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Parker Palmer’s Spectacular Commencement Address on the Six Pillars of the Examined Life

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Take everything that’s bright and beautiful in you and introduce it to the shadow side of yourself... When you are able to say, 'I am all of the above, my shadow as well as my light,' the shadow’s power is put in service of the goo...

If Librarians Were Honest

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"If librarians were honest, they would say, No one spends time here without being changed..."

Diane Ackerman on the Secret Life of the Senses and the Measure of Our Aliveness

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"The great affair, the love affair with life, is to live as variously as possible, to groom one’s curiosity like a high-spirited thoroughbred, climb aboard, and gallop over the thick, sun-struck hills every day."

Nobel Laureate André Gide on What It Really Means to Be Original and Goethe’s Paradoxical Model of Creativity

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"If one does not absorb everything, one loses oneself completely. The mind must be greater than the world and contain it..."

Two Nine-Year-Olds’ Magnificent Open Letter to Disney About Racial and Gender Stereotypes

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Like most people we love your attractions, but we found some problems with some of them and those problems are stereotypes."

Bukowski on Writing, True Art, and the Courage to Create Outside the Forms of Approval

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Art is its own excuse, and it’s either Art or it’s something else. It’s either a poem or a piece of cheese."

Michelangelo on Poverty, Creative Integrity, and the Right Not To Be Interrupted

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"I do not know which is better, the ill that helps or the good that harms."

Art as a Form of Active Prayer and What Writers Really Labor For

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

“Immerse yourself in the common ground of the universe so that your true voice — not the egoistic voice that clamors vainly for power (for it will ruin you if you listen to it) — your authentic voice … may be heard.”

Hunter S. Thompson on Violence, Vengeance, and the Only True Fix for Our Destructive Impulses

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"One of the most important things is to recognize that we do have this mounting violence in us, and then to find the reasons."

Beatrix Potter, Mycologist: The Beloved Children’s Book Author’s Little-Known Scientific Studies and Illustrations of Mushrooms

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Imagination is the precursor to policy, the precondition to action. Imagination, like wonder, allows us to value something."

Albert Einstein’s Love Letters

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

“How was I able to live alone before, my little everything? Without you I lack self-confidence, passion for work, and enjoyment of life — in short, without you, my life is no life.”

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