Margaret Eleanor Atwood (1939~) Canadian novelist, poet, critic

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Time is compressed like the fist I close on my knee, I hold inside it the clues and solutions and the power for what I must do now. - Margaret Eleanor Atwood


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


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


Sons branch out, but one woman leads to another. - Margaret Eleanor 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 Eleanor Atwood


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


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


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


There are some women who seem to be born without fear, just as there are people who are born without the ability to feel pain. Providence appears to protect such women, maybe out of astonishment. - Margaret Eleanor Atwood