This being Canada Day, I thought it appropriate to take our author’s quote for July from the great Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist and environmental activist Margaret Eleanor Atwood.

“A word after a word after a word is power.”

“All writers feel struck by the limitations of language.”

“Fiction is not necessarily about what you know. It’s about how you feel.”

“If you’re waiting for the perfect moment, you’ll never write a thing because it will never arrive.”

“It is actually a hopeful act just to write anything, really, because you’re assuming that someone will be around to read it.”

Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa in 1939. She is known primarily for her dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, though she is the author of fifteen books of poetry, four collections of short stories and three collections of short prose.

She has been short-listed for the Booker Prize five times and won once. A finalist for the Governor General’s Award several times, she has won twice.



2 Responses to “WRITER’S QUOTE FOR JULY”
  1. Dan Beeaff says:

    Nice quotes from a Canadian writer. Hoorah for Canada Day!

    Sent from my iPad



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