Grace Paley

Grace Paley

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Author Profession: US Writer
Born: December 11, 1922
Died: August 22, 2007
Birth Sign: Sagittarius

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In the end, long life is the reward, strength, and beauty.

Whatever you do, life don't stop. It only sits a minute and dreams a dream.

If you want to do things, do things.

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

I see women as oppressed, but I don't see them as victims; I see them rising all the time. I see them as very strong.

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.

Sometimes, walking with a friend, I forget the world.

Most of the Women's Libbers I knew really didn't want to have a piece of the men's pie. They thought that pie was kind of poisonous, toxic, really full of weapons, poison gases, all kinds of mean junk we didn't even want a slice of.

'The Immigrant Story,' which took me about twenty-five years to write, was a very simple story, but I couldn't think of how to tell it. Then twenty years after I started it, I found this one page and realized it was going to be the story. That's the only way you get it sometimes.

I was a woman writing at the early moment when small drops of worried resentment and noble rage were secretly, slowly building into the second wave of the women's movement. I didn't know my small-drop presence or usefulness in this accumulation.

Everyone, real or invented, deserves the open destiny of life.

I didn't write any fiction until I was past thirty.

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

I often see through things right to the apparition itself.

The word career is a divisive word. It's a word that divides the normal life from business or professional life.

You become a writer because you need to become a writer - nothing else.

You have to really understand how people speak, and you have to reconstruct it... Most pleasure in writing, you know, is in inventing.

A relationship with young people is very important to me. It's important to have a sense of what's going on in their world and not just in my own. So the opportunity teaching provides is a gift.

That's the trouble with stories. People start out fantastic. You think they're extraordinary, but it turns out as the work goes along, they're just average with a good education.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won't receive the good things God has in store. Joel Osteen quotes

I can be a nice person, but if someone is messing with someone I care about, the tougher side comes out a little more. Daniella Alonso

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