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Rilke on the Symbiosis Between the Body and the Soul
Rilke on the Symbiosis Between the Body and the Soul

“I am not one of those who neglect the body in order to make of it a sacrificial offering for the soul, since my soul would thoroughly dislike being served in such a fashion.”

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Tchaikovsky on the “Immeasurable Bliss” of Creativity, the Mystical Machinery of Inspiration, and the Evils of Interruptions
Tchaikovsky on the “Immeasurable Bliss” of Creativity, the Mystical Machinery of Inspiration, and the Evils of Interruptions

The creative process, cracked open at its rawest.

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Maya Angelou’s Beautiful Letter to Her Younger Self
Maya Angelou’s Beautiful Letter to Her Younger Self

“Be courageous, but not foolhardy.”

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Edna St. Vincent Millay on the Death Penalty and What It Really Means to Be an Anarchist
Edna St. Vincent Millay on the Death Penalty and What It Really Means to Be an Anarchist

“The minds of your children are like clear pools, reflecting faithfully whatever passes on the bank…”

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Isaac Asimov on Optimism vs. Cynicism about the Human Spirit
Isaac Asimov on Optimism vs. Cynicism about the Human Spirit

Why cynicism is, above all, a disservice to our own happiness.

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Censorship and What Freedom of Speech Really Means: Comedian Bill Hicks’s Brilliant Letter to a Priest
Censorship and What Freedom of Speech Really Means: Comedian Bill Hicks’s Brilliant Letter to a Priest

“‘Freedom of speech’ means you support the right of people to say exactly those ideas which you do not agree with.”

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