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The Importance of Being Scared: Polish Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska on Fairy Tales and the Necessity of Fear
The Importance of Being Scared: Polish Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska on Fairy Tales and the Necessity of Fear

“Andersen had the courage to write stories with unhappy endings. He didn’t believe that you should try to be good because it pays … but because evil stems from intellectual and emotional stuntedness and is the one form of poverty that should be shunned.”

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Nietzsche on Dreams as an Evolutionary Time Machine for the Human Brain
Nietzsche on Dreams as an Evolutionary Time Machine for the Human Brain

“Dreams carry us back to the earlier stages of human culture and afford us a means of understanding it more clearly.”

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Kafka on Taoism, the Nature of Reality, and the Truth of Human Life
Kafka on Taoism, the Nature of Reality, and the Truth of Human Life

“Reality is never and nowhere more accessible than in the immediate moment of one’s own life. It’s only there that it can be won or lost.”

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Trailblazing Philosopher Susanne Langer on How Our Questions Shape Our Answers and Direct Our Orientation of Mind
Trailblazing Philosopher Susanne Langer on How Our Questions Shape Our Answers and Direct Our Orientation of Mind

“The way a question is asked limits and disposes the ways in which any answer to it — right or wrong — may be given.”

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Healthcare and the Human Spirit: Walt Whitman on the Most Important Priority in Healing the Body and the Soul
Healthcare and the Human Spirit: Walt Whitman on the Most Important Priority in Healing the Body and the Soul

“There is something in personal love, caresses, and the magnetic flood of sympathy and friendship, that does, in its way, more good than all the medicine in the world.”

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Artist Louise Bourgeois on How Solitude Enriches Creative Work
Artist Louise Bourgeois on How Solitude Enriches Creative Work

“You are born alone. You die alone. The value of the space in between is trust and love.”

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