Category: Non-Fiction

Steve Jobs Stanford University Commencement Speech


Arden McMath and Meghan Vogel, 3180/3200 (m)



The First Two Sentences

I loved you. I loved as I never loved before, keeping nothing for myself. I have been so faithful that it precluded any other possibility of love these last five years.

I can say it now, because there is nothing left to be ashamed of — I know now that you were only ever me, and to love you is to love the best part of myself.

During the Battle of Saipan, ca. 1944





The Best Days of My Life

“That isn’t why we write. It isn’t why we publish. Do these cynics tell the youth strumming their guitars on the street to stop right then, to give up creating art because there’s no future in it? What about the present in it?”



Feynman – Letter to His Wife


October 17, 1946


I adore you, sweetheart.

I know how much you like to hear that — but I don’t only write it because you like it — I write it because it makes me warm all over inside to write it to you.

It is such a terribly long time since I last wrote to you — almost two years but I know you’ll excuse me because you understand how I am, stubborn and realistic; and I thought there was no sense to writing.

But now I know my darling wife that it is right to do what I have delayed in doing, and that I have done so much in the past. I want to tell you I love you. I want to love you. I always will love you.


Lyman Page Jr – Autobiography

“We have three boys.”

Jodie Foster Speech at Golden Globes 2013

“This song is for you.”