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Quote of the day, by Janet Malcolm

by Danielle Berrin

July 31, 2011 | 12:12 pm

Janet Malcolm, author and staff writer for The New Yorker

As a storyteller, I think often about perspective. It is the lens through which we see the world. As a journalist, the ultimate aim is ‘truth’ but the trouble is, the way one person perceives reality is never exactly the same as the way another perceives it. As the writer Janet Malcolm said: “We go through life mishearing and mis-seeing and misunderstanding so that the stories we tell ourselves will add up.”

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Recommended reading: Trials: On Janet Malcolm, by Miriam Markowitz, The Nation, May 18, 2011.

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Danielle Berrin writes the Hollywood Jew blog, a cutting edge, values-based take on the entertainment industry for jewishjournal.com. A Los Angeles Times profile dubbed her...

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