• Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power.
    ~ Joan Didion
  • To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
    ~ Joan Didion
  • Memories are what you no longer want to remember.
    ~ Joan Didion
  • Writing is the act of saying I, of imposing oneself upon other people, of saying listen to me, see it my way, change your mind. It's an aggressive, even a hostile act.
    ~ Joan Didion
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