Brain Pickings

A collection of 17 posts

Memory and Time

“Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it.” We lost Gabriel García Márquez 5 years ago today. Here is his formative

Pamela Paul shows us how it's done

I’m typically averse to interviews (even I wrote into my #Figuring contract that I’d be doing none besides my conversation with the wondrous @GilbertLiz tonight). But then my friend Rebecca Solnit

Hardly a trace of snow left here...

...but a lovely thought from Thoreau. “Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up. Deal with brute nature. Be

From Borges to bots

“All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.” Viva Borges https://t.

Margaret Fuller reminds us

Good Sense vs. Free Hope – the brilliant and forgotten Margaret Fuller on reaping wonder from everyday reality https://t.co/ONt0ayJFGA pic.twitter.com/XFKKnorT2J — Maria Popova (@brainpicker) July 5, 2017 Amazing

Wonders

"Human beings must always be on the watch for the coming of wonders." E.B. White + Louis Armstrong #LitJuke https://t.co/GjkrnsDFd3 — Maria Popova (@brainpicker) July 14, 2016 A