Sunday, June 3, 2007

... ignoring

Excerpt from Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.

"We lived, as usual, by ignoring. Ignoring isn't the same as ignorance, you have to work at it."



5 comments:

Anah Shariff said...

Yeah its an art....I now can walk right through busy places like shopping malls without really looking at people. Just seeing. LOL the bad part is that I once walked right passed my mom, and 2 minutes later I called her to ask where she was.

sharkgila said...

This quote just hits you, doesn't it. I think everyone is guilty of it in certain degrees.

bibliobibuli said...

she's such a quotable quoter.

my favourite atwoodism is "wanting to meet an author because you like his book is like wanting to meet a duck because you like pate"!

Obiter Dictum said...

She truly is quotable:

"A word after a word after a word is power"

But my favorite is that I use on my wife who like Atwood too: "gardening is not a rational act."

:)

Good Luck with your reading.

sharkgila said...

bibliobibuli, Obiter Dictum : Thanks for the quotes. Makes me want to read more and more Atwood. I've read 4 of her works, time to go get more.

And thanks for the good luck!


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