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On Being with Krista Tippett is a public radio project delving into the human side of news stories + issues. Curated + edited by senior editor Trent Gilliss.

We publish guest contributions. We edit long; we scrapbook. We do big ideas + deep meaning. We answer questions.

We've even won a couple of Webbys + a Peabody Award.
"The main thing is the YOU beneath the clothes and skin — the ability to do, the will to conquer, the determination to understand and know this great, wonderful, curious world.
Don’t shrink from new experiences and custom. Take the cold bath bravely. Enter into the spirit of your big bed-room. Enjoy what is and not pine for what is not.
Read some good, heavy, serious books just for discipline: Take yourself in hand and master yourself. Make yourself do unpleasant things, so as to gain the upper hand of your soul.”
~W.E.B. Du Bois in a letter to his daughter Yolande (1914)
photo by Matteo Mazzadri / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0
"The main thing is the YOU beneath the clothes and skin — the ability to do, the will to conquer, the determination to understand and know this great, wonderful, curious world.
Don’t shrink from new experiences and custom. Take the cold bath bravely. Enter into the spirit of your big bed-room. Enjoy what is and not pine for what is not.
Read some good, heavy, serious books just for discipline: Take yourself in hand and master yourself. Make yourself do unpleasant things, so as to gain the upper hand of your soul.”
~W.E.B. Du Bois in a letter to his daughter Yolande (1914)
photo by Matteo Mazzadri / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0

"The main thing is the YOU beneath the clothes and skin — the ability to do, the will to conquer, the determination to understand and know this great, wonderful, curious world.

Don’t shrink from new experiences and custom. Take the cold bath bravely. Enter into the spirit of your big bed-room. Enjoy what is and not pine for what is not.

Read some good, heavy, serious books just for discipline: Take yourself in hand and master yourself. Make yourself do unpleasant things, so as to gain the upper hand of your soul.”

~W.E.B. Du Bois in a letter to his daughter Yolande (1914)

photo by Matteo Mazzadri / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0

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"I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person…they have a certain appearance of fragility, but they are really strong."
~Tennessee Williams, from Conversations with Tennessee Williams
 Photo by Emmanuele Contini / Flickr, cc by-nc-sa 2.0
"I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person…they have a certain appearance of fragility, but they are really strong."
~Tennessee Williams, from Conversations with Tennessee Williams
 Photo by Emmanuele Contini / Flickr, cc by-nc-sa 2.0

"I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person…they have a certain appearance of fragility, but they are really strong."

~Tennessee Williams, from Conversations with Tennessee Williams

 Photo by Emmanuele Contini / Flickr, cc by-nc-sa 2.0

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"Intellect, worshipped by all, brings us as far as natural science, and this science, although very great, is incomplete. Redemption from mere nature is the work of feeling and of the awakened eye of the Spirit.
The body, she says, is subject to the force of gravity. But the soul is ruled by levity, pure.”
~Saul Bellow from Him With His Foot in His Mouth: And Other Stories
photo by Sheree Zielke / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0
"Intellect, worshipped by all, brings us as far as natural science, and this science, although very great, is incomplete. Redemption from mere nature is the work of feeling and of the awakened eye of the Spirit.
The body, she says, is subject to the force of gravity. But the soul is ruled by levity, pure.”
~Saul Bellow from Him With His Foot in His Mouth: And Other Stories
photo by Sheree Zielke / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0

"Intellect, worshipped by all, brings us as far as natural science, and this science, although very great, is incomplete. Redemption from mere nature is the work of feeling and of the awakened eye of the Spirit.

The body, she says, is subject to the force of gravity. But the soul is ruled by levity, pure.”

~Saul Bellow from Him With His Foot in His Mouth: And Other Stories

photo by Sheree Zielke / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0

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"The fact that nature talks mathematics, I find it miraculous. I spent my early days calculating very, very precisely how electrons ought to behave. Well, then somebody went into the laboratory and the electron knew the answer. The electron somehow knew it had to resonate at that frequency which I calculated. So that, to me, is something at the basic level we don’t understand. Why is nature mathematical? But there’s no doubt it’s true. And, of course, that was the basis of Einstein’s faith."
~Freeman J. Dyson,from Einstein’s God
Photo by An Nguyen / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0
"The fact that nature talks mathematics, I find it miraculous. I spent my early days calculating very, very precisely how electrons ought to behave. Well, then somebody went into the laboratory and the electron knew the answer. The electron somehow knew it had to resonate at that frequency which I calculated. So that, to me, is something at the basic level we don’t understand. Why is nature mathematical? But there’s no doubt it’s true. And, of course, that was the basis of Einstein’s faith."
~Freeman J. Dyson,from Einstein’s God
Photo by An Nguyen / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0

"The fact that nature talks mathematics, I find it miraculous. I spent my early days calculating very, very precisely how electrons ought to behave. Well, then somebody went into the laboratory and the electron knew the answer. The electron somehow knew it had to resonate at that frequency which I calculated. So that, to me, is something at the basic level we don’t understand. Why is nature mathematical? But there’s no doubt it’s true. And, of course, that was the basis of Einstein’s faith."

~Freeman J. Dyson,from Einstein’s God

Photo by An Nguyen / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0

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"Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone.
Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
~Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus
Photo by Courtney Carmody/Flickr, cc by 2.0
"Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone.
Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
~Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus
Photo by Courtney Carmody/Flickr, cc by 2.0

"Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone.

Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”

~Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus

Photo by Courtney Carmody/Flickr, cc by 2.0

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"I laugh a lot. I’m like a little laughing Buddha, I guess, a Buddha bird or somebody I could be called.  If you’re not living a life that way, I think in this sense you’re missing the essence of life, so that’s the thing where, you gravitate to these religions hopefully that is not simply about rituals, but you’re infusing with a certain sense of being in terms of getting you through this life."
~E. Ethelbert Miller from Black & Universal
Photo by Flickr / Jerry Wong, cc by-nc-nd 2.0
"I laugh a lot. I’m like a little laughing Buddha, I guess, a Buddha bird or somebody I could be called.  If you’re not living a life that way, I think in this sense you’re missing the essence of life, so that’s the thing where, you gravitate to these religions hopefully that is not simply about rituals, but you’re infusing with a certain sense of being in terms of getting you through this life."
~E. Ethelbert Miller from Black & Universal
Photo by Flickr / Jerry Wong, cc by-nc-nd 2.0

"I laugh a lot. I’m like a little laughing Buddha, I guess, a Buddha bird or somebody I could be called.  If you’re not living a life that way, I think in this sense you’re missing the essence of life, so that’s the thing where, you gravitate to these religions hopefully that is not simply about rituals, but you’re infusing with a certain sense of being in terms of getting you through this life."

~E. Ethelbert Miller from Black & Universal

Photo by Flickr / Jerry Wongcc by-nc-nd 2.0

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“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
~C.S. Lewis, On Stories: And Other Essays in Literature
Photo by Lucinda Lovering/Flickr, cc by-nd 2.0
“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
~C.S. Lewis, On Stories: And Other Essays in Literature
Photo by Lucinda Lovering/Flickr, cc by-nd 2.0

“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”

~C.S. Lewis, On Stories: And Other Essays in Literature

Photo by Lucinda Lovering/Flickr, cc by-nd 2.0

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"The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers along the way, what he needs."
~Wally Lamb from The Hour I First Believed
photo by Flickr / Annais Ferreira cc by-nc-nd 2.0
"The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers along the way, what he needs."
~Wally Lamb from The Hour I First Believed
photo by Flickr / Annais Ferreira cc by-nc-nd 2.0

"The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers along the way, what he needs."

~Wally Lamb from The Hour I First Believed

photo by Flickr / Annais Ferreira cc by-nc-nd 2.0

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"An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he must choose."
~Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967)
From The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain
Photo by Jack Delano, Library of Congress
"An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he must choose."
~Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967)
From The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain
Photo by Jack Delano, Library of Congress

"An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he must choose."

~Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967)

From The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain

Photo by Jack Delano, Library of Congress

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"Education is a holistic endeavor that involves the whole person, including our bodies, in a process of formation that aims our desires, primes our imagination, and orients us to the world — all before we ever start thinking about it.”
~James K.A. Smith, Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation 
Hear more of Professor Smith in Evangelicals Out of the Box
Photo by Karoly Czifra / Flickr/ cc by-sa 2.0
"Education is a holistic endeavor that involves the whole person, including our bodies, in a process of formation that aims our desires, primes our imagination, and orients us to the world — all before we ever start thinking about it.”
~James K.A. Smith, Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation 
Hear more of Professor Smith in Evangelicals Out of the Box
Photo by Karoly Czifra / Flickr/ cc by-sa 2.0

"Education is a holistic endeavor that involves the whole person, including our bodies, in a process of formation that aims our desires, primes our imagination, and orients us to the world — all before we ever start thinking about it.”

~James K.A. Smith, Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation

Hear more of Professor Smith in Evangelicals Out of the Box

Photo by Karoly Czifra / Flickr/ cc by-sa 2.0

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"Life is an adventure of passion, risk, danger, laughter, beauty, love, a burning curiosity to go with the action to see what it is all about, to search for a pattern of meaning, to burn one’s bridges because you’re never going to go back anyway, and to live to the end."
~Saul Alinsky in Reveille for Radicals
(January 30, 1909 - June 12, 1972)
Photo by Luke Redmond / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd-2.0
"Life is an adventure of passion, risk, danger, laughter, beauty, love, a burning curiosity to go with the action to see what it is all about, to search for a pattern of meaning, to burn one’s bridges because you’re never going to go back anyway, and to live to the end."
~Saul Alinsky in Reveille for Radicals
(January 30, 1909 - June 12, 1972)
Photo by Luke Redmond / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd-2.0

"Life is an adventure of passion, risk, danger, laughter, beauty, love, a burning curiosity to go with the action to see what it is all about, to search for a pattern of meaning, to burn one’s bridges because you’re never going to go back anyway, and to live to the end."

~Saul Alinsky in Reveille for Radicals

(January 30, 1909 - June 12, 1972)

Photo by Luke Redmond / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd-2.0

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"Our images, especially those that appear in life and play important roles in our transformation, stay with us forever. Once we have entertained an image, it is always potentially present to our gaze."
~Thomas Moore from Care of the Soul
Shared by listener Beth Martell in response to “Seth Godin on the Art of Noticing, and Then Creating.”Read her comment and hear the show.
Photo by Okko Pyykkö
"Our images, especially those that appear in life and play important roles in our transformation, stay with us forever. Once we have entertained an image, it is always potentially present to our gaze."
~Thomas Moore from Care of the Soul
Shared by listener Beth Martell in response to “Seth Godin on the Art of Noticing, and Then Creating.”Read her comment and hear the show.
Photo by Okko Pyykkö

"Our images, especially those that appear in life and play important roles in our transformation, stay with us forever. Once we have entertained an image, it is always potentially present to our gaze."

~Thomas Moore from Care of the Soul

Shared by listener Beth Martell in response to “Seth Godin on the Art of Noticing, and Then Creating.”

Read her comment and hear the show.

Photo by Okko Pyykkö

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"A forest ecology is a delicate one. If the forest perishes, it’s fauna may go with it. The Athshean word for world is also the word for forest."
~Ursula K. Le Guin from The Word for World is Forest
photo by Ania Tatarynowicz
"A forest ecology is a delicate one. If the forest perishes, it’s fauna may go with it. The Athshean word for world is also the word for forest."
~Ursula K. Le Guin from The Word for World is Forest
photo by Ania Tatarynowicz

"A forest ecology is a delicate one. If the forest perishes, it’s fauna may go with it. The Athshean word for world is also the word for forest."

~Ursula K. Le Guin from The Word for World is Forest

photo by Ania Tatarynowicz

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"Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default."
~J.K. Rowling, 2008 Harvard commencement address
photo by CK Wong
"Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default."
~J.K. Rowling, 2008 Harvard commencement address
photo by CK Wong

"Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default."

~J.K. Rowling, 2008 Harvard commencement address

photo by CK Wong

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"The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight."
~John Berger from Ways of Seeing 
photo by Vincent von Schnauzer
"The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight."
~John Berger from Ways of Seeing 
photo by Vincent von Schnauzer

"The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight."

~John Berger from Ways of Seeing

photo by Vincent von Schnauzer

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