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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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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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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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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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