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Michael Lewis on Writing, Money, and the Necessary Self-Delusion of Creativity
Michael Lewis on Writing, Money, and the Necessary Self-Delusion of Creativity

“When you’re trying to create a career as a writer, a little delusional thinking goes a long way.”

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The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces
The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

“The way people use a place mirrors expectations.”

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The Magic of Metaphor: What Children’s Minds Reveal about the Evolution of the Imagination
The Magic of Metaphor: What Children’s Minds Reveal about the Evolution of the Imagination

“Metaphorical thinking … is essential to how we communicate, learn, discover, and invent.”

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How to Tell Love from Lust: A Timeless 1929 Litmus Test from E.B. White and James Thurber
How to Tell Love from Lust: A Timeless 1929 Litmus Test from E.B. White and James Thurber

“By and large, love is easier to experience before it has been explained — easier and cleaner.”

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Feeding the Mind: Lewis Carroll’s Rules for a Fine Information Diet and Healthy Intellectual Digestion
Feeding the Mind: Lewis Carroll’s Rules for a Fine Information Diet and Healthy Intellectual Digestion

“Mental gluttony, or over-reading, is a dangerous propensity, tending to weakness of digestive power, and in some cases to loss of appetite.”

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The Magic and Logic of Color: How Josef Albers Revolutionized Visual Culture and the Art of Seeing
The Magic and Logic of Color: How Josef Albers Revolutionized Visual Culture and the Art of Seeing

“A thing is never seen as it really is.”

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