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Susan Sontag on Selfies, Selfhood, and How the Camera Helps Us Navigate Complexity
Susan Sontag on Selfies, Selfhood, and How the Camera Helps Us Navigate Complexity

“There is a dialectical exchange between simplicity and complexity, like the one between self-revelation and self-concealment.”

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Annie Dillard on What It Takes to Be a Writer and Why Generosity Is the Most Powerful Animating Force of Art
Annie Dillard on What It Takes to Be a Writer and Why Generosity Is the Most Powerful Animating Force of Art

“You were made and set here to give voice to this, your own astonishment.”

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Pioneering 19th-Century Photographer Félix Nadar on Men, Women, and the Single Most Important Factor in Becoming a Commercially Successful Artist
Pioneering 19th-Century Photographer Félix Nadar on Men, Women, and the Single Most Important Factor in Becoming a Commercially Successful Artist

“To seek honor before profit is the surest means of finding profit with honor.”

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Rilke’s Redemption: The Beloved Poet’s Stirring Letter to His Boyhood Teacher at the Military Academy That Almost Broke His Soul
Rilke’s Redemption: The Beloved Poet’s Stirring Letter to His Boyhood Teacher at the Military Academy That Almost Broke His Soul

“Life is very singularly made to surprise us (where it does not utterly appall us).”

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William James on Attention, Multitasking, and the Habit of Mind That Sets Geniuses Apart
William James on Attention, Multitasking, and the Habit of Mind That Sets Geniuses Apart

“My experience is what I agree to attend to.”

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Why Love Hurts: The Sociology of How Our Institutions Rather Than Our Personal Psychological Failings Shape the Romantic Agony of Modern Life
Why Love Hurts: The Sociology of How Our Institutions Rather Than Our Personal Psychological Failings Shape the Romantic Agony of Modern Life

“To perform gender identity and gender struggles is to perform the institutional and cultural core dilemmas and ambivalence of modernity.”

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