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How a little girl with dreams of flying changed the world in footnotes.
"Understanding and loving are inseparable. If they are separate, it is a cerebral process and the door to essential understanding remains closed."
"Art that speaks to any of us always comes from a very particular place, and then we find ourselves in it in some kind of way."
"An experience makes its appearance only when it is being said. And unless it is said it is, so to speak, non-existent."
"We shape our self to fit this world and by the world are shaped again."
"There is no whole self. It suffices to walk any distance along the inexorable rigidity that the mirrors of the past open to us in order to feel like outsiders, naively flustered by our own bygone days."
"It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to apply it well."
Mathematics and poetry converge in an ode to the "sweet reasonableness" at the heart of a psychologically balanced character.
"You cannot study Japanese art... without becoming much gayer and happier."
A humbling celestial reflection on what enlarges the minuteness of human life with meaning against the vast backdrop of the universe.
"It is the privilege of affection to see a friend in all the situations of his soul."
"The creative personality is always one that looks on the world as fit for change and on himself as an instrument for change."
"Whatever inspiration is, it's born from a continuous ‘I don't know.’"
"A poem... is when you are in love and have the sky in your mouth."
"The whole life of the individual is nothing but the process of giving birth to himself; indeed, we should be fully born, when we die."
"The fundamental fallacy of utopianism is to assume that everyone wants to live in the same utopia."
"No-one knows what your life or life itself should be because it is in the process of being created. Life moves according to a growing consciousness of life and is completely unpredictable."
How a tenacious boy created one of the most life-changing inventions in human history.
"[The] excitement we derive from a work of art is mostly the excitement of seeing connections that did not exist before, of seeing quite different aspects of life unified through a pattern."
"We are our stories, stories that can be both prison and the crowbar to break open the door of that prison."