quote

Margaret Atwood > Quotes > Quotable Quote

Margaret Atwood

“but nothing I ever gave was good for you;
it was like white bread to goldfish.
they cram and cram, and it kills them,
and they drift in the pool, belly-up,
making stunned faces
and playing on our guilt
as if their own toxic gluttony
was not their own fault

there you are, still outside the window,
still with your hands out, still
pallid and fish-eyed, still acting
stupidly innocent and starved.”


Margaret Atwood, Morning in the Burned House
Read more quotes from Margaret Atwood


Share this quote:

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

All Quotes | My Quotes | Add A Quote

Play The 'Guess That Quote' Game

This Quote Is From

Morning in the Burned House Morning in the Burned House by Margaret Atwood
1,382 ratings, average rating, 88 reviews


Browse By Tag

More...