As it happened, I didn’t grow up to be the kind of woman who is the heroine in a Western, and although the men I have known have had many virtues and have taken me to live in many places I have come to love, they have never been John Wayne, and they have never taken me to the bend in the river where the cottonwoods grow. Deep in that part of my heart where artificial rain forever falls, that is still the line I want to hear.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Joan Didion Quotes (Author of The Year of Magical Thinking). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/238.Joan_Didion [Accessed 5 Dec. 2019].

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