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quote by Margaret Atwood: To take that risk, to offer life and remain alive, open yourself like this and become whole. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

To take that risk, to offer life and remain alive, open yourself like this and become whole.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I'll make you mine, lovers said in old books. They never said, I'll make you me. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I'll make you mine, lovers said in old books. They never said, I'll make you me.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: The fact is that blank pages inspire me with terror. What will I put on them? Will it be good enough? Will I have to throw it out? with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

The fact is that blank pages inspire me with terror. What will I put on them? Will it be good enough? Will I have to throw it out?

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Forgiving men is so much easier than forgiving women. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Forgiving men is so much easier than forgiving women.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I was tired of her getting away with being so young. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I was tired of her getting away with being so young.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: It is better to hope than to mope! with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

It is better to hope than to mope!

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Oppression involves a failure of the imagination: the failure to imagine the full humanity of other human beings. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Oppression involves a failure of the imagination: the failure to imagine the full humanity of other human beings.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: But my dreaming self refuses to be consoled. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

But my dreaming self refuses to be consoled.

--Margaret Atwood

Longer Version:

But my dreaming self refuses to be consoled. It continues to wander, aimless, homeless, alone. It cannot be convinced of its safety by any evidence drawn from my waking life.


quote by Margaret Atwood: 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. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

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.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: You fit into me
like a hook into an eye
a fish hook
an open eye. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

You fit into me
like a hook into an eye
a fish hook
an open eye.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Lose your temper and you lose the fight. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Lose your temper and you lose the fight.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Nature is to zoos as God is to churches. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Nature is to zoos as God is to churches.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: It's doors I'm afraid of because I can't see through them, its the door opening by itself in the wind I'm afraid of. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

It's doors I'm afraid of because I can't see through them, its the door opening by itself in the wind I'm afraid of.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: We yearned for the future. How did we learn it, that talent for insatiability? with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

We yearned for the future. How did we learn it, that talent for insatiability?

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Although he doesn't know it yet, she isn't his real life. But he is hers.

This is painful. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Although he doesn't know it yet, she isn't his real life. But he is hers.

This is painful.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Can I be blamed for wanting a real body, to put my arms around? Without it I too am disembodied. I can listen to my own heartbeat against the bedsprings...but there's something dead about it, somethi… with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Can I be blamed for wanting a real body, to put my arms around? Without it I too am disembodied. I can listen to my own heartbeat against the bedsprings...but there's something dead about it, something deserted.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Knowing was a temptation. What you don't know won't tempt you. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Knowing was a temptation. What you don't know won't tempt you.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Because you may think a bed is a peaceful thing, Sir, and to you it may mean rest and comfort and a good night's sleep. But it isn't so for everyone; and there are many dangerous things that may take… with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Because you may think a bed is a peaceful thing, Sir, and to you it may mean rest and comfort and a good night's sleep. But it isn't so for everyone; and there are many dangerous things that may take place in a bed.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I'm not used to girls, or familiar with their customs. I feel awkward around them, I don't know what to say. I know the unspoken rules of boys, but with girls I sense that I am always on the verge of… with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I'm not used to girls, or familiar with their customs. I feel awkward around them, I don't know what to say. I know the unspoken rules of boys, but with girls I sense that I am always on the verge of some unforeseen, calamitous blunder.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Love was like a steamroller. There was no avoiding it; it went over you and you came out flat. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Love was like a steamroller. There was no avoiding it; it went over you and you came out flat.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word. with background image: black and silver retractable pen on blank book
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If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Strange how we decorate pain. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Strange how we decorate pain.

--Margaret Atwood

quote by Margaret Atwood: Ignoring isn't the same as ignorance, you have to work at it. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Ignoring isn't the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I have been known to buy e-versions of my books because I was in a hotel room and I needed one right away to look up something in it; very handy for that -- you can have it just the next minute; you … with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I have been known to buy e-versions of my books because I was in a hotel room and I needed one right away to look up something in it; very handy for that -- you can have it just the next minute; you can press the button and just have it.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Some bioengineering is good, especially if it results in plants that are more drought-resistant or perennial food crops. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Some bioengineering is good, especially if it results in plants that are more drought-resistant or perennial food crops.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Science never makes things that do not have to do with what we feel, by which I mean what we want and what we fear. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Science never makes things that do not have to do with what we feel, by which I mean what we want and what we fear.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: There is good and mediocre writing within every genre. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

There is good and mediocre writing within every genre.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Some of our earliest writing, in cuneiform, was about who owes what. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Some of our earliest writing, in cuneiform, was about who owes what.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: The myth that everyone once read great literature is just a myth. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

The myth that everyone once read great literature is just a myth.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: When you're writing a novel, you don't want the reader to come out of it voting yes or no to some question. Life is more complicated than that. Reality simply consists of different points of view. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

When you're writing a novel, you don't want the reader to come out of it voting yes or no to some question. Life is more complicated than that. Reality simply consists of different points of view.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: You quickly find, when you are a hand-reader as I am, that nothing interests people so much as themselves. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

You quickly find, when you are a hand-reader as I am, that nothing interests people so much as themselves.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Science fiction is filled with Martians and space travel to other planets, and things like that. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Science fiction is filled with Martians and space travel to other planets, and things like that.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I'm from the generation that had the boys' door and the girls' door when you went to school, and you got in big trouble if you went in the wrong one. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I'm from the generation that had the boys' door and the girls' door when you went to school, and you got in big trouble if you went in the wrong one.

--Margaret Atwood

quote by Margaret Atwood: Victorian literature was my subject at Harvard. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Victorian literature was my subject at Harvard.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I learned to read very early so I could read the comics, which I then started to draw. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I learned to read very early so I could read the comics, which I then started to draw.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I grew up with the biologists. I know how they think. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I grew up with the biologists. I know how they think.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I grew up in the golden age of Flash Gordon and sci-fi. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I grew up in the golden age of Flash Gordon and sci-fi.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I'm bad at picking heroes. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I'm bad at picking heroes.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I'm the only person you've ever met who has read Longfellow. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I'm the only person you've ever met who has read Longfellow.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: The threat to the planet is us. It's actually not a threat to the planet -- it's a threat to us. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

The threat to the planet is us. It's actually not a threat to the planet -- it's a threat to us.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Our generation in the west was lucky: we had readymade gateways. We had books, paper, teachers, schools and libraries. But many in the world lack these luxuries. How do you practice without such tryo… with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Our generation in the west was lucky: we had readymade gateways. We had books, paper, teachers, schools and libraries. But many in the world lack these luxuries. How do you practice without such tryout venues?

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I don't think the relationship between novels and realities are one to one. Of course novels play different roles. It's essentially just a long narrative form. What you use that long narrative form f… with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I don't think the relationship between novels and realities are one to one. Of course novels play different roles. It's essentially just a long narrative form. What you use that long narrative form for can be very different.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Science fiction, to me, has not only things that wouldn't happen, but other planets. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Science fiction, to me, has not only things that wouldn't happen, but other planets.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I'm not interested in cutting the feet off my characters or stretching them to make them fit my certain political view. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I'm not interested in cutting the feet off my characters or stretching them to make them fit my certain political view.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: For years I wanted to be older, and now I am. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

For years I wanted to be older, and now I am.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: The problem with meditating is I generally go to sleep, and that's because I'm doing it wrong. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

The problem with meditating is I generally go to sleep, and that's because I'm doing it wrong.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I'm a person of whim, and easily distracted. I don't like multitasking. When I'm doing one thing, I like to do just that thing. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I'm a person of whim, and easily distracted. I don't like multitasking. When I'm doing one thing, I like to do just that thing.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Younger people have greatest fears. Why is that? Because they don't know the plot. They don't know their own individual plot... they don't know what's going to happen to them. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Younger people have greatest fears. Why is that? Because they don't know the plot. They don't know their own individual plot... they don't know what's going to happen to them.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: There's a difference between describing and evoking something. You can describe something and be quite clinical about it. To evoke it, you call it up in the reader. That's what writers do when they'r… with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

There's a difference between describing and evoking something. You can describe something and be quite clinical about it. To evoke it, you call it up in the reader. That's what writers do when they're good.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I began writing at the age of 5, but there was a dark period between the ages of 8 and 16 when I didn't write. I started again at 16 and have no idea why, but it was suddenly the only thing I wanted … with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I began writing at the age of 5, but there was a dark period between the ages of 8 and 16 when I didn't write. I started again at 16 and have no idea why, but it was suddenly the only thing I wanted to do.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I particularly like Twitter, because it's short and can be very funny and informative. It's a little bit like having your own radio program. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I particularly like Twitter, because it's short and can be very funny and informative. It's a little bit like having your own radio program.

--Margaret Atwood

quote by Margaret Atwood: If social stability goes pear-shaped, you have a choice between anarchy and dictatorship. Most people will opt for more security, even if they have to give up some personal freedom. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

If social stability goes pear-shaped, you have a choice between anarchy and dictatorship. Most people will opt for more security, even if they have to give up some personal freedom.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I was warped early by Ray Bradbury and Edgar Allan Poe. I was very fond of Franz Kafka. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I was warped early by Ray Bradbury and Edgar Allan Poe. I was very fond of Franz Kafka.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I spent much of my childhood in northern Quebec, and often there was no radio, no television -- there wasn't a lot to entertain us. When it rained, I stayed inside reading, writing, drawing. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I spent much of my childhood in northern Quebec, and often there was no radio, no television -- there wasn't a lot to entertain us. When it rained, I stayed inside reading, writing, drawing.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Debt is part of the human condition. Civilization is based on exchanges -- on gifts, trades, loans -- and the revenges and insults that come when they are not paid back. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Debt is part of the human condition. Civilization is based on exchanges -- on gifts, trades, loans -- and the revenges and insults that come when they are not paid back.

--Margaret Atwood

quote by Margaret Atwood: I didn't go to school for a full year until I was 12. In the summer I was a wild child in the woods, with no shoes, and in the fall it was back to the city, shoe shops and school. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I didn't go to school for a full year until I was 12. In the summer I was a wild child in the woods, with no shoes, and in the fall it was back to the city, shoe shops and school.

--Margaret Atwood

quote by Margaret Atwood: If one of the arguments against eating meat is to do with cruelty and animal intelligence, then lab meat avoids that. There's also the environmental argument for it. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

If one of the arguments against eating meat is to do with cruelty and animal intelligence, then lab meat avoids that. There's also the environmental argument for it.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: When I am writing fiction, I believe I am much better organized, more methodical -- one has to be when writing a novel. Writing poetry is a state of free float. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

When I am writing fiction, I believe I am much better organized, more methodical -- one has to be when writing a novel. Writing poetry is a state of free float.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I grew up in the north woods of Canada. You had to know certain things about survival. Wilderness survival courses weren't very formalized when I was growing up, but I was taught certain things about… with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I grew up in the north woods of Canada. You had to know certain things about survival. Wilderness survival courses weren't very formalized when I was growing up, but I was taught certain things about what to do if I got lost in the woods.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: As soon as you have a language that has a past tense and a future tense you're going to say, 'Where did we come from, what happens next?' The ability to remember the past helps us plan the future. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

As soon as you have a language that has a past tense and a future tense you're going to say, 'Where did we come from, what happens next?' The ability to remember the past helps us plan the future.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: We shouldn't be saying 'Save the planet'; we should be saying: 'Save viable conditions in which people can live.' That's what we're dealing with here. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

We shouldn't be saying 'Save the planet'; we should be saying: 'Save viable conditions in which people can live.' That's what we're dealing with here.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Reading and writing are connected. I learned to read very early so I could read the comics, which I then started to draw. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Reading and writing are connected. I learned to read very early so I could read the comics, which I then started to draw.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I got into trouble a while ago for saying that I thought the internet led to increased literacy -- people scolded me about the shocking grammar to be found online -- but I was talking about fundament… with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I got into trouble a while ago for saying that I thought the internet led to increased literacy -- people scolded me about the shocking grammar to be found online -- but I was talking about fundamentals: quite simply, you can't use the net unless you can read.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I tend to feel if people say they're going to do something, they will, if given the chance. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I tend to feel if people say they're going to do something, they will, if given the chance.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

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
quote by Margaret Atwood: Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: If you're waiting for the perfect moment, you'll never write a thing because it will never arrive. I have no routine. I have no foolproof anything. There's nothing foolproof. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

If you're waiting for the perfect moment, you'll never write a thing because it will never arrive. I have no routine. I have no foolproof anything. There's nothing foolproof.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: You're never going to kill storytelling, because it's built into the human plan. We come with it. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

You're never going to kill storytelling, because it's built into the human plan. We come with it.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Social media is called social media for a reason. It lends itself to sharing rather than horn-tooting. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Social media is called social media for a reason. It lends itself to sharing rather than horn-tooting.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: '1984' is not a wonder tale. Not only could it happen, but it has happened, but under different names. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

'1984' is not a wonder tale. Not only could it happen, but it has happened, but under different names.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Writers and books are cheap dates, especially when you compare the cost of a book with a ticket to the opera -- or an NHL game. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Writers and books are cheap dates, especially when you compare the cost of a book with a ticket to the opera -- or an NHL game.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Genres aren't closed boxes. Stuff flows back and forth across the borders all the time. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Genres aren't closed boxes. Stuff flows back and forth across the borders all the time.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: All fat women look the same; they all look 42. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

All fat women look the same; they all look 42.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Myths can't be translated as they did in their ancient soil. We can only find our own meaning in our own time. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Myths can't be translated as they did in their ancient soil. We can only find our own meaning in our own time.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Canada was built on dead beavers. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Canada was built on dead beavers.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: War is what happens when language fails. with background image: man holding rifle
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War is what happens when language fails.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason.

--Margaret Atwood

Longer Version:

A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason. Think of it as the altar of the Muse Oblivion, to whom you sacrifice your botched first drafts, the tokens of your human imperfection.


quote by Margaret Atwood: People use technology only to mean digital technology. Technology is actually everything we make. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

People use technology only to mean digital technology. Technology is actually everything we make.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: The darkness is really out there. It's not something that's in my head, just. It's in my work because it's in the world. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

The darkness is really out there. It's not something that's in my head, just. It's in my work because it's in the world.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I was born in the Ottawa General Hospital right after the Gray Cup Football Game in 1939. Six months later, I was backpacked into the Quebec bush. I grew up in and out of the bush, in and out of Otta… with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I was born in the Ottawa General Hospital right after the Gray Cup Football Game in 1939. Six months later, I was backpacked into the Quebec bush. I grew up in and out of the bush, in and out of Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie and Toronto.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: You can examine the whole 19th century from the point of view of who would have maxed out their credit cards. Emma Bovary would have maxed hers out. No question. Mr. Scrooge would not have. He would … with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

You can examine the whole 19th century from the point of view of who would have maxed out their credit cards. Emma Bovary would have maxed hers out. No question. Mr. Scrooge would not have. He would have snipped his up.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: My brother and I were both good at science, and we were both good at English literature. Either one of us could have gone either way. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

My brother and I were both good at science, and we were both good at English literature. Either one of us could have gone either way.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Once upon a time, novelists of the 19th century, such as Charles Dickens, published in serial form. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Once upon a time, novelists of the 19th century, such as Charles Dickens, published in serial form.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: If I pick up a book with vampires on the cover, I want there to be vampires. If I pick up a book with spaceships on the cover, I want spaceships. If I see one with dragons, I want there to be dragons… with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

If I pick up a book with vampires on the cover, I want there to be vampires. If I pick up a book with spaceships on the cover, I want spaceships. If I see one with dragons, I want there to be dragons inside the book. Proper labeling. Ethical labeling.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: I think every age lives in a blend of technology so there's always older ones mixed in with newer ones, and when the new technology goes down, the immediate fallback position is either that technolog… with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

I think every age lives in a blend of technology so there's always older ones mixed in with newer ones, and when the new technology goes down, the immediate fallback position is either that technology just before that or one several technologies back.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Within one's own family, money is not the measure of things, unless the person is an absolute Scrooge. Only the most extreme kind of monster would put a price on everything. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Within one's own family, money is not the measure of things, unless the person is an absolute Scrooge. Only the most extreme kind of monster would put a price on everything.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Canada is a balloon-puncturing country. You are not really allowed to be an icon unless you also make an idiot of yourself. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Canada is a balloon-puncturing country. You are not really allowed to be an icon unless you also make an idiot of yourself.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: Time is compressed like the fist I close on my knee... I hold inside it the clues and solutions and the power for what I must do now. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Time is compressed like the fist I close on my knee... I hold inside it the clues and solutions and the power for what I must do now.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not 'Am I really that oppressed?' but 'Am I really that boring?' with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not 'Am I really that oppressed?' but 'Am I really that boring?'

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer.

--Margaret Atwood

Longer Version:

You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer, an almost physical nerve, the kind you need to walk a log across a river.


quote by Margaret Atwood: Because I am a mother, I am capable of being shocked: as I never was when I was not one. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

Because I am a mother, I am capable of being shocked: as I never was when I was not one.

--Margaret Atwood
quote by Margaret Atwood: An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness. with background image: photo of author Margaret Atwood with quote

An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness.

--Margaret Atwood

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