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Oliver Sacks on Gratitude, the Measure of Living, and the Dignity of Dying
Oliver Sacks on Gratitude, the Measure of Living, and the Dignity of Dying

“I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”

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Oliver Sacks on 9/11 and the Paradoxical Power of Music to Bring Solace by Making Room for Our Pain
Oliver Sacks on 9/11 and the Paradoxical Power of Music to Bring Solace by Making Room for Our Pain

“Music can pierce the heart directly; it needs no mediation.”

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Musicked Down the Mountain: How Oliver Sacks Saved His Own Life by Literature and Song
Musicked Down the Mountain: How Oliver Sacks Saved His Own Life by Literature and Song

The extraordinary survival story of “a creature of muscle, motion and music, all inseparable and in unison with each other.”

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The Gentle Giant: Oliver Sacks and the Art of Choosing Empathy Over Vengeance
The Gentle Giant: Oliver Sacks and the Art of Choosing Empathy Over Vengeance

An existential lesson gleaned from a brush with death and foolishness.

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The Silent Music of the Mind: Remembering Oliver Sacks
The Silent Music of the Mind: Remembering Oliver Sacks

“I had no room now for this fear, or for any other fear, because I was filled to the brim with music.”

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Oliver Sacks on Storytelling, the Curious Psychology of Writing, and What His Poet Friend Taught Him About the Nature of Creativity
Oliver Sacks on Storytelling, the Curious Psychology of Writing, and What His Poet Friend Taught Him About the Nature of Creativity

“The act of writing is an integral part of my mental life; ideas emerge, are shaped, in the act of writing… a special, indispensable form of talking to myself.”

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