Jenny Diski Famous Quotes & Sayings

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13 Jenny Diski Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Jenny Diski Sayings: Everything passes, but nothing entirely goes away. Everything passes, but nothing entirely goes away.
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Jenny Diski Sayings: Statistics are designed to keep you safe. Statistics are designed to keep you safe.
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Jenny Diski Sayings: But I do know a kind of madness that lies low in the mind, half-buried But I do know a kind of madness that lies low in the mind, half-buried in consciousness, which lives in parallel to sanity, and given the right circumstances or even just half a chance, creeps like a lick of flame or a growing tumour up and around ordinary perception, consuming it for a while, and causing one, even when not at the movies, to quake in fear of the world and people and what they
I mean, of, we
are capable of.
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Jenny Diski Sayings: Being really alone means being free from anticipation. Even to know that something is going Being really alone means being free from anticipation. Even to know that something is going to happen, that I am required to do something is an intrusion on the emptiness I am after. What I love to see is an empty diary, pages and pages of nothing planned. A date, an arrangement, is a point in the future when something is required of me. I begin to worry about it days, sometimes weeks ahead. Just a haircut, a hospital visit, a dinner party. Going out. The weight of the thing-that-is-going-to-happen sits on my heart and crushes the present into non-existence. My ability to live in the here and now depends on not having any plans, on there being no expected interruption. I have no other way to do it. How can you be alone, properly alone, if you know someone is going to knock at the door in five hours, or tomorrow morning, or you have to get ready and go out in three days' time? I can't abide the fracturing of the present by the intrusion of a planned future.
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Jenny Diski Sayings: It isn't important what you do, it is the attitude with which you proceed through It isn't important what you do, it is the attitude with which you proceed through the world that matters.
Jenny Diski Sayings: There are some words I find impossibly difficult ... 'Love,' 'feeling' and especially 'happiness' are There are some words I find impossibly difficult ... 'Love,' 'feeling' and especially 'happiness' are at the head of the list. This is not because I haven't experienced any of them but because whenever I think about using the words I don't really know what anyone means by them. I'd find it easier to sit down and write a book about each (coming, obviously, to no conclusion) than to use them casually in speech or writing.
Jenny Diski Sayings: We were greeted by the minister whose inclusive, non-judgemental smile was no more than a We were greeted by the minister whose inclusive, non-judgemental smile was no more than a whisker away from a smirk. Have I made it clear? I don't like belief systems and even less like those that peddle self-righteousness. I have no doubt the minister was a sincere man, but I am not as impressed by the idea of sincerity as the sincere seem to be.
Jenny Diski Sayings: But nothing will persuade me that the mere fact of being in a place is But nothing will persuade me that the mere fact of being in a place is enough in itself to justify the effort of getting out of bed to become a tourist, or even a traveller. I don't have the slightest wish to be intrepid. I don't want to prove myself to myself or anyone else. I don't care if no one thinks me brave or hardy. I have no concern at all that I did not have whatever it is I should have had to take a dive out of a plane or off a building. None of that matters to me in the least.
Jenny Diski Sayings: Everything passes, but nothign entirely goes away. Everything passes, but nothign entirely goes away.
Jenny Diski Sayings: Good writing and dark wit always excite me and they come together thrillingly in this Good writing and dark wit always excite me and they come together thrillingly in this book. It has a quiet grip on the strangeness of the interior and exterior worlds of love and politics. I delighted in the writing and the scope.
Jenny Diski Sayings: But given that depression happened to me, and I did have support, I found it But given that depression happened to me, and I did have support, I found it was possible after a time, to achieve a kind of joy totally disconnected from the world. I wanted to be unavailable and in that place without the pain. I still want it. It is coloured white and filled with a singing silence. It is an endless ice-rink. It is Antarctica.
Jenny Diski Sayings: There's a cultural conviction that any 'artist' must have personal suffering to back up their There's a cultural conviction that any 'artist' must have personal suffering to back up their work, otherwise there's something undeserved and therefore inauthentic about it, perhaps even some sort of cheating.
Jenny Diski Sayings: For the most part, quantum theory has been of little practical value in my life. For the most part, quantum theory has been of little practical value in my life.