Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, teacher, environmental activist, and inventor
Margaret Eleanor Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, teacher, environmental activist, and inventor. Since 1961, she has published 18 books of poetry, 18 novels, 11 books of non-fiction, nine collections of short fiction, eight children's books, and two graphic novels, and a number of small press editions of both poetry and fiction. Atwood has won numerous awards and honors for her writing, including two Booker Prizes, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Governor General's Award, the Franz Kafka Prize, Princess of Asturias Awards, and the National Book Critics and PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Awards. A number of her works have been adapted for film and television.
Margaret Atwood Quotes
Another belief of mine that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own.
Gardening is not a rational act.
I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one 'race' - the human race - and that we are all members of it.
The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.
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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 snarky bitch; she was an honorary person. She had grown to share their contempt for most women.
Never pray for justice, because you might get some.
Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself.
I would rather dance as a ballerina, though faultily, than as a flawless clown.
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