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Leslie Cockburn

American,  Writer
Total Quotes : 13
Student Some Graham

After reading Graham Greene and Joseph Conrad when I was a student at Yale, I wanted to live in the world they captured in their books. I had had some experience living in Africa. I was drawn to that kind of adventure.

- Leslie Cockburn

Great Journalist Also

I have a great spouse, Andrew Cockburn, who's also a journalist.

- Leslie Cockburn

News ABC Arabia

I covered the first Gulf War in Saudi Arabia and Israel for ABC News.

- Leslie Cockburn

Always Been Stories

Journalism, for me, has always been a calling. There are things that must be exposed to the light, truths that must be uncovered, stories worth risking your life for.

- Leslie Cockburn

College Editor Films

I started making little films with a 16 mm camera as an undergraduate at Yale. My first job out of college was 'assistant editor' on a forgettable low budget feature.

- Leslie Cockburn

Away Cut Experiencing

When you do a piece of journalism, you may have to cut away 95 percent of what you are experiencing.

- Leslie Cockburn

How Inhumanity Tremendous

When you have a situation that's destructive, when there's tremendous inhumanity everywhere, you see how humanity survives in all of its different permutations.

- Leslie Cockburn

Fiction Cut Shades

When you are on assignment, you stick to the facts, limit your vision, and often cut out the most revealing material. There is no texture, no shades of gray. In fiction, you can bring the reader on the perilous journey with your characters as they discover that war is more like a wilderness of mirrors, full of danger and uncertainty.

- Leslie Cockburn

News Which Thriving

When I was at graduate school in London, I began working at NBC News, which had a thriving documentary unit.

- Leslie Cockburn

Most Difficult Thing

In documentary films, the most difficult thing to achieve is to make something complex appear simple.

- Leslie Cockburn

London Go Pole

When I was in London at NBC, I was the lowest man on the totem pole. I would go to diplomatic receptions to meet people.

- Leslie Cockburn

Think I Think Making

I think the greatest thing about making a documentary is your ability to just follow the story and the subject.

- Leslie Cockburn

World Street Very

It's a very enclosed world on Wall Street.

- Leslie Cockburn