"Time is compressed like the fist I close on my knee... I hold inside it the clues and solutions and the power for what I must do now."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Margaret Atwood on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Margaret Atwood on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Margaret Atwood on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Margaret Atwood on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Margaret Atwood on Booker T. Washington
"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."