Longed for him. Got him. Shit.


Margaret Atwood

  Email Quote to Friends   Link to Quote   Create Short URL  Publish Text About This Quote   Share on Facebook, Twitter, and more
  See Recommended Quotes For You

Related

I am not mad because I'm a woman... I'm mad because you're an asshole.
MARGARET ATWOOD
You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer...an almost physical nerve, the kind you need to w...
MARGARET ATWOOD
No, Margaret Atwood writes literature, whereas I write fiction. I'm from the American Midwest, so li...
STELLA ATRIUM
He must be a king.Why?He hasn't got shit all over him.
MONTY PYTHON
Stick a shovel in the ground almost anywhere and some horrible thing or other will come to light.
MARGARET ATWOOD
She stubs out her cigarette in the brown glass ashtray, then settles herself against him, ear to his...
MARGARET ATWOOD
She’s the kind of woman who wants what she doesn’t have and gets what she wants and then despise...
MARGARET ATWOOD
This world is not enough, but it will have to do. You can either hold on or let go.
MARGARET ATWOOD
I opened myself to your silences.
MARGARET ATWOOD
He doesn't know what is worse, a past he can't regain or a present that will destroy him it he looks...
MARGARET ATWOOD
The ancestral voices were prophesying war because ancestral voices never shut up, and they hate to b...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Mitch looks in her direction. He can't meet her eyes. It's as if she's semi-invisible, a kind of hov...
MARGARET ATWOOD
If anyone else told her to lower her voice, Roz would know what to do: scream louder.
MARGARET ATWOOD
The thing you don't realize, my dear girl, is that I have been forced by the economic realities to s...
JACK MCCLELLAND
I want to kiss him for caring enough to be jealous, and smack the shit out of him for being so jealo...
KRISTEN PROBY
Don't go into great detail describing places and things, unless you're ­Margaret Atwood and can pai...
ELMORE LEONARD
Jubal longed for the days when a lawyer could cite the Bill of Rights and not have some over-riding ...
ROBERT A. HEINLEIN
I wonder which is preferable, to walk around all your life swollen up with your own secrets until yo...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Girl Without Hands

Walking through the ruins
on your way to work
that do not lo...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Sympathy from strangers can be ruinous.
MARGARET ATWOOD
We'll choose knowledge no matter what, we'll maim ourselves in the process, we'll stick our hands in...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Roz is crying again. What she's mourning is her own good will. She tried so hard, she tried so hard ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
So few people understand about anything.
MARGARET ATWOOD
She had an idea, but it was the wrong idea. It was hardly even an idea, just a white idea balloon wi...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Nuclear, ecological, chemical, economic — our arsenal of Death by Stupidity is impressive for a sp...
JEANETTE WINTERSON
He wants to see, he wants to know, only to see and know. I'm aware that it is this mentality, this c...
MARGARET ATWOOD
It's a learning experience for him. We talked about it with him and got him back in (the game).
LARRY BULLINGTON
Let him who has once perceived how much that, which has been discarded, excels that which he has lo...
UNKNOWN
We got to come through for him.
CRAIG CONROY
That King of Pop shit. I named him. I named him the King of Pop, Rock and Soul. He changed it just t...
BOB JONES
I felt bad for him, I got the first guy, but I didn't pick him up.
DAVID WELLS
You can't shame a shameless man, you can only remind him of the awesome shit he's done.
CAPTAIN PERVERTO
We got a job, we got him a car, and we got him a house,
JACOB BROWN
Either he's got a lot of nuns praying for him at St. Joseph's or he's got Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Ma...
CHRIS LUCAS
We've got him in a strenuous flexibility program. The flexibility is definitely paying off for him. ...
DAN LLOYD
I, on the other hand, do. I have the same damn weakness I’ve always had. It’s still there as I s...
SARINA BOWEN
When a girl says "your beautiful" to a boy what she means by that is that she wants to be with you f...
ALLIE ROBERTS
If you look at my personal library, you will notice that it ranges from Henry James to Steig Larsson...
CHRIS BOHJALIAN
He has a mouth, lord," Gerbruht said.
"I envy him," I said.
"Envy him, lord?"
"Most o...
BERNARD CORNWELL
Sometimes there would be couples, arm in arm—laughing, happy, amorous. Victims of an enormous frau...
MARGARET ATWOOD
I do have a life,' says Charis, blinking wet eyes.

'You have a rich inner life,' says Ton...
MARGARET ATWOOD
The Three of them were beautiful, in the way all girls of that age are beautiful. It can't be helped...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Was she in any way like us? thinks Tony. Or, to put it the other way around: Are we in any way like ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Already they're the objects of narrow sideways looks, as if they had something to do with it; alread...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Now I only need to look
out at them through my sky-blue eyes.
They see their own ill will<...
MARGARET ATWOOD
We're going to miss him. We love him. But he's got to do what's best for him personally. Head injuri...
JARED ALLEN
Our whole focus was to wear him down and make him play defense. We wanted to make him work for every...
JEFF CAVALLO
I honestly thought they might be a bit sharp for him but with him being a bit fresh, he got the luc...
CLIFF BROWN
God, how I loved him. Not him exactly, let me try again: I loved his ghost.
STEPHANIE DANLER
We should have helped him a little more, got the win for him. It was kind of a tough game for us.
JAROSLAV SPACEK
I honestly thought they
might be a bit sharp for him but with him being a bit fresh, he got th...
CLIFF BROWN
I like science fiction. Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick and Vonnegut, and I really like Margaret At...
CONOR OBERST
Margaret came up and got a huge hit to give us a cushion.
CHRIS OLSEN
She hit him. Hard. Right in the face…
“Holy shit,” said Quinn. “Would it be wrong if I ...
BRIGID KEMMERER
If a guy's got it, let him give it. I'm selling music, not prejudice.
BENNY GOODMAN
For him, there was nothing that was not normal. He asked for a product that was given to him, and he...
OLIVIER LAPOINTE
When Kennedy first ran for president, why Frank, right away, got in and helped him, staged fund-rais...
JAMES BACON
Roz is telling a story. That's what they will do, increasingly in their lives: tell stories. Tonight...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Art is long and life is brief and mortality looms.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Wife, to him, was someone who stood for stability, for
coming home, for dealing with all the sh...
ALEKSANDR VOINOV
He turns off the techno-shit in his goggles. All it does is confuse him; he stands there reading sta...
NEAL STEPHENSON
You see him before the game and after the game, and he's got more bags of ice on him than anybody. H...
CARSON PALMER
I probably would not use him for more than one inning. And if I got him warming up in the bullpen, I...
MIKE HARGROVE
You've got to tire him out, push him, run him. You need to make him work at both ends of the court.
BRAD MILLER
No. 21, we've got to contain him - he wreaks havoc in there. We've got to single him out.
HINES WARD
We caught him in traffic and got up beside of him, but he got up on the wheel and got it done.
MARK MARTIN
How does he get that caveman shit to work for him? I would get my balls ripped off and stuffed in my...
ERIN MCCARTHY
That's why the Marines got him _ because they came to get him.
BETTY MCINTOSH
Tapscott just never got his command. Nothing was really working for him.
LARRY GIANGROSSO
Johnny said he's got a lot of respect for him and he's done a lot for Johnny so he had a pretty good...
JOSH PERRY
He played like I expected him to. He's got a lot of self-belief, he's very mature for his age, he's ...
GRAHAM GOOCH
I told Pat I want to be him for Halloween. I almost got hit and I told Pat I should stop teasing him...
TIE DOMI
He's got his legs back and he's finishing his plays. He's more active getting deep and we're looking...
DWYANE WADE
Lindsey got so mad that she went straight up to him and pushed him. She stood up to him.
EMMA HOMBERG
We tried to stump him, and we got him on a couple things.
TUFFY LATOUR
Once we got hold of him you could cradle him like a baby,
MILTON PERRY
I love him, but if he doesn't show that he loves me, I will move on with my life without him, even i...
VICTORIA ANGULO
I got a lot of love for NBC, Tom Brokaw. He did a lot for me, and I appreciate him, and I owe a lot ...
ALLEN IVERSON
I wished God were like He used to be, a few notches lower. I wanted Him to be lofty enough to help m...
JONI EARECKSON TADA
King Kong don't got Shit on me!
SAMUAL JACKSON
It's pretty clear he's vulnerable. He's got his work cut out for him.
DEL ALI
My son would be very proud that we got some justice for him.
CHARLES TOMLIN
We got him for just over six grand and he's a decent horse,
DAVID BARRON
If we didn't get him, I'm glad UA got him because Lute does a great job. When you get to know someon...
LORENZO ROMAR
And suddenly, she longed for a thunderstorm.
NATALIE BABBITT
I've got probably 20 to 30 pounds and six inches on him. I just tried to make him do what he didn't ...
TIM MORRIS
He got picked before we could get him. Somebody else obviously tutored him up.
NICK SABAN
I was a person who loved my job that is, until I had my son Hudson. Then leaving for a trip was no ...
SHANNAN APRILE
The poems that used to entrance me in the days of Miss Violence now struck me as overdone and sickly...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Lambhood and tigerishness may be found in either gender, and in the same individual at different tim...
MARGARET ATWOOD
He's got tremendous ability, and we all know he's a great kid. He'd be a joy to work with, and he's ...
GARY KUBIAK
Thanksgiving for previous blessings of God will lead to some new blessings of God.
IMAM HOSSEIN (PEACE BE UPON HIM)
Ladies and gentlemen, we got him.
PAUL BREMER
He was sound enough but lame at the trot when we got him back. We scanned him yesterday and enough's...
HOWARD JOHNSON
I never got any training in how to write novels as an English major at Oberlin, but I got some great...
ALAN FURST
Because as a youngster I longed to see the Black man free and I longed to see anyone stand up for us...
LOUIS FARRAKHAN
Margaret Atwood, the Canadian novelist, once asked a group of women at a university why they felt th...
MOLLY IVINS
It's fun to watch him drive, ... We're just happy we got him in the stable.
RICK HENDRICK
Oh, I'm following him, ... Everywhere he goes. Inside, outside, in the backfield, I got him.
FRED SMOOT
When Jared got hot, his teammates got him the ball.
CURT SHAW

More Margaret Atwood

Heroes need monsters to establish their heroic credentials. You need something scary to overcome.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Optimism means better than reality; pessimism means worse than reality. I'm a realist.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Science and fiction both begin with similar questions: What if? Why? How does it all work? But they ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there's less of you.
MARGARET ATWOOD
If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schiz...
MARGARET ATWOOD
The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many...
MARGARET ATWOOD
An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness.
MARGARET ATWOOD
If I waited for perfection... I would never write a word.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Sooner or later, I hate to break it to you, you're gonna die, so how do you fill in the space be...
MARGARET ATWOOD
I was once a graduate student in Victorian literature, and I believe as the Victorian novelists did,...
MARGARET ATWOOD
When things are really dismal, you can laugh, or you can cave in completely.
MARGARET ATWOOD
You're never going to kill storytelling, because it's built into the human plan. We come wit...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no yo...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Every utopia - let's just stick with the literary ones - faces the same problem: What do you do ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Don't let the bastards grind you down.
MARGARET ATWOOD
When you can't tell the difference between your own pleasure and your pain then you're an addict.
MARGARET ATWOOD
The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not 'Am I really that oppressed?' but ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Once upon a time you could wander around one country, then the next and then maybe you'd go to Engla...
MARGARET ATWOOD
They've removed anything you can tie a rope to.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Their mothers had finally caught up to them and been proven right. There were consequences after all...
MARGARET ATWOOD
No one knows what cuases an outer landscape to become an inner one.
MARGARET ATWOOD
The Eskimos had 52 names for snow because it was important to them; there ought to be as many for ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Why is it that night falls, instead of rising, like the dawn? Yet if you look east, at sunset, you c...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Happiness is a garden walled with glass: there's no way in or out. In Paradise there are no stories,...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Stupidity is the same as evil if you judge by the results.
MARGARET ATWOOD
If you knew what was going to happen, if you knew everything that was going to happen next—if you ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
But who can remember pain, once it’s over? All that remains of it is a shadow, not in the mind eve...
MARGARET ATWOOD
I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed an...
MARGARET ATWOOD
I wonder which is preferable, to walk around all your life swollen up with your own secrets until yo...
MARGARET ATWOOD
If i thought this would never happen again I would die.
But this is wrong, nobody dies from lac...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Hatred would have been easier. With hatred, I would have known what to do. Hatred is clear, metallic...
MARGARET ATWOOD
That was when they suspended the Constitution. They said it would be temporary. There wasn't even an...
MARGARET ATWOOD
There's an epigram tacked to my office bulletin board, pinched from a magazine -- "Wanting to meet a...
MARGARET ATWOOD
We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of pr...
MARGARET ATWOOD
But remember that forgiveness too is a power. To beg for it is a power, and to withhold or bestow it...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Wat...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself.
MARGARET ATWOOD
The Eskimos had 52 names for snow because it was important to them; there ought to be as many for lo...
MARGARET ATWOOD
A word after a word after a word is power.
MARGARET ATWOOD
I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because the...
MARGARET ATWOOD
She even had a kind of special position among men: she was an exception, she fitted none of the cate...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Men are not to be told anything they might find too painful; the secret depths of human nature, the ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
The basic Female body comes with the following accessories: garter belt, panty-girdle, crinoline, ca...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Never pray for justice, because you might get some.
MARGARET ATWOOD
If I were going to convert to any religion I would probably choose Catholicism because it at least h...
MARGARET ATWOOD
I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one 'race' - the human race - and...
MARGARET ATWOOD
A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there's less of you
MARGARET ATWOOD
Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
MARGARET ATWOOD
War is what happens when language fails.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Miranda nods, because she knows that to be true: noble people don't do things for the money, they si...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.
MARGARET ATWOOD
This is how the girl who couldn't speak and the man who couldn't see fell in love.
MARGARET ATWOOD
I'm a strict, strict agnostic. It's very different from a casual, 'I don't know.'...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life-size...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
MARGARET ATWOOD
A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. P...
MARGARET ATWOOD
I hate to tell you this, but you will never actually go to a galaxy far, far away and encounter Dart...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Religions in general have to rediscover their roots. In Hinduism and the Koran, animals are describe...
MARGARET ATWOOD
The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose.
MARGARET ATWOOD
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
MARGARET ATWOOD
I grew up with the biologists. I know how they think.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Before the Civil War, Canada was at the top of the underground railroad. If you made it into Canada,...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Sometimes there would be couples, arm in arm—laughing, happy, amorous. Victims of an enormous frau...
MARGARET ATWOOD
I've never bought into any sort of hard and fast, this-box/that-box characterization. People are...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Was this a betrayal, or was it an act of courage? Perhaps both. Neither one involves forethought: su...
MARGARET ATWOOD
The genesis of a poem for me is usually a cluster of words. The only good metaphor I can think of is...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Time is compressed like the fist I close on my knee... I hold inside it the clues and solutions and ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
They spent the first three years of school getting you to pretend stuff and then the rest of it mark...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Beginnings are sudden, but also insidious. They creep up on you sideways, they keep to the shadows, ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
If you're put on a pedestal, you're supposed to behave yourself like a pedestal type of pers...
MARGARET ATWOOD
If you feel that there's the author and then the character, then the book is not working. People...
MARGARET ATWOOD
I don't think of poetry as a 'rational' activity but as an aural one. My poems usually b...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Every aspect of human technology has a dark side, including the bow and arrow.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Vampires get the joy of flying around and living forever, werewolves get the joy of animal spirits. ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Some people mistakenly think nature is very nice and benevolent and never betrays.
MARGARET ATWOOD
You will always have partial points of view, and you'll always have the story behind the story t...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Canada was built on dead beavers.
MARGARET ATWOOD
How shrunk, how dwindled, in our times
Creation's mighty seed -
For Man has broke the Fell...
MARGARET ATWOOD
She imagines him imagining her. This is her salvation.
In spirit she walks the city, traces its...
MARGARET ATWOOD
You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Can I be blamed for wanting a real body, to put my arms around? Without it I too am disembodied. I c...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Gardening is not a rational act.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Second-hand American was spreading over him in patches, like mange or lichen. He was infested, garbl...
MARGARET ATWOOD
وقتی دردپایان می یابد،دیگر در یاد چه کسی می ماند؟ تنها ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.
MARGARET ATWOOD
If social stability goes pear-shaped, you have a choice between anarchy and dictatorship. Most peopl...
MARGARET ATWOOD
When you're young, you think everything you do is disposable. You move from now to now, crumpling ti...
MARGARET ATWOOD
We understand more than we know.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. Don't let the bastards grind you down.
MARGARET ATWOOD
You can examine the whole 19th century from the point of view of who would have maxed out their cred...
MARGARET ATWOOD
You hear doom and gloom about the Internet ruining young people's command of English - that'...
MARGARET ATWOOD
If I pick up a book with spaceships on the cover, I want spaceships. If I see one with dragons, I wa...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Girl Without Hands

Walking through the ruins
on your way to work
that do not lo...
MARGARET ATWOOD
'1984' is not a wonder tale. Not only could it happen, but it has happened, but under differ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
The thing about delirium is you think it's great, but it actually isn't.
MARGARET ATWOOD
We have to rethink our whole energy approach, which is hard to do because we're so dependent on ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
I was warped early by Ray Bradbury and Edgar Allan Poe. I was very fond of Franz Kafka.
MARGARET ATWOOD
A divorce is like an amputation; you survive, but there's less of you.
MARGARET ATWOOD
The truly fearless think of themselves as normal.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Or perhaps she's just softening me up: she's a Baptist, she'd like me to find Jesus, or vice versa, ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
MARGARET ATWOOD
I don't want to see anyone. I lie in the bedroom with the curtains drawn and nothingness washing ove...
MARGARET ATWOOD
When we think of the past it's the beautiful things we pick out. We want to believe it was all like ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
My brother and I were both good at science, and we were both good at English literature. Either one ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
The myth that everyone once read great literature is just a myth.
MARGARET ATWOOD
I was born in the Ottawa General Hospital right after the Gray Cup Football Game in 1939. Six months...
MARGARET ATWOOD
If you're waiting for the perfect moment, you'll never write a thing because it will never a...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Debt is part of the human condition. Civilization is based on exchanges - on gifts, trades, loans - ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
I particularly like Twitter, because it's short and can be very funny and informative. It's ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
I do have a life,' says Charis, blinking wet eyes.

'You have a rich inner life,' says Ton...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Night falls. Or has fallen. Why is it that night falls, instead of rising, like the dawn?
MARGARET ATWOOD
No mother is ever, completely, a child's idea of what a mother should be, and I suppose it works the...
MARGARET ATWOOD
We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of pr...
MARGARET ATWOOD
But despite everything, we didn't do badly by one another, we did as well as most. I wish she were h...
MARGARET ATWOOD
But people will do anything rather than admit that their lives have no meaning. No use, that is. No ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Better never means better for everyone... It always means worse, for some.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Our problem right now is that we're so specialized that if the lights go out, there are a huge n...
MARGARET ATWOOD
There's always something to occupy the inquiring mind.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Social media is called social media for a reason. It lends itself to sharing rather than horn-tootin...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It's like the tide...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Romance takes place in the middle distance. Romance is looking in at yourself through a window cloud...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Modesty is invisibility...Never forget it. To be seen—to be seen—is to be...penetrated. W...
MARGARET ATWOOD
In theory I can do almost anything; certainly I have been told how. In practice I do as little as po...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Male fantasies, male fantasies, is everything run by male fantasies? Up on a pedestal or down on you...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Sauve qui peut. To survive
we’d all turn thief

and rascal, or so says the fox,
MARGARET ATWOOD
Science fiction is filled with Martians and space travel to other planets, and things like that.
MARGARET ATWOOD
But how can you have a sense of wonder if you’re prepared for everything?
MARGARET ATWOOD
Our generation in the west was lucky: we had readymade gateways. We had books, paper, teachers, scho...
MARGARET ATWOOD
A home filled with nothing but yourself. It's heavy, that lightness. It's crushing, that emptiness.
MARGARET ATWOOD
The problem with meditating is I generally go to sleep, and that's because I'm doing it wron...
MARGARET ATWOOD
She finds this objectivity of hers, this clarity, almost more depressing than she can bear, not beca...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Fatigue is here, in my body, in my legs and eyes. That is what gets you in the end. Faith is only a ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Many believed what they were told: that the welfare of the entire kingdom depended on their selfless...
MARGARET ATWOOD
She did understand, or at least she understood that she was supposed to understand. She understood, ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
When I am writing fiction, I believe I am much better organized, more methodical - one has to be whe...
MARGARET ATWOOD
We do like to have such good opinions of our own motives when we're about to do something harmful, t...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It's like the tide...
MARGARET ATWOOD
I guess that's how they were able to do it, in the way they did, all at once, without anyone knowing...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Night falls. Or has fallen. Why is it that night falls, instead of rising, like the dawn? Yet if you...
MARGARET ATWOOD
What fabrications they are, mothers. Scarecrows, wax dolls for us to stick pins into, crude diagrams...
MARGARET ATWOOD
There is something powerful in the whispering of obscenities, about those in power. There's somethin...
MARGARET ATWOOD
I believe that everyone else my age is an adult whereas I am merely in disguise.
MARGARET ATWOOD
How could I have been so ignorant? she thinks. So stupid, so unseeing, so given over to carelessness...
MARGARET ATWOOD
The society in 'The Handmaid's Tale' is a throwback to the early Puritans whom I studied...
MARGARET ATWOOD
You could tell 'The Handmaid's Tale' from a male point of view. People have mistakenly f...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Glenn used to say the reason you can't really imagine yourself being dead was that as soon as you sa...
MARGARET ATWOOD
You want the truth, of course. You want me to put two and two together. But two and two doesn’t ne...
MARGARET ATWOOD
But in the end, back she comes. There's no use resisting. She goes to him for amnesia, for oblivion....
MARGARET ATWOOD
When you're unhinged, things make their way out of you that should be kept inside, and other things ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Why is it we want so badly to memorialize ourselves? Even while we're still alive. We wish to assert...
MARGARET ATWOOD
It wasn't so easy though, ending the war. A war is a huge fire; the ashes from it drift far, and set...
MARGARET ATWOOD
The young habitually mistake lust for love, they're infested with idealism of all kinds.
MARGARET ATWOOD
I'm not senile," I snapped. "If I burn the house down it will be on purpose.
MARGARET ATWOOD
She knows herself to be at the mercy of events, and she knows by now that events have no mercy.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Why does the mind do such things? Turn on us, rend us, dig the claws in. If you get hungry enough, t...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Why is it we want so badly to memorialize ourselves? Even while we're still alive. We wish to assert...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Home is where the heart is, I thought now, gathering myself together in Betty's Luncheonette. I had ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Should is a futile word. It's about what didn't happen. It belongs in a parallel universe. It...
MARGARET ATWOOD
What is it the I'll want from you? Not love: that would be too much to ask. Not forgiveness, which i...
MARGARET ATWOOD
There were a lot of gods. Gods always come in handy, they justify almost anything.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Women have curious ways of hurting someone else. They hurt themselves instead; or else they do it so...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Farewells can be shattering, but returns are surely worse. Solid flesh can never live up to the brig...
MARGARET ATWOOD
The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
There would be no Sherlock Holmes if it were not for serial publication.
MARGARET ATWOOD
The best way of keeping a secret is to pretend there isn't one.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Anybody who writes a book is an optimist. First of all, they think they're going to finish it. Secon...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.
MARGARET ATWOOD
We thought we had such problems. How were we to know we were happy?
MARGARET ATWOOD
The moment of betrayal is the worst, the moment when you know beyond any doubt that you've been betr...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Put yourself in a different room, that's what the mind is for.
MARGARET ATWOOD
The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose
MARGARET ATWOOD
I think of this as a democratizing device.
MARGARET ATWOOD
I'm curious. If someone says 'Don't open that door', I'm right there!
MARGARET ATWOOD
The main thing is to keep yourself awake [on writing]
MARGARET ATWOOD
For years I wanted to be older, and now I am.
MARGARET ATWOOD
He's very in depth, on the dark side. He's interested in structure and how things work. After readin...
MARGARET ATWOOD
The Orange prize has been pivotal in the careers of many women writers - it's given them that extra ...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Just think of it as a very, very long pen.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Because I am a mother, I am capable of being shocked; as I never was when I was not one
MARGARET ATWOOD
This above all, to refuse to be a victim.
MARGARET ATWOOD
We thought we were running away from the grownups, and now we are the grownups.
MARGARET ATWOOD
A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Does feminist mean large unpleasant person who'll shout at you or someone who believes women are hum...
MARGARET ATWOOD
They all disowned their parents long ago, the way you are supposed to
MARGARET ATWOOD
You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Foreignness is all around. Only in the heart of the heart of the country, namely the heart of the Un...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Any death is stupid from the viewpoint of whoever is undergoing it, Adam One used to say, because no...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Also I could hear Amanda’s voice: Why are you being so weak? Love’s never a fair trade. So Jimmy...
MARGARET ATWOOD
I lie on the floor, washed by nothing and hanging on. I cry at night. I am afraid of hearing voices,...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Life is warped. I'm just in sync.
MARGARET ATWOOD
I thought everyone would be familiar with this figure: if I'd studied a thing in school I assumed it...
MARGARET ATWOOD
We were revisionists; what we revised was ourselves.
MARGARET ATWOOD
My parents are like younger, urchinlike brothers and sisters whose faces are dirty and who blurt out...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Now we come to forgiveness. Don't worry about forgiving me right now. There are more important thing...
MARGARET ATWOOD
Our heaven is their hell, said God. I like a balanced universe.
MARGARET ATWOOD
Human tool-makers always make tools that will help us get what we want, and what we want hasn't chan...
MARGARET ATWOOD
She doesn't think it's a good idea to know the future, because you can hardly ever change it, so why...
MARGARET ATWOOD
The possibility of injury or death was a strong attraction: as the online world became more and more...
MARGARET ATWOOD
My self is a thing that I must now compose...as one composes a speech. What I must present is a 'mad...
MARGARET ATWOOD