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Grace Paley (December 11, 1922 - ) is an American short story writer, poet, and political activist whose work has won a number of awards.

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

Thank God for the head. Inside the head is the only place you got to be young when the usual place gets used up.
I don’t believe civilization can do a lot more than educate a person’s senses.
It’s a terrible thing to die young. Still, it saves a lot of time.
Well, you have children so you know: little children little troubles, big children big troubles—it’s a saying in Yiddish. Maybe the Chinese said it too.
Rosiness is not a worse windowpane than gloomy gray when viewing the world.