I am afraid of falling into hopeless despair, over my wasted life, and I am still not sure how it happened.
More Quotes from Margaret Atwood:But thoughtless ingratitude is the armour of the young; without it, how would they ever get through life? The old wish the young well, but they wish them ill also: they would like to eat them up, and absorb their vitality, and remain immortal themselves. Without the protection of surliness and levity, all children would be crushed by the past - the past of others, loaded on their shoulders. Selfishness is their saving grace.
I lie on the floor, washed by nothing and hanging on. I cry at night. I am afraid of hearing voices, or a voice. I have come to the edge, of the land. I could get pushed over.
For if the world treats you well, Sir, you come to believe you are deserving of it.
Truly amazing, what people can get used to, as long as there are a few compensations.
There's nothing like a shovel full of dirt to encourage literacy.
Not real can tell us about real.
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