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Susan Sontag on Art: Illustrated Diary Excerpts by Maria Popova “Art is a form of consciousness.”
30 years before the age of the buzzword, Susan Sontag spoke against aphorisms and the commodificaiton of wisdom: "To write aphorisms is to assume a mask — a mask of scorn, of superiority. Which, in one great tradition, conceals (shapes) the aphorist’s secret pursuit of spiritual salvation. The paradoxes of salvation. We know at the end, when the aphorist’s amoral, light point-of-view self-destructs."
"Susan Sontag on Love," a collaboration between Maria Popova (she of brainpickings.org) and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, is a selection of quotes from the second volume of Sontag's published diaries, curated by Maria and illustrated by Wendy, and of course, penned by Susan Sontag herself.
“Being right keeps you in place, being wrong forces you to explore." -- Steven Johnson "You are what you settle for,” Janis Joplin admonished in her final interview. “You are ONLY as much as you settle for."
The Psychology of Trust in Life, Learning, and Love by David DeSteno via Brain Pickings: 'Unlike many other puzzles we confront, questions of trust don’t just involve attempting to grasp and analyze a perplexing concept. They all share another characteristic: risk...' #Books #Psychology #Trust
Happy 111th Birthday, Anaïs Nin: The Famous Diarist on Love and Life, Illustrated | Brain Pickings