From The Writing Life (public library) by Annie Dillard — a wonderful addition to the collected wisdom of beloved writers — comes this beautiful and poignant meditation on the life well lived, reminding us of the trade offs between presence and productivity that we’re constantly choosing to make, or not................... .Read More
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What poets feel not, when they make,
A pleasure in creating,
The world, in its turn, will not take
Pleasure in contemplating
Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888) English poet and cultural critic.
In 1957, Albert Camus (November 7, 1913–January 4, 1960) became the second youngest laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature, awarded to him for work that “with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times.”.........................Click to read more
Shortly before his sixtieth birthday and a decade after issuing his immensely prescient admonition that America, if eligible at all to downfall and ruin, is eligible within herself, not without," Whitman writes under the heading “DEMOCRACY IN THE NEW WORLD”:....Click to read more
“Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life.” Click here to read more
“The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer. There are many men who feel a kind of twister pride in cynicism; there are many who confine themselves to criticism of the way others do what they themselves dare not even attempt.” .....Theodore Roosevelt. Click here to read more
“Awe is the moment when ego surrenders to wonder. This is our inheritance - the beauty before us. We cry. We cry out. There is nothing sentimental about facing the desert bare. It is a terrifying beauty.” Terry Tempest Williams
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“Progress is never permanent, will always be threatened, must be redoubled, restated and re imagined if it is to survive.” Zadie Smith's Welt Literature Prize acceptance Speech
“Nature’s particular gift to the walker… is to set the mind jogging, to make it garrulous, exalted, a little mad maybe — certainly creative and suprasensitive.” www.brainpickings.org