"War is what happens when language fails."
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."Margaret Atwood on Albert Einstein
"One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam."Margaret Atwood on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."Margaret Atwood on Albert Einstein
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."Margaret Atwood on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender."Margaret Atwood on Winston Churchill
"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."