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Ray Bradbury on Libraries, Space Exploration, and the Secret of Life: The Lost Comic-Con Interview
Ray Bradbury on Libraries, Space Exploration, and the Secret of Life: The Lost Comic-Con Interview

“Don’t think about things, just do them; don’t predict them, just make them.”

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Carl Sagan’s Message to Mars Explorers, with a Gentle Warning
Carl Sagan’s Message to Mars Explorers, with a Gentle Warning

“Whatever the reason you’re on Mars is, I’m glad you’re there. And I wish I was with you.”

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Is It Dirty: A Love Letter to New York’s Grit from Frank O’Hara, 1964
Is It Dirty: A Love Letter to New York’s Grit from Frank O’Hara, 1964

“…you don’t refuse to breathe do you…”

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The Creative Act: Marcel Duchamp’s 1957 Classic, Read by the Artist Himself
The Creative Act: Marcel Duchamp’s 1957 Classic, Read by the Artist Himself

“The creative act is not performed by the artist alone.”

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29-Year-Old Patti Smith’s Poetic and Irreverent Monologue on Women and the Universe
29-Year-Old Patti Smith’s Poetic and Irreverent Monologue on Women and the Universe

“If you’re not into transforming stuff into art / Don’t worry about it / Just keep doing it and keep doing…”

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Denise Levertov Reads “The Secret”
Denise Levertov Reads “The Secret”

“Two girls discover the secret of life on a sudden line of poetry.”

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