Yuval Noah Harari On Stupidity

Yuval Noah Harari (February 24, 1976 -) One thing that history teaches us is that we should never underestimate human stupidity…It's one of the most powerful forces in the world…You can't trust humans and even human leaders to do what is best for humanity. You can hope for it, but it's not certain.

Mohsin Hamid On Art

Mohsin Hamid   (July 23, 1971 –) Art is bigger than notions of black or white, male or female, American or non. Human beings don’t necessarily exist inside of (or correspond to) the neat racial, gendered or national boxes into which we often unthinkingly place them. It’s a mistake to ask literature to reinforce such …

Belkis Ayón On Art

Belkis Ayón (January 23, 1967 – September 11, 1999) These are the things I have inside that I toss out because there are burdens with which you cannot live or drag along. Perhaps that is what my work is about — that after so many years, I realize the disquiet.

Richard Feynman On Imagination

Richard Feynman (May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988) Our imagination is stretched to the upmost, not, as in fiction, to imagine things which are not really there, but just to comprehend those things which are there.    

Sylvia Plath On Life

Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) I want to be affected by life deeply, but never so blinded that I cannot see my share of existence in a wry, humorous light...  

Karen Reyes On DACA

Karen Reyes There’s so much pressure to be a perfect immigrant. They basically want us to save babies from burning buildings, have a 5.0 GPA and become doctors. But I’m just teaching these tiny humans to be great Americans.

John Brennan on Donald Trump

John Brennan (September 22, 1955 -) When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you (Donald Trump) will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history.  

Franz Kafka On Art

Franz Kafka     (July 03, 1883 – June 03, 1924) Art, like prayer, is a hand outstretched in the darkness, seeking for some touch of grace which will transform it into a hand that bestows gifts. 🎂Happy Birthday Franz Kafka (July 03, 1883 – June 03, 1924) In Memoriam🌹

James Baldwin On Poets

James Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) The poets (by which I mean all artists) are finally the only people who know the truth about us. Soldiers don’t. Statesmen don’t. Priests don’t. Union leaders don’t. Only poets.