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    Incorruptibility by money is the old story... Now it's incorruptibility by media.

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    In December 2011, I will be opening up my production house, Sharmeen Obaid Films, and aspire to change the way Pakistanis approach nonfiction storytelling. There are thousands of stories to be found here.

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    Indeed if we Christians so tell our story that Judaism is silenced, then we have not spoken rightly of Christ.

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    In detective stories . . . I alternately identify myself with the murderer and the huntsman-detective, but . . . there are those to which this vicarious outlet is too mild.

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    In commercial fiction especially, everything in the story usually contributes directly to the plot The shorter the story, the truer this is

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    In documentary films, you're a storyteller using found objects. You still have to have a story arc and all the elements that make a good story. It really helped me mature as a storyteller.

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    In drama, the characters should determine the story. In melodrama, the story determines the characters.

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    In early 1993, a hostile observer might have had grounds for thinking that the Unix story was almost played out, and with it the fortunes of the hacker tribe.

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    In early 1970, Newsweek's editors decided that the new women's liberation movement deserved a cover story. There was one problem, however: there were no women to write the piece.

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    I need to tell a story. It's an obsession. Each story is a seed inside of me that starts to grow and grow, like a tumor, and I have to deal with it sooner or later.

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    In course of time my first novel appeared. It was a love story.

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    In even the happiest love story, the World wins at last.

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    I never have a thematic intention at the outset. The story informs the theme for me rather than the other way around. But as it happens... this is, at least to a degree, about getting old and the rapid passage of our lives.

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    I never know exactly where I'm going with a story, whether it's a short story or a novel. If I did I'd soon grow bored of it. The fun, for me, is in the finding out and the making sense of it.

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    I never plan. I never know what the next page is going to be..... But that's the fun of writing a novel or a story, because I don't know what's going to happen next.

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    I never plot out my novels in terms of the tone of the book. Hopefully, once a story is begun it reveals itself

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    I never do pictures that I've done before - but I really try not to. Whenever I get an assignment I try to think how to shoot this person for this story in this magazine at this point in time.

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    I never fixed a story. I didn't make judgments, I let the listener make judgments. When I got to the end of the story, if it had a moral, I let the listener find it.

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    I never felt pressured to create more stories, but dealing with people became really aggravating.

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    I never planned on doing a book about Paul Farmer or his organization. I met him in Haiti when I was on a magazine assignment. It's almost like his story sort of fell in my lap.

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    I never made a daring rescue, which is the story people want to hear. I did go to my share of fires.

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    I never punched in anything when I recorded Imaginaryland. Where the title came from is a whole other story.

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    I never use soundtrack; it is always part of the story.

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    I never regret anything... I just lie about it or change the story.

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    I never start a section of the story without knowing how it will end. I also consciously try to shape the story as though it were a movie.

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    I never work from an outline, and often I dont know how the story will end.

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    I never saw any of my dad's stories. My mother said he had piles and piles of manuscripts.

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    I never set out to make any statements about a specific character, I just set out to tell what feels like is a truthful story, a person that you and I might truly encounter.

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    I never wanted to be a writer; I just had stories I wanted to share so I learnt how to write and kept going. If I could sing or paint, I would.

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    In every industrialized nation, the movement to reform health care has begun with stories about cruelty.

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    I never was taught how to go into a meeting and talk about a tour and how to plan a show, but seeing that side of things [about] someone who wants to be a Unicorn but has to now be a boss and navigate this is a really powerful and interesting story.

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    I never would rule out a great character or a great story. I don't care what the forum is. If I get to tell a story that I'm excited about, I'm in.

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    In fact, I thought that Christianity was very a good and a very valuable thing for us. But after a while, I began to feel that the story that I was told about this religion wasn't perhaps completely whole, that something was left out.

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    In first grade, I told my friends I had a third story in my house filled with jewels and lions.

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    In general, short stories are less read than before, they're less published than before and, not surprisingly, they're less taught than before.

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    In France, you have 900 years of romantic love going back to the troubadours and minstrels that wrote stories of Lancelot and Guinevere. You have gallantry at the highest level.

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    In every woman's wardrobe, there are certain accessories that cannot be separated from their back stories.

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    In fact, some reviewers have said that as they got into the story they forgot that the protagonist is a black woman. They were moved by the story - by the people as a whole - and not by the little things.

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    In Ireland every place you visit and every person you meet has a story. And they love to tell you their stories. Everyone is interested in everything; in a land of storytellers, you will never be bored.

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    In Hollywood, more often than not, they're making more kind of traditional films, stories that are understood by people. And the entire story is understood. And they become worried if even for one small moment something happens that is not understood by everyone.

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    In her excellent, entirely readable Richard Wright, Hazel Rowley accomplishes what [previous biographer] Michel Fabre would have liked to do with once-guarded letters, aging witnesses, previously unidentified girlfriends. . . . Mostly, Rowley concentrates on telling Wright's very powerful story.

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    In journalism, when we want to get a story over the jumps, we refer to it as a universal experience, but it almost never is. There is one universal experience, that's death. That is something we are all going to experience at some distance in the lives of loved ones, strangers and friends, people around us and certainly our own.

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    In journalism, there are only two stories - "Oh, the wonder of it," and "Oh, the shame of it.

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    In keeping with his cryptic nature, all your Story Weaver said was 'The horses know where to go.' It's certainly not a military strategy I would use, but I've learned that the south uses its own strategy. And, strangely enough, it works.

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    In journalism, especially, we tend to deal with large, complex systems by finding especially interesting people and story lines to focus on.

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    In male-driven [films], the protagonist is not the person who's necessarily in harms way. There's a sense that they're going to figure out how to persevere and take on the obstacles and foes and you don't necessarily know if that's going to happen with the subjects of love stories.

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    In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth. Each of you is an original. Each of you has a distinctive voice. When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard.

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    In March of 2001, I revisited the short story, and found that thought it did not work well as a short story, it might work much better as a longer one. The novel [The Kite Runner] came about as an expansion of that original, unpublished short story.

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    In mathematics alone each generations adds a new story to the old structure.

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    In honesty, there are probably a lot of stories that can be told with Batman. I like the idea of him growing older and he can't quite do it as much anymore.