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Margaret Atwood
(1939-____) born on
Nov 18
Canadian novelist, poet. She wrote best-selling novel "The Handmaid's Tale," 1986; also wrote "Cat's Eye," 1990.
         
   
F
I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own.

R
If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.
A
The Eskimos had 52 names for snow because it was important to them; there ought to be as many for love.
N
If I were going to convert to any religion I would probably choose Catholicism because it at least has female saints and the Virgin Mary.
K
The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not "Am I really that oppressed?" but "Am I really that boring?"
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Hair Jewelry," in Ms., 1976.
R: "The Journals of Susanna Moodie," Oxford 70, quoted in John Robert Colombo ed "Colombo's Canadian Quotations," Hurtig 74
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: "Dancing On the Edge Of the Precipice," interview with Joyce Carol Oates published in Ontario Review (fall-winter 1978; repr. in Conversations, ed. by Earl G. Ingersoll, 1990).
   


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