, on Human Nature in Letters to Freud
Lou Andreas-Salomé, the First Female Psychoanalyst, on Human Nature in Letters to Freud

“The main thing is that life-faith is essentially and vitally present, by means of which we survive.”

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How to Read Intelligently and Write a Great Essay: Robert Frost’s Letter of Advice to His Young Daughter
How to Read Intelligently and Write a Great Essay: Robert Frost’s Letter of Advice to His Young Daughter

“The sidelong glance is what you depend on.”

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Mozart’s Magnificent Love Letter to His Wife
Mozart’s Magnificent Love Letter to His Wife

“If people could see into my heart I should almost feel ashamed.”

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Kafka’s Beautiful and Heartbreaking Love Letters
Kafka’s Beautiful and Heartbreaking Love Letters

“I belong to you… But for this very reason I don’t want to know what you are wearing; it confuses me so much that I cannot deal with life.”

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