The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not 'Am I really that oppressed?' but 'Am I really that boring?'
More Quotes from Margaret Atwood:The story as told in The Odyssey doesn't hold water. There are too many inconsistencies.
We thought we were running away from the grownups, and now we are the grownups.
The truly fearless think of themselves as normal.
Men are not to be told anything they might find too painful the secret depths of human nature, the sordid physicalities, might overwhelm or damage them. For instance, men often faint at the sight of their own blood, to which they are not accustomed. For this reason you should never stand behind one in the line at the Red Cross donor clinic.
A divorce is like an amputation you survive, but there's less of you.
An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness.
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I don't pretend to understand the Universe - it's a great deal bigger than I am.
The person who receives the most favors is the one who knows how to return them.
In the dying world I come from, quotation is a national vice.