A list of Margaret Atwood quotes. Here are the best quotes by Margaret Atwood on various subjects, including life, death, writing, and other topics. These novelist Margaret Atwood quotations cover the several decades of his career, and include famous quotes from his novels, short stories, and speeches. These memorable quotations have become part of the collective conscience of Margaret Atwood's contemporaries and will be remembered for generations.
Margaret Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. Atwood is among the most-honored fiction authors of her lifetime. She is a winner of the British Arthur C. Clarke Award and Spain's Prince of Asturias award for Literature, has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (best fiction book written in English) five times and has won once. Atwood has also been a finalist for the Governor General's Award several times, winning twice.
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A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there's less of you.
Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.
Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth.
You can think clearly only with your clothes on.
Wanting to meet an author because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck because you like paté.
We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.
I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own.
Nobody dies from the lack of sex. It's lack of love we die from.
We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.
Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
Romance takes place in the middle distance. Romance is looking in at yourself through a window clouded with dew. Romance means leaving things out: where life grunts and shuffles, romance only sighs.
Forgiving men is so much easier than forgiving women.
Hatred would have been easier. With hatred, I would have known what to do. Hatred is clear, metallic, one-handed, unwavering; unlike love.
A word after a word after a word is power.
Stupidity is the same as evil if you judge by the results.
Myths can't be translated as they did in their ancient soil. We can only find our own meaning in our own time.
A home filled with nothing but yourself. It's heavy, that lightness. It's crushing, that emptiness.
I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most.
Because I am a mother, I am capable of being shocked: as I never was when I was not one.
A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.