Quotes – Margaret Atwood – A great writer!


Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
Me too – I’m only seventeen.
A word after a word after a word is power.
We change the world with ideas.
War is what happens when language fails.
Diplomacy is best – that’s why Europe is better than separate countries – at least they talk instead of fighting.
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Getting out into nature is so important. We don’t feel part of it otherwise.
The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.
Love is the most important experience of all.
Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.
Men are more generically violent than women.
We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.
It’s changing and it needs to change quicker.
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’d extend that to the whole of nature – all creatures and plants (except spiders of course).
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