Grace Paley
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"Grace Paley" was an American short story writer, poet, teacher, and political activist.

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You know the mind is an astonishing, long-living, erotic thing.

. . . people will sometimes say, "Why don't you write more politics?" And I have to explain to them that writing the lives of women is politics.

Rosiness is not a worse windowpane than gloomy gray when viewing the world.

All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an interest in life, good, bad or peculiar.

I don't believe civilization can do a lot more than educate a person's senses.

Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world.

I was a fantastic student until ten, and then my mind began to wander.

I often see through things right to the apparition itself.

I believe in a kind of fidelity to your own early ideas; it's a kind of antagonism in me to prevailing fads.