Best Quotes by Marge Piercy (Top 10)

  1. A strong woman is a woman who craves love like oxygen or she turns blue choking. A strong woman is a woman who loves strongly and weeps strongly and is strongly terrified and has strong needs. A strong woman is strong in words, in action, in connection, in feeling; she is not strong as a stone but as a wolf suckling her young. Strength is not in her, but she enacts it as the wind fills a sail.
  2. Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.
  3. A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.
  4. It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover.
  5. Live as if you like yourself, and it may happen.
  6. Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.
  7. The best gift you can give is a hug: one size fits all and no one ever minds if you return it.
  8. 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.
  9. Writing is a futile attempt to preserve what disappears moment by moment. All that remains of my mother is what I remember and what I have written for and about her. Eventually that is all that will remain of [my husband] and me. Writing sometimes feels frivolous and sometimes sacred, but memory is one of my strongest muses. I serve her with my words. So long as people read, those we love survive however evanescently. As do we writers, saying with our life's work, Remember. Remember us. Remember me.
  10. If you want to be listened to, you should put in time listening.

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