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“Everyone knew in the 1950s why a girl from a nice family left home. The meaning of her theft of herself from her parents was clear to all — as well as what she'd be up to in that room of her own.”
“I believe in the curative powers of love as the English believe in tea or Catholics believe in the Miracle of Lourdes.”
“Nothing ever happened except God.”
“Legend adheres to artists whose deaths seem the corollaries of their works. ”
“If time were like a passage of music, you could keep going back to it till you got it right.”
“... media saturation is probably very destructive to art. New movements get overexposed and exhausted before they have a chance to grow, and they turn to ashes in a short time. Some degree of time and obscurity is often very necessary to artists.”
Joyce Johnson, U.S. writer
Full name: Joyce Glassman Johnson.