Our Reading Life Favorite Quote, October 28, 2023

I recently found myself rereading The Book of Disquiet and fell in love with this paradoxical but deeply truthful quote by Fernando Pessoa, “We have what we renounce, for we conserve it eternally intact in our dreams, by the light of the sun that isn’t, or of the moon that cannot be.” If you like … Read more

Zen in the Art of Writing

“I selected the above title, quite obviously, for its shock value,” writes Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920–June 5, 2012) in his book Zen in the Art of Writing: Releasing the Creative Genius Within You, a vibrant collection of essays celebrating manifold ways we can harness the power of our imagination. “Now, while I have you … Read more

Mother Teresa on the Meaning of Life

Few are the people whose contribution to humanity — be it work for peace, or freedom, or equality, or some other core human value — fills the soul with boundless gratitude for their very existence. Mother Teresa (August 26, 1910–September 5, 1997) — one of the greatest women of our time — is one such … Read more