"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."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Margaret Atwood on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Margaret Atwood on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Margaret Atwood on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Margaret Atwood on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Margaret Atwood on Abraham Lincoln
"Another belief of mine that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise."
"I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own."
"Gardening is not a rational act."
"I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one 'race' - the human race - and that we are all members of it."
"The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love."