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I Work Like a Gardener: Joan Miró on Art, Motionless Movement, and the Proper Pace of Creative Labor
I Work Like a Gardener: Joan Miró on Art, Motionless Movement, and the Proper Pace of Creative Labor

“Art can die; what matters is that it should have sown seeds on the earth… It must give birth to a world.”

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Borges on Public Opinion, Literature vs. the Other Arts, and the True Measure of Success
Borges on Public Opinion, Literature vs. the Other Arts, and the True Measure of Success

“When you come right down to it, opinions are the most superficial things about anyone.”

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E.B. White on Creativity and the Two Sides of Discipline
E.B. White on Creativity and the Two Sides of Discipline

How to ride the “wave of emotion” in creative work on a raft of conscientious revision.

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Butterflies and Iron Bolts: What Virginia Woolf Teaches Us About Great Design and the Value of the Ungoogleable
Butterflies and Iron Bolts: What Virginia Woolf Teaches Us About Great Design and the Value of the Ungoogleable

Celebrating the significance of small things and the iron bolts that hold butterfly wings together.

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Artist Francis Bacon on the Role of Suffering and Self-Knowledge in Creative Expression
Artist Francis Bacon on the Role of Suffering and Self-Knowledge in Creative Expression

“An artist must learn to be nourished by his passions and by his despairs.”

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Janis Joplin on Music, Emotion, and the Courage to Be Yourself: A 1968 Conversation with Studs Terkel
Janis Joplin on Music, Emotion, and the Courage to Be Yourself: A 1968 Conversation with Studs Terkel

“You gotta be able to act a little, feel a little, think a little.”

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The Magic of the “Trim Tab”: Buckminster Fuller on the Greatest Key to Transformation and Growth
The Magic of the “Trim Tab”: Buckminster Fuller on the Greatest Key to Transformation and Growth

“What you do with yourself, just the little things you do yourself, these are the things that count.”

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How Music Heals the Soul: A Beautiful Conversation with Singer-Songwriter and Peace Activist Morley
How Music Heals the Soul: A Beautiful Conversation with Singer-Songwriter and Peace Activist Morley

“Music is the sound wave of the soul.”

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Werner Herzog on America and His Lifelong NASA Dream
Werner Herzog on America and His Lifelong NASA Dream

“The country has always had a capacity to rejuvenate itself, pull itself out of defeat and look to the future. There has always been space there to create real change.”

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Bob Dylan on Sacrifice, the Unconscious Mind, and How to Cultivate the Perfect Environment for Creative Work
Bob Dylan on Sacrifice, the Unconscious Mind, and How to Cultivate the Perfect Environment for Creative Work

“People have a hard time accepting anything that overwhelms them.”

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