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|Archived Since:||July 13, 2011|
"There is a dialectical exchange between simplicity and complexity, like the one between self-revelation and self-concealment."
A lyrical celebration of an oasis of hope and human dignity in the midst of inhumane injustice.
"Life is very singularly made to surprise us (where it does not utterly appall us)."
"You were made and set here to give voice to this, your own astonishment."
"All great truths are obvious truths. But not all obvious truths are great truths."
"My experience is what I agree to attend to."
"You drew me from the darkest period of my young life, sharing with me the sacred mystery of what it is to be an artist."
"To seek honor before profit is the surest means of finding profit with honor."
In praise of the moments when "a piece of the universe is revealed as if for the first time."
"The poet, regardless of education, age, sex, and tastes, remains in his heart of hearts the spiritual heir of primitive humanity."
"The full humanization of man requires the breakthrough from the possession-centered to the activity-centered orientation, from selfishness and egotism to solidarity and altruism."
A wonderful ode to how the great Greek philosopher shaped the paradigm of storytelling.
"To perform gender identity and gender struggles is to perform the institutional and cultural core dilemmas and ambivalence of modernity."
"I don't think we can safely say just because someone has some sort of visible markers of success that in any way they have avoided any of the dysfunctions... We don't know anything about anybody."
A humbling oral history of our search for meaning, mattering, and a sense of worth.
"I can’t consider you a friend when out of every contact there comes some intentionally wounding thing."
"This is the very essence of memory: its self-referential base, its self-consciousness, ever evolving and ever changing, intrinsically dynamic and subjective."
"This is an extraordinary time full of vital, transformative movements that could not be foreseen. It's also a nightmarish time. Full engagement requires the ability to perceive both."
"The most valuable resource you have is what you do with your time."
Kurt Vonnegut, Susan Sontag, Aldous Huxley, Oliver Sacks, Walt Whitman, Virginia Woolf, Friedrich Nietzsche, and more.