Marge Piercy

Marge Piercy (born March 31, 1936) is an American poet, novelist, and social activist. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Gone to Soldiers, a sweeping historical novel set during World War II.

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Famous quotes by marge piercy:

    This is the 184th Demonstration.
    ...
    What we do is not beautiful
    hurts no one makes no one desperate
    we do not break the panes of safety glass
    stretching between people on the street
    and the deaths they hire.
    Marge Piercy (b. 1936)

    We are trying to live
    as if we were an experiment
    conducted by the future
    Marge Piercy (b. 1936)

    ... probably all of the women in this book are working to make part of the same quilt to keep us from freezing to death in a world that grows harsher and bleaker—where male is the norm and the ideal human being is hard, violent and cold: a macho rock. Every woman who makes of her living something strong and good is sharing bread with us.
    Marge Piercy (b. 1936)

    This nation is founded on blood like a city on swamps
    yet its dream has been beautiful and sometimes just
    that now grows brutal and heavy as a burned out star.
    Marge Piercy (b. 1936)

    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 last
    and wake.
    Marge Piercy (b. 1936)