Quotes by Joan Didion

Joan Didion

Joan Didion

American Essayist

Alive from: 1934-

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    I closed the box and put it in a closet. There is no real way to deal with everything we lose.
    Source: Faceboek (2011)
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    I could talk more directly in a nonfiction voice than I could in fiction.
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    I don't write for catharsis; I have to write to understand.
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    I have not been the witness I wanted to be.
    Source: A Book of Common Prayer (1977) 272
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    I know what nothing means, and keep on playing.
    Source: Play it as it Lays (1970)
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    I mean maybe I was holding all the aces, but what was the game?
    Source: Play it as it Lays (1970) 14
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    I think nobody owns the land until their dead are in it.
    Source: Faceboek (2011)
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    I was no longer, if I had ever been, afraid to die: I was now afraid not to die.
    Source: Blue Nights (2012) 24
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    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.
    Source: Faceboek (2011)
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    I'm totally in control of this tiny, tiny world right there at the typewriter.
    Source: A Book of Common Prayer (1977)
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    In the absence of a natural disaster we are left again to our own uneasy devices.
    Source: The White Album (1979) 89
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    In the early years, you fight because you don't understand each other. In the later years, you fight because you do.
    Source: Faceboek (2011)
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    Information is control.
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    It is easy to see the beginnings of things, and harder to see the ends.
    Source: Slouching Towards Bethlehem (2013) 161
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    Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.
    Source: The Year of Magical Thinking (2007) 4
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