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Legendary Choreographer Merce Cunningham on Life, Learning, and the Creative Experience
Legendary Choreographer Merce Cunningham on Life, Learning, and the Creative Experience

“A good teacher keeps out of the way.”

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Hopeful Dispatches on Love, Sex, Work, Friendship, Death, and Life’s In-Betweenery from Lena Dunham
Hopeful Dispatches on Love, Sex, Work, Friendship, Death, and Life’s In-Betweenery from Lena Dunham

“It’s a special kind of privilege to be born into the body you wanted, to embrace the essence of your gender even as you recognize what you are up against. Even as you seek to redefine it.”

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Jeff Buckley on Music and Life: A Rare Interview with a Rare Soul
Jeff Buckley on Music and Life: A Rare Interview with a Rare Soul

“Be awake enough to see where you are at any given time and how that is beautiful and has poetry inside.”

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Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on Why a Capacity for Boredom Is Essential for a Full Life
Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on Why a Capacity for Boredom Is Essential for a Full Life

“Boredom … protects the individual, makes tolerable for him the impossible experience of waiting for something without knowing what it could be.”

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Isaac Asimov on the Thrill of Lifelong Learning, Science vs. Religion, and the Role of Science Fiction in Advancing Society
Isaac Asimov on the Thrill of Lifelong Learning, Science vs. Religion, and the Role of Science Fiction in Advancing Society

“It’s insulting to imply that only a system of rewards and punishments can keep you a decent human being.”

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Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life
Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Even if one could never “finish” great literature, one has to begin somewhere.

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Georgia O’Keeffe on Art, Life, and Setting Priorities
Georgia O’Keeffe on Art, Life, and Setting Priorities

“Anyone with any degree of mental toughness ought to be able to exist without the things they like most for a few months at least.”

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The Measure of a Life Well Lived: Henry Miller on Growing Old, the Perils of Success, and the Secret of Remaining Young at Heart
The Measure of a Life Well Lived: Henry Miller on Growing Old, the Perils of Success, and the Secret of Remaining Young at Heart

“If you can fall in love again and again… if you can forgive as well as forget, if you can keep from growing sour, surly, bitter and cynical… you’ve got it half licked.”

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Maya Angelou on Identity and the Meaning of Life
Maya Angelou on Identity and the Meaning of Life

“Life loves the liver of it. You must live and life will be good to you.”

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“Little Prince” Author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on What the Sahara Desert Taught Him About the Meaning of Life
“Little Prince” Author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on What the Sahara Desert Taught Him About the Meaning of Life

“Man is first animated by invisible solicitations.”

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