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 on contempt, kindness, men, sharing, and women

She even had a kind of special position among men: she was an exception, she fitted none of the categories they commonly used when talking about girls; she wasn't a cock-teaser, a cold fish, an easy lay or a snarky bitch; she was an honorary person. She had grown to share their contempt for most women.

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

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A Quote by Margaret Atwood on sons and women

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Sons branch out, but one woman leads to another.

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

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A Quote by Margaret Atwood on body, children, and modesty

The basic Female body comes with the following accessories: garter belt, panti-girdle, crinoline, camisole, bustle, brassiere, stomacher, chemise, virgin zone, spike heels, nose ring, veil, kid gloves, fishnet stockings, fichu, bandeau, Merry Widow, weepers, chokers, barrettes, bangles, beads, lorgnette, feather boa, basic black, compact, Lycra stretch one-piece with modesty panel, designer peignoir, flannel nightie, lace teddy, bed, head.

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

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A Quote by Margaret Atwood on gifts, silence, and speech

A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

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A Quote by Margaret Atwood on freedom, joy, people, time, understanding, and youth

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 (1939 -)

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A Quote by Margaret Atwood

The truly fearless think of themselves as normal.

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

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