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Margaret Atwood – 13 Quotes

 

13 Quotes by Margaret Atwood

 

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

– Margaret Atwood


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


Gardening is not a rational act.

– Margaret Atwood


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


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

– Margaret Atwood


A word after a word after a word is power.

– Margaret Atwood


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


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


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


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


Science fiction, to me, has not only things that wouldn’t happen, but other planets.

– Margaret Atwood


Popular art is the dream of society it does not examine itself.

– Margaret Atwood


War is what happens when language fails.

– Margaret Atwood