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Leonard Cohen on Creativity, Hard Work, and Why You Should Never Quit Before You Know What It Is You’re Quitting. BY MARIA POPOVA on BrainPickings

“The cutting of the gem has to be finished before you can see whether it shines.” BY MARIA POPOVA Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist Leonard Cohen (b. September 21, 1934) is among the most exhilarating creative spirits of the past century. Recipient … Continue reading

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The Third Self: Mary Oliver on Time, Concentration, the Artist’s Task, and the Central Commitment of the Creative Life – by Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

“In the wholeheartedness of concentration,” the poet Jane Hirshfield wrote in her beautiful inquiry into the effortless effort of creativity, “world and self begin to cohere. With that state comes an enlarging: of what may be known, what may be … Continue reading

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25 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Be A Fearless Writer

Because mistakes are the portals of discovery. Source: 25 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Be A Fearless Writer

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On Being Awake | Searching Sophia’s Pockets

On Being Awake | Searching Sophia's Pockets. Such a beautiful reminder to live every single moment in amazement, to revel in every single beat of the heart.

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The Place Where I Write, by Yelizaveta Renfro

Sometimes I can’t find tape to save my life, but I have all of these other objects always at my fingertips, and it is in the midst of these juxtapositions, this disorder and uncertainty, that I write. Not only does … Continue reading

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Poet Jane Hirshfield on The Mystery of Existence, by Kim Rosen

Poet Jane Hirshfield on The Mystery of Existence, by Kim Rosen. Good poems bring the grant of malleability. They make the world, and the self, workable, when it might seem to have stiffened past change. They hold the omnipresence of … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Technique in Thirteen Theses: Walter Benjamin’s Timeless Advice on Writing | Brain Pickings

“The more circumspectly you delay writing down an idea, the more maturely developed it will be on surrendering itself.” via The Writer's Technique in Thirteen Theses: Walter Benjamin's Timeless Advice on Writing | Brain Pickings. I must have tried them … Continue reading

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