“When you are on the middle of a story it isn’t a story at all, but only a confusion; a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood; like a house in a whirlwind, or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the rapids, and all aboard powerless to stop it. It’s only afterwards that it becomes anything like a story at all.  When you are telling it, to yourself or to someone else.”

Margaret Atwood

2 Comments on “Quote

  1. I love Margaret Atwood – i’m reading The Year of the Flood right now. This is a great quote and is so much like life, isn’t it? Thank you for posting.

  2. This is from Alias Grace, which was slow at first but came around. I’m not the biggest fan, as I find a lot of her writing just too damn sad (Cat’s Eye nearly made me depressed). But I thought that this was quite profound.

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