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Kierkegaard on How to Save Yourself
Kierkegaard on How to Save Yourself

“I am, in the deepest sense, an unhappy individual who since my earliest days have been nailed fast to some suffering close to insanity.”

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Apple Meditation: John Burroughs on the Portable Philosophy of Humanity’s Favorite Fruit
Apple Meditation: John Burroughs on the Portable Philosophy of Humanity’s Favorite Fruit

“I think if I could subsist on you… I should never have an intemperate or ignoble thought, never he feverish or despondent… I should be cheerful, continent, equitable, sweet-blooded, long-lived, and should shed warmths and contentment around.”

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Kahlil Gibran on How Storms Catalyze Creativity
Kahlil Gibran on How Storms Catalyze Creativity

“A storm always awakens whatever passion there is in me. I become eager, and seek relief in work.”

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Creativity at the End: Leonard Cohen on Preparing for Death
Creativity at the End: Leonard Cohen on Preparing for Death

On that singular moment at the end of life when all creative energy is concentrated and consecrated.

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