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10 Margaret Atwood Quotes About Life to Get You Fired Up

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Margaret Atwood. Booker Prize winner. Feminist icon. Badass lady. Here are some of her coolest quotes to get you fired up.  

 

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1. Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life-sized.

 

2. Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.

 

3. Don't let the bastards grind you down.

 

4. We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.

 

5. Men often ask me, "why are your female characters so paranoid?" It’s not paranoia. It’s recognition of their situation.

 

6. 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.

 

7. Any novel is hopeful in that it presupposes a reader. It is, actually, a hopeful act just to write anything, really, because you’re assuming that someone will be around to [read] it.

 

8. A word after a word after a word is power.

 

9.  War is what happens when language fails.

 

10. I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most.
 

 

Margaret Atwood and the cast of the Handmaid's Tale

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