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Hemingway on writing, knowledge, and the dangers of the ego j.mp/1uPNTEz pic.twitter.com/Gca8wjxbOj
Iconic painter Agnes Martin on art, solitude, and the secret of happiness j.mp/ZvAXsS
I love the idea of ending each day with an “atomic sentence” j.mp/1r8isDG
Susan Sontag on love, sex, and the world between j.mp/1u7RpMt pic.twitter.com/dfxR6RcewU
"Inquiry and distillation." Weaver and Voices of Industry entrepreneur Adele Stafford on the key tools of self-transformation #dolectures
33 favorite books on how to live meaningfully – my reading list for the Long Now Foundation's Manual for Civilization j.mp/Xxi5b6
David Foster Wallace on the future of writing and the redemptive power of reading j.mp/ZvbmA6 pic.twitter.com/18vd1mmHub
Hungry for some stimulating reads across art, psychology, science, and more? Devour these: j.mp/1u7ItXH pic.twitter.com/vib3PtD0JB
19-year-old Sylvia Plath on the beauty and transcendent simplicity of nature brainpickings.org/2014/06/12/syl… pic.twitter.com/3oCKej0bOP
"The problem isn’t coming up with ideas, it is how to contain the invasion.” Werner Herzog gold j.mp/1sDQ2PX
“Hope is about helping other people endure.”James Alexander spent 28 years in prison,became Dalai Lama Unsung Hero of Compassion #dolectures
"If you think about the size of the audience or how much it will appeal to the reader, you go nuts fairly quickly.” j.mp/1u7isaL
"How we spend our days is…how we spend our lives.” Always a beautiful read, but especially on the last summer Friday j.mp/1r7ymOT
"Compost your failures and use them to fertilize your dreams."Street poet David Sanchez #dolectures Essential pairing brainpickings.org/2013/05/15/deb…
David Foster Wallace on the future of writing in the age of information and the redemptive power of reading j.mp/1saLwy7
John Dewey on the true purpose of education – a must-read for teachers, parents, and lifelong learners alike j.mp/1plCJ4U
The definitive manifesto for handling haters – Anne Lamott on how we keep ourselves small by people-pleasing j.mp/1uiSXj3
Have you tried the Brain Pickings newsletter? The week's most unmissable reads, every Sunday j.mp/XuOm2A pic.twitter.com/pjhbKfYnIF
"Teaching and learning are correlative or corresponding processes, as much so as selling and buying.” THIS j.mp/1r66cVM
Exactitudes—brilliant photo series explores the interplay of individuality and conformity j.mp/1r64JhX pic.twitter.com/s0ywy11V1j
The story behind the iconic “Migrant Mother” photograph and how Dorothea Lange almost didn’t take it j.mp/XuBzNM
George Bernard Shaw on marriage and the hypocrisies of monogamy j.mp/1s9UnjA pic.twitter.com/o9LGQ6ihHY
Einstein on why we are alive—his letter to a young woman (a Brain Pickings reader’s mom) who lost faith in humanity) j.mp/Xs6zhn
Where Children Sleep – poignant photos of poverty and privilege from around the world j.mp/Xs3cH1 pic.twitter.com/6CJoD8SRyb
Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson on life and creative integrity – his wonderful 1990 commencement address: j.mp/1riGtJX
John Dewey on the true purpose of education and how to harness the power of natural curiosity j.mp/XrZMUL pic.twitter.com/ykp5AD6Nsy
David Foster Wallace on the redemptive power of reading, and the future of writing in the age of information j.mp/1qPTUlg
“The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive.”Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson on life j.mp/XqCwXm
The social contagion of suicide and how to preempt it j.mp/1rhp04H
The wonderful folks at @HOLSTEE have launched a “Learning Lab” of classes and workshops on productivity and life j.mp/XM9uSj
Buddhist Economics – E.F. Schumacher on how to stop prioritizing goods over people and consumption over creativity j.mp/1s9qgsF
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, reimagined in brilliant minimalist illustrations j.mp/1u4hNXB pic.twitter.com/YRX28izOku
"Trust breeds magic." @DoLectures kicks off this year's edition by quoting @swissmiss's wisdom from last year's.
"The problem isn’t coming up with ideas, it is how to contain the invasion.” Werner Herzog gold j.mp/XMj7k1
Henry Miller on monday and how it came to rule the world – such timely wisdom from a rare 1938 book j.mp/Xpmahx
“Music takes place in time, but repetition beguilingly makes it knowable in the way of something outside of time.” j.mp/XMGpGw
I love that poet Amy Clampitt spent her MacArthur “genius” grant on building a house for writing residencies j.mp/XoQGIg
"A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.” Kafka on what reading does for the soul j.mp/1ue89OF pic.twitter.com/PNIhft6t06
Piper Kerman on the outfit she wore at the most critical moment of her memoir-turned-TV-hit Orange Is the New Black j.mp/XLqtUO
E.B. White’s only New Yorker cover – is there anything this man couldn’t do? j.mp/1mfHuSR #dearoldelwyn
I love @bobulate’s idea of ending each day with an “atomic sentence” j.mp/XotaLu Inspired by Feynman j.mp/Xotc66
Great short meditation on the modern malady of “reading insecurity” j.mp/XmTxSd
Hello, little cloudlets
Edgar Allan Poe on the joy of marginalia and what handwriting reveals about your character j.mp/1udatW3 pic.twitter.com/UYyVda3BCS
The Wizard of Oz, reimagined in brilliantly minimalist illustrations j.mp/XKqmZL pic.twitter.com/oITmvYz3Tp