I am in a room where things once happened and now nothing does, except for the pollen of the weeds that grow up outside the window, blowing in as dust across the floor.
("The Handmaid's Tale")
More Quotes from Margaret Atwood:But I began then to think of time as having a shape, something you could see, like a series of liquid transparencies, one laid on top of another.
They all disowned their parents long ago, the way you are supposed to
This is what I miss, Cordelia: not something that's gone, but something that will never happen. Two old women giggling over their tea.
There is more than one kind of freedom, said Aunt Lydia. Freedom to and freedom from. In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to. Now you are being given freedom from. Don't underrate it.
A great fear came over me, and my body went entirely cold, and I stood as if paralyzed with fear; for I knew that the horse was no earthly horse, but the pale horse that will be sent at the Day of Reckoning, and the rider of it is Death; and it was Death himself who stood behind me, with his arms wrapped around me as tight as iron bands, and his lipless mouth kissing my neck as if in love. But as well as the horror, I also felt a strange longing.
If we were all on trial for our thoughts, we would all be hanged.
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