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Mary McCarthy on Human Nature, Moral Choice, and How We Decide Whether Evil Is Forgivable

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"One has to assume that every man is a thinking reed and a noble nature, even if only part-time."

Solstice, Seasonality, and the Human Spirit: A Beautiful 1948 Meditation

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"As never before, our world needs warmth in its cold, metallic heart, warmth to go on and face what has been made of human life, warmth to remain humane and kind."

The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"When our senses become muffled, we no longer feel fully alive... If you have a comfortable connection with your inner sensations... you will feel in charge of your body, your feelings, and your self."

Albert Camus on What It Means to Be a Rebel and the Heart of Human Solidarity

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present."

Virginia Woolf on the Relationship Between Loneliness and Creativity

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"If I could catch the feeling, I would; the feeling of the singing of the real world, as one is driven by loneliness and silence from the habitable world."

The Lost Art of Astropoetics: An 1881 Cosmic Masterpiece by the Forgotten Woman Who Popularized Astronomy

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"No observers could lift their eyes to the golden mysteries enshrined above without being impressed with the exceeding loveliness of the shining throng."

Lying in Politics: Hannah Arendt on Deception, Self-Deception, and the Psychology of Defactualization

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"No matter how large the tissue of falsehood that an experienced liar has to offer, it will never be large enough... to cover the immensity of factuality."

The Final Word Is Love: Dorothy Day on Human Connection, Music, and the Power of Community

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community."

Strong as a Bear: An Illustrated Celebration of Animals and Their Emotional Presence in Language

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

Free as a bird, busy as a bee, and the rest of the metaphorical menagerie of the human imagination.

Young Barack Obama on What His Mother Taught Him About Love

3 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Perhaps that’s how any love begins, impulses and cloudy images that allow us to break across our solitude, and then, if we’re lucky, are finally transformed into something firmer."

Einstein’s Brilliant and Unusual Life, in a Graphic Novel

3 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

From relativity to romance, an illustrated chronicle of genius.

John Cage’s Intensely Beautiful Love Letters to Merce Cunningham

3 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"i would like to measure my breath in relation to the air between us."

Strange Trees: An Illustrated Atlas of the World’s Arboreal Wonders

3 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

From the cocoa tree that gives us chocolate to the Philippines' rainbow tree, a global tour of rooted marvels.

Permanent Present Tense: Pioneering Scientist Suzanne Corkin on How the Famous Amnesiac H.M. Illuminates the Paradoxes of Memory and the Self

3 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Even if we will never completely understand the way the brain works, whatever small part of the truth we are able to learn will bring us one step closer to understanding who we are."

The Magic of the Book: Hermann Hesse on Why We Read

3 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"The more that certain needs for entertainment and education are satisfied through other inventions, the more the book will win back in dignity and authority."

Your Body is a Space That Sees: Artist Lia Halloran’s Stunning Cyanotype Tribute to Women in Astronomy

3 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

From Hypatia of Alexandria to Jocelyn Bell Burnell, a beguiling homage to the heroines of illuminating the cosmos.

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