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Joan Didion
Joan Didion
(1934 - Present)
American essayist, novelist and journalist.
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There is one last thing to remember: writers are always selling somebody out.
To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self.
- Joan Didion | Other Side Quotes
I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means, what I want, and what I fear.
- Joan Didion | Self-Knowledge Quotes
When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something or need something, not that it is a pragmatic necessity for us to have it, but that it is a moral imperative that we have it. Then is when we join the fashionable madmen, and then is when the thin whine of hysteria is heard in the land, and then is when we are in bad trouble.
- Joan Didion | Self-Control Quotes
To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything.
- Joan Didion | Self-Confidence Quotes
We are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.... We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget.
- Joan Didion | The Past Quotes
The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
- Joan Didion | Positive Quotes
Most of our platitudes notwithstanding, self-deception remains the most difficult deception. The tricks that worked on others count for nothing in that very well-lit back alley where one keeps assignations with oneself: no winning smiles will do here, no prettily drawn list of good intentions.
- Joan Didion | Right Quotes


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