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Maya Angelou on Freedom: A 1973 Conversation with Bill Moyers
Maya Angelou on Freedom: A 1973 Conversation with Bill Moyers

“You only are free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all.”

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Conjuring Cohesion and Purpose: How Ursula Nordstrom Cultivated Maurice Sendak’s Genius
Conjuring Cohesion and Purpose: How Ursula Nordstrom Cultivated Maurice Sendak’s Genius

“That is the creative artist — a penalty of the creative artist — wanting to make order out of chaos.”

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Cupid’s Conflicted Arrow: Swiss Philosopher Henri-Frédéric Amiel on Love and Its Demons
Cupid’s Conflicted Arrow: Swiss Philosopher Henri-Frédéric Amiel on Love and Its Demons

“Do not amend by reasoning, but by example; approach feeling by feeling; do not hope to excite love except by love.”

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Horizontal vs. Vertical Identity and How Love Both Changes Us and Makes Us More Ourselves
Horizontal vs. Vertical Identity and How Love Both Changes Us and Makes Us More Ourselves

“I do not accept subtractive models of love, only additive ones.”

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How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives: Annie Dillard on Choosing Presence Over Productivity
How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives: Annie Dillard on Choosing Presence Over Productivity

“The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less.”

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The Quartet of Creativity: 28-Year-Old Susan Sontag on the Four People a Great Writer Must Be
The Quartet of Creativity: 28-Year-Old Susan Sontag on the Four People a Great Writer Must Be

“A great writer has all 4 — but you can still be a good writer with only 1 and 2.”

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