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Brief author info: Joan Didion (1935- ) American writer, journalist, screenwriter, essayist, and novelist; novels known for laconic style and explorations of modern American psyche; most famous works include novels Play It As It Lays and The White Album, and essay collection Slouching towards Bethlehem; married to writer John Gregory Dunne.
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What I want to tell you today is not to move into that world where you're alone with yourself and your mantra and your fitness program or whatever it is that you might use to try to control the world by closing it out. I want to tell you just to live in the mess. Throw yourself out into the convulsions of the world. I'm not telling you to make the world better, because I don't believe progress is necessarily part of the package. I'm telling you to live in it. Try and get it. Take chances, make your own work, take pride in it. Seize the moment.
We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget.
It is easy to see the beginnings of things, and harder to see the ends.
I was in love with New York. I do not mean "love" in any colloquial way, I mean that I was in love with the city, the way you love the first person who ever touches you and never love anyone quite that way again.
It is often said that New York is a city for only the very rich and the very poor. It is less often said that New York is also, at least for those of us who came there from somewhere else, a city for only the very young.
She had to have a telephone. There was no one to whom she wanted to talk but she had to have a telephone.
The west coast of Iowa.
We all have the same dreams.
There is one last thing to remember: writers are always selling somebody out.
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