Maria Popova

"I don’t want to think about legacy; I want to think about doing things that are meaningful today and that’s plenty for me." 


"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 in order to produce beautiful and meaningful and intelligent things creatively." 


“Having true friends who are aligned with what I care about, but who are also different enough to broaden my curiosity and worldview, is enormous to me.”