Quotation by Joan Didion

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 4am of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends. We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget.
Joan Didion (b. 1934), U.S. essayist. "On Keeping a Notebook," Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968).
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