Frases de Grace Paley
Fecha de nacimiento: 11. Diciembre 1922
Fecha de muerte: 22. Agosto 2007
Otros nombres: قریس پیلی, グレイス・ペイリー, 格拉斯·佩利
Grace Paley fue una escritora de historias cortas, poeta, profesora y activista política.
Frases Grace Paley
„La idea de que me iré de un mundo que está cada vez peor no me gusta, porque siempre pensé que era mi deber dejar el mundo mejor de lo que lo había encontrado. Si se tiene el hábito de ver cada día como una jornada completa, envejecer es interesante. Todos los días se conoce a una persona nueva, una puesta de sol nueva. Todos los días pasan cosas hermosas".“
„Oh, the way words lie down under decades, then the Union of Restless Diggers out of sheer insomnia pulls them up: daggers for the young but to us they look like flowers of nostalgia that grew in our mother’s foreign garden.“
Contexto: What is this crap, Mother, this life is short and terrible. What is this metaphysical shit, what is this disease you intelligentsia are always talking about.
First we said: Intelligentsia! Us? Oh, the way words lie down under decades, then the Union of Restless Diggers out of sheer insomnia pulls them up: daggers for the young but to us they look like flowers of nostalgia that grew in our mother’s foreign garden. What did my mother say? Darling, you should have come to Town Hall last night, the whole intelligentsia was there. My uncle, strictly: the intelligentsia will never permit it.!
Fuente: Enormous Changes at the Last Minute
„Don’t you wish you could rise powerfully above your time and name? I’m sure we all try, but here we are, always slipping and falling down into them, speaking their narrow language, though the subject, which is how to save the world--and quickly--is immense.“
"The Story Hearer"
„People do want to be young and beautiful. When they meet in the street, male or female, if they're getting older they look at each other's face a little ashamed. It's clear they want to say, Excuse me, I didn't mean to draw attention to mortality and gravity all at once. I didn't want to remind you, my dear friend, of our coming eviction, first from liveliness, then from life. To which, most of the time, the friend's eyes will courteously reply, My dear, it's nothing at all. I hardly noticed.“
"This Is a Story about My Friend George, the Toy Inventor"
„I was happy, but I am now in possession of knowledge that this is wrong. Happiness isn't so bad for a woman. She gets fatter, she gets older, she could lie down, nuzzling a regiment of men and little kids, she could just die of the pleasure. But men are different, they have to own money, or they have to be famous, or everybody on the block has too look up to them from the cellar stairs.“
"An Interest in Life" (1959)
„He settles in the kitchen because the children are asleep all over the rest of the house. I unknot his tie and offer him a cold sandwich. He raps my backside, paying attention to the bounce. I walk around him as though he were a Maypole, kissing as I go.“
"An Interest in Life" (1959)