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Brave Genius: How the Unlikely Friendship of Scientist Jacques Monod and Philosopher Albert Camus Shaped Modern Culture
Brave Genius: How the Unlikely Friendship of Scientist Jacques Monod and Philosopher Albert Camus Shaped Modern Culture

“Being aware of one’s life, one’s revolt, one’s freedom, and to the maximum, is living, and to the maximum.”

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Isaac Asimov’s Wise and Witty Response to Those Who Question the Value of Investing in Space Exploration
Isaac Asimov’s Wise and Witty Response to Those Who Question the Value of Investing in Space Exploration

“The people of the United States spend exactly as much money on booze alone as on the space program.”

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Oscar Wilde on Art and Cultivating the Crucial Temperament of Receptivity
Oscar Wilde on Art and Cultivating the Crucial Temperament of Receptivity

“The temperament to which Art appeals … is the temperament of receptivity.”

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Italo Calvino on America
Italo Calvino on America

“America … is the land of the richness of life, of the fullness of every hour in the day, the country which gives you the sense of carrying out a huge amount of activity, even though in fact you achieve very little, the country where solitude is impossible.”

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The Shape of Spectacular Speech: An Infographic Analysis of What Made MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Great
The Shape of Spectacular Speech: An Infographic Analysis of What Made MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Great

The poetics of presenting, or why beautiful metaphors are better than beautiful slides.

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Pioneering 19th-Century Astronomer Maria Mitchell on Education and Women in Science
Pioneering 19th-Century Astronomer Maria Mitchell on Education and Women in Science

“No woman should say, ‘I am but a woman!’ But a woman! What more can you ask to be?”

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