Margaret atwood Quotes

"History does not re...

"History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes." - Margaret Atwood
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We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in th...

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.โ€ โ€• Margaret Atwood
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"Time has not stood still. It has washed over me, washed me awa...

"Time has not stood still. It has washed over me, washed me away, as if Iโ€™m nothing more than a woman of sand, left by a careless child too near the water." โ€” The Handmaidโ€™s Tale, Margaret Atwood
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"I wanted to forget the past, but it ...

"I wanted to forget the past, but it refused to forget me; it waited for sleep, then cornered me." (~Margaret Atwood)
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All I can hear now is the sound of m...

All I can hear now is the sound of my own heart, opening and closing, opening and closing, opening. โ€”Margaret Atwood
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โ€œNothing changes instantaneously: in a graduall...

โ€œNothing changes instantaneously: in a gradually heating bathtub you'd be boiled to death before you knew it.โ€ -Margaret Atwood: The Handmaidโ€™s Tale
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"Strange how w...

"Strange how we decorate pain" - Margaret Atwood
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"I hope that people will finally come to realiz...

"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."-Margaret Atwood
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โ€œYou may not be able to alter reality, but you can...

โ€œYou may not be able to alter reality, but you can alter your attitude towards it, and this, paradoxically, alters reality. Try it and see.โ€ - Margaret Atwood
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Never pray for justi...

Never pray for justice because you might get some. -Margaret Atwood
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In the spring, at the end...

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. - Margaret Atwood
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"How easy it is to invent a humanity, fo...

"How easy it is to invent a humanity, for anyone at all. What an available temptation." - The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
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In the burned house I am eating breakfast. Y...

In the burned house I am eating breakfast. You understand: there is no house, there is no breakfast, yet here I am. - Margaret Atwood, 1939
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โ€œHumanity is so adaptable. Truly amazing, what p...

โ€œHumanity is so adaptable. Truly amazing, what people can get used to, as long as there are a few compensations.โ€ Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
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โ€œWhy is it that when we grab for heaven --...

โ€œWhy is it that when we grab for heaven -- socialist or capitalist or even religious -- we so often produce hell?โ€ -- Margaret Atwood
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"In the spring, at the end...

"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." ~ Margaret Atwood
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Better never means better for ever...

Better never means better for everyone... It always means worse, for some. -Margaret Atwood in Handmaid's Tale
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โ€œHatred would have been easier. With hatred, I would h...

โ€œHatred would have been easier. With hatred, I would have known what to do. Hatred is clear, metallic, one-handed, unwavering; unlike love.โ€ โ€• Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye
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โ€œThey wore blouses with buttons down the front that suggested the po...

โ€œThey wore blouses with buttons down the front that suggested the possibilities of the word undone. These women could be undone; or not. They seemed to be able to choose.โ€ โ€” Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
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