Margaret Atwood
Quotations


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

If a stranger taps you on the ass and says, Hows the little lady today! you will probably cringe. But if hes an American, hes only being friendly.

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.

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

Ive never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. Its probably because they have forgotten their own.



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