Friday, August 06, 2021

Quote of the Week: Worth Any Number of Old Ladies

My only advantage as a reporter is that I am so physically small, so temperamentally unobtrusive, and so neurotically inarticulate that people tend to forget that my presence runs counter to their best interests. And it always does. That is one last thing to remember: writers are always selling someone out.

 - Joan Didion, "A Preface," in Slouching Towards Bethlehem, p.7

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