Facts about Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood is a famous Novelist from Canada, he/she is 79 years old and still alive, born November 18, 1939.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 29 quotes who is written / told by Margaret, under the main topic Gardening.

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Famous quotes by Margaret Atwood (29)


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"War is what happens when language fails"
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"The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not 'Am I really that oppressed?' but 'Am I really that boring?'"
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"Gardening is not a rational act"
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"If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia"
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"If I were going to convert to any religion I would probably choose Catholicism because it at least has female saints and the Virgin Mary"
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"An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness"
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"A word after a word after a word is power"
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"We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly"
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"For years I wanted to be older, and now I am"
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"We thought we were running away from the grownups, and now we are the grownups"
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"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt"
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"I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own"
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"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"
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"Gardening is not a rational act"
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"Because I am a mother, I am capable of being shocked: as I never was when I was not one"
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"A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there's less of you"
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"This above all, to refuse to be a victim"
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"Their mothers had finally caught up to them and been proven right. There were consequences after all but they were the consequences to things you didn't even know you'd done"
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"The story as told in The Odyssey doesn't hold water. There are too many inconsistencies"
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"Myths can't be translated as they did in their ancient soil. We can only find our own meaning in our own time"
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"You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer"
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"The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love"
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"Canada was built on dead beavers"
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"A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason"
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"The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose"
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"Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself"
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"Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise"
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"Never pray for justice, because you might get some"
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"A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together"


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