Margaret Atwood Quotes

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Born: 1939-11-18, Ottawa, Canada
Birth Country: Canada
Occupation: Novelist, poet

1.
A word after a word after a word is power.
- Margaret Atwood

2.
Another belief of mine that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
- Margaret Atwood

3.
Gardening is not a rational act.
- Margaret Atwood

4.
I don't think the relationship between novels and realities are one to one. Of course novels play different roles. It's essentially just a long narrative form. What you use that long narrative form for can be very different.
- Margaret Atwood

5.
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.
- Margaret Atwood

6.
I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own.
- Margaret Atwood

7.
If I pick up a book with spaceships on the cover, I want spaceships. If I see one with dragons, I want there to be dragons inside the book. Proper labeling. Ethical labeling. I don't want to open up my cornflakes and find that they're full of pebbles... You need to respect the reader enough not to call it something it isn't.
- Margaret Atwood

8.
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.
- Margaret Atwood

9.
Popular art is the dream of society it does not examine itself.
- Margaret Atwood

10.
Science fiction, to me, has not only things that wouldn't happen, but other planets.
- Margaret Atwood

11.
The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.
- Margaret Atwood

12.
Time is compressed like the fist I close on my knee... I hold inside it the clues and solutions and the power for what I must do now.
- Margaret Atwood

13.
War is what happens when language fails.
- Margaret Atwood

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