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Diane Johnson

  • Men are generally more law-abiding than women. Women have a feeling that since they didn't make the rules, the rules have nothing to do with them.

  • The novelist, afraid his ideas may be foolish, slyly puts them in the mouth of some other fool, and reserves the right to disavow them.

    • Diane Johnson,
    • in The New York Times Book Review ()
  • Any essayist setting out on a frail apparatus of notings and jottings is a brave person.

    • Diane Johnson,
    • in The New York Times Book Review ()
  • That the actual rapists, making examples of a few women, in effect frighten and control all women seems obvious, even inarguable.

    • Diane Johnson,
    • "Rape," in Evelyn Ashton-Jones and Gary A. Olson, The Gender Reader ()
  • Laughter is the jam on the toast of life. It adds flavor, keeps it from being too dry and makes it easier to swallow ...

    • Diane Johnson

Diane Johnson, U.S. writer