My hands are out of practice, my eyes disused. Most of what I do is drawing, because the preparation of the surface, the laborious underpainting and detailed concentration... are too much for me. I have lost confidence: perhaps all I will ever be is what I am now.
More Quotes from Margaret Atwood:Time rises and rises, and when it reaches the level of your eyes you drown.
Arboreal, a fine word. Our arboreal ancestors, Crake used to say. Used to shit on their enemies from above while perched in trees. All planes and rockets and bombs are simply elaborations on that primate instinct.
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.
For years I wanted to be older, and now I am.
As we know from the study of history, no new system can impose itself upon a previous one without incorporating many of the elements to be found in the latter...
I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own.
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