Margaret Eleanor Atwood Quotes

Roughing it builds a boy's character, but only certain kinds of roughing it.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

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

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

There is more than one kind of freedom... Freedom to and freedom from. In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to. Now you are being given freedom from. Don't underrate it.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

Do not let the bastards grind you down.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

The policemen's faces glisten too, they're holding themselves back, they love this, it's a ceremony, they're implementing a policy.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

He had that faint sick look in his eyes, as if he wanted to give her something, charity for instance.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

He's just a contact of hers, which is not the same as a friend. While she was in the hospital she decided that most of her friends were really just contacts.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

I would rather dance as a ballerina, though faultily, than as a flawless clown.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

The Eskimos had 52 names for snow because it was important to them; there ought to be as many for love.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

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