Directory For The Love Of Wisdom


A Letter From Home

AJ Liebling On News

AJ Liebling On War

Abraham Lincoln On America

Abraham Lincoln On Equality And Government

Abraham Lincoln On History And Judgement

Abraham Lincoln On Slavery

Abraham Lincoln On Truth

Adlai Stevenson On Leadership

Adrienne Rich On Art

Adrienne Rich On Human Relationships

Adrienne Rich On Poets

Adyashanti On Being

Adyashanti On Beliefs

Adyashanti On Death

Adyashanti On Happiness

Adyashanti On Love

Adyashanti On Loving

Adyashanti On Spirituality

Adyashanti On The Known And Unknown

Adyashanti On The Now

Adyashanti On Truth And Love

Adyashanti On “I”

Aesop On Kindness

Ai Weiwei On Authenticity

Al Gore On The Environment

Alain Badiou On Love

Alain Badiou On Love

Alain Badiou On Love

Alain de Botton On Charity

Alain de Botton On Communicators

Alain de Botton On Human Nature

Alain de Botton On Listeners

Alan Alda On Truth

Alan Ball On Beauty

Alan Bennett On Reading

Alan Gerard Fletcher On Imagination

Alan Lightman On Questions

Alan Paige Lightman On Faith

Alan Watts On A Happening

Alan Watts On Connection

Alan Watts On Egos

Alan Watts On Fortune And Chance

Alan Watts On Nature

Alan Watts On Religion

Alan Watts On The Dead

Alan Watts On The Self

Alan Watts On The Universe Inside Us

Alan Watts On Time

Alan Watts On Trouble

Alan Watts On Yourself

Albert Camus On Artist

Albert Camus On Awareness

Albert Camus On Death

Albert Camus On Opening The Heart

Albert Camus On Understanding

Albert Einstein On Compassion

Albert Einstein On Creation

Albert Einstein On Great Spirits

Albert Einstein On Intuition

Albert Einstein On Imagination

Albert Einstein On Intuitive Mind

Albert Einstein On Living

Albert Einstein On Relativity

Albert Einstein On Solitude

Albert Einstein On The Mysterious

Albert Murray On Heroism

Albert Schweitzer On Gratitude

Albert Schweitzer On Inhumanity

Albert Schweitzer On The Question

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi On The Universe

Aldis Hodge On Police Brutality

Aldous Huxley On Appetites Of The Soul

Aldous Huxley On Enlightenment

Aldous Huxley On Nothing But

Aldous Huxley On Silence

Aldous Huxley On The Journey

Alejandra Pizarnik On Melancholia

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn On Evil

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn On Revelations

Alexander Hamilton On Sacred Rights

Alexandra Horowitz On Stimuli

Alfred Adler On Principles

Alfred Lord Tennyson On Flower In The Crannied Wall

Alfred Russel Wallace On Wealth

Alice Koller On Loving

Alice Koller On Solitude

Alice Koller On Writing

Alice Meynell On Words

Alice Seabold On Violence

Alison Lurie On Tragedy

Allen Ginsberg On Poetry

Alvin Toffler On Change

Amanda Palmer On Art

Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devil) On Individuals

Amy Tan On Success

Ana Mendieta On Culture

Ananda Coomaraswamy On Artists

Anaïs Nin On Artists

Anaïs Nin On Dreams

Anaïs Nin On Friends

Anaïs Nin On Love

Anaïs Nin On Maturity

Anaïs Nin On Relationship

Anaïs Nin On Relationships

Anaïs Nin On The Artist’s Task

Anaïs Nin On Writing

Andre Breton On Reality

Andre Gide On Discovery

Andre Lorde On Differences

Andrea Barrett On Writing And Science

Andrei Tarkovsky On Solitude

Andrew Carnegie On Wealth

Andrew Wyeth On Art

Andrew Wyeth On Painting

André Aciman On Beauty

Angela Yvonne Davis On Freedom

Anita Loos On Women’s Liberationists

Ann Druyan On Chance

Ann Hamilton On The Possibilities Of Art

Ann Hamilton On Time

Ann Patchett On Writing

Ann Proulx On Writing

Anna Akhmatova On Poetry And Love

Anna Deavere Smith On Artists

Anne Beattie On Time

Anne Elizabeth Applebaum On Lies And Liars – For The Love Of Wisdom

Anne Frank On Courage

Anne Frank On Ideals

Anne Frank On Nature

Anne Gilchrist On Happiness

Anne Gilchrist On WellBeing

Anne Lamott On Beauty And Meaning

Anne Lamott On Connection

Anne Lamott On Intuition

Anne Lamott On Life

Anne Lamott On Life

Anne Lamott On Perfectionism

Anne Lamott On Ritual

Anne Lamott On The Journey

Anne Proulx On Writing

Anne Rice On Writing

Anne Sexton On Poetry

Anne Sexton On Welcome Morning

Anne Sophie Swetchine On Love

Anne Truitt On Condemnation

Anne Truitt On Love

Annemarie Roeper On Identity

Annemarie Roeper On The Core Of Your Being

Annie Dillard On A Good Life

Annie Dillard On Writing

Annie Dillard On Giving

Annie Proulx On Writing

Anthony Burgess On Experience

Anthony Trollope On Work

Anthony de Mello On Enlightenment

Antoine De Saint-Exupery On Responsibility

Anton Chekhov On Freedom

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov On Marriage

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov On Wealth

Antonio Damasio On Culture And Life

Anya Krugovoy Silver On Cancer

Arthur Koestler On Living Your Life

Arthur Koestler On Living

Arthur Rimbaud On My Bohemian Life

Audre Lorde On Acceptable Women

Audre Lorde On Death

Audre Lorde On Fear

Audre Lorde On Living While Dying

Audre Lorde On Racism

Audre Lorde On The Transformation Of Silence

August Wilson On The Blues

August Wilson On Life

Authur Rimbaud On My Bohemian Life

Barack Obama On Change

Barack Obama On Different Points Of View

Barack Obama On Equality

Barack Obama On Hope And Joy

Barack Obama On Political Power

Barack Obama On Race

Barack Obama On Respect

Barack Obama On Writing

Barbara Hillary On Options

Barbara Kingsolver On Writers

Barbara Ras On You Can’t Have It All

Baruch Spinoza On Understanding

Basarab Nicolescu On Life

Belkis Ayón On Art

Benjamin Franklin On Death

Ben Franklin On Permanence

Ben Shahn On Artists

Benjamin Franklin On Death

Bernard Augustine DeVoto On The Martini

Bertrand Russell On Critical Thinking

Bertrand Russell On Fanaticism

Bertrand Russell On Fear, Religion, And God

Bertrand Russell On Religion And Fear

Betty Friedan On Inequality

Bill Brandt On Photography

Bill Hayes On Being Alive

Bill Hayes On Kindness

Bill Moyers On Democracy

Billy Collins On Forgetfulness

Billy Collins On The Romantics

Billy Collins On “I Love You”

Bishop Desmond Tutu On Peace

Black Elk On Events

Blaise Pascal On Mankind

Blima Marcus On Vaccines

Bob Herbert On Being Human

Bob Herbert On Wealth

Booker T Washington On Success

Brian Greene On Laws

Brian Greene On Purpose

Bruce Hood On The Self and Freewill

Bruce Lee On Simplicity

Brunello Cucinelli On Living

Buddha On Believing

Buddha On Death

Buddha On Love

Bunk On The Lack Of Pussy


CS Lewis On Self Consciousness

CS Lewis On Friendship

Calvin & Hobbes On Creativity

Carl Jung On Being

Carl Jung On Happiness

Carl Jung On Inner Experiences

Carl Jung On Myth

Carl Sagan On Books

Carl Sagan On Expectations

Carl Sagan On The Earth

Carl Sagen On Reading

Carol S Dweck On Personal Growth And Mindset

Carolyn Forché On Poets

Charles Bukowski On Creativity And Writing

Charles Dickens On Abstractions

Charles Duhigg On Habits

Charles Krauthammer On Trump

Charles M Blow On Mass Shootings

Charles M Blow On Move On, But Never Forget

Charles M Blow On Is Trump a Rapist?

Charles Simic On Death

Charles Simic On Poetry

Charles Simic On Writing

Cheryl Strayed On People Watching

Cheryl Strayed On Voice

Chinua Achebe On Art And Politics

Chinua Achebe On Intrusions

Chris Van Allsburg On Christmas Magic

Christoph Koch On Freedom

Christopher Eric Hitchens On Alcohol

Christopher Eric Hitchens On Death

Christopher Hampton On Critics

Christopher Morley On Books

Christopher Morley On Success

CK Williams On Poetry

Cliff Joseph On The Power Of Art

Constance Wu On Beauty

Countess Constance Markievicz On Equality

Czesław Miłosz On Experience

César Abraham Vallejo Mendoza On Life

Dani Shapiro On Writing

David Abram On Imagination

David Abram On Interconnectedness

David Abram On Magic

David Bohm On Living In Harmony

David Brooks On Trump

David Carr On Addiction

David Foster Wallace On Enough

David Foster Wallace On Reading

David Frederick Attenborough On Climate Change

David Frederick Attenborough On The Earth

David H. Souter On Parody

David James On What’s Important

David Lynch On Ideas

David Miliband On Lies

David Paladin On Balance

David Stephen Mitchell On Midlife

David Whyte On Courage

David Whyte On Crisis

David Whyte On Home

David Whyte On Love

David Whyte On Maturity

Deborah Levy On Chaos And Life

Denise Levertov On To Be A Poet

Denise Levertov On Writing

Derek Walcott On Bleecker Street

Derek Walcott On Love After Love

DH Lawrence On Design In Art

Donald Andrew Hall On Writing

Donald Andrew Hall On Poetry

Donald Hall On The Poem

Donald Trump On The Death Of 250,000 American Citizens

Donald Winnicott On Debt To A Woman

Doris Kearns Goodwin On History

Doris Lessing On Prejudice

Dorothea Lange On Photography

Dorothy Day On Change

Douglas Adams On The Journey

Dr Seuss On Being Weird

Duke Ellington On Jazz And Freedom

Dwight D. Eisenhower On The Military Industrial Complex


EE Cummings On Being Yourself

EE Cummings On Feelings

EM Foster On Betrayal

Eckhard Tolle On Time

Ed Simon On The Collapse Of Democracy

Edith Wharton On A Woman’s Nature

Eduardo Porter On Social Dysfunction

Edward Hirsch On Poetry

Edward Hirsch On Reading Poetry

Edward M Hirsch On The Elegy

Edward R Murrow On Truth

Edward Said On Empires

Edward Weston On Comparisons

Eleanor Porter On The Unknown

Eleanor Roosevelt On Integrity

Elie Wiesel On Being A Witness

Elie Wiesel On Oppression

Elie Wiesel On Silence

Elif Shafak On Storytelling

Elif Shafak On Women Writers

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross On Living

Elizabeth Acevedo On Belonging

Elizabeth Alexander On Art

Elizabeth Bishop on One Art

Elizabeth Bowen On Writing

Elizabeth Gilbert On A Rich Life

Elizabeth Gilbert On Grief

Elizabeth Peabody On Midlife

Ella Wheeler Wilcox On Protest

Emily Levine On Life, Death And Dying

Emily Levine On Predictions

Emma Lazarus On Freedom

Enrico Fermi On Atomic Weapons

Epictetus On Choice

Epictetus On Loss

Eric Carle On Seeing

Erich Fromm On Freedom

Erich Fromm On Hope

Erich Fromm On Humanism

Erich Fromm On Life

Erich Fromm On Love

Erich Fromm On Love

Erich Fromm On Mastering The Art Of Love

Erich Fromm On Understanding

Ernest Hemingway On Paris

Esther Sternberg On Connections

Etel Adnan On Memory

Etel Adnan On The Future

Eudora Welty On Life

Eugène Delacroix On Solitude 

Euripides On Death

Evelyn Fox Keller On Inner Experiences

Fanny Howe On The Present

Fleur Adcock On Weathering

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald On Intelligence

Francoise Giroud On Death

Frank Delaney On Poets

Frank Lloyd Wright On Houses

Frank Lloyd Wright On Houses

Frank Ostaseski On Birth-Death

Frank Ostaseski On Love

Franklin Delano Roosevelt On Fear

Franz Kafka On Art

Franz Kafka On Books

Franz Kafka On Letter Writing

Franz Kafka On Music And Poetry

Franz Kafka On Noise

Frederick Douglass On Crimes Of The Unites States

Frederick Douglass On Reflection

Frederick Douglass On Truth

Freeman Dyson On Scientific Theories

Frida Kahlo On Honesty

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche On Being Yourself

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche On Endurance

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche On Living

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche On Truth

Fyodor Dostoyevsky On Life

Fyodor Dostoyevsky On Life

Fyodor Dostoyevsky On Love


Gabriel García Márquez On Journalism

Gabriel García Márquez On Memory

Gabriel García Márquez On Life

Gabriele D’Annunzio On Joy

Gary Younge On Thriving Against Racism

Gaston Bachelard On Consciousness

Gaston Bachelard On Dreams

Gaston Bachelard On Life

Gaston Bachelard On Love

Gaston Bachelard On Reverie

Genevieve Dewar on Human Nature

George Bernard Shaw On Indifference

George Bernard Shaw On Life

George Carlin On God

George Gershwin On Music

George Leonard On Mastery

George Orwell On Fascism

George Orwell On Foreigners

George Orwell On Liberty

George Orwell On Truth

George Perkins Marsh On The Environment

Georgia O’Keeffe On Friendship

Georgia O’Keeffe On Living Your Life

Georgia O’Keeffe On Starting Over

Gerard De Nerval On My Universe

Gilda Radner On Life

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi On Music

Grace Paley On Language

Guy Fawkes On The Fifth Of November

Gwendolyn Brooks On Life

Haemin Sunim On Imperfection

Hafez On God

Hagai El-Ad On Israel’s Apartheid

Hank Tusinski On Brush Painting

Hannah Arendt On Fearlessness

Hannah Arendt On Knowledge

Hannah Arendt On Meaning And Truth

Hannah Arendt On Oblivion

Hannah Arendt On Pursuit Of Happiness

Hannah Arendt On Silent Intercourse

Hannah Arendt On Thinking

Hannah Arendt On Totalitarianism

Hannah Arendt On Totalitarianism

Hannah Arendt On Tyranny

Hans Cloos On The Past

Harold Maine On The Hour Of Man

Harriet Tubman On Strength

Harriet Tubman On The Underground Railroad

Haruki Murakami On Aging And Interviews

Haruki Murakami On Loss

Heinrich Böll On America

Helen Fisher On Love As Addiction

Henry David Thoreau On Knowing

Henry David Thoreau On Living

Henry David Thoreau On Self Care

Henry David Thoreau On Solitude

Henry David Thoreau On The Mind/Body Disconnect

Henry David Thoreau On Unjust Laws

Henry James On Writing

Henry Louis Mencken On Truth

Henry Miller On Aging

Henry Miller On Getting Along

Henry Miller On The Miraculous

Henry Miller On Communication

Herbert B Swope On Failure

Herman Hess On Being

Herman Hesse On Destiny

Herman Melville On Meditation

Hermann Hesse On Death

Hermann Hesse On God

Hermann Hesse On Perfection

Hermann Hesse On Solitude

Hermann Hesse On Listening

Hitomaro On Aging

Hokusai On Drawing

Hokusai On Drawing

Homer Simpson On Life

Howard Nemerov On Poetry

Howard Roger Garis On Thinking

Howard Washington Thurman On Your Inner Voice

Howard Zinn On War

Hugh Macleod On Find Your Own Shtick

Hunter S Thompson On Advice

Huston Smith On Art And The Zen Life

Huston Smith On Religion

Huston Smith On Religion


Ida Tarbell On Connections

Immanuel Kant On Wonder

Inge and Sten Hegeler On Seeing

Iris Murdoch On Art And Philosophy

Iris Murdoch On Art And Truth

Iris Murdoch On Beauty

Iris Murdoch On Happiness

Iris Murdoch On The Good

Iris Murdoch On Tyrants And Art

Irving Kristol On Equal Distribution

Isabel Allende On Story Telling

Italo Calvino On Photography

Jack Kerouac On Death

Jack Kerouac On Friendships

Jack Weinberg On Freedom

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī On Joy

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī On Solitude

Jamaica Kincaid On Writing

Jamaica Kincaid On Writing

James Baldwin On 4 AM

James Baldwin On Death

James Baldwin On Freedom

James Baldwin On Ignorance

James Baldwin On Oneself

James Baldwin On Place

James Baldwin On Poets

James Baldwin On Race

James Baldwin On Responsibility

James Baldwin On Say Yes To Life

James Baldwin On Segregation

James Baldwin On Survival

James Baldwin On The Artist’s Task

James Broughton On Vision

James Broughton On Wondrous The Merge

James Comey On A Dangerous Time

James Joyce On Ulysses

James Kavanaugh On There Are Men Too Gentle To Live Among Wolves

James Matsumoto Omura On Internment And Racism

James Maxwell Anderson On Biography

James R McManus On Favors

Jami Attenberg On Love

Jan Swafford On Genius

Jane Addams On Women

Jane Ebihara On The Last Kiss

Jane Goodall On Nature

Jane Goodall On Reading

Jane Hirshfield On Experience

Jane Hirshfield On Poetry

Jane Hirshfield On The Creative Self

Jane Kenyon On Melancholy

Jane Kenyon On Writing

Jean Cocteau On Death

Jean Cocteau On Poets

Jean Houston On Entelechy

Jean Jacques Rousseau On Ownership

Jean Rhys On Truth

Jean de La Fontaine On Death

Jean-Luc Picard On Time

Jean-Pierre Weill On Well Being

Jeannette Napolitano On Fear

Jeanette Winterson On Artists

Jeanette Winterson On Healing And Continuity

Jeanette Winterson On Time

Jeanette Winterson On Language

Jeanine Michna-Bales On Woman ‘s Suffrage

Jenny Joseph On Growing Old

Jeremy Bentham On Laws

Jesse Jackson On Pride

Jhumpa Lahiri On Dying

Jiddu Krishnamurti On Killing: Let Us Not Forget

Jiddu Krishnamurti On Killing

Jill Lepore On The Past

Jim Harbaugh on The Norm

Jim Newton On Income Inequality

Jimmy Carter On Strength

Jimmy Carter On War

Joan Miró On Creativity

John Ashbery On Poetry

John Ashbery On Poetry

John Berryman On Being A Writer

John Brennan On Donald Trump

John Cheever On Art

John Cheever On Living

John Cleese On Trivial Things

John Dewey On Open Mindedness

John Donne On Mankind

John F Kennedy On Consumerism

John Green On Enough

John Keats On Happiness

John Kerry On Free Speech

John Malkovich On Insanity

John Muir On The Earth

John Muir On Nature

John Muir On Travel

John O’Donohue On Anam Cara

John O’Donohue On Inner Experience

John O’Donohue On Memory

John Quincy Adams On Books

John Robert Lewis On Love

John Steinbeck On Literature

John Steinbeck On The Task Of The Artist

John Trudell On Truth

John Updike On Death

John Updike On Speaking And Writing

John Updike On Writing

John Uzoma Ekwugha Amaechi On Becoming

John Uzoma Ekwugha Amaechi On White Privilege

Johnny Cash On Imagination

Jon Evans On The Internet

Jon Franklin On Beliefs

Jorge Luis Borges On Paradise

Jorge Luis Borges On The Self

Jorge Luis Borges On Time

Jorge Luis Borges On Time

Jorge Luis Borges On Time

Jose Alberto Gutierrez

Josef Pieper On Music

Joseph Brodsky On Evil

Joseph Brodsky On Life And Work

Joseph Campbell On Bliss

Joseph Campbell On Sacred Space

Joseph Goebbels On Lies And Hatred

Joseph Goldstein On Being

Joseph Roth On Hotels And Home

Josephine Baker On Differences

Joy Harjo On Responsibility

JRR Tolkien On Hobbits

June Singer On Security

Junichiro Tanizaki On Beauty

Justice Harry Blackmun On When Life Begins

Justice John Roberts On Truth And The Judiciary

Justina Chen On The Precipice Of A Decision

Juāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī On To Live

Jyoti Donovan On Enlightenment And God


Kahlil Gibran On Being Known

Kahlil Gibran On Love

Kahlil Gibran On Love

Kahlil Gibran On Race

Kahlil Gibran On Solitude And Silence

Karen Armstrong On Compassion

Karen Reyes On DACA

Kate Murphy On Habits

Katharine Weber On Loss

Katherine Anne Porter On Experience

Katherine Hepburn On Satisfaction

Kathleen Jamie On Poetry

Kathy Bates as Gertrude Stein In The Movie-Midnight In Paris-On The Artist’s Task

Katie Hill On Double Standards

Kay Ryan On Poetry

Keith Allen Haring On Art

Keith Allen Haring On Art

Keith Allen Haring On Fear And Loving

Keith Allen Haring On Individual Creativity

Keith Allen Haring On Success

Kenan Malik On The Search For Meaning

Kenneth Patchen On Love And Rebellion

Khaled Hosseini On Writing

Kieren Perkins On Barriers

Kiley Reid On Race And Class

Kim Addonizio On PoetryKay Ryan On Poetry

Kingsley William Amis On Drinking

Knut Hamsun On Language

Kurt Vonnegut On Enough

Kurt Vonnegut On Life

Langston Hughes On April Rain Song

Langston Hughes On Books

Langston Hughes On Negro Art

Langston Hughes On The Weary Blues

László Krasznahorkai On Living

Laura Riding On Doing And Thinking

Lauren Artress On Service

Lauren Elizabeth Oaks On Hope

Lauren Elkin On Walking

Laurie Ann Paul On Transformation

LeBron James On Race

Léo Dangel On Memoriam

Leo Rosten On Writing

Leo Tolstoy On God

Leonard Cohen On Words

Leonard Michaels On Cats And Loneliness

Leonardo Da Vinci On Flying

Leslie Jonath On Poetry

Lewis Hyde On Invocation

Lewis Thomas On Healing

Lewis Thomas On Possibilities

Lewis Thomas On The Earth

Lewis Thomas On The Earth

Lewis Thomas On The Earth

Lincoln Steffens On Knowledge

Linda Pastan On Poetry

Linh Dinh On Repetition

Lorraine Vivian Hansberry On Depression

Lou Andreas-Salomé On Despair

Louis Menand On Poetry

Louis-Ferdinand Céline On Travel

Louise Bourgeois On Solitude

Louise Gluck On Walking At Night

Louise Glück On Writing

Louise Glück On Writing

Lucie Brock Broido On Freedom Of Speech

Lucile Aurore Dupin (George Sand) On Understanding

Lucinda Williams On Understanding

Lucy Stone On Women Liberationist

Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein On Language

Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein On Philosophy

Ludwig van Beethoven On Death

Ludwig van Beethoven On Defective Hearing And Solitude

Ludwig van Beethoven On Genius

Luis Cernuda On Love

Lulu Miller On Chaos

Lydia Susanna Hunter On Secrets

Lyndon B Johnson On Race

Lyndon B Johnson On Voting, Racism And Fear

Lynn Margulis On Interconnectedness


MC Richards On The Creative Spirit

MC Richards On Wisdom

MFK Fisher On Basic Needs

Madeleine Dore On Solitude

Madeleine L’Engle On Self Consciousness

Madeleine L’Engle On Hubris

Maeve Binchy On Love

Malcom X On Narrow-Mindeness

Manly Hall On The Secret Teachings

Marc Pietrzykowski On Being

Marc Wittmann On Consciousness

Marc Wittmann On Time And Space

Marcel Proust On Death

Marcel Proust On Disquiet

Marcelo Gleiser On Listening

Marcus Aurelius On Philosophy

Marcus Tullius Cicero On Laws

Margaret Atwood On Time

Margaret Atwood On Writing

Margaret Fuller On Mankind

Margaret Fuller On Music

Margaret Mead On Love And Hate

Marge Piercy On The End Of Days

Margery Williams On What Is Real

Maria Kalman On Hope

Maria Konnikova On Chance

Maria Konnikova On Control And Chance

Maria Mitchell On Awareness

Maria Mitchell On Life

Maria Papova On Depression

Maria Popova On Emotional Generosity

Maria Papova On Memory

Maria Popova On Art From Heartache

Maria Popova On Artists

Maria Popova On Chance and Choice

Maria Popova On Communication

Maria Popova On Dying

Maria Popova On Grief

Maria Popova On Love

Maria Popova On Love

Maria Popova On Love

Maria Popova On Shoreless Seeds And Stardust

Maria Popova On Solitude And Loneliness

Maria Popova On Speaking And Listening

Maria Popova On The Golden Age

Maria Popova On Walking And Love

Mariam Makebe On Racism

Marianne Moore On Poetry

Marianne Williamson On Fear

Marie Corelli On Death

Marie Corelli On Death

Marie Corelli On Life’s Greatest Transition

Marie Corelli On Soul Mates

Marie Corelli On Souls

Marie Howe On Singularity

Marie Howe On Singularity

Marilynne Robinson On Sundays

Marina Umaschi Bers On Technology

Marion Milner On Experience

Marjane Satrapi On Images

Mark Boyle On Simplicity

Mark Nepo On The Sea

Mark Strand On Being A Witness

Mark Strand On Visual Sense

Mark Strand On When The Vacation Is Over For Good

Martha Graham On Progress

Martha Nussbaum On Anger

Martha Nussbaum On Anger

Martha Nussbaum On Being Human

Martha Nussbaum On Emotions

Martha Nussbaum On Inner Experience

Martha Nussbaum On Love

Martha Nussbaum On Love And Suffering

Martha Nussbaum On The Heart And Mind

Martin L King On Agape

Martin L King On Freedom And Oppression

Martin L King On Injustice

Martin L King On Laws

Martin L King On Love

Martin L King On Racism

Martin L King On Satisfaction

Martin L King On The Promised Land

Martin L King On The Ultimate Test

Martin L King On Viet Nam

Martin Louis Amis On Homosexuality

Martin Luther King on Non-Violence

Marx Planck On Self Observation

Mary Oliver On Attention

Mary Oliver On Creativity

Mary Oliver On Inner Vision

Mary Oliver On Life

Mary Oliver On Needing A Prod

Mary Oliver On One Or Two Things

Mary Oliver On Responsibility

Mary Oliver On The Journey

Mary Oliver On Wild Geese

Mary Prince On Slavery

Mary Wollstonecraft On Hoary Establishments

May Sarton On Being A Poet

May Sarton On Poetry

May Sarton On Poets

May Sarton On Rinsing The Eye

May Sarton On Solitude

May Sarton On Solitude

May Sarton On Solitude

May Sarton On Success And Failure

May Sarton On What I Think

May Swenson On Poetry

May Swenson On Poetry

May Swenson On Poetry

Maya Angelou On Evil

Maya Angelou On Phenomenal Woman

Megan O’Grady On Art And The Reflected Life

Megan Rapinoe On Choice

Megan Rapinoe On White Privilege

Meghan O’Rourke On Love

Melissa Pritchard On Writers And Art

Meshell Ndegeocello On Books And Reading

Michael Chabon On Writing

Michael Chabon On Writing And Life

Michael Champlin On Creative Space

Michael Chertoff On Divisions

Michael Pollan On Psychedelic Experience

Michael Pollan On Habits

Michael Singer On The Human Heart

Michelle Obama On Diversity

Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin On Immigration

Mike Parr On Art

Milan Kundera On Life

Milarepa On Religion

Miles Davis On Taking Credit

Miles Davis On The Origin Of Music

Milton Glaser On Enough

Milton Glaser On Thinking

Milton Glaser On Together

Mirabai Starr On Taking Refuge

Mo Gawdat On Happiness

Mohsin Hamid On Art

Mohsin Hamid On The Great American Novel

Molière On The Ills Of Mankind

Molly Ivins On Liberty

Moondog (Louis Thomas Hardin) On Originality

Morpheus On The Matrix

Mukti On The Present Moment

Muriel Spark On Death

Mustafa Santiago Ali On Race

Nadine Gordimer On Writing

Naguib Mahfouz On Death

Naomi Benaron On The Rwandan Genocide

Naomi Shihab Nye On Poetry

Nathaniel Hawthorne On Intermediate Space

Nathaniel Hawthorne On Literature

Nayib Bukele On Migration

Neil Young On Writing

Neil deGrasse Tyson On Connections

Neil deGrasse Tyson On Transformation

Neil deGrasse Tyson On Who We Are

Neil Simon On Life And Pain

Nell Freudenberger On Writing

Nelson Mandela On Freedom

Nelson Mandela On Something Special

New York Times On Existence

Nick Cave On Loss

Nicole Krauss On Bravery

Niels Bohr On Language And Religion

Niels Bohr On Religion

Nigella Lucy Lawson On Solitude

Nikki Giovanni On Beautiful Black Men

Nikki Giovanni On Love

Nikki Giovanni On Love

Nimblewill Nomad On Happiness

Nina Bogin On Initiation

Nina Simone On Time

Nizar Qabbani On Love

Noam Chomsky On Freedom Of Speech

Norman Mailer On Writing

Ntozake Shang On Magic


Obi-Wan Kenobi On Truth

Ochwiay Biano In Conversation With Carl Jung On Thinking

Octavia Butler On Leadership

Octavia Butler On Leadership And Fear

Octavio Paz On Solitude

Olga Jacoby On Immortality

Oliver Sacks On Bearing Witness

Oliver Sacks On Creativity

Oliver Sacks On Gratitude

Oliver Sacks On Healing And Nature

Oliver Sacks On Ideas

Oliver Sacks On Living

Oliver Sacks On Nothing

Oliver Sacks On Perspective

Oliver Sacks On Sudden Insight

Oliver Sacks On The Sabbath

Oliver Sacks On Thinking

Oliver Sacks On Truth, Beauty And The Periodic Table

Olivia Laing On Loneliness

Olivia Laing On Loneliness

Olivia Laing On Loneliness

Orhan Pamuk On Remembering

Ortega Y Gasset On Interests

Oscar-Claude Monet On Unhappiness

Oscar Wilde On Triviality

Oswald Spengler On Freedom

PJ O’Rourke On Humor

Pablo Casals On Amazement

Pablo Neruda On Destiny

Pablo Neruda On Human Destiny

Pablo Neruda On Keeping Quiet

Pablo Neruda On Poetry

Pablo Neruda On Quiet

Pablo Neruda On Strangers

Pablo Picasso On Art

Pablo Picasso On Passions

Paola Antonelli On Flags As Symbols

Patricia Carroll-Mathes On Another Lovely Day

Patricia Lee Smith On Love

Patrick White On Success

Patty Smith On Tomorrow

Paul Auster On Writers

Paul Celan On Poetry

Paul Kane On Time Was

Paulo Coelho On Risks

Pearl S Buck On Creativity

Pearl S Buck On Living In A Double World

Pema Chödrön On Intention

Pema Chödrön On Meditation

Pema Chödrön On Wisdom

Penelope Margaret Lively On Being Human

Percy Bysshe Shelley On Poetry

Philip José Farmer On Imagination

Philip K. Dick On Fear

Philip Larkin On Jazz

Philip Milton Roth On Writing

Philip Pullman On Story Telling

Pico Iyer On Perspective

Pico Iyer On Travel

Pier Paolo Pasolini On Belief

Pierre Trudeau On The Greater Good

Primo Levi On Existence

Primo Levy On Humanity

Primo Levi On Monsters

Pythagoras On Philosophers


Rachel Carson On Mankind

Rachel Carson On Origin

Rachel Carson On The Earth

Rachel Carson On The Environment

Rachel Carson On The Mysterious

Rachel Carson On Truth

Rachel Carson On Writing

Rachel Corbett On In-Seeing

Rachel Licker On Climate Change

Rainer Maria Rilke On Changing The World

Rainer Maria Rilke On Death

Rainer Maria Rilke On Death

Rainer Maria Rilke On Encounters

Rainer Maria Rilke On God

Rainer Maria Rilke On Listening

Rainer Maria Rilke On Love

Rainer Maria Rilke On Love

Rainer Maria Rilke On Love

Rainer Maria Rilke On Questions

Rainer Maria Rilke On Relationships And Solitude

Rainer Maria Rilke On Transformation And Love

Rainer Maria Rilke On Transformation

Ralph Ellison On Shame

Ralph Ellison On The Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison On Writing

Ralph Steadman On Wonder

Ralph Waldo Emerson On Being Yourself

Ralph Waldo Emerson On Tomorrow

Randall Jarrell On Ideas

Randy Pausch On Dreams

Randy Shields On Revolution

Raymond Carver On The Hotel Del Mayo

Raymond Thornton Chandler On Writing

Rebeca Solnit On The Pandemic

Rebeca West On The Universe

Rebecca Mead On Being Uncommitted

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein On Love

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein On Personal Identity

Rebecca Solnit On Consumerism

Rebecca Solnit On Democracy And Authoritarianism

Rebecca Solnit On Holidays

Rebecca Solnit On Hope

Rebecca Solnit On Lies And Language

Rebecca Solnit On Life

Rebecca Solnit On Loss

Rebecca Solnit On The Pandemic

Rebecca Solnit On Protests

Rebecca Solnit On Rape

Rebecca Solnit On Representation

Rebecca Solnit On The Man In The White House

Rebecca Solnit On The Media

Rebecca Solnit On Transformation

Rex Tillerson On Integrity

Richard Dawkins On Living

Richard Feynman On Imagination

Richard Feynman On Imagination

Richard Ford On Trust

Richard Powers On Expectations

Richard Wright On Hunger For Life

Rob Brezsny On Transformation

Rob Brezsny On Freedom

Robert Bly On Listening To The Köln Concert

Robert Browning On Now

Robert Frost On Life

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil On Experts

Robert Graves On Flying Crooked

Robert Grudin On Courage

Robert Harris On The Novel

Robert Louis Stevenson On Travel

Robert M Pirsig On Buddha

Robert M Pirsig On Fanaticism

Robert McCrum On Aging

Robert PInsky On Art And Poetry

Robert Penn Warren On Poetry

Robert Penn Warren On The Self

Robert Stone On Writing

Robert Walser On Walking

Robin Wall Kimmerer On Stories

Robinson Jeffers On Religion

Rod McKuen On Absolutes

Rodman Edward “Rod” Sterling On TV Production

Roger Angell On Death

Roger Angell On Aging

Rollo May On Solitude

Romain Rolland On Beethoven

Ronald Reagan On Freedom

Ronald Reagan On The Economy

Rosa Luxemburg On Freedom

Rosamond Lehmann On Sound

Rosellen Brown On Writing

Ruth Rendell On Aging

Saint Augustine On The Greater and The Lesser

Salvador Dalí On Snobs

Sam Harris On Happiness

Sam Harris On Spirit

Sam Killmeyer On Inheritance

Sam Nunberg On Politics

Sam Shepard On Endings

Samantha Heintzelman On Habits

Samin Nosrat On Joy, Cooking And Beans

Samuel Johnson On Hope

Samuel Johnson On Libraries

Samuel Levenson On Mistakes

Sandra Hochman On A Word

Sandy Denny On Time

Saul Bellow On Art

Saul Bellows On Manifesto for Life

Saul Leiter On Success

Seamus Heaney On Solitude

Seneca On Death

Seneca On Friendship

Seneca On Giving

Seneca On Gratitude

Seneca On Happiness

Seneca On Immortality

Seneca On Life And Death

Seneca On Life

Seneca On Living And Dying

Seneca On Living

Seneca On Sorrow

Seneca On Time

Seneca On Time

Seneca On Time

Seung Sahn Soen-sa On Sameness

Sharon Olds On Diagnosis

Sherwin Bernard Nuland On Pain And Love

Sherwin Bernard Nuland On Understanding

Sherwin Nuland On Universality

Shilpa Bhatia On “Fitting In”

Shirley Anita Chisholm On Racism

Shirley Jackson On Inner Vision

Sholem Aleichem On Life

Shunryū Suzuki On The Beginner’s Mind

Simone Weil On Attention

Simone Weil On Closeness

Simone Weil On Ends And Means

Simone de Beauvoir On Chance

Simone de Beauvoir On Living

Simone de Beauvoir On The Past And The Present

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle On Truth

Sofia Valdivieso On Home

Sonny Rollins On Being Human

Sophia Loren On Solitude

Søren Kierkegaard On Happiness

Søren Kierkegaard On Love

Søren Kierkegaard On Respect

Spike Lee On Patriotism

Stanley Kubrick On Existence

Stanley Kunitz On Aging

Stanley Kunitz On Language

Stanley Kunitz On Poetry

Stanley Kunitz On The Layers

Stendhal On Love

Stéphane Mallarmé On Poetry

Stephen Biko On Blackness

Stephen Biko On Death

Stephen Dunn On Writing

Stephen Dunn On Writing

Stephen Edward Ambrose On Patriotism

Stephen Hawking On The Universe

Stephen William Hawking On Mankind

Stephen J. Dobyns On Writing

Stephen John Fry On The Cosmos

Steve Jobs On Death

Steve Jobs On Death

Steve Jobs On Death

Steve Jobs On Trust

Steve Jobs OnTime

Steven Johnson On Creativity

Subhash Vyam On Nature

Sue Hubbell On Childhood

Susan Cooper On Solstices

Susan Faludi On Feminism

Susan Minot On Becoming A Writer

Susan Minot On Dysfunction

Susan Sontag On The White Race

Susan Sontag On Time And Space

Swami Vivekananda On Mind

Sylvia Plath On Happiness

Sylvia Plath On Life

Sylvia Plath On Self Doubt


TH White On Learning

Tao Writer On A Personal Space

Tao Writer On Compliments

Tao Writer On Death

Tao Writer On Friendship And Solitude

Tao Writer On God

Tao Writer On Love

Tao Writer On Moments

Tao Writer On Standing Undiminished

Tao Writer On The Crushing Weight Of GoodBye

Tao Writer On Time

Ted Chiang On Timelines

Ted Hughes On Poetry

Teilhard de Chardin On Love

Teju Cole On Blackface

Teju Cole On Photography

Teresa of Ávila On Love

Teresita Fernández On Art

Terry Pratchett On Death

Terry Tempest Williams On Aggression

Terry Tempest Williams On Faith

Theresa May On Government

Thich Nhat Hahn On Fear

Thich Nhat Hanh On Love

Thich Nhat Hanh On Love

Thich Nhat Hahn On Love And Presence

Thomas Bernhard On Seeing

Thomas L. Friedman On Trump And Nationalism

Thomas Merton On Technology And Wisdom

Thomas Michael Bond On Fantasy

Thomas Pesquet On Simplicity

Thomas Stoppard On Living

Tim Cook On Engagement

Tim Kreider On Freedom And Enough

Tim Kreider On Mortality

Tim Kreider On Solitude

Timothy Snyder On Truth

Tobias Wolff On Stories

Tom Hanks On Protests

Toni Morrison On Books And Questions

Toni Morrison On Letting Go

Toni Morrison On The Artist’s Task

Toni Morrison On The Artist’s Task

Toni Morrison On Walls And Ammunitions

Toni Servillo On Time

Tracy K Smith On Time

Tracy Kidder On TheTruth

Trevor Noah On Fear And Laughter

Twyla Hansen On Trying To Pray

Tyler Mortensen-Hayes On Active Shooter Drills

Ursula K Le Guin Anger And Hatred

Ursula K Le Guin On Anger

Ursula K Le Guin On Beauty

Ursula K Le Guin On Love

Ursula K Le Guin On Love

Ursula K Le Guin On Old Age

Ursula K Le Guin On Perfection

Ursula K Le Guin On Suffering

Ursula K Le Guin On Suffering

Ursula K Le Guin On The Future

Ursula K Le Guin On Time

Ursula K Le Guin On Information

Václav Havel On Hope

Václav Havel On Hope

Václav Havel On Power

Victoria Woodhull On Reform And Love

Viet Thanh Nguyen On Humanity

Viktor Frankl On Attitude

Viktor Frankl On Being Human

Viktor Frankl On Living

Viktor Frankl On Living

Viktor Frankl On Pleasure

Viktor Frankl On The Moment

Viktor Frankl On Progress

Victor Hugo On Thanksgiving

Vincent Van Gogh On The Soul

Vincent van Gogh On Change

Vincent van Gogh On Love

Vincent van Gogh On Status

Vincent van Goth On Friendship

Virginia Esther Hamilton On Want

Virginia Woolf On Life

Virginia Woolf On Reading And Mind

Virginia Woolf On Reading

Virginia Woolf On The Thing Itself

Virginia Woolf On The Unknown

Virginia Woolf On Writing And Sex

Virginia Woolf On Writing

Vita Sackville-West On Love

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov On Creativity

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov On Death

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov On Life

Voltairine de Cleyre On Anarchism


WEB Du Bois On Being The Problem

WEB Du Bois On Racism

WS Merlin On Dew Light

WS Merwin On Poetry

Walker Evans On Artists

Walker Percy On The Journey

Wallace Stegner On Wilderness

Wallace Stevens On The Artist’s Task

Walt Whitman On Be A Poem

Walt Whitman On Being

Walt Whitman On Democracy

Walt Whitman On Existence

Walt Whitman On Identity

Walt Whitman On Life

Walt Whitman On Living Your Life

Walt Whitman On Nature

Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin On Wisdom

Wendell Berry On A Questionnaire

Wendell Berry On Despair

Wendell Berry On How To Be A Poet

Wesley Morris On Race

Wilhelm Nietzsche On Life

Willa Cather On Memories

William Blake On The Soul

William Bolcom On Songs Of Innocence

William Burroughs On Writing

William Carlos Williams On This Is Just To Say

William De Witt Snodgrass On Personal Poetry

William Gibson On The Collapse Of Democracy And Climate Change

William Gibson On The Future

William Godwin On Language

William Godwin On Multiple Languages

William Goldman On Writing

William Howard Gass On Mischance

William James On Mystical States

William Lewis Safire On Writing

William Morris On Beauty

William Rose Benét On Writing Poetry

William Rose Benét On Poetry

William S Burroughs On Truth

William Strunk Jr On Writing

William Vogt On Environmental Destiny

William Vogt On The Environment

William Vogt On Interconnectness

William Wordsworth On Poetry

William Zinsser On The Writer

Wilson Bentley On Snowflakes

Winnie The Pooh On Doing Nothing

Winston Churchill On The Independent Person

Wisława Szymborska On Inspiration

Wisława Szymborska On Possibilities

Wisława Szymborska On The Moment

Wole Soyinka On Power

Woody Allen On Why Is Life Worth Living?

Xialou Guo On Love

Xiaolu Guo On Love


Yehuda Amichai On Poets

Yoda On Fear

Yuan-Sou On Subtleness

Yusef Komunyakaa On Poetry

Yuval Noah Harari On Stupidity

Zadie Smith On Love

Zadie Smith On Race

Zen Saying

Zinzi Clemmons On Grief

Zinzi Clemons On Writers