Maria Popova Quotes


Life is a continual process of arrival into who we are.

The cult of productivity has its place but worshipping at its altar daily robs us of the very capacity for joy and wonder that makes life worth living . . .

Build pockets of stillness into your life.

You enrich people with creative resources and over time these Lego bricks that end up in their heads eventually build this enormous incredible castle.

Be curious. Be constantly consistently indiscriminatel y curious.

Curation is more than packaging-it is to help readers [discern] what is important in the world.

To understand and be understood those are among life's greatest gifts and every interaction is an opportunity to exchange them

Presence is far more intricate and rewarding an art than productivity.

Curation is a form of pattern recognition - pieces of information or insight which over time amount to an implicit point of view.

What is needed isn't merely tolerance but acceptance wholehearted and unconditional.

I think you need to be a little in love"?not necessarily in a romantic sense although that helps"?but to be in love with the reality of your own life.