Margaret Atwood Quotes

A divorce is like an amputation; you survive, but there’s less of you. Margaret Atwood

Gardening is not a rational act. Margaret Atwood

The answers you get from literature depend upon the questions you pose. Margaret Atwood

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

War is what happens when language fails. Margaret Atwood

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

Never pray for justice, because you might get some. Margaret Atwood

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

If a stranger taps you on the ass and says, ‘How’s the little lady today!’ you will probably cringe. But if he’s an American, he’s only being friendly. Margaret Atwood

Canada was built on dead beavers. Margaret Atwood

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

The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not ‘Am I really that oppressed?’ but ‘Am I really that boring?’ Margaret Atwood