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How Einstein Thought: Why “Combinatory Play” Is the Secret of Genius
How Einstein Thought: Why “Combinatory Play” Is the Secret of Genius

“Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought.”

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The Art of Looking: How Eleven Different Perspectives Illuminate the Multiple Realities of Our Everyday Wonderland
The Art of Looking: How Eleven Different Perspectives Illuminate the Multiple Realities of Our Everyday Wonderland

“Attention is an intentional, unapologetic discriminator. It asks what is relevant right now, and gears us up to notice only that.”

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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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How to Optimize Your Brain: Why Refining Emotional Recall is the Secret to Better Memory
How to Optimize Your Brain: Why Refining Emotional Recall is the Secret to Better Memory

“You are what you remember — your very identity depends on all of the events, people and places you can recall.”

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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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