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Grace Paley
(1922-2007) born on
Dec 11
US writer. She won the 1970 Arts & Letters Award.
         
   
F
I don't believe civilization can do a lot more than educate a person's senses.

R
You know the mind is an astonishing, long-living, erotic thing.
A
I believe in a kind of fidelity to your own early ideas; it's a kind of antagonism in me to prevailing fads.
N
. . . 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.
K
The word career is a divisive word. It's a word that divides the normal life from business or professional life.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Enormous Changes at the Last Minute," 1974.
R: "Enormous Changes at the Last Minute," 1974.
A: "Grace Paley: Fragments for a Portrait in Collage," in "Women Writing in America: Voices in Collage," by Blanche H. Gelfant, 1984.
N: In "Listen to Their Voices," ch. 1, by Mickey Pearlman, 1993.
K: In "Listen to Their Voices," ch. 1, by Mickey Pearlman, 1993.
   


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