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The 10 Best Joan Didion Quotes To Encapsulate Her Austere Céline Ad

Literary Revolutionary/It Girl Joan Didion has been telling herself stories in order to live and making this exact face for over eighty years.

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"I never had much interest in being a child. As a way of being it seemed flat, failed to engage."
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"I never had much interest in being a child. As a way of being it seemed flat, failed to engage."

"Not many people were speaking truth to power in the '80s. I had a really good time doing it - I found it gratifying."
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"Not many people were speaking truth to power in the '80s. I had a really good time doing it - I found it gratifying."

"Nothing is critic-proof."
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"Nothing is critic-proof."

"Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends."
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"Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends."

"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."
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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."

"To those of us who remained committed mainly to the exploration of moral distinctions and ambiguities, the feminist analysis may have seemed a particularly narrow and cracked determinism."
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"To those of us who remained committed mainly to the exploration of moral distinctions and ambiguities, the feminist analysis may have seemed a particularly narrow and cracked determinism."

"I don't think anybody feels like they're a good parent. Or if people think they're good parents, they ought to think again."
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"I don't think anybody feels like they're a good parent. Or if people think they're good parents, they ought to think again."

"To believe in 'the greater good' is to operate, necessarily, in a certain ethical suspension."
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"To believe in 'the greater good' is to operate, necessarily, in a certain ethical suspension."

"I do have a strong sense of an order in the universe."
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"I do have a strong sense of an order in the universe."

"Memories are what you no longer want to remember."
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"Memories are what you no longer want to remember."

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