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Aug 13 '14
explore-blog:

Heartening news of the day: Stanford’s Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win the Fields Medal, the “Nobel Prize of mathematics.” In some distant galaxy, Maria Mitchell’s heart is bursting with joy.

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Heartening news of the day: Stanford’s Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win the Fields Medal, the “Nobel Prize of mathematics.” In some distant galaxy, Maria Mitchell’s heart is bursting with joy.

Jul 8 '14
humansofnewyork:

"Bank robbery was my crime of choice. You know, I hadn’t committed a single crime until the age of 54. But then I robbed my first bank, and after that I went on quite a tear."

humansofnewyork:

"Bank robbery was my crime of choice. You know, I hadn’t committed a single crime until the age of 54. But then I robbed my first bank, and after that I went on quite a tear."

Jun 10 '14
humansofnewyork:

"I’m working from 8 AM to 8 AM. But I do get a coffee break."

humansofnewyork:

"I’m working from 8 AM to 8 AM. But I do get a coffee break."

Jun 10 '14
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Quoting Salvador Dali, The Poster Project echoes the sixth of Neil Gaiman’s 8 rules of writing:“Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving.”
Pair with Anne Lamott on how perfectionism kills creativity.

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Quoting Salvador Dali, The Poster Project echoes the sixth of Neil Gaiman’s 8 rules of writing:“Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving.”

Pair with Anne Lamott on how perfectionism kills creativity.

Jun 8 '14
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For some reason, we think that poetry is this thing you do on the side, once you get your math done or your science done. Same thing with writing or any of the things we call “the arts” – there’s this idea that they’re just an elective, they’re just decoration, and they have nothing to do with our survival … or why we can stand to be here.

That’s the reason I’ve made it to 53 – because of finding these things that poetry or painting or place contain. That’s the stuff of mental health, and we ignore it at our peril.

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Lynda Barry, brilliant as ever, in an interview about poetry. Pair with other luminaries on how the humanities make us human and E.O. Wilson on why science and the arts need one another.

Perhaps Wordsworth was right when he wrote that “poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge.”

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Mar 20 '14
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Schopenhauer on style – timeless wisdom on writing from the 19th-century German philosopher

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Schopenhauer on style – timeless wisdom on writing from the 19th-century German philosopher

Mar 18 '14
humansofnewyork:

"There are a lot of ‘Irish’ pubs in America, but they just don’t have the ‘craic.’ You know the word ‘craic,’ don’t you? Craic is a special fun atmosphere that Irish people can produce. Some Irish people have more craic than others. There are all kinds of craic. There’s good craic, mighty craic, savage craic, and deadly craic. Then there are boring people who have no fun inside of them. We call that minus craic."

humansofnewyork:

"There are a lot of ‘Irish’ pubs in America, but they just don’t have the ‘craic.’ You know the word ‘craic,’ don’t you? Craic is a special fun atmosphere that Irish people can produce. Some Irish people have more craic than others. There are all kinds of craic. There’s good craic, mighty craic, savage craic, and deadly craic. Then there are boring people who have no fun inside of them. We call that minus craic."

Mar 10 '14
Mar 8 '14
humansofnewyork:

"Do you remember the most frightened you’ve ever been?""When I was 21 and I found out my girlfriend was pregnant.""How’d things turn out?""Pretty damn well."

humansofnewyork:

"Do you remember the most frightened you’ve ever been?"
"When I was 21 and I found out my girlfriend was pregnant."
"How’d things turn out?"
"Pretty damn well."

Nov 29 '13
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Modern Masterpieces of Comedic Genius – a collection of impossibly funny Amazon reviews. Above, Star Trek star George Takei’s three-star treatise on the Denon AKDL1 Dedicated Link Cable.

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Modern Masterpieces of Comedic Genius – a collection of impossibly funny Amazon reviews. Above, Star Trek star George Takei’s three-star treatise on the Denon AKDL1 Dedicated Link Cable.