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URL :http://www.brainpickings.org/
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Archived Since:July 13, 2011

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Ray Bradbury on Failure, Why We Hate Work, and the Importance of Love in Creative Endeavors

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"To fail is to give up. But you are in the midst of a moving process. Nothing fails then. All goes on. Work is done." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

David Bowie’s Enchanting Isolated Vocal Track for “Ziggy Stardust”

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

Because Ziggy didn't always play guitar. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Leonard Cohen on Creativity, Hard Work, and Why You Should Never Quit Before You Know What It Is You’re Quitting

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"The cutting of the gem has to be finished before you can see whether it shines." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Physician Allison Ballantine’s Short, Stirring Commencement Address on Living with Presence

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

How the hamster wheel of achievement and approval can cheat us. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Swami Vivekananda on the Secret of Work: Intelligent Consolation for the Pressures of Productivity from 1896

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"Every work that we do, every movement of the body, every thought that we think, leaves such an impression on the mind-stuff..." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Mocha Dick: The Story of the Real-Life Whale That Inspired Moby-Dick, Illustrated

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"Some men sat stone-faced. Some shook." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

A Brief History of How Bees Sexed Up Earth and Gave Flowers Their Colors

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

How a striped, winged, six-legged love machine sparked "the longest marketing campaign in history." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

The Art of Self-Renewal: A Timeless 1964 Field Guide to Keeping Your Company and Your Soul Vibrantly Alive

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

>"The self-renewing man … looks forward to an endless and unpredictable dialogue between his potentialities an the claims of life – not only the claims he encounters but the claims he invents." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

Beloved British Artist Ralph Steadman Illustrates the Life of Leonardo da Vinci

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

A portrait of the legendary polymath that grants equal dignity to his triumphs as a genius and his disappointments as a human being. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Chinua Achebe on the Meaning of Life and the Writer’s Responsibility in Society

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"If we have any role at all, I think it’s the role of optimism, not blind or stupid optimism, but the kind which is meaningful, one that is rather close to that notion of the world which is not perfect, but which can be improved." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

30 Days of “Quantum Poetry” Celebrating the Glory of Science

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

From black holes to DNA to butterfly metamorphosis, bewitching verses on the magic of nature. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Happy Birthday, Marcel Proust: David Bowie Answers the Proust Questionnaire

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"Q: What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? A: Living in fear." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

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

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"An artist must learn to be nourished by his passions and by his despairs." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Happy Birthday, Oliver Sacks: The Visionary Neurologist on What Hallucinations Reveal about How the Mind Works

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"We see with the eyes, but we see with the brain as well." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

What Makes a Great City: E.B. White on the Poetics of New York

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"A poem compresses much in a small space and adds music, thus heightening its meaning. The city is like poetry." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Bohemians: A Graphic History of Creative Mavericks

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, Josephine Baker, Henry Miller, Gertrude Stein, Thelonious Monk, and other semi-subversive luminaries. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Thoreau on What Skunk-Cabbage Can Teach Us About Optimism and the Meaning of Human Life

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"There is no can’t nor cant to them. They see over the brow of winter’s hill. They see another summer ahead." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

The Story of a Man Who Wanted to Do Housework: A Proto-Feminist Children’s Book from 1935

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

A visionary fable about equality delivered through a comic Rube Goldberg machine of domestic disaster. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

The Man Who Turned Paper into Pixels: How Mathematician and Black Jack Wizard Claude Shannon Ignited the Information Age

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

How the most important man you never heard of laid the groundwork for the digital world. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Buddhist Economics: How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"Work and leisure are complementary parts of the same living process and cannot be separated without destroying the joy of work and the bliss of leisure." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

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