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Gabriel García Márquez’s Formative Reading List: 24 Books That Shaped One of Humanity’s Greatest Writers

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it."

Richard Feynman on How His Father Taught Him about What Is Most Important

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

How to plant the seed for the lifelong pleasure of finding things out.

When Leaving Becomes Arriving: Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Ending Relationships

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Sometimes everything has to be inscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you."

R. Crumb Illustrates Kafka

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

...and why "Kafkaesque" doesn't mean what you think it does.

Grandmother’s Glass Eye: Elizabeth Bishop on How Poetry Pretends Life into Reality

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

On the glorious "difficulty of combining the real with the decidedly un-real."

Ongoingness: Sarah Manguso on Time, Memory, Beginnings and Endings, and the True Measure of a Life Filled with Aliveness

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

“Perhaps all anxiety might derive from a fixation on moments — an inability to accept life as ongoing.”

A Seizure of Happiness: Mary Oliver on Finding Magic in Life’s Unremarkable Moments

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

How to revel in the "sudden awareness of the citizenry of all things within one world."

Why Consciousness Exists: Douglas Rushkoff on Science, God, and the Purpose of Reality

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"We don’t need to credit an all-seeing God with the creation of life and matter to suspect that something wonderfully strange is going on in the dimension we call reality."

Margaret Mead and James Baldwin in Conversation, Part 2: Identity, Race, and the Immigrant Experience

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"You’ve got to tell the world how to treat you. If the world tells you how you are going to be treated, you are in trouble."

Sense of Nonsense: Alan Watts on How We Find Meaning by Surrendering to Meaninglessness

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"It is in this kind of meaninglessness that we come to the profoundest meaning."

Viva Frida: A Beautiful and Unusual Children’s Book Celebrating Frida Kahlo’s Story and Spirit

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

The lyrical tale of how creative culture's most uncommon Alice lived in a luminous Wonderland of her own making.

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