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Form, Faith, and Freedom: Wendell Berry on What Poetry Teaches Us about the Secret of Marriage
Form, Faith, and Freedom: Wendell Berry on What Poetry Teaches Us about the Secret of Marriage

“The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.”

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A Wave in the Mind: Virginia Woolf on Writing and Consciousness
A Wave in the Mind: Virginia Woolf on Writing and Consciousness

“A sight, an emotion, creates this wave in the mind, long before it makes words to fit it.”

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Italo Calvino on the Unbearable Lightness of Language, Literature, and Life
Italo Calvino on the Unbearable Lightness of Language, Literature, and Life

“The idea of the world as composed of weightless atoms is striking just because we know the weight of things so well.”

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The Hand Through the Fence: Pablo Neruda on What a Childhood Encounter Taught Him About Writing and Why We Make Art
The Hand Through the Fence: Pablo Neruda on What a Childhood Encounter Taught Him About Writing and Why We Make Art

“To feel the affection that comes from those whom we do not know … widens out the boundaries of our being, and unites all living things.”

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Are Writers Born or Made? Jack Kerouac on the Crucial Difference Between Talent and Genius
Are Writers Born or Made? Jack Kerouac on the Crucial Difference Between Talent and Genius

“Genius gives birth, talent delivers.”

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The Sense of Style: Psycholinguist Steven Pinker on the Art and Science of Beautiful Writing
The Sense of Style: Psycholinguist Steven Pinker on the Art and Science of Beautiful Writing

“Every generation believes that the kids today are degrading the language and taking civilization down with it.”

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