Diane Johnson

Diane Johnson

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Author Profession: US writer
Born: April 28, 1934
Age: 82 years old
Birth Sign: Taurus

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Not having to own a car has made me realize what a waste of time the automobile is.

A novel's whole pattern is rarely apparent at the outset of writing, or even at the end; that is when the writer finds out what a novel is about, and the job becomes one of understanding and deepening or sharpening what is already written. That is finding the theme.

A chaplain's biggest gift is to be present and just listen.

Women have the feeling that since they didn't make the rules, the rules have nothing to do with them.

But novels are never about what they are about; that is, there is always deeper, or more general, significance. The author may not be aware of this till she is pretty far along with it.

The only thing that I can do is know that I have great confidence in raising children and being a great mother. Cheryl Tiegs

When I look around the world, I don't see too many damsels in distress. If they're a damsel in distress, they're manipulating some guy to help them. Sigourney Weaver

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

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