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Notebooks are ‘a forgotten account with accumulated interest’

Said Joan Didion in her essay "On Keeping a Notebook:"

Listening seeds ideas. Overheard dialogue, especially misheard words, are auditory stimulants for the imagination. Said Joan Didion in her essay “On Keeping a Notebook:”

“See enough and write it down, I tell myself, and then some morning when the world seems drained of wonder, some day when I am only going through the motions of doing what I am supposed to do… on that bankrupt morning I will simply open my notebook and there it will all be, a forgotten account with accumulated interest, paid passage back to the world out there…”

From the dull to the senseless, an ambient awareness latches on to snippets of interestingness in any conversation. The journal archives and then whispers for a second look. Simply rereading our notes gives them a new form, turning the slightest quip into a saintly significance.

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‘I have already lost touch with a couple of the people I used to be’

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“I have already lost touch with a couple of the people I used to be.”

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Leaving home “seems part of your duty in life”

“I was never a big fan of people who don’t leave home. It just seems part of your duty in life.”

Joan Didion

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Joan Didion on writing to think

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“I don’t know what I think until I try to write it down.”

Joan Didion

Writing = Thinking

(via Ben Casnocha)