Quotes by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Eleanor Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher, and environmental activist. Since 1961, she has published 17 books of poetry, 16 novels, 10 books of non-fiction, eight collections of short fiction, eight children's books, and one graphic novel, as well as a number of small press editions in poetry and fiction.

The best Quotes and Sayings

It’s Paradise, but we can’t get out of it. And anything you can’t get out of is Hell.

Margaret Atwood in Watchmen, Season 1 Episode 8
 
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The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose.

LiteratureMargaret Atwood
 
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Heroes need monsters to establish their heroic credentials. You need something scary to overcome.

HerosMargaret Atwood
 
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Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.

AgeMargaret Atwood
 
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The genesis of a poem for me is usually a cluster of words. The only good metaphor I can think of is a scientific one: dipping a thread into a supersaturated solution to induce crystal formation. I don't think I solve problems in my poetry; I think I uncover the problems.

Margaret Atwood
 
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A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.

Margaret Atwood
 
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