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“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg
“In theory I can do almost anything; certainly I have been told how. In practice I do as little as possible. I pretend to myself that I would be quite happy in a hermit's cave, living on gruel, if someone else would make the gruel. Gruel, like so many other things, is beyond me.”
Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg
“Religious people of any serious kind made her nervous: they were like men in raincoats who might or might not be flashers.”
Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg
“Walking along past the store windows, into which she peers with her usual eagerness, her usual sense that maybe, today, she will discover behind them something that will truly be worth seeing, she feels as if her feet are not on cement at all but on ice. The blade of the skate floats, she knows, on a thin film of water, which it melts by pressure and which freezes behind it. This is the freedom of the present tense, this sliding edge.”
Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg
“People change, though, especially after they are dead.”
Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg
“It must have been then that I began to lose faith in reasonable argument as the sole measure of truth.”
Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg
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“She finds this objectivity of hers, this clarity, almost more depressing than she can bear, not because there is anything hideous or repellant about this man but because he has now returned to the ordinary level, the level of things she can see, in all their amazing and complex particularity, but cannot touch.”
Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg
“What thumbsuckers we all are...when it comes to mothers.”
Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg
“...he was the kind of boy for whom cleverness was female.”
Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg
“He wants to see, he wants to know, only to see and know. I'm aware that it is this mentality, this curiosity, which is responsible for the hydrogen bomb and the imminent demise of civilization and that we would all be better off if we were still at the stone-worshipping stage. Though surely it is not this affable inquisitiveness that should be blamed.”
Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg

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