Bookshelf

To write (or think) well, you need to read well.
Dig in.

A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles
“It is the business of the times to change, Mr. Halecki. And it is the business of gentlemen to change with them.”
Letters to a Young Contrarian
Christopher Hitchens
"...moment of near despair is quite often the moment that precedes courage rather than resignation. "
How to Change Your Mind
Michael Pollan
"But there are moments when curiosity gets the better of fear."
Letters to a Young Poet
Rainer Maria Rilke
"Don't you see how anything that happens is always yet another beginning?"
The Denial of Death
Ernest Becker
"...it is not enough to change the structure of society in order to bring a new world into being; the psychology of man also has to be changed."
Memoirs of Hadrian
Marguerite Yourcenar
"Life was to me a horse to whose motion one yields, but only after having trained the animal to the utmost."
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Robert M. Pirsig
"The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there."
Meditations
Marcus Aurelius
“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”
Heretics
G.K. Chesterton
"The aim of the sculptor is to convince us that he is a sculptor; the aim of the orator, is to convince us that he is not an orator."