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“The waste of intelligence. A community that finds it natural to suffocate with the care of home and children so many women’s intellectual energies is its own enemy and doesn’t realize it.” – Elena Ferrante


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Its own enemy

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“The dull mind, once arriving at an inference that flatters the desire, is rarely able to retain the impression that the notion from which the inference started was purely problematic.” ― George Eliot

How can we think beyond our blindspots?

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A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business because we’d be too cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. Annie Dillard

Annie Dillard on learning to fly

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Your battles inspired me – not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead. ― James Joyce

James Joyce on the battlefield of the mind

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