Marge Piercy Quotes

Marge Piercy Quotes: I have no connections here; only gusty collisions,rootless seedlings forced into bloom, that collapse....I am the Visiting Poet: a real unicorn,a wind-up plush dodo, a wax museum of the Movement.People want to push the buttons and see me glow.
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Marge Piercy Quote: The pitcher cries for water to carry and a person for work that is real.
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Quotes about Marge Piercy: I think having a great range of experiences in my life had helped me as a writer, particularly a writer of fiction. I have known a great many different sorts of people in different situations, and I have a notion how very well of badly people can behave in times of stress or danger or violence.
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Quote about Marge Piercy: 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.
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Marge Piercy Sayings: Writing is a futile attempt to preserve what disappears moment by moment.
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Marge Piercy Saying: I will choose what enters me, what becomes flesh of my flesh. Without choice, no politics, no ethics lives. I am not your cornfield, not your uranium mine, not your calf for fattening, not your cow for milking. You may not use me as your factory. Priests and legislators do not hold shares in my womb or my mind. If I give it to you, I want it back. My life is a non-negotiable demand.
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Sayings about Marge Piercy: Your anger was a climate I inhabited like a desert in a dry frigid weather of high thin air and ivory sun, sand dunes the wind lifted into stinging clouds that blinded and choked me where the only ice was in the blood.
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Saying about Marge Piercy: Troubles cured you salty as a country ham, smoky to the taste, thick-skinned and tender inside.
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Marge Piercy Quotes: We admire predators - panthers, lions, tigers, even wolves. Maybe to be naturally thoughtful and hesitant to use violence is to be somehow second rate. To be in the middle of the social food chain. Especially if you're a man. This society thinks real men are violent.
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Marge Piercy Quote: The real writer is one who really writes.
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Quotes about Marge Piercy: Nobody can live on a bridge or plant potatoes but it is fine for comings and goings, meetings, partings and long views and a real connection to someplace else where you may in the crazy weathers of struggle how and again want to be.
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Quote about Marge Piercy: I was a working class Jewish girl. In my girlhood, anti-Semitism was a daily fact of life in Detroit. I did not come from people who had many options in their lives or many choices open to them. I was a girl in a family in which women were, as in society at large, very much second-class citizens. I did not see why I should accept these forced limitations without a fight. Being free to make my own choices thus became very important to me at an early age.
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Marge Piercy Sayings: I don't find that writing about parts of my life had much effect except in some cases to improve my memory. To get into parts of the past I want to recall very vividly, I use a form of directed meditation.
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Marge Piercy Saying: Praise our choices, sister, for each doorway open to us was taken by squads of fighting women who paid years of trouble and struggle, who paid their wombs, their sleep, their lives that we might walk through these gates upright. Doorways are sacred to women for we are the doorways of life and we must choose what comes in and what goes out. Freedom is our real abundance.
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Sayings about Marge Piercy: Every artist creates with open eyes what she sees in her dream.
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Saying about Marge Piercy: Only when we break the mirror and climb into our vision,only when we are the wind together streaming and singing,only in the dream we become with our bones for spears,we are real at lastand wake.
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Marge Piercy Quotes: One trouble: to be a professional anything in the United States is to think of oneself as an expert and one's ideas as semisacred, and to treat others in a certain way - professionally.
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Marge Piercy Quote: One of the best gifts you can give a poet is to present them with field guides - to rocks, to stars, to birds, to wildflowers, to trees and bushes, to butterflies, to reptiles and amphibians. Because when you look at anything long enough to be able to identify it, you see far more clearly and you make a tiny beginning at understanding the life, the place, the history of that bird or rock or mammal.
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