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Margaret Atwood Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Margaret Atwood

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A divorce is like an amputation:
you survive it, but there's less of you.
- Margaret Atwood

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Gardening is not a rational act.
- Margaret Atwood

A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing.
The wastebasket has evolved for a reason.
- Margaret Atwood

We thought we were running away from the grownups,
and now we are the grownups.
- Margaret Atwood

 

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.
- Margaret Atwood

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them:
there ought to be as many for love.
- Margaret Atwood

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

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War is what happens when language fails.
- Margaret Atwood

A word after a word after a word is power.
- Margaret Atwood

We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and
a powerful woman as an anomaly.
- Margaret Atwood

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

You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer.
- 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 story as told in The Odyssey doesn't hold water.
There are too many inconsistencies.
- Margaret Atwood

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

Their mothers had finally caught up to them and been proven right.
There were consequences after all but they were the
consequences to things you didn't even know you'd done.
- Margaret Atwood

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

Because I am a mother, I am capable of being shocked:
as I never was when I was not one.
- Margaret Atwood

Canada was built on dead beavers.
- Margaret Atwood

In the spring, at the end of the day,
you should smell like dirt.
- Margaret Atwood

This above all, to refuse to be a victim.
- Margaret Atwood

An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness.
- Margaret Atwood

For years I wanted to be older, and now I am.
- Margaret Atwood

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

Popular art is the dream of society;
it does not examine itself.
- Margaret Atwood

Myths can't be translated as they did in their ancient soil.
We can only find our own meaning in our own time.
- Margaret Atwood

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

If you have been divorced, you know it hurts -
especially if your marriage had lasted many years.
Whatever the circumstances of your relationship,
and whatever the nature of its ending,
there is always grief and regret -
perhaps regret over the ending,
or perhaps regret over not ending the relationship sooner -
or perhaps both.
Nonetheless, move past the grief and regret.
No matter how painful, divorce, like all endings,
opens the door to new beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married,
and another list of the reasons for their divorce,
you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Staying married may have long-term benefits.
You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over
a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Do real life people actually fall in love
with the idea of being in love?
Unfortunately, it is actually quite common.
Someone wants desperately to have
the husband or wife of their dreams.
They visualize the vine-covered cottage
with the white picket fence.
They choose the colors for the nursery.
They design all the aspects of their married life.
A real person stands no chance of measuring up to those fantasies.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In every marriage more than a week old,
there are grounds for divorce.
The trick is to find, and continue to find,
grounds for marriage.
- Robert Anderson

Nowadays love is a matter of chance,
matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course.
- Helen Rowland

My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven
years and not once have we had an argument serious
enough to consider divorce;
murder,
yes, but divorce, never.
- Jack Benny

When two people decide to get a divorce,
it isn't a sign that they "don't understand" one another,
but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.
- Helen Rowland

I don't see any reason for marriage when there is divorce.
- Catherine Deneuve

You can not divorce religious belief and public service.
I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty.
If you violate one, you violate the other.
- Jimmy Carter

In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means
each party getting fifty percent of publicity.
- Lauren Bacall

At the time that I knew them, they were not living together.
They began dating again after their divorce,
so I didn't really see fighting.
- Kato Kaelin

I've given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages.
You can't divorce a book.
- Gloria Swanson

Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through.
Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted.
- Richard Wagner

People try much less hard to make a marriage work than
they used to fifty years ago.
Divorce is easier.
- Mary Wesley

How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of
divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes,
we'd profit from them.
- Lucille Ball

I decided to write about the myths of divorce.
- Mary Garden

Technology forced me to divorce a pixie and remarry a pixel.
- Brian Celio

Very few people can truly divorce themselves from what
they feel emotionally and sexually.
- Boy George

Adultery - which is the only grounds for divorce in New York -
is not grounds for divorce in California.
As a matter of fact, adultery in Southern California is grounds for marriage.
- Allan Sherman

Children must be considered in a divorce considered
valuable pawns in the nasty legal and financial contest that is about to ensue.
- P. J. O'Rourke

I got a divorce eleven years later on the grounds of cruelty,
which is still not easy in England.
- Dinah Sheridan

He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

A divorce lawyer is a chameleon with a law book.
- Marvin Mitchelson

I do not consider divorce an evil by any means.
It is just as much a refuge for women married to brutal
men as Canada was to the slaves of brutal masters.
- Susan B. Anthony

What a holler would ensue if people had to pay the
minister as much to marry them as they have to pay
a lawyer to get them a divorce.
- Claire Trevor

You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse,
abandon your children.
But they remain your co-authors forever.
- Ellen Goodman

Anybody who's been through a divorce will tell you that at one point.
they've thought murder.
The line between thinking murder and doing murder isn't that major.
- Oliver Stone

Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.
- Rita Mae Brown

I think golf is a waste of time and a waste of a sunny afternoon.
I also stink at it.
I have never found anything, including divorce and
a sexual harassment suit,
more frustrating.
- Jay Mohr

Friendship is the marriage of the soul,
and this marriage is liable to divorce.
- Voltaire

You cannot divorce religious belief and public service.
I've never detected any conflict between
God's will and my political duty.
If you violate one, you violate the other.
- Jimmy Carter

During the first 10 years of my life,
while my parents were married, I enjoyed a privileged upbringing.
After their divorce, my life was difficult.
- Bianca Jagger

Ah, yes, divorce...
from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet.
- Robin Williams

Today, one year after their divorce,
Pamela and Tommy Lee announced they're getting back together.
You know what that means? There's still hope for Ike and Tina Turner.
- Jay Leno

Divorce: a resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.
- Ambrose Bierce

The ceremony took six minutes.
The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though
we didn't get a divorce for almost a year.
- Hedy Lamarr

I swear, if you existed I'd divorce you.
- Edward Albee

I went through a divorce right as we were starting the show.
My divorce became final right after we started shooting the first year,
and during that time I was in such a low place.
- Lee Tergesen

I had a really good childhood up until I was nine,
then a classic case of divorce really affected me.
- Kurt Cobain

You know, that's the only good thing about divorce;
you get to sleep with your mother.
- Clare Boothe Luce

I lived a really wonderful life with this man and even after our divorce,
it was incredible.
- Priscilla Presley


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