Quotable Friday: from Slouching Towards Bethlehem

November 30, 2012 Quotes (2) Comments

“I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4 a.m. of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends.”

- Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion

  • http://btweenthecovers.com/ Heather

    I really, really, really need to start reading Didion.

    • http://bookspeakvolumes.wordpress.com Leah

      Yes you do! (I was ALMOST surprised you haven’t read her yet, but then I remembered what an insane amount of books there are in the world; one can hardly be expected to have read any particular author!)