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Anaïs Nin on Love and Life, Illustrated
Anaïs Nin on Love and Life, Illustrated

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

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20-Year-Old Hunter S. Thompson’s Surprisingly Sage Advice on How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Meaningful Life
20-Year-Old Hunter S. Thompson’s Surprisingly Sage Advice on How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Meaningful Life

“It is not necessary to accept the choices handed down to you by life as you know it.”

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Milton Glaser on Art, Technology, and the Secret of Life
Milton Glaser on Art, Technology, and the Secret of Life

“You learn more and more that everything exists at once with its opposite, so the contradictions of life are never-ending and somehow the mediation between these opposites is the game of life.”

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Raymond Chandler on Writing: A Lifetime of Wisdom on the Craft from His Private Letters
Raymond Chandler on Writing: A Lifetime of Wisdom on the Craft from His Private Letters

“Writers … have to fight the impulse to live up to someone else’s idea of what they are.”

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Remembering Aaron Swartz: David Foster Wallace on the Meaning of Life
Remembering Aaron Swartz: David Foster Wallace on the Meaning of Life

“Worship your intellect, being seen as smart — you will end up feeling stupid, a fraud, always on the verge of being found out.”

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The Greatest Commencement Address of All Time: Joseph Brodsky’s Six Rules for Playing the Game of Life Like a Winner
The Greatest Commencement Address of All Time: Joseph Brodsky’s Six Rules for Playing the Game of Life Like a Winner

“Of all the parts of your body, be most vigilant over your index finger, for it is blame-thirsty. A pointed finger is a victim’s logo.”

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Liberace’s Little-Known Cookbook
Liberace’s Little-Known Cookbook

“Food and music are the two best things in life.”

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10 Famous Creators’ Secret Obsessions and Little-Known Talents
10 Famous Creators’ Secret Obsessions and Little-Known Talents

Feynman’s sketches, Monroe’s poetry, Plath’s drawings, Magritte’s album art, and more.

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The Mansion of Many Apartments: John Keats’s Metaphor for Life
The Mansion of Many Apartments: John Keats’s Metaphor for Life

“An extensive knowledge is needful to thinking people — it takes away the heat and fever.”

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Sherwood Anderson on Art and Life: A Letter of Advice to His Teenage Son
Sherwood Anderson on Art and Life: A Letter of Advice to His Teenage Son

“The object of art is not to make salable pictures. It is to save yourself.”

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