Grace Paley Quotes

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

You become a writer because you need to become a writer – nothing else. Grace Paley

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

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

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

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