thoughts for later development

(Grace Paley)

“My major idea about fiction and nonfiction is that when a story is told for the second time, it’s fiction – no matter what.”

“Yes, but it’s also the relief of fiction. You can make it all up and improve on it and give people better lives than they had.”

“‘Career’ is a peculiar word. It implies going up and down. For a serious artist, it’s all just plowing the wonderful field dead ahead. Career is the world’s critical eye.”

“People assumed immediately that I was writing in opposition to men and their lives and that was true in a way, but that wasn’t my intention; my idea was to write as truthfully as I could against silence.”

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