76 Total Quotes

Margaret Atwood Quotes

A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there's less of you
Margaret Atwood
#Divorce

If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.
Margaret Atwood
#Canadian Novelist #Canada

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
#Freedom #Canadian Novelist

Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself.
Margaret Atwood
#Canadian Novelist #Art

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.
Margaret Atwood
#Canadian Novelist #Consequences

They've removed anything you can tie a rope to.
Margaret Atwood
#Removed

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.
Margaret Atwood
#Canadian Novelist #Catholicism

Once upon a time you could wander around one country, then the next and then maybe you'd go to England or wherever. Now they all want you to do it at the same time and you can't. It's just not physically possible.
Margaret Atwood
#Country

Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
Margaret Atwood
#Canadian Novelist #Age And Aging

War is what happens when language fails
Margaret Atwood
#Language

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.
Margaret Atwood
#Love #Valentine's Day

Does feminist mean large unpleasant person who'll shout at you or someone who believes women are human beings. To me it's the latter, so I sign up.
Margaret Atwood
#Women

We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.
Margaret Atwood
#Canadian Novelist #Man

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood
#Canadian Novelist

She even had a kind of special position among men: she was an exception, she fitted none of the categories they commonly used when talking about girls; she wasn't a cock-teaser, a cold fish, an easy lay or a sneaky bitch; she was an honorary person. She had grown to share their contempt for most women.
Margaret Atwood
#Men And Women #Men

Put yourself in a different room, that's what the mind is for.
Margaret Atwood
#Mind

Canada was built on dead beavers.
Margaret Atwood
#Canadian Novelist #Canada

An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness.
Margaret Atwood
#Canadian Novelist #Blindness

Because I am a mother, I am capable of being shocked; as I never was when I was not one
Margaret Atwood
#Mother