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...and a wonderful fable about the three different ways of relating to one's work, each essential for the whole of art.
"Our universe is the most interesting of all possible universes, and our fate as human beings is to make it so."
"Ever since we discovered that Earth is round... we have understood that reality is not as it appears to us: every time we glimpse a new aspect of it, it is a deeply emotional experience."
"Here I am, and here I'll stay. I want the world to know I'm happy."
"The bird of paradise is obliged constantly to fly against the wind."
A sweet, subversive tale about the tradeoffs between creativity and commerce and the treacherous way in which prestige can hijack our sense of purpose.
"It is the intentions, the capacities for choice rather than the total configuration of traits which defines the person."
How a real-life act of kindness with a touch of serendipity sparked one of the most beloved children's stories of all time.
What the Fibonacci fascinations of daisies have to do with Kandinsky and mid-century graphic design.
A former firefighter and lifelong adventurer's clarion call for the joy of adventure in a culture obsessed with risk-averse achievement.
"It came to me while picking beans, the secret of happiness."
Amid the thickest darkness of World War I, a luminous beacon of the magical inside the macabre.
"...the made calendar stumbling over the real as a drunk trips over a threshold too low to see."
"My disease, alas, gives one (during its seizures) a headless heart."
"Life is livable because we know that wherever we go most of the people we meet... will allow us the same or nearly the same degree of freedom and privilege that they claim for themselves."
"In those simple relationships of loving husband and wife, affectionate sisters, children and grandmother, there are innumerable shades of sweetness and anguish which make up the pattern of our lives day by day."
"There is, for everybody, a first time. A psychedelic moment... an instant of recognition of verbally inexpressible spiritual realities, a meaning for the term beauty."
"Everything that is important and valuable and good belongs with the little piece of us which is not mechanical."
"America, if eligible at all to downfall and ruin, is eligible within herself, not without... Always inform yourself; always do the best you can; always vote."
"The development of sensibility is the most important thing for children and adults alike, but is much more possible for children.... Adults are very busy, taught to run all the time. You cannot run and be very aware of your inspirations."