"Marge Piercy" is an American poet, novelist, and activism/social activist. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Gone to Soldiers, a sweeping historical novel set during World War II.

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Sleeping together is a euphemism for people, but tantamount to marriage with cats.

The price of seeing is silence.

The real writer is one who really writes. Talent is an invention like phlogiston after the fact of fire. Work is its own cure. You have to like it better than being loved.

A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.

[Long hair] is considered bohemian, which may be why I grew it, but I keep it long because I love the way it feels, part cloak, part fan, part mane, part security blanket.

Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.

It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover.

Shared laughter is erotic too.

It you want to be listened to, you should put in time listening.

All women are misfits. We do not fit into this world without amputations.