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To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is,
by Joan Didion

To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is,
a dissatisfaction with self.
- Joan Didion

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?
- Joan Didion

Ask anyone committed to Marxist analysis how many angels on the head of a pin,
and you will be asked in return to never mind the angels,
tell me who controls the production of pins.
- Joan Didion

I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking,
what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means.
What I want and what I fear.
- Joan Didion

 

We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget.
- Joan Didion

Grammar is a piano I play by ear.
All I know about grammar is its power.
- Joan Didion

You have to pick the places you don't walk away from.
- Joan Didion

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To free us from the expectations of others,
to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great,
singular power of self-respect.
- Joan Didion

Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything
worth having has a price.
- Joan Didion

The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition
of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children,
and many writers.
- Joan Didion

The writer is always tricking the reader into listening to their dream.
- Joan Didion

Call me the author.
- Joan Didion

Writers are always selling somebody out.
- Joan Didion

Of course great hotels have always been social ideas,
flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service.
- Joan Didion

Was there ever in anyone's life span a point free in time,
devoid of memory, a night when choice was any more
than the sum of all the choices gone before?
- Joan Didion

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's
own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
- Joan Didion

A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest,
remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself,
shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he
remakes it in his own image.
- Joan Didion

Americans are uneasy with their possessions,
guilty about power, all of which is difficult for Europeans
to perceive because they are themselves so truly materialistic,
so versed in the uses of power.
- Joan Didion

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Prevention is better than cure.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
- Benjamin Franklin

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Objectivity is the cure for depression.
- Bono

Understanding does not cure evil,
but it is a definite help,
inasmuch as one can cope
with a comprehensible darkness.
- Carl Jung

As a cure for worrying,
work is better than whiskey.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only cure for grief is action.
- G. H. Lewes

Show me a sane man, and I will cure him for you.
- Carl Jung

Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world.
We cannot cure the world of sorrows,
but we can choose to live in joy.
- Joseph Campbell

You can die of the cure before you die of the illness.
- Michael Landon

A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed
to cure a person in love.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

My father invented a cure for which there was no disease
and unfortunately my mother caught it and died of it.
- Victor Borge

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease.
What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
- Ashley Montagu

I try to give to the poor people for love
what the rich could get for money.
No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds;
yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
- Mother Teresa

Science may have found a cure for most evils;
but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
- George Santayana

Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure.
- Francesco Petrarch

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

There is still no cure for the common birthday.
- John Glenn

Worry is spiritual short sight.
Its cure is intelligent faith.
- Paul Brunton

There are no such things as incurable,
there are only things for which man has not found a cure.
- Bernard Baruch

To cure the violence, we must identify and heal the
causes of hatred and violence.
If we don't deal with the causes we will never be safe.
- Peter Yarrow

Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye,
while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?
- Horace

But cord blood also holds the great potential of producing
pleural potential cells that could cure many other
diseases such as juvenile diabetes,
a disease that I live with every day.
- Dan Lipinski

Somebody told me I should put a pebble in my mouth to cure my stuttering.
Well, I tried it, and during a scene I swallowed the pebble.
That was the end of that.
- Jean Rostand

The cure for anything is salt water:
sweat,
tears or the sea.
- Isak Dinesen

To cure a batting slump, I took my bat to bed with me.
I wanted to know my bat a little better.
- Richie Ashburn

We don't devote enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.
- Bill Watterson

A real hangover is nothing to try out family remedies on.
The only cure for a real hangover is death.
- Robert Benchley

Research is what it's going to take to cure all these diseases.
- Mort Kondracke

And there are lots of drug companies that are working on cure or medicine.
- Mort Kondracke

There is only one cure for the evils which newly acquired freedom produces,
and that cure is freedom.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Hope!
of all ills that men endure, the only cheap and universal cure.
- Abraham Cowley

The only cure for vanity is laughter,
and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.
- Henri Bergson

There is no miracle cure for the many problems of the world.
- Guy Verhofstadt

When once the itch of literature comes over a man,
nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen.
But if you have not a pen, I suppose you must scratch any way you can.
- Samuel Lover

The cure for capitalism's failing would require that
a government would have to rise above the interests of one class alone.
- Robert Heilbroner

A well chosen anthology is a complete dispensary of
medicine for the more common mental disorders,
and may be used as much for prevention as cure.
- Robert Graves

There is only one cure for gray hair.
It was invented by a Frenchman.
It is called the guillotine.
- P. G. Wodehouse

There are two reasons for drinking: one is,
when you are thirsty, to cure it; the other,
when you are not thirsty, to prevent it.
- Thomas Love Peacock

Hush!
Check those words.
Do not cure ill with ill and make your pain still heavier than it is.
- Sophocles

The cure for crime is not the electric chair,
but the high chair.
- J. Edgar Hoover

The disease is painless; it's the cure that hurts.
- Katherine Whitehorn

Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions.
When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps.
- Honore de Balzac

There is nothing wrong with America
that faith, love of freedom, intelligence,
and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It was hell to go through what I went through.
I didn't know I had so many friends.
Many people gave a damn about my situation.
They helped cure me.
- Bela Lugosi

Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning,
that without listening speaking no longer heals,
that without distance closeness cannot cure.
- Henri Nouwen

When you sing gospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what's wrong.
- Mahalia Jackson

I don't really live like a musician myself.
I think music is just something that I do,
but I'd like to be doing lots of other things.
I like to cure all kinds of illness.
- Ornette Coleman

The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.
- W. C. Fields


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