Alan Watts On Nature

Alan Watts (January 06, 1915 – November 16, 1973) The whole process of nature is an integrated process of immense complexity, and it’s really impossible to tell whether anything that happens in it is good or bad.  

Annie Proulx On Writing

Annie Proulx (August 22, 1935 -) You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different worlds on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.

Simone Weil On Closeness

Simone Weil (February 03, 1909 – August 24, 1943) The joy of meeting and the sorrow of separation. We should welcome these gifts … with our whole soul, and experience to the full, and with the same gratitude, all the sweetness or bitterness as the case may be.

Charles Duhigg On Habits

Charles Duhigg (1974 -) At the core of every habit is a neurological loop with three parts: A cue, a routine and a reward. To understand how to create habits — such as exercise habits — you must learn to establish the right cues and rewards.