Margaret Atwood Love Quotes and Sayings
1. The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them, there ought to be as many for love.
#2 Variation on the Word Sleep
2. I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed & that necessary.
#3 Time magazine, 19 March 1973
3. A divorce is like an amputation; you survive, but there’s less of you.
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Margaret Eleanor Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian author, poet, critic, essayist, feminist and social campaigner. She is among the most-honoured authors of fiction in recent history; she is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias award for Literature, has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, winning once, and has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award seven times, winning twice.
While she may be best known for her work as a novelist, she is also an award winning poet, having published 15 books of poetry to date. Many of her poems have been inspired by myths, and fairy tales, which were an interest of hers from an early age. Atwood has also published short stories in Tamarack Review, Alphabet, Harper’s, CBC Anthology, Ms., Saturday Night, Playboy, and many other magazines.
Sayings by Margaret Atwood
#1 Cat’s Eye
1. An eye for an eye leads only to more blindness.
#2 The Blind Assassin
2. If you knew what was going to happen, if you knew everything that was going to happen next—if you knew in advance the consequences of your own actions—you’d be doomed. You’d be ruined as God. You’d be a stone. You’d never eat or drink or laugh or get out of bed in the morning. You’d never love anyone, ever again. You’d never dare to.
#3 The Handmaid’s Tale
3. Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.
#4 The Robber Bride
4. War is what happens when language fails.
#5 Cat’s Eye
5. Because I am a mother, I am capable of being shocked as I never was when I was not one.
6. Never map it out. Just get into it. Jump in, like going swimming.
Unsourced Margaret Atwood Quotes
1. Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It’s like the tide going out, revealing whatever’s been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones. This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes, not knowing the future.
2. 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.
3. To take that risk, to offer life and remain alive, open yourself like this and become whole.
4. If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.