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“We all absorb sound, images smells around us all the time. If you take the headspace and the time to sit quietly and try to express that, it’s there.”
“If you are in the furnace of pure language, it seems to me now, you are in the place where new stories and new ideas about what storytelling is are located.”
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As I waited for the lights to come up, it struck me – not for the first time – that stories are utterly ubiquitous in the world.
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