Margaret Atwood

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We are in an age of yet more autocratic regimes, thought police, double-speak and fake news … When you have total control of the news system, you can really have fake news.feedback
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Jun 18 2017 Fake news
We found 12 articles in which Margaret Atwood said something. The most recent Margaret Atwood’s quote is: “There are a lot of utopias and dystopias based on economics, but this is one that goes to the absolute root, which is how many people are you going to have? And how are you going to get them? In some cultures, you don't have to make special laws about it. But in other cultures, you have to bring in oppression to get the results that you want.”. In addition, all sources we refer have quoted Margaret Atwood 41 times. On this page, you will find all of Margaret Atwood’s quotes organized by date and topic.
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Jun 14 2017

It's easy to see at once who this person is. Who had the privilege to wear because it shows up so very well in the snow.feedback

Jun 14 2017

Because of course women could no longer play golf. This has actually been a complaint of female politicians, that all these special deals and secret conversations and understandings are reached at golf clubs, and if you don't play golf, you're just out of it.feedback

Jun 14 2017

The Hulu team made their Offred more active than my Offred. Partly because it's a television series, and partly because it's an American television series.feedback

Jun 14 2017

When the mob takes over, no one person is responsible.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - Abortion

It's no accident that Napoleon banned abortion. He said exactly why he wanted offspring – for cannon fodder. Lovely!feedback

Jun 14 2017

He was keeping these papers sewn into his coat and in the soles of his shoes and he smuggled them out through the diplomats of neutral countries. You have to trust people a lot to do that!feedback

Jun 14 2017

The people I met, of course, were the people who made it through. Many others did not.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - Sex

That's one of the things Anne Boleyn was accused of – having sex with her brother in order to produce a child.feedback

May 28 2017 - Women

Totalitarianism always has views on who shall be allowed to have babies and what shall be done with the babies. For instance, the generals in Argentina were dumping people out of airplanes. But if it was a pregnant woman, they would wait until she had the baby and then they gave the baby to somebody in their command system. And then they dumped the woman out of the airplane. Hitler stole his children, blond ones, hoping that he could turn them into blond Germans. It's been going on for really a long time.feedback

May 05 2017 - Trump Presidency

But what they do with that awareness, is partly on them and partly up to circumstances.feedback

May 05 2017 - Trump Presidency

It's a women's reproductive issue that has already been pushed pretty hard in some states. There's a precedent in real life for everything in the book. I decided not to put anything in that somebody somewhere hadn't already done. But you write these books so they won't come true.feedback

May 05 2017 - Trump Presidency

No women have outside jobs. If you're going to get women back into the home, which some people still firmly believe is where they belong, how would you do that? All you have to do is remove the rights and freedoms that [women] have fought for and accumulated over the [past] 200 years.feedback

May 05 2017 - Trump Presidency

They all woke up in the morning [after the election] and said we're no longer in a fantasy fiction.feedback

Apr 28 2017

No, it isn't a prediction, because predicting the future isn't really possible: There are too many variables and unforeseen possibilities. Let's say it's an antiprediction: If this future can be described in detail, maybe it won't happen. But such wishful thinking cannot be depended on either.feedback

Apr 25 2017

This is an aerator. It pumps in oxygen. You add the food twice a week.feedback

Apr 25 2017

I created a vacuum and it was filled. Not in an inappropriate way, but it wasn't my idea.feedback

Apr 25 2017

Some books escape from the book itself, and this is one of them. It's been a film. It's been an opera – a really good opera. It's been a ballet. It's being a graphic novel right now. It turns up as memes in elections. It's about to be a television series. It's recently been proposed to me that it should be a video game. Although I cannot begin to imagine what that would be like.feedback

Apr 25 2017

Could it happen? How close are we? Especially, How close are we?' Especially that. When the book first came out in England, people said, Jolly good yarn,' because they'd already had their religious civil war. The Canadians, who are quite diverse, might not be able to gain the critical mass required to attain a monolithic theocracy. But Americans, it was either, It can't happen here, don't be silly,' or 'How close are we?feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Women

In what universe have there been no class divisions among women? They've been there in every society we've known anything about. So if you have a fairly exalted position like that, why would you jeopardize it?feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Women

Handmaid's Tale is not a fantasy. It is a reality-based book. I call it DJ-ing reality, condensing reality into a mashup. They're the roles that women have always played. There are always takers for that.feedback

Apr 21 2017

The timing has been uncanny, . Last November 7, they thought they were making a fantasy fiction series. On November 9, they thought maybe they were making a documentary.feedback

Apr 21 2017

Women who had taken for granted their rights as women are now really quite worried. I would say they're right to be concerned.feedback

Apr 20 2017

They might vote–just to begin with.feedback

Apr 20 2017

The theory being that if human beings have done it once they can do it again. That will be my image forever. Right after the Iron Curtain came down, people were saying: It's the end of history – tra la la! All is well! At those times, dystopia is less chord striking because it seems less possible.feedback

Apr 17 2017 - Human Rights

It seemed preposterous even to me. But I don't mean to say it was preposterous. I didn't think it was going to happen in that moment. When politically inclined people say they want to do such and such, I always believe them, so why be surprised? Then the 2016 U.S. election happened and all this became much more immediate. It's always a terrible idea for women when civil rights themselves get smashed, unless you take the view that women aren't human beings.feedback

Apr 17 2017 - Human Rights

People have forgotten that civil rights themselves had to be hard fought for and have to be fought to maintain because someone is going to take them away from you if they get the chance... I think whole generations came along who didn't have to fight for those things, and weren't too worried. It was, did I do that?!feedback

Apr 17 2017

That's going to be your problem, because I'm going to be dead.feedback

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