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.

William Blake On The Soul

William Blake (November 28, 1757 – August 12, 1827) First the notion that man has a body distinct from his soul is to be expunged: this I shall do by printing in the infernal method by corrosives, which in Hell are salutary and medicinal, melting apparent surfaces away and displaying the infinite which was hid.

Marion Milner On Experience

Marion Milner (1900 - 1998) I wanted to keep rigidly within the bounds of my own actual observation, to try as far as possible to forget everything I had read, everything I had been told, and to assume nothing that did not emerge out of my own direct experience.

Bishop Desmond Tutu On Peace

Bishop Desmond Tutu (November 07, 1931 -) How does peace come? Peace doesn’t come because allies agree. Allies are allies — they already agree! Peace comes when you talk to the guy you most hate. And that’s where the courage of a leader comes.