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Reader/writer. Founder of @brainpickings. MIT Fellow.

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History's most beautiful LGBT love letters, before "LGBT" meant anything to anyone: Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, Margaret Mead, Eleanor Roosevelt, Allen Ginsberg, and more https://t.co/rvT4IgPf5X
How to rewire your broken behavioral patterns – Shakespeare's advice on acquiring better habits https://t.co/hRNeuYzcb6
Orwell died on this day in 1950. Haunting illustrations for his "Nineteen Eighty-Four" https://t.co/WWyHwlWbqk
“People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster.”

Viva Baldwin https://t.co/lXBxLM65B6
Arthur Rackham's rare and revolutionary 1917 illustrations for the Brothers Grimm fairy tales https://t.co/VrRZWactWn
"What if the mightiest word is love?
Love beyond marital, filial, national,
love that casts a widening pool of light,
love with no need to pre-empt grievance."

10 years ago today, @ProfessorEA's "Praise Song for the Day" marked @BarackObama's inauguration https://t.co/5AXD7e6Yld
“The patterns of our lives reveal us. Our habits measure us.”

Mary Oliver on how habit gives shape to our inner lives: https://t.co/vdOc4fmFcv
“Nourish yourself with grand and austere ideas of beauty that feed the soul… Seek solitude.”

Timeless 200-year-old advice on creative discipline and how to resist social distractions from one of the era's greatest artists: https://t.co/DaOC7GXhoB
“Look for verbs of muscle, adjectives of exactitude.”

Mary Oliver's advice on writing, in a lovely and incisive prose poem: https://t.co/ltQc8uBJ53
"There is within each of us a self that is neither a child, nor a servant of the hours. It is a third self, occasional in some of us, tyrant in others. This self is out of love with the ordinary; it is out of love with time. It has a hunger for eternity." https://t.co/loE07zY7bN
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