Language Is A Virus

Joan Didion Quotes

Joan Didion Quotes & Quotations
Joan Didion
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    A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image. Joan_DidionJoan Didion
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    Ask anyone committed to Marxist analysis how many angels on the head of a pin, and you will be asked in return to never mind the angels, tell me who controls the production of pins. Joan_DidionJoan Didion
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    Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power. Joan_DidionJoan Didion
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    Of course great hotels have always been social ideas, flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service. Joan_DidionJoan Didion
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    Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price. Joan_DidionJoan Didion
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    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_DidionJoan Didion
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    The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs. Joan_DidionJoan Didion
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    The writer is always tricking the reader into listening to their dream. Joan_DidionJoan Didion
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    To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect. Joan_DidionJoan Didion
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    Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought? Joan_DidionJoan 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_DidionJoan Didion
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    Writers are always selling somebody out. Joan_DidionJoan Didion
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    You have to pick the places you don't walk away from. Joan_DidionJoan Didion