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Joan Didion

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One of the things that happens to people in grief is they secretly think they're crazy, because they realize they are thinking things that don't make sense.

— Joan Didion

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Strength is one of those things you're supposed to have. You don't feel that you have it at the time you're going through it.

— Joan Didion

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Style is character.

— Joan Didion


The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children, and many writers.

— Joan Didion

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The minute you start putting words on paper you're eliminating possibilities.

— Joan Didion

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Was there ever in anyone's life span a point free in time, devoid of memory, a night when choice was any more than the sum of all the choices gone before?

— Joan Didion

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When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something... but that it is a moral imperative that we have it, that is when we join the fashionable madmen.

— Joan Didion

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You had to feel the swell change. You had to go with the change. He told me that. No eye is on the sparrow but he did tell me that.

— Joan Didion

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Nothing is critic-proof.

— Joan Didion

To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.

— Joan Didion

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read like a novel. Didion wrote in her 2003 memoir Where I Was From that moving as often as her family did made her feel like a perpetual outsider. In the New York Times article Why I Write (1976) Didion remarks "To shift the structure of a sentence alters the meaning of that sentence as definitely and inflexibly as the position of a camera alters the meaning of the object photographed.

Joan Didion (born December 5 1934) is an American author best known for her novels and her literary journalism. A sense of anxiety or dread permeates much of her work.

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