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A divorce is like an amputation:
you survive it, but there's less of you.
- Margaret Atwood

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Marriage Relationship

Gardening is not a rational act.
- Margaret Atwood

For years I wanted to be older, and now I am.
- Margaret Atwood

I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy.
It's probably because they have forgotten their own.
- Margaret Atwood

 

You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer.
- Margaret Atwood

War is what happens when language fails.
- Margaret Atwood

A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing.
The wastebasket has evolved for a reason.
- Margaret Atwood

Myths can't be translated as they did in their ancient soil.
We can only find our own meaning in our own time.
- Margaret Atwood

The story as told in The Odyssey doesn't hold water.
There are too many inconsistencies.
- Margaret Atwood

Never pray for justice, because you might get some.
- Margaret Atwood

The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose.
- Margaret Atwood

I hope that people will finally come to realize that
there is only one 'race' -
the human race -
and that we are all members of it.
- Margaret Atwood

A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used,
to utter fully human speech as possible.
Powerlessness and silence go together.
- Margaret Atwood

Popular art is the dream of society;
it does not examine itself.
- Margaret Atwood

An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness.
- Margaret Atwood

This above all, to refuse to be a victim.
- Margaret Atwood

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them:
there ought to be as many for love.
- Margaret Atwood

We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and
a powerful woman as an anomaly.
- Margaret Atwood

We thought we were running away from the grownups,
and now we are the grownups.
- Margaret Atwood

The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was
not 'Am I really that oppressed?' but 'Am I really that boring?'
- Margaret Atwood

In the spring, at the end of the day,
you should smell like dirt.
- Margaret Atwood

If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania,
that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.
- Margaret Atwood

Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult,
whereas I am merely in disguise.
- Margaret Atwood

Because I am a mother, I am capable of being shocked:
as I never was when I was not one.
- Margaret Atwood

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.
- Margaret Atwood

A word after a word after a word is power.
- Margaret Atwood

Their mothers had finally caught up to them and been proven right.
There were consequences after all but they were the
consequences to things you didn't even know you'd done.
- Margaret Atwood

Canada was built on dead beavers.
- Margaret Atwood

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have been divorced, you know it hurts -
especially if your marriage had lasted many years.
Whatever the circumstances of your relationship,
and whatever the nature of its ending,
there is always grief and regret -
perhaps regret over the ending,
or perhaps regret over not ending the relationship sooner -
or perhaps both.
Nonetheless, move past the grief and regret.
No matter how painful, divorce, like all endings,
opens the door to new beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In every marriage more than a week old,
there are grounds for divorce.
The trick is to find, and continue to find,
grounds for marriage.
- Robert Anderson

Do real life people actually fall in love
with the idea of being in love?
Unfortunately, it is actually quite common.
Someone wants desperately to have
the husband or wife of their dreams.
They visualize the vine-covered cottage
with the white picket fence.
They choose the colors for the nursery.
They design all the aspects of their married life.
A real person stands no chance of measuring up to those fantasies.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Staying married may have long-term benefits.
You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over
a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce.
- P. J. O'Rourke

If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married,
and another list of the reasons for their divorce,
you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.
- Mignon McLaughlin

If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron,
staying married and cheating makes the most sense because
divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account.
- Al Goldstein

Adultery - which is the only grounds for divorce in New York -
is not grounds for divorce in California.
As a matter of fact, adultery in Southern California is grounds for marriage.
- Allan Sherman

The day I initiated divorce proceedings against Michael Farmer,
I was ready to retire to a desert cave and rethink my life.
- Gloria Swanson

Technology forced me to divorce a pixie and remarry a pixel.
- Brian Celio

I do not consider divorce an evil by any means.
It is just as much a refuge for women married to brutal
men as Canada was to the slaves of brutal masters.
- Susan B. Anthony

When two people decide to get a divorce,
it isn't a sign that they "don't understand" one another,
but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.
- Helen Rowland

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce,
anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job
and then have the patient sit up on the table.
- Jean Kerr

The mere thought of divorce terrified me.
To me, divorce symbolized failure.
- Annette Funicello

Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage.
I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.
- Voltaire

You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse,
abandon your children.
But they remain your co-authors forever.
- Ellen Goodman

Anybody who's been through a divorce will tell you that at one point.
they've thought murder.
The line between thinking murder and doing murder isn't that major.
- Oliver Stone

I've given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages.
You can't divorce a book.
- Gloria Swanson

Most women outlive their spouses.
Divorce remains at record rates.
It's important for a woman to be able to control her finances.
- Maria Bartiromo

Ah, yes, divorce...
from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet.
- Robin Williams

What a holler would ensue if people had to pay the
minister as much to marry them as they have to pay
a lawyer to get them a divorce.
- Claire Trevor

There's nothing like a family crisis,
especially a divorce, to force a person to re-evaluate his life.
- Michael Douglas

I firmly believe in marriage.
It's a real important decision that takes a lot of dedication and time.
If you're thinking about divorce.
You shouldn't get married.
- Seth Green

Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through.
Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted.
- Richard Wagner

Divorce is a by-product of the fact that maybe the nuclear unit is gone.
- Bob Geldof

The ceremony took six minutes.
The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though
we didn't get a divorce for almost a year.
- Hedy Lamarr

During the first 10 years of my life,
while my parents were married, I enjoyed a privileged upbringing.
After their divorce, my life was difficult.
- Bianca Jagger

When people divorce, it's always such a tragedy.
At the same time, if people stay together it can be even worse.
- Monica Bellucci

My divorce came to me as a complete surprise.
That's what happens when you haven't been home in eighteen years.
- Lee Trevino

He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

The foolish and cruel notion that a wife is to obey
her husband has sent more women to the grave than to
the courts for a divorce.
- Lemuel K. Washburn

Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.
- Rita Mae Brown

In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means
each party getting fifty percent of publicity.
- Lauren Bacall

I believe I went through a divorce.
My relationship with Ellen is no less significant as
a marriage than my relationship to Coley.
- Anne Heche

You know, that's the only good thing about divorce;
you get to sleep with your mother.
- Clare Boothe Luce

I lived a really wonderful life with this man and even after our divorce,
it was incredible.
- Priscilla Presley

The divorce was rough on all of us.
I don't blame Hollywood for my family's problems.
But having all of it reported in the press made it more of an ordeal.
- Kieran Culkin

Children must be considered in a divorce considered
valuable pawns in the nasty legal and financial contest that is about to ensue.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Yes, the divorce was difficult.
It was difficult.
- Priscilla Presley

I decided to write about the myths of divorce.
- Mary Garden

Marriage is the chief cause of divorce.
- Groucho Marx

How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of
divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes,
we'd profit from them.
- Lucille Ball

In Palm Springs, they think homelessness is caused by bad divorce lawyers.
- G. B. Trudeau


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