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“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.” Happy birthday, Emerson https://t.co/t9wTBvBtrG
The doom and glory of knowing who you are – James Baldwin on what it means to be an artist https://t.co/4Gidn0Riea
The doom and glory of knowing who you are – James Baldwin on what it means to be an artist https://t.co/4Gidn0Riea
Emerson, born on this day in 1803, on individual integrity and resisting the tyranny of the masses – so needed today https://t.co/x784OC95Du
Emerson, born on this day in 1803, on individual integrity and resisting the tyranny of the masses – so needed today https://t.co/x784OC95Du
Oliver Sacks on the art of choosing empathy over vengeance – such a timeless lesson for our troubled times https://t.co/n7DSz3Sevi
Oliver Sacks on the art of choosing empathy over vengeance – such a timeless lesson for our troubled times https://t.co/n7DSz3Sevi
“True solitude is found in the wild places… inner voices become audible…One responds more clearly to other lives.” https://t.co/Pz4THlhQQm
What makes you you? Simone de Beauvoir on how chance and choice converge to make us who we are https://t.co/Qgjyom9Owl
What makes you you? Simone de Beauvoir on how chance and choice converge to make us who we are https://t.co/Qgjyom9Owl
Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on why neediness is essential for, not detrimental to, mutually nourishing relationships https://t.co/sZOvVxGj06
The wise and wonderful @AnnaDeavereS on how to break the paradox of procrastination https://t.co/VM74JfixOK
The wise and wonderful @AnnaDeavereS on how to break the paradox of procrastination https://t.co/VM74JfixOK
The great psychologist Erich Fromm on having vs. being and how to set ourselves free from our culture's chains https://t.co/OMFtUX23uc
The great psychologist Erich Fromm on having vs. being and how to set ourselves free from our culture's chains https://t.co/OMFtUX23uc
For Bob Dylan's birthday, in 1974 classic 'Forever Young,' illustrated https://t.co/8OP8bU5Qwu
For Bob Dylan's birthday, in 1974 classic "Forever Young," illustrated https://t.co/8OP8bU5Qwu
Elizabeth Bishop on why everyone should experience at least one prolonged period of solitude in life https://t.co/UodZcZIg8d
Elizabeth Bishop on why everyone should experience at least one prolonged period of solitude in life https://t.co/UodZcZIg8d
Bob Dylan, who turns 76 today, on the unconscious mind and how to cultivate the ideal environment for creative work https://t.co/noa5wNzcnj
Bob Dylan, who turns 76 today, on the unconscious mind and how to cultivate the ideal environment for creative work https://t.co/noa5wNzcnj
“True solitude is found in the wild places… inner voices become audible…One responds more clearly to other lives.” https://t.co/Pz4THlhQQm
Nobel-winning writer Joseph Brodsky, born on this day in 1940, on how to develop your taste in reading https://t.co/JRYcziyRpQ
How seaweed became Victorian women's entryway into science – gorgeous scientific drawings by Margaret Gatty https://t.co/QNVNy3TLoJ
How seaweed became Victorian women's entryway into science – gorgeous scientific drawings by Margaret Gatty https://t.co/QNVNy3TLoJ
For Bob Dylan's birthday, his wonderful 1970 song "If Dogs Run Free," illustrated https://t.co/zGLaB9FqzH
Fantastic @MonicaLewinsky op-ed on the far-reaching and catastrophic consequences of the exploitive "news" economy https://t.co/Cj60Bhw99I
Lift your heart every Sunday morning with the free Brain Pickings weekly newsletter: https://t.co/vk3Kgw1yQy
Lift your heart every Sunday morning with the free Brain Pickings weekly newsletter: https://t.co/vk3Kgw1yQy
"Music is ‘significant form,’ and its significance is that of a symbol, a highly articulated sensuous object." https://t.co/MomPiz4wsq
Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, born on this day in 1940, on our greatest—perhaps our only—antidote to evil https://t.co/WZXDwmxQOy
Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, born on this day in 1940, on our greatest—perhaps our only—antidote to evil https://t.co/WZXDwmxQOy
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