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Steinbeck and the Difficult Art of the Friend Breakup
Steinbeck and the Difficult Art of the Friend Breakup

“I can’t consider you a friend when out of every contact there comes some intentionally wounding thing.”

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Robert Lowell on What It’s Like to Be Bipolar
Robert Lowell on What It’s Like to Be Bipolar

“My disease, alas, gives one (during its seizures) a headless heart.”

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W.E.B. Dubois on Earning One’s Privilege: His Magnificent Letter of Advice to His Teenage Daughter
W.E.B. Dubois on Earning One’s Privilege: His Magnificent Letter of Advice to His Teenage Daughter

“Be honest, frank and fearless and get some grasp of the real values of life… Read some good, heavy, serious books just for discipline: Take yourself in hand and master yourself.”

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Great Writers on the Power of Music
Great Writers on the Power of Music

Kurt Vonnegut, Susan Sontag, Aldous Huxley, Oliver Sacks, Walt Whitman, Virginia Woolf, Friedrich Nietzsche, and more.

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Iris Murdoch on Causality, Chance, and How Love Gives Meaning to Human Existence
Iris Murdoch on Causality, Chance, and How Love Gives Meaning to Human Existence

“Everything that is important and valuable and good belongs with the little piece of us which is not mechanical.”

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John Keats’s Exquisite Love Letter to Fanny Brawne
John Keats’s Exquisite Love Letter to Fanny Brawne

“Love is my religion — I could die for that — I could die for you. My Creed is Love and you are its only tenet.”

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