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Margaret Atwood quotes (28)

A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there's less of you.
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A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason.
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A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.
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A word after a word after a word is power.
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An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness.
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Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
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Because I am a mother, I am capable of being shocked: as I never was when I was not one.
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Canada was built on dead beavers.
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For years I wanted to be older, and now I am.
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Gardening is not a rational act.
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I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one 'race' - the human race - and that we are all members of it.
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I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own.
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If I were going to convert to any religion I would probably choose Catholicism because it at least has female saints and the Virgin Mary.
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If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.
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In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
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Myths can't be translated as they did in their ancient soil. We can only find our own meaning in our own time.
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Never pray for justice, because you might get some.
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Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself.
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The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose.
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The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not 'Am I really that oppressed?' but 'Am I really that boring?'
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The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.
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The story as told in The Odyssey doesn't hold water. There are too many inconsistencies.
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Their mothers had finally caught up to them and been proven right. There were consequences after all but they were the consequences to things you didn't even know you'd done.
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This above all, to refuse to be a victim.
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War is what happens when language fails.
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We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.
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We thought we were running away from the grownups, and now we are the grownups.
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You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer.
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