I feel like cotton candy: sugar and air. Squeeze me and I'd turn into a small sickly damp wad of weeping pinky-red.
("The Handmaid's Tale")
More Quotes from Margaret Atwood:It's Paradise, but we can't get out of it. And anything you can't get out of is Hell.
It wasn't so easy though, ending the war. A war is a huge fire; the ashes from it drift far, and settle slowly.
I used to think of my body as an instrument, of pleasure, or a means of transportation, or an implement for the accomplishment of my will.
The body is so easily damaged, so easily disposed of, water and chemicals is all it is, hardly more to it than a jellyfish drying on sand.
How easy it is to invent a humanity, for anyone at all.
I suppose it's everyone's fate to be reduced to quaintness by those younger than themselves.
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I don't know why people thought I was retiring.
Whenever a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me.
Harry S. Truman
When it comes to war, we focus more on the mainstream coverage of the event, rather than the event itself. People dying is never funny. Protest puppets are always funny.