Adyashanti On “I”

Alan Bennett On Reading

Alan Watts On Nature

Alice Seabold On Violence

Amy Tan On Success

Anaïs Nin On Artists

Anne Lamott On The Journey

Anne Rice On Writing

Anne Sophie Swetchine On Love

Annie Proulx On Writing 

Andrew Wyeth On Art

Barack Obama On Race

Benjamin Franklin On Death

Bill Brandt On Photography



Charles Duhigg On Habits 

Chris Van Allsburg On Christmas Magic

Czesław Miłosz On Experience

Derek Walcott On Bleecker Street



Elie Wiesel On Silence

Elizabeth Bishop on One Art

Epictetus On Choice

Fyodor Dostoyevsky On Love

Frank Lloyd Wright On Houses

Frederick Douglass On Reflection



George Orwell On Truth

Hannah Arendt On Totalitarianism

Harriet Tubman On Strength 

Helen Fisher On Love As Addiction

Howard Zinn On War



 Jamaica Kincaid On Writing

James Baldwin On Freedom

Jane Addams On Women 

Jean Cocteau On Poets

Jean Jacques Rousseau On Ownership

John Ashbery On Poetry

John Cheever On Art

John Donne On Mankind

John Quincy Adams On Books

Jose Alberto Gutierrez

June Singer On Security



Kahlil Gibran On Race

Knut Hamsun On Language

Lauren Artress On Service

Leo Rosten On Writing

Lyndon B Johnson On Race 

Louise Glück On Writing 

Ludwig van Beethoven On Genius

Luis Cernuda On Love

Louis Menand On Poetry 



Madeleine Dore On Solitude

Marcel Proust On Disquiet

Margaret Atwood On Time

Martin L King On Racism 

Martin L King On Satisfaction 

Marina Umaschi Bers On Technology 

Mary Oliver On The Journey

Maya Angelou On Phenomenal Woman

MFK Fisher On Basic Needs

Nadine Gordimer On Writing

Nimblewill Nomad On Happiness 



Oliver Sacks On Living 

Patricia Carroll-Mathes on Another Lovely Day

Philip K. Dick On Fear



Rainer Maria Rilke On Listening

Rainer Maria Rilke On Love

Ralph Ellison On Writing

Richard Wright On Hunger For Life 

Robert Bly On Listening To The Köln Concert 

Robert McCrum On Aging

Roger Angell On Death

Sandra Hochman On A Word

Seneca On Happiness

Seneca On Sorrow

Shirley Jackson On Inner Vision

Simone de Beauvoir On Living

Stephen Dunn On Writing

Steve Jobs On Death

Sylvia Plath On Happiness


Tao Writer On Friendship And Solitude

Tao Writer On Standing Undiminished

Teju Cole On Photography

Tim Cook On Engagement 

Tracy K Smith On Time

Ursula K Le Guin On Anger And Hatred

Ursula K Le Guin On Love

Victor Frankl On Attitude

Virginia Woolf On Reading



William Strunk Jr On Writing

Wisława Szymborska On The Moment