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    A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.

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    A short story is confined to one mood, to which everything in the story pertains. Characters, setting, time, events, are all subject to the mood. And you can try more ephemeral, more fleeting things in a story - you can work more by suggestion - than in a novel. Less is resolved, more is suggested, perhaps.

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    As you've noticed people don't want to be sold. What people do want is news and information about the things they care about.

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    Be interesting, be enthusiastic... and don't talk too much.

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    Be afraid of a dignified man when he is hungry and a wicked man when his belly is full.

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    Chemistry is, well technically, chemistry is the study of matter. But I prefer to see it as the study of change.

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    Char Miller's lively, insightful account of the life and world of American forester Gifford Pinchot fills a vitally important gap in environmental and conservation history. Anyone captivated by the issues and controversies surrounding the preservation and development of the nation's natural heritage should read this engaging, carefully researched biography.

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    Choose your friends wisely-they will make or break you.

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    Expensive quality work doesn't cost more - it pays.

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    Content is anything that adds value to the reader's life.

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    Dogs are my favorite people.

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    Even good excuses, really good ones, don't help very much. Explanations, on the other hand, are both scarce and useful. And accurate forecasts and insightful intuition are priceless.

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    Everything has to be pulling weight in a short story for it to be really of the first order.

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    Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out.

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    First, never go against the best light you have; second, take care that your light be not darkness.

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    German leftists have still not understood the degree to which Russian President Vladimir Putting has drifted to the right domestically. Now, insightful observers are saying that Putin is trying to create something like a reactionary Internationale. The turn toward homophobia and to clerics is completely ignored by leftists in Germany. Their sympathy for Putin comes largely from their antipathy for America. And this anti-Americanism is what binds them with the far-right.

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    Generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties, says what the states can't do to you, says what the federal government can't do to you. But it doesn't say what the state or federal government must do on your behalf.

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    Goals determine what you are going to be

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    Great vision without great people is irrelevant.

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    Greed is permanent slavery

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    Half of all marriages end in divorce- and then there are the really unhappy ones.

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    He who guards his secrets retains control in his own hands

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    I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute.

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    If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.

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    I found eternal peace in a Shinto shrine. I've been to Shinto shrines and God is everywhere. Christ is one of the ways! God is everywhere.

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    Don’t just create content to get credit for being clever — create content that will be helpful, insightful, or interesting for your target audience.

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    I didn't choose photography. Photography chose me.

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    If you can predict the rate at which you create (or create and grow) qualified pipeline, and you know your average close rate(s), then you can start predicting your revenue.

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    If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.

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    If you leave yourself open to learning, then you can benefit and enjoy an incredibly rewarding and insightful experience. These experiences are the driving force in my life, and they keep me alive and inspire not only my music but also my everyday life.

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    If you look for the best in your employees, they'll flourish. If you criticize or look for the worst, they'll shrivel up. We all need lots of watering.

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    If you're wanting me to besmirch somebody's reputation so that there would be some sort of division created out of it, I'm not going to do that ... If you're asking if I believe my opponent is a fake conservative, the answer to that question is yes, 100 percent.

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    If you want to enjoy life more fully, the trick is to teach yourself to live in the insightful mode more often.

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    I make it a policy every election to only debate once, Democrats and Progressives. And I will say that the way that you have acted, very candidly, has been dishonorable in this entire campaign.

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    I don’t think I would ever want to be a writer of detective stories - but I would like to be a detective and there is a large deal of detection in the short story.

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    I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.

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    If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.

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    I have always felt like you really don't have a genuine confidence unless you demonstrate the ability to do something. You can talk about it, but you have to demonstrate it.

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    I have lived under the threat of death for a year now. And because of that, I have made choices. Listen to me. I alone should suffer the consequences of those choices, no one else. And those consequences, they're coming. No more prolonging the inevitable.

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    I hire people brighter than me and then I get out of their way.

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    I'll give you the whole secret to short story writing. Here it is. Rule 1: Write stories that please yourself. There is no Rule 2.

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    I'm a very hard-line, angry atheist. Yet I am fascinated by the concept of devotion.

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    In any work you do, you can be profound one minute, and then you be superficial the next, and you can be smart and insightful and then insipid. There can be room for all that.

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    I'm thankful I grew up the way I did. It made me a hard worker and insightful to other people's lives.

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    In a rough way the short story writer is to the novelist as a cabinetmaker is to a house carpenter.

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    In economics, you always want to ask 'And then what?'

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    I never question what to do, it tells me what to do. The photographs make themselves with my help.

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    In Land of Milk and Money, Anthony Barcellos mines rich family history to create a full-blooded tale that readers will find insightful, rewarding, and entertaining.

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    In short stories there's more permission to be elliptical. You can have image-logic, or it's almost like a poem in that you can come to a lot of meanings within a short space.

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    It is the 'follow through' that makes the great difference between ultimate success and failure, because it is so easy to stop.