I want to be held and told my name. I want to be valued, in ways that I am not; I want to be more than valuable. I repeat my former name; remind myself of what I once could do, how others saw me. I want to steal something
("The Handmaid's Tale")
More Quotes from Margaret Atwood:Wall me up alive
in my own body.
What is the real breath of a man - the breathing out or the breathing in?
One and one and one and one doesn't equal four. Each one remains unique, there is no way of joining them together. They cannot be exchanged, one for the other. They cannot replace each other.
I suppose it's everyone's fate to be reduced to quaintness by those younger than themselves.
I don't want to see anyone. I lie in the bedroom with the curtains drawn and nothingness washing over me like a sluggish wave. Whatever is happening to me is my own fault. I have done something wrong, something so huge I can't even see it, something that's drowning me. I am inadequate and stupid, without worth. I might as well be dead.
This is what I miss, Cordelia: not something that's gone, but something that will never happen. Two old women giggling over their tea.
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