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|Archived Since:||July 13, 2011|
"(You never know what troubled little girl needs a book)"
"It seizes points in common, between subjects having no very apparent connexion, & hence seldom or never brought into juxtaposition."
How the debris of a landmark disagreement became the foundation of our present ideas about the fabric of existence.
From breastfeeding to theory of mind, a delightful developmental odyssey seen from the parallel perspectives of parent and child.
Urban dogs, underworld dragons, the unseen Peanuts, and every living person in New York.
"Kissing seems not a great matter, in a way. And yet in one way it speaks the million things which words can’t."
"It’s so foolish to live (which is always trouble enough) and not to save your soul. It’s so foolish to lose your real pleasures for the supposed pleasures of the chase — or the stock exchange."
"In this great chain of causes and effects, no single fact can be considered in isolation."
How the roads taken and not taken both lead us to ourselves.
"Live a while in these books, learn from them what seems to you worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be repaid you a thousand and a thousand times."
"All creative art is magic, is evocation of the unseen in forms persuasive, enlightening, familiar and surprising, for the edification of mankind."
"The everywhere of thought is indeed a region of nowhere."
"It is not all bad, but it is not all good, it is not all ugly, but it is not all beautiful, it is life, life, life — the only thing that matters."
What stress hormones have to do with the social machinery of sympathy.
"There is no love of life without despair of life."
In praise of "living more intensely and doing better work" whatever life may throw your way.
A thrilling cosmic detective story of how the universe evolved and what made our very existence possible.
"The art of self-culture begins with a deeper awareness... of the marvel of our being alive at all; alive in a world as startling and mysterious, as lovely and horrible, as the one we live in."
How a boy who spent his schooldays staring out the classroom window shaped the science of the skies.
"I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure."