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Margaret Atwood

Surfacing
“ This above all, to refuse to be a victim. Unless I can do that I can do nothing. I have to recant, give up the old belief that I am powerless and because of it nothing I can do will ever hurt anyone. A lie which was always more disastrous than the truth would have been. The word games, the winning and losing games are finished; at the moment there are not others but they will have to be invented, withdrawing is no longer possible and the alternative is death.”
Surfacing by Margaret Atwood, Bloomsbury 1973

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