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Archived Since:July 13, 2011

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning on Love and Truthfulness

5 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"You must prepare yourself to forbear and to forgive — will you?"

Frida Kahlo on the Meanings of the Colors

5 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

From the color of madness and mystery to that of distance and tenderness.

Good Sense vs. Free Hope: Margaret Fuller on Reaping Wonder from Everyday Reality

5 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"The mind is not... a highway, but a temple, and its doors should not be carelessly left open."

Kafka on the Power of Music and the Point of Making Art

5 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"The only strong and deep passions are those which can stand the test of reason."

You Are Not the Target: Laura Huxley on Course-Correcting the Paths of Love and Not-Love

6 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"In all its manifestations and however it is produced, not-love tends to beget not-love. The energy of love is needed to reconvert not-love into love."

The Muskrat and the Meaning of Life: Loren Eiseley on Reclaiming Our Sense of the Miraculous in a Mechanical Age

6 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"We forget that nature itself is one vast miracle transcending the reality of night and nothingness. We forget that each one of us in his personal life repeats that miracle."

Legendary Cosmologist Martin Rees on Science, Religion, and the Future of Post-Human Intelligence

6 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Fundamental physics shows how hard it is for us to grasp even the simplest things in the world. That makes you quite skeptical whenever someone declares he has the key to some deeper reality."

Wallace Stevens on Reality, Creativity, and Our Greatest Self-Protection from the Pressure of the News

6 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"[The artist's] function is to make his imagination... become the light in the minds of others. His role, in short, is to help people to live their lives."

The Topography of Tears: A Stunning Aerial Tour of the Landscape of Human Emotion Through an Optical Microscope

6 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

From Blake to biochemistry, "proof that we cannot put our feelings in one place and our thoughts in another."

Albert Einstein on Human Rights, Independence of Spirit, and Our Mightiest Counterforce to Injustice

6 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"There is [a] human right which is infrequently mentioned but which seems to be destined to become very important: this is the right, or the duty, of the individual to abstain from cooperating in activities which he considers wrong or pernicious."

The Trouble with “Finding Yourself”

6 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"The self is a style of being, continually expanding in a vital process of definition, affirmation, revision, and growth, a process that is the image, we may say, of the life process of a healthy society itself."

Beethoven and the Crucial Difference Between Genius and Talent

6 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Genius has to be founded on major talent, but it adds a freshness and wildness of imagination, a raging ambition, an unusual gift for learning and growing, a depth and breadth of thought and spirit..."

Trailblazing Astronomer Maria Mitchell on Science, Spirituality, and the Conquest of Truth

6 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire."

Alain de Botton on Infatuation

6 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"The only people who can still strike us as normal are those we don’t yet know very well."

Jeanette Winterson on How Art and Storytelling Redeem Our Inner Lives

6 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Creative work bridges time because the energy of art is not time-bound... This makes our own death bearable."

Freedom and Destiny: Rollo May on the Constructiveness of Despair and the Vital Difference Between Happiness and Joy

6 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Joy... follows rightly confronted despair. Joy is the experience of possibility, the consciousness of one’s freedom as one confronts one’s destiny... After despair, the one thing left is possibility."

The Universe in Verse: Complete Show

6 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

An evening of poetry celebrating great scientists and scientific discoveries, read by beloved artists, writers, and musicians.

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