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John Updike on Writing and Death
John Updike on Writing and Death

“Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead. So why, one could say, be afraid of death, when death comes all the time?”

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The Psychology of How Mind-Wandering and “Positive Constructive Daydreaming” Boost Our Creativity and Social Skills
The Psychology of How Mind-Wandering and “Positive Constructive Daydreaming” Boost Our Creativity and Social Skills

The science of why fantasy and imaginative escapism are essential elements of a satisfying mental life.

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The Psychology of Pets as an Extension of Human Fashion: Virginia Woolf’s Nephew on Why Dogs Came to Outshine Cats
The Psychology of Pets as an Extension of Human Fashion: Virginia Woolf’s Nephew on Why Dogs Came to Outshine Cats

“Dogs are the fashion because we can fashion them to our will.”

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Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York
Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York

“I’d entered the city the way one enters any grand love affair: with no exit plan.”

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Mark Twain on Religion and Our Human Egotism
Mark Twain on Religion and Our Human Egotism

“The human race … sits up nine nights in the week to admire its own originality.”

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How to Make Your Own Luck
How to Make Your Own Luck

“All creators need to be able to live in the shade of the big questions long enough for truly revolutionary ideas and insights to emerge.”

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