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Marge Piercy Quotes

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

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

Burning dinner is not incompetence but war.

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

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

Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.

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.

Love as if you liked yourself, and it may happen.

My strength and my weakness are twins in the same womb.

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

Shared laughter is erotic too.

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

The pitcher cries for water to carry and a person for work that is real.

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.

When I work I am pure as an angel tiger and clear is my eye and hot my brain and silent all the whining grunting piglets of the appetites.