New York is full of people . . . with a feeling for the tangential adventure, the risky adventure, the interlude that's not likely to end in any double-ring ceremony. - Joan Didion

New York is full of people . . . with a feeling for the tangential adventure, the risky adventure, the interlude that's not likely to end in any double-ring ceremony.

by Joan Didion

More Authors:

Theodore Roosevelt Winston Churchill Jimmy Dean Steve Jobs Sam Levenson

Related Topics

Share Quote

Related Quotes You May Like ❤️

“Only the survivors of a death are truly left alone.”

To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything.

In the early years, you fight because you don't understand each other. In the later years, you fight because you do.

New York was no mere city. It was instead an infinitely romantic notion.

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.

Most death now happens in hospitals. It's been medicalized. It happens away from where we deal with it directly. And that's a huge change. At the beginning of the 20th century most people died at home. Death was much more common.

And I have learned now to live with it, learned when to expect it, how to outwit it, even how to regard it, when it does come, as more friend than lodger. We have reached a certain understanding, my migraine and I.

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

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

The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children, and many writers.

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

I tell you this true story just to prove that I can. That my frailty has not yet reached a point at which I can no longer tell a true story.

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.

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?

We imagined we knew everything the other thought, even when we did not necessarily want to know it, but in fact, I have come to see, we knew not the smallest fraction of what there was to know.

Do not whine... Do not complain. Work harder. Spend more time alone.



Stay in the loop and receive the latest inspiring quotes, thought-provoking insights, and more through RetroQuotes.com.