35 Inspirational Margaret Atwood Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Margaret Atwood Quotes On Success

Margaret Eleanor Atwood CC OOnt CH FRSC  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, as well as a number of small press editions of both poetry and fiction. Atwood has won numerous awards and honors for her writing, including the Booker Prize (twice), Arthur C. Clarke Award, Governor General’s Award, Franz Kafka Prize, Princess of Asturias Awards, and the National Book Critics and PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Awards. May these Margaret Atwood Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “poetry is where the language is renewed.” Margaret Atwood

2. “And yet it disturbs me to learn I have hurt someone unintentionally. I want all my hurts to be intentional.” Margaret Atwood

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

4. “Good writing takes place at intersections, at what you might call knots, at places where the society is snarled or knotted up.” Margaret Atwood

5. “Reality simply consists of different points of view.” Margaret Atwood

6. “Maybe I don’t really want to know what’s going on. Maybe I’d rather not know. Maybe I couldn’t bear to know. The Fall was a fall from innocence to knowledge.” Margaret Atwood

7. “You can think clearly only with your clothes on.” Margaret Atwood

8. “That was when they suspended the Constitution. They said it would be temporary. There wasn’t even any rioting in the streets. People stayed home at night, watching television, looking for some direction. There wasn’t even an enemy you could put your finger on.” Margaret Atwood

9. “There’s the story, then there’s the real story, then there’s the story of how the story came to be told. Then there’s what you leave out of the story. Which is part of the story too.” Margaret Atwood

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

11. “Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” Margaret Atwood

12. “Which of us can resist the temptation of being thought indispensable?” Margaret Atwood

13. “Where do the words go when we have said them?” Margaret Atwood

14. “Time is not a line but a dimension, like the dimensions of space.” Margaret Atwood

15. “Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth.” Margaret Atwood

16. “So much better to travel than to arrive.” Margaret Atwood

17. Better never means better for everyone. It always means worse, for some.” Margaret Atwood

18. “There is no fool like an educated fool.” Margaret Atwood

19. “I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most.” Margaret Atwood

20. “There’s always something to occupy the inquiring mind.” Margaret Atwood

21. “Anybody who writes a book is an optimist. First of all, they think they’re going to finish it. Second, they think somebody’s going to publish it. Third, they think somebody’s going to read it. Fourth, they think somebody’s going to like it. How optimistic is that?” Margaret Atwood

22. “In the end, we’ll all become stories.” Margaret Atwood

23. “Without the light, no chance, without the dark, no dance.” Margaret Atwood

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

25. “I’m not sure which is worse: intense feeling, or the absence of it.” Margaret Atwood

26. “If he wants to be an asshole, it’s a free country. Millions before him have made the same life choice.” Margaret Atwood

27. “Ah men, why do you want all this attention? I can write poems for myself, make love to a doorknob if absolutely necessary. What do you have to offer me I can’t find otherwise except humiliation? Which I no longer need.” Margaret Atwood

28. “I exist in two places, here and where you are.” Margaret Atwood

29. “Like the trains, she’s never on time and always departing.” Margaret Atwood

30. “But who can remember pain, once it’s over? All that remains of it is a shadow, not in the mind even, in the flesh. Pain marks you, but too deep to see. Out of sight, out of mind.” Margaret Atwood

31. “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

32. “Potential has a shelf life.” Margaret Atwood

33. “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

34. “The desire to be loved is the last illusion. Give it up and you will be free.” Margaret Atwood

35. “You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.” Margaret Atwood

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