Blog Profile / Brain Pickings


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Archived Since:July 13, 2011

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From Dream to Nightmare: John Steinbeck on the Perils of Publicity and the Dark Side of Success

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"It is so hard to know anything. So impossible to trust oneself. Even to know what there is to trust."

Wendell Berry on How to Be a Poet and a Complete Human Being

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Make a place to sit down. Sit down. Be quiet. You must depend upon affection, reading, knowledge, skill..."

How to Make Use of Our Suffering: Simone Weil on Ameliorating Our Experience of Pain, Hunger, Fatigue, and All That Makes the Soul Cry

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"To make use... of the sufferings that chance inflicts upon us is better than inflicting discipline upon oneself."

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Writers on the Choice Not to Have Children

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"It’s about time we stop mistaking self-knowledge for self-absorption -- and realize that nobody has a monopoly on selfishness."

Happy Birthday, Mary Lou Williams: A Lovely Picture-Book Celebrating the Trailblazing Jazz Pianist and Composer

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

How an extraordinary woman transformed bullying into beautiful music and came to lift the spirits of millions.

Ray Bradbury on Storytelling, Friendship, and Why He Never Learned to Drive: A Lost Vintage Interview, Found and Animated

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"You write to please yourself. You write for the joy of writing. And then your public reads you and it begins to gather around."

Einstein, Gödel, and Our Strange Experience of Time: Rebecca Goldstein on How Relativity Rattled the Flow of Existence

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Is there anything we know more intimately than the fleetingness of time, the transience of each and every moment?"

James Baldwin and Margaret Mead on Reimagining Democracy for a Post-Consumerist Culture

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"It demands... a vast amount of passion and some courage to attack the forces which menace everybody’s life."

The Crossroads of Should and Must: An Intelligent Illustrated Field Guide to Finding Your Bliss

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Should is how other people want us to live our lives... Choosing Must is the greatest thing we can do with our lives."

Love Is Love: Maria Bello on Resisting the Labels We Are Given and Redefining Those We Give Ourselves

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

A courageous quest for nuance that liberates the different experiences of partnerships we have in the modern world.

Virginia Woolf on the Elasticity of Time

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"An hour, once it lodges in the queer element of the human spirit, may be stretched to fifty or a hundred times its clock length."

The Great Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on How to Do “Hugging Meditation”

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"When we hug, our hearts connect and we know that we are not separate beings."

JFK on Poetry, Power, and the Artist’s Role in Society: His Eulogy for Robert Frost, One of the Greatest Speeches of All Time

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth."

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