Concerning the Spiritual in Art – Wassily Kandinsky
Every man who steeps himself in the spiritual possibilities of his art is a valuable helper in the building of the spiritual pyramid which will some day reach to heaven.
“People with these books in their hands go from wall to wall, turning over pages, reading the names. Then they go away, neither richer nor poorer than when they came, and are absorbed at once in their business, which has nothing to do with art. Why did they come? In each picture is a whole lifetime imprisoned, a whole lifetime of fears, doubts, hopes, and joys.”
“Sienkiewicz, in one of his novels, compares the spiritual life to swimming; for the man who does not strive tirelessly, who does not fight continually against sinking, will mentally and morally go under.”
“That which belongs to the spirit of future can only be realized in feeling, and to this feeling the talent of the artist is the only road.”
《一个人的西部》 — 雪漠










Creativity, Inc – Ed Catmull.

Interaction of Color – Josef Albers.

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith.

A Little Book of Love: Buddhist Wisdom on Bringing Happiness to Ourselves and Our World – Moh Hardin.

This is the kind of book that changes my life by talking about being gentle and open. It’s better than any textbooks.

Learn Python the Hard Way – Zed A. Shaw.

The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins.

I’d like to know the connection between the biological sensation of the genes and the corresponding action on reproduction by the sensation. I want to know the nitty-gritty technical details that how the genes sense then make a decision..

波士顿人 – 沈诞琦

What I Have Lived For – Bertrand Rusell.

Hackers and Painters – Paul Graham.

I strongly agree with Paul’s point about open source project – that’s the most efficient way to develop powerful products because there’s no limit of adding features and fixing bugs for the product.

A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Harari.

Learned a lot about culture, policy, economics, etc – most things developed with human evolution. Thank Yuval!

Orphan Train – Christina Baker Kline.

Touching story!

硬派健身 – 斌卡

The Shortest History of Europe – John Hirst.

The Ph.D. Grind – Philip J. Guo.

The Lady of the Gamellias – Alexandre Dumas, fils.

How the Steel Was Tempered – Alexander Ostrovsky.


Paul Graham. Cities and Ambition. May 2008.

David Mathrews. If you love research, academia may not be for you.

泽熙。真正的业余科学家 – 与专业科学家合作。银河网。


Sam Altman. Productivity.


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