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Adrienne Rich on Why an Education Is Something You Claim, Not Something You Get
Adrienne Rich on Why an Education Is Something You Claim, Not Something You Get

“Responsibility to yourself means that you don’t fall for shallow and easy solutions.”

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Why Adrienne Rich Became the Only Person to Decline the National Medal of Arts
Why Adrienne Rich Became the Only Person to Decline the National Medal of Arts

“I don’t think we can separate art from overall human dignity and hope.”

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Adrienne Rich’s 1968 Poem “Gabriel” Read by Tom O’Bedlam
Adrienne Rich’s 1968 Poem “Gabriel” Read by Tom O’Bedlam

“I get your message Gabriel / just will you stay looking / straight at me / awhile longer”

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The World’s Most Lyrical Footnote: Physicist Richard Feynman on the Life-Expanding Common Ground Between the Scientific and the Poetic Worldviews
The World’s Most Lyrical Footnote: Physicist Richard Feynman on the Life-Expanding Common Ground Between the Scientific and the Poetic Worldviews

“What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he were a man, but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent?”

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The Third Thing: Poet Donald Hall on the Secret to Lasting Love
The Third Thing: Poet Donald Hall on the Secret to Lasting Love

“Third things are essential to marriages, objects or practices or habits or arts or institutions or games or human beings that provide a site of joint rapture or contentment.”

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How Relationships Refine Our Truths: Adrienne Rich on the Dignity of Love
How Relationships Refine Our Truths: Adrienne Rich on the Dignity of Love

“We can count on so few people to go that hard way with us.”

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Adrienne Rich on Love, Loss, Public vs. Private Happiness, and the Creative Process
Adrienne Rich on Love, Loss, Public vs. Private Happiness, and the Creative Process

“No one’s fated or doomed to love anyone. The accidents happen.”

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Atoms with Consciousness: Yo-Yo Ma Performs Richard Feynman’s Ode to the Wonder of Life, Animated
Atoms with Consciousness: Yo-Yo Ma Performs Richard Feynman’s Ode to the Wonder of Life, Animated

“Out of the cradle onto the dry land… here it is standing… atoms with consciousness… matter with curiosity… I… a universe of atoms… an atom in the universe.”

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Relationship Rupture and the Limbic System: The Physiology of Abandonment and Separation
Relationship Rupture and the Limbic System: The Physiology of Abandonment and Separation

“A relationship is a physiologic process, as real and as potent as any pill or surgical procedure.”

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Games People Play: The Revolutionary 1964 Model of Human Relationships That Changed How We (Mis)Understand Ourselves and Each Other
Games People Play: The Revolutionary 1964 Model of Human Relationships That Changed How We (Mis)Understand Ourselves and Each Other

“Because there is so little opportunity for intimacy in daily life, and because some forms of intimacy (especially if intense) are psychologically impossible for most people, the bulk of the time in serious social life is taken up with playing games.”

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