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Margaret Atwood's Profile

Brief about Margaret Atwood: By info that we know Margaret Atwood was born at 1939-11-18. And also Margaret Atwood is Canadian Novelist.

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We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.

Tags: Leader, Powerful, Woman

Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy - which many believe goes hand in hand with it - will be dead as well.

Tags: Democracy, Writing, Young

Their mothers had finally caught up to them and been proven right. There were consequences after all but they were the consequences to things you didn't even know you'd done.

Tags: After, Done, Mothers

A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason.

Tags: Process, Reason, Writing

As an artist your first loyalty is to your art. Unless this is the case, you're going to be a second-rate artist.

Tags: Art, Artist, Loyalty

For years I wanted to be older, and now I am.

Tags: Older, Wanted

I'm bad at picking heroes.

Tags: Bad, Heroes, Picking

I'm the only person you've ever met who has read Longfellow.

Tags: Met, Read

If I waited for perfection... I would never write a word.

Tags: Perfection, Word, Write

Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life-sized.

Tags: Another, Cute, Small

Myths can't be translated as they did in their ancient soil. We can only find our own meaning in our own time.

Tags: Ancient, Meaning, Time

Never pray for justice, because you might get some.

Tags: Justice, Might, Pray

Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself.

Tags: Art, Dream, Society

Reading and writing are connected. I learned to read very early so I could read the comics, which I then started to draw.

Tags: Learned, Read, Writing

Science fiction, to me, has not only things that wouldn't happen, but other planets.

Tags: Fiction, Happen, Science

The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose.

Tags: Answers, Literature, Questions

The story as told in The Odyssey doesn't hold water. There are too many inconsistencies.

Tags: Hold, Story, Water

The threat to the planet is us. It's actually not a threat to the planet - it's a threat to us.

Tags: Actually, Planet, Threat

If I pick up a book with spaceships on the cover, I want spaceships. If I see one with dragons, I want there to be dragons inside the book. Proper labeling. Ethical labeling. I don't want to open up my cornflakes and find that they're full of pebbles... You need to respect the reader enough not to call it something it isn't.

Tags: Book, Enough, Respect

Our generation in the west was lucky: we had readymade gateways. We had books, paper, teachers, schools and libraries. But many in the world lack these luxuries. How do you practice without such tryout venues?

Tags: Books, Generation, Lucky