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The Agony of the Artist (with a capital A): E.E. Cummings on What It Really Means to Be an Artist and His Little-Known Line Drawings
The Agony of the Artist (with a capital A): E.E. Cummings on What It Really Means to Be an Artist and His Little-Known Line Drawings

“The Artist is no other than he who unlearns what he has learned, in order to know himself.”

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Rilke on How Winter Illuminates the Richness of Life and the Tenacity of the Human Spirit
Rilke on How Winter Illuminates the Richness of Life and the Tenacity of the Human Spirit

“What does living come down to but bringing about those changes in ourselves … which can free us to enjoy a richness and closeness with everyone?”

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How to Let Your Life Speak, Discern Your Purpose, and Define Your Own Success
How to Let Your Life Speak, Discern Your Purpose, and Define Your Own Success

What it takes to learn to listen to the timid wild animal that is the soul.

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Pablo Neruda’s Extraordinary Life, in an Illustrated Love Letter to Language
Pablo Neruda’s Extraordinary Life, in an Illustrated Love Letter to Language

A swirling celebration of one of the greatest creative icons of the twentieth century.

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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 Wisdom of No Escape: Pema Chödrön on Gentleness, the Art of Letting Go, and How to Befriend Your Inner Life
The Wisdom of No Escape: Pema Chödrön on Gentleness, the Art of Letting Go, and How to Befriend Your Inner Life

“Our neurosis and our wisdom are made out of the same material. If you throw out your neurosis, you also throw out your wisdom.”

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Legendary Cellist Pablo Casals, at Age 93, on Creative Vitality and How Working with Love Prolongs Your Life
Legendary Cellist Pablo Casals, at Age 93, on Creative Vitality and How Working with Love Prolongs Your Life

“The man who works and is never bored is never old. Work and interest in worthwhile things are the best remedy for age.”

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Artist Francis Bacon’s Conflicted and Creative Life, Illustrated
Artist Francis Bacon’s Conflicted and Creative Life, Illustrated

“It’s all so meaningless, we may as well be extraordinary.”

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William James on Choosing Purpose Over Profit and the Life-Changing Power of a Great Mentor
William James on Choosing Purpose Over Profit and the Life-Changing Power of a Great Mentor

“After all, the great problem of life seems to be how to keep body and soul together.”

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The Mystery of Personal Identity: What Makes You and Your Childhood Self the Same Person Despite a Lifetime of Change
The Mystery of Personal Identity: What Makes You and Your Childhood Self the Same Person Despite a Lifetime of Change

Dissecting the philosophical conundrum of our “integrity of identity that persists over time, undergoing changes and yet still continuing to be.”

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