Margaret Atwood

1939 -

A Quote by Margaret Atwood on poetry, needed, unnoticed, necessary, margaret atwood, and breath

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

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

Source: poem "Variation on the Word Sleep"

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A Quote by Margaret Atwood on truth and perspective

What I need is perspective... Perspective is necessay.  Otherwise there are only two dimensions.  Otherwise you live with your face squashed against a wall, everything a huge foreground, of details, close-ups, hairs, the weave of the bedsheet, the molecules of the face.

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

Source: The Handmaid's Tale

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A Quote by Margaret Atwood on womenswisdom, author, canadian, war, and diplomacy

War is what happens when language fails.

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

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A Quote by Margaret Atwood on life, death, cancer, suspension, and truth

Either I'm alive or I'm dying, she said to Daniel. Please don't feel you can't tell me. Which is it?
Which does it feel like? said Daniel. He patted her hand. You're not dead yet. You're a lot more alive than many people.
This isn't good enough for Rennie. She wants something definite, the real truth, one way or the other. Then she will know what she should do next. It's this suspension, hanging in a void, this half-life she can't bear. She can't bear not knowing. She doesn't want to know.

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

Source: Bodily Harm, Pages: 60

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A Quote by Margaret Atwood

The truly fearless think of themselves as normal.

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

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A Quote by Margaret Atwood on day

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

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

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A Quote by Margaret Atwood

Gardening is not a rational act.

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

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A Quote by Margaret Atwood on thought

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We thought we were running away from the grownups, and now we are the grownups.

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

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A Quote by Margaret Atwood on justice

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Never pray for justice, because you might get some.

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

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A Quote by Margaret Atwood on men, nature, pain, reason, and secrets

Men are not to be told anything they might find too painful; the secret depths of human nature, the sordid physicalities, might overwhelm or damage them. For instance, men often faint at the sight of their own blood, to which they are not accustomed. For this reason you should never stand behind one in the line at the Red Cross donor clinic.

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

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