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Helen Keller on Optimism
Helen Keller on Optimism

“Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend.”

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Kierkegaard on Why Anxiety Powers Creativity Rather Than Hindering It
Kierkegaard on Why Anxiety Powers Creativity Rather Than Hindering It

“Because it is possible to create — creating one’s self, willing to be one’s self… — one has anxiety. One would have no anxiety if there were no possibility whatever.”

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Nabokov on Inspiration and the Six Short Stories Everyone Should Read
Nabokov on Inspiration and the Six Short Stories Everyone Should Read

“A prefatory glow, not unlike some benign variety of the aura before an epileptic attack, is something the artist learns to perceive very early in life.”

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Aung San Suu Kyi on What It Takes to Be Free from Fear
Aung San Suu Kyi on What It Takes to Be Free from Fear

“Fearlessness may be a gift, but perhaps most precious is [the] courage that comes from cultivating the habit of refusing to let fear dictate one’s actions.”

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How Inviting the Unknown Helps Us Know Life More Richly
How Inviting the Unknown Helps Us Know Life More Richly

“The unknown was my encyclopedia. The unnamed was my science and progress.”

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Your Ego and the Cosmic Perspective
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Your Ego and the Cosmic Perspective

“All you can do is sit back and bask in your relevance to the cosmos.”

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