Tracy Kidder On the Truth

Tracy Kidder (November 12, 1945 -) In fiction, believability may have nothing to do with reality or even plausibility. It has everything to do with those things in nonfiction. I think that the nonfiction writer’s fundamental job is to make what is true believable.

Neil Young On Writing

Neil Young (November 12, 1945 -) Writing is very convenient, has a low expense and is a great way to pass the time. I highly recommend it to any old rocker who is out of cash and doesn’t know what to do next.  

Rachel Carson On The Earth

Rachel Carson (May 27, 1907–April 14, 1964) The real wealth of the Nation lies in the resources of the earth — soil, water, forests, minerals, and wildlife... Their administration is not properly, and cannot be, a matter of politics. 🌎  Earth Day 🌍

Katharine Weber On Loss

Katharine Weber (November 12, 1955 -) Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end. That’s the given. How you respond to those losses, what you make of what’s left, that’s the part you have to make up as you go.  

Sam Nunberg On Politics

Sam Nunberg (June 21, 1981 -) The misconception is that the president (Trump) does not know what he does not know. In my experience, the reality is that the president knows what he does not know and does not think he needs to know it.

Leslie Jonath On Poetry

Leslie Jonath The beauty of a great poem is that it gives language to an emotion that we’re unable to express otherwise. I can’t think of another art form where words are the medium to crystallize the depths of our emotional life. Poetry at its best makes us feel understood.