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Annie Dillard on Writing
Annie Dillard on Writing

“At its best, the sensation of writing is that of any unmerited grace. It is handed to you, but only if you look for it. You search, you break your heart, your back, your brain, and then — and only then — it is handed to you.”

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A Moving Meditation on Gender Identity
A Moving Meditation on Gender Identity

“This culture wants little boys to dream only of baseball, trucks, and trains. This culture has no room for little boys who want to be gorgeous.”

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The Book of Mean People: Toni Morrison’s Children’s Allegory about Kindness and Context
The Book of Mean People: Toni Morrison’s Children’s Allegory about Kindness and Context

“Big people are little when they are mean. But little people are not big when they are mean.”

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Charles Bukowski Reads His “Friendly Advice to a Lot of Young Men,” Plus Buk on Creativity
Charles Bukowski Reads His “Friendly Advice to a Lot of Young Men,” Plus Buk on Creativity

“The crowd is the gathering place of the weakest; true creation is a solitary act.”

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Synesthesia and the Poetry of Numbers: Autistic Savant Daniel Tammet on Literature, Math, and Empathy, by Way of Borges
Synesthesia and the Poetry of Numbers: Autistic Savant Daniel Tammet on Literature, Math, and Empathy, by Way of Borges

“Like works of literature, mathematical ideas help expand our circle of empathy, liberating us from the tyranny of a single, parochial point of view.”

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Bedroom via Kitchen: What Food Preferences Reveal about You and Your Romantic Partner
Bedroom via Kitchen: What Food Preferences Reveal about You and Your Romantic Partner

“You can learn a lot about a person from the way he or she eats.”

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