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When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something or need something, not that it is a read more

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.

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I think nobody owns the land until their dead are in it.

I think nobody owns the land until their dead are in it.

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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. read more

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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The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.

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Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power.

Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power.

by Joan Didion Found in: Grammar Quotes,
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