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Simone Weil on Attention and Grace
Simone Weil on Attention and Grace

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.”

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Louise Bourgeois on Art, Integrity, the Trap of False Humility, and the Key to Creative Confidence
Louise Bourgeois on Art, Integrity, the Trap of False Humility, and the Key to Creative Confidence

“To be an artist is a guarantee to your fellow humans that the wear and tear of living will not let you become a murderer.”

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Vacation and the Art of Presence: Anaïs Nin on How to Truly Unplug and Reconnect with Your Senses
Vacation and the Art of Presence: Anaïs Nin on How to Truly Unplug and Reconnect with Your Senses

“As you swim, you are washed of all the excrescences of so-called civilization, which includes the incapacity to be happy under any circumstances.”

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The Inner Light of Creativity: Vivian Gornick on How One Blossoms into Being an Artist
The Inner Light of Creativity: Vivian Gornick on How One Blossoms into Being an Artist

“I experienced a joy then I knew nothing else would ever equal. Not an ‘I love you’ in the world could touch it.”

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In Praise of Missing Out: Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on the Paradoxical Value of Our Unlived Lives
In Praise of Missing Out: Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on the Paradoxical Value of Our Unlived Lives

“Our lived lives might become a protracted mourning for, or an endless tantrum about, the lives we were unable to live. But the exemptions we suffer, whether forced or chosen, make us who we are.”

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How to Begin Each Day: A Recipe for Unshakable Sanity and Inner Peace from Marcus Aurelius
How to Begin Each Day: A Recipe for Unshakable Sanity and Inner Peace from Marcus Aurelius

A perspective-shifting lens for your exasperating daily interactions with unpleasant people.

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