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URL :http://www.brainpickings.org/
Filed Under:Odd
Posts on Regator:2400
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Archived Since:July 13, 2011

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Maurice Sendak’s Rare, Sensual Illustrations for Herman Melville’s Greatest Commercial Failure and Most Personally Beloved Novel

last monthOdd : Brain Pickings

"The strongest and fieriest emotions of life defy all analytical insight." 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.

How Rockets Really Work

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The chemistry of ridable explosions. 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.

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

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"Love is the only way to rescue humanity from all ills." 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.

James Baldwin on the Creative Process and the Artist’s Responsibility to Society

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"The war of an artist with his society is a lover’s war, and he does, at his best, what lovers do, which is to reveal the beloved to himself and, with that revelation, to make freedom real." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

Inside, Outside, Upside Down: A Sweet Children’s Book About Understanding the World Through Relative Positions

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A gentle reminder that everything is a matter of perspective. 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.

Why the Sky and the Ocean Are Blue: The Color of Distance and Desire

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"Something is always far away... After all we hardly know our own depths." 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.

Thoughts on Design: Paul Rand on Beauty, Simplicity, the Power of Symbols, and Why Idealism Is Essential in Creative Work

last monthOdd : Brain Pickings

"Catering to bad taste, which we so readily attribute to the average reader, merely perpetuates that mediocrity." 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.

Maya Angelou on Courage and Facing Evil

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"There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic." 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.

“Don’t Read Books!” A 12th-Century Zen Poem

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"It's annoying for others to have to hear you." 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.

Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, Making a Living of What You Love, and How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality

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"If your project has real substance, ultimately the money will follow you like a common cur in the street with its tail between its legs." 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.

An Atlas of Alternative Maps by Tim Berners-Lee, Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, Damien Hirst, John Maeda, Kevin Kelly, John Baldessari, and More

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"Maps are errors to arrive at truth." 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.

How We Think: John Dewey on the Art of Reflection and Fruitful Curiosity in an Age of Instant Opinions and Information Overload

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"To maintain the state of doubt and to carry on systematic and protracted inquiry -- these are the essentials of thinking." 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 Children Can Teach Us About Risk, Failure, and Personal Growth

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"Our fear of failure... assures the progressive narrowing of the personality." 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.

O Captain! My Captain! David Foster Wallace, Robin Williams, Walt Whitman, and the Unholy Ghost of Suicide

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"My Captain does not answer... he has no pulse nor will." 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.

Barbara Walters on Gossip

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"You're never just a spectator: unless you put a stop to it, you're a participant." 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 Baby: A Playful Illustrated Primer for Every Kind of Family and Every Kind of Kid

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An inclusive and imaginative primer on human reproduction. 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.

C.S. Lewis’s Ideal Daily Routine

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"It is essential of the happy life that a man would have almost no mail." 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.

Truth and Tenderness: Ralph Waldo Emerson on Friendship and Its Two Essential Conditions

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"What is so delicious as a just and firm encounter of two, in a thought, in a feeling?" 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.

Jane Goodall Answers the Proust Questionnaire

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A dead writer meets one of the greatest scientists alive. 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.

Charity and Sylvia: The Remarkable Story of How Two Women Married Each Other in Early America

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"For forty years... they have shared each other’s occupations and pleasures and works of charity while in health, and watched over each other tenderly in sickness." 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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