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By Anonym 14 Sep

Lynn Johnston

Only a couple of times have I ever been to church and felt enlightened by it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lynn Johnston

Complaining is good for you as long as you're not complaining to the person you're complaining about.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lynn Johnston

The emphasis in doing any in-depth photography is on building relationships, quality relationships. It's what I call thirty-cups-of-coffee-a-frame photography. You need to enter into the community - not just photographically, but intellectually and emotionally.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lynn Johnston

I know it sounds crazy, but I have had far more connection with my parents after their deaths.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lynn Johnston

Aaron and I will be joined at the hip until the day we die. We have loved and hated each other since the day he was born. He's very much a part of my heart. He's going to broadcasting college now, and he'll do fine. But he came into a world that did not welcome him.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lynn Johnston

I often think you bring unhappiness on yourself, because if you don't like yourself very much, you allow yourself to be influenced by people who reinforce that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lynn Johnston

Memories and magic is what Christmas is all about.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lynn Johnston

I've had some tremendous adventures, good and bad. It's part of the novel, and a novel isn't interesting if it doesn't have some good and bad. And you don't know what good is if bad hasn't been a part of your life

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lynn Johnston

I've always felt that life is a novel, and part of it is written for you, and part of it is written by you. It's up to you to write the ending, ultimately.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lynn Johnston

Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night... Without the satisfaction.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lynn Johnston

I had a terrible marriage the first time around because I had no self-confidence, even though I had tremendous self-confidence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lynn Johnston

We are all born with wonderful gifts. We use these gifts to express ourselves, to amuse, to strengthen, and to communicate. We begin as children to explore and develop our talents, often unaware that we are unique, that not everyone can do what we're doing!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lynn Johnston

Sure, I've had some bad times, but everybody does. But people don't get to talk about them like I do, unless they do to a therapist. People don't get to put them in the paper like I do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lynn Johnston

But I married a guy who treated me very badly, but I was happy. I was miserable, so I was happy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lynn Johnston

Mom and Dad would stay in bed on Sunday morning, but the kids would have to go to church.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lynn Johnston

I was just so lucky to have a wonderful life after a tough marriage.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lynn Johnston

I'm not just buying a car... I'm buying a lifestyle!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lynn Johnston

In a way, a certain amount of self-criticism is a good thing, because it keeps you humble. Realizing that no matter what success you've achieved, you can still make enemies makes you humble, too.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lynn Johnston

Photographs help people look at things they may not be able or may not want to look at. Until you can look at something, you can't change it. First you have to look at it, then you have a chance to understand it and can change it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lynn Johnston

On a lazy Saturday morning when you're lying in bed, drifting in and out of sleep, there is a space where fantasy and reality become one. Are you awake, or are you dreaming? You see people and things; some are familiar; some are strange. You talk, you feel, but you move without walking; you fly without wings. Your mind and your body exist, but on separate planes. Time stands still. For me, this is the feeling I have when ideas come.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lynn Johnston

My mother was a very literate person who had educated herself. She had an exceptional vocabulary.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lynn Johnston

My brother was a great audience, and if he liked the picture, he would laugh and laugh and laugh, and he would want to keep the picture. Making people laugh with an image I had created... what power that was!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lynn Johnston

But even though all this was going on at home, if someone had tried to take me away and put me in a children's home, I couldn't have handled it. Even though my mother was very brutal, it was my home.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lynn Johnston

The most profound statements are often said in silence.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lynn Johnston

No matter how old you are, there's always something good to look forward to.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lynn Johnston

Never tell anyone that you're writing a book, going on a diet, exercising, taking a course, or quitting smoking. They'll encourage you to death.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lynn Johnston

You have to be in love with your story ... It's the love of the light; the time of day; of watching the moment unravel.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lynn Johnston

Its taken me a long time to become the person I am, for all the ugliness to fall away. The rotten flesh is gone, and the seed is there. I can touch that now.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lynn Johnston

You think about child abuse and you think of a father viciously attacking a daughter or a son, but in my family it was my mother. My mother, I would say, was a... very brutal disciplinarian.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lynn Johnston

The toughest question has always been, "How do you get your ideas?" How do you answer that? It's like asking runners how they run, or singers how they sing. They just do it!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lynn Johnston

If I was in love with someone, I would get their picture out of the school yearbook and do portraits. If I was curious about sex, I would draw pictures of it. There were no books for me to look at. Then I would go find my father's matches to burn the paper.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lynn Johnston

When you're shy, a camera becomes an entry into life. It was a kind of shield I could hide my shyness behind, and it allowed me to become an active observer rather than a passive one.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lynn Johnston

And my father was a comic. He could play any musical instrument. He loved to perform. He was a wonderfully comedic character. He had the ability to dance and sing and charm and analyze poetry.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lynn Johnston

When Kate was born, she was born into a world of joy and happiness and confidence. The difference between the children is night and day. She's happy, she's thriving, she's full of self-confidence. I tell her she's beautiful every day before I send her off to school.