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Margaret Atwood Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them."

Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.




Margaret Atwood Quotes: "Canada was built on dead beavers."

Canada was built on dead beavers.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there's less of you."

A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there's less of you.




Margaret Atwood Quotes: "We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly."

We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself."

You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "Nature is to zoos as God is to churches."

Nature is to zoos as God is to churches.




Margaret Atwood Quotes: "If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia."

If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "You think I'm not a goddess? Try me. This is a torch song. Touch me and you'll burn."

You think I'm not a goddess? Try me. This is a torch song. Touch me and you'll burn.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise."

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



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt."

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "Some of our earliest writing, in cuneiform, was about who owes what."

Some of our earliest writing, in cuneiform, was about who owes what.




Margaret Atwood Quotes: "The body is so easily damaged, so easily disposed of, water and chemicals is all it is, hardly more to it than a jellyfish drying on sand."

The body is so easily damaged, so easily disposed of, water and chemicals is all it is, hardly more to it than a jellyfish drying on sand.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "There's the story, then there's the real story, then there's the story of how the story came to be told. Then there's what you leave out of the story. Which is part of the story too."

There's the story, then there's the real story, then there's the story of how the story came to be told. Then there's what you leave out of the story. Which is part of the story too.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose."

The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose.



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

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



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth."

Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "Everyone thinks writers must know more about the inside of the human head, but that's wrong. They know less, that's why they write. Trying to find out what everyone else takes for granted."

Everyone thinks writers must know more about the inside of the human head, but that's wrong. They know less, that's why they write. Trying to find out what everyone else takes for granted.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "In the end, we'll all become stories."

In the end, we'll all become stories.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does."

Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life-sized."

Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life-sized.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress."

Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "Good writing takes place at intersections, at what you might call knots, at places where the society is snarled or knotted up."

Good writing takes place at intersections, at what you might call knots, at places where the society is snarled or knotted up.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "I feel like cotton candy: sugar and air. Squeeze me and I’d turn into a small sickly damp wad of weeping pinky-red."

I feel like cotton candy: sugar and air. Squeeze me and I’d turn into a small sickly damp wad of weeping pinky-red.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "Oppression involves a failure of the imagination: the failure to imagine the full humanity of other human beings."

Oppression involves a failure of the imagination: the failure to imagine the full humanity of other human beings.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "Happy as a clam, is what my mother says for happy. I am happy as a clam: hard-shelled, firmly closed."

Happy as a clam, is what my mother says for happy. I am happy as a clam: hard-shelled, firmly closed.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "Where do the words go when we have said them?"

Where do the words go when we have said them?



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "If your not annoying somebody, you're not alive."

If your not annoying somebody, you're not alive.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "If you disagree with your government, that's political. If you disagree with your government that is approaching theocracy, then you're evil."

If you disagree with your government, that's political. If you disagree with your government that is approaching theocracy, then you're evil.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "Inside the peach, there is a stone."

Inside the peach, there is a stone.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "And yet it disturbs me to learn I have hurt someone unintentionally. I want all my hurts to be intentional."

And yet it disturbs me to learn I have hurt someone unintentionally. I want all my hurts to be intentional.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "But I began then to think of time as having a shape, something you could see, like a series of liquid transparencies, one laid on top of another."

But I began then to think of time as having a shape, something you could see, like a series of liquid transparencies, one laid on top of another.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "There is more than one kind of freedom," said Aunt Lydia. "Freedom to and freedom from. In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to. Now you are being given freedom from. Don't underrate it."

There is more than one kind of freedom," said Aunt Lydia. "Freedom to and freedom from. In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to. Now you are being given freedom from. Don't underrate it.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "If we were all on trial for our thoughts, we would all be hanged."

If we were all on trial for our thoughts, we would all be hanged.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "Hatred would have been easier. With hatred, I would have known what to do. Hatred is clear, metallic, one-handed, unwavering; unlike love."

Hatred would have been easier. With hatred, I would have known what to do. Hatred is clear, metallic, one-handed, unwavering; unlike love.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "Lose your temper and you lose the fight."

Lose your temper and you lose the fight.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "A word after a word after a word is power."

A word after a word after a word is power.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "If I love you, is that a fact or a weapon?"

If I love you, is that a fact or a weapon?



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "I exist in two places, here and where you are."

I exist in two places, here and where you are.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "The desire to be loved is the last illusion. Give it up and you will be free."

The desire to be loved is the last illusion. Give it up and you will be free.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year's threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath."

This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year's threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "A fist is more than the sum of its fingers."

A fist is more than the sum of its fingers.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "It's clear, it's fresh, like a mint candy."

It's clear, it's fresh, like a mint candy.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary."

I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "Stupidity is the same as evil if you judge by the results."

Stupidity is the same as evil if you judge by the results.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "I myself have 12 hats and each one represents a different personality. Why just be yourself."

I myself have 12 hats and each one represents a different personality. Why just be yourself.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "I’m not sure which is worse: intense feeling, or the absence of it."

I’m not sure which is worse: intense feeling, or the absence of it.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "More of your brain is involved when reading than it is when you watch television... because you are supplying just about everything... you're a creator."

More of your brain is involved when reading than it is when you watch television... because you are supplying just about everything... you're a creator.



Margaret Atwood Quotes: "I am not my childhood,' Snowman says out loud."

I am not my childhood,' Snowman says out loud.