There were a lot of gods. Gods always come in handy, they justify almost anything.
("The Blind Assassin")
More Quotes from Margaret Atwood:So much better to travel than to arrive.
Perhaps he's reached that state of intoxication which power is said to inspire, the state in which you believe you are indispensable and can therefore do anything, absolutely anything you feel like, anything at all.
My red skirt is hitched up to my waist, though no higher. Below it the Commander is fucking. What he is fucking is the lower part of my body.
Once in a while, Jimmy would make up a word but he never once got caught out. ... He should have been pleased by his success with these verbal fabrications, but instead he was depressed by it. The memos telling him he'd done a good job meant nothing to him; all they proved was that no one was capable of appreciating how clever he had been. He came to understand why serial killers sent helpful clues to the police.
A rat in a maze is free to go anywhere, as long as it stays inside the maze.
It was a question now, rather than a statement; a question with no answer.
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