Words matter. These are the best Handmaid Quotes from famous people such as Thomas Bulfinch, O. T. Fagbenle, Samantha Shannon, Reed Morano, Marti Noxon, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
For Mythology is the handmaid of literature; and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness.
‘Handmaid’s’ is the most profound television I’ve had the privilege to be a part of.
My English teachers gave me a copy of Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ when I left high school, which has always been very special to me – it was the novel that introduced me to dystopian fiction. I’m also influenced by Edgar Allan Poe, Dickens, John Wyndham and Middle English dream-visions.
I’m trying to make people understand: yes, women are oppressed in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’ But the men are also oppressed, too. It’s just a very scary world for anyone.
Like everbody, I’m addicted to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’
When I first read the scenes I got to audition, I just could tell there was obviously something there. The writing speaks for itself, but also it’s just the fact that ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is such an amazing story. I had never read the book before I auditioned.
There are a lot of challenges Ofglen faces as a Handmaid. She has to live her life for the Commander of her home, Glen, and it is really a bleak life. She has no rights, and her main job is to keep him and the rest of the people in his house happy.
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ will blow people away.
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is a very special story.
It’s funny because I was looking back on my Instagram,, and I saw that I had a bunch of feminist posts but that was all before ‘Handmaid’s Tale.’
What’s the hardest thing about making a show like ‘Vinyl’ or ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ is they are expecting movie-level cinematic quality in every way – from the performances to the visuals and the shots – especially on a show where you are doing Scorsese style.
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ takes place in the near future, a dystopian future, and is based on the book by Margaret Atwood. It takes place in what was formerly part of the United States at a period of time when society has been taken over by a totalitarian theocracy. It’s about the women who live in subjugation.
The society in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is a throwback to the early Puritans whom I studied extensively at Harvard under Perry Miller, to whom the book is dedicated.
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is not a book or show advocating enslaving women or creating a theocracy. It’s not glorifying that. It’s talking about what happens if that happens.
Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty.
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is a horrifying and horrifyingly possible vision of the future.
I think ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ always had that power since it was written over 30 years ago. This extraordinary piece of feminist literature had its fan base then, but TV has given it an enormous reach.
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ breaks my heart. It’s a show based on the book written in the ’80s by Margaret Atwood – who is a spectacular talent. That book is a work of art.
I was not really aware of the dystopian genre before I read ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’ Many poets as well, like John Donne and Emily Dickinson, would be the influences; I specialized in Emily Dickinson at university. Both of those poets have really interesting ways of looking at life and death.
I read it in college as an assignment. I didn’t think about it at the time. But when I heard there was a ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ pilot, I freaked out.
What makes ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ so terrifying is that everything that happens in it is plausible.
I’d been to an Orthodox Jewish primary school where, every morning, the boys said, ‘Thank you God for not making me a woman.’ If you put that together with ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ in your head, something will eventually go fizz! Boom!
When I first read Margaret Atwood’s novel ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ it was Saudi Arabia as I knew it that came to mind, not a dystopian future United States as in the new television adaptation.
You could tell ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ from a male point of view. People have mistakenly felt that the women are oppressed, but power tends to organise itself in a pyramid. I could pick a male narrator from somewhere in that pyramid. It would interesting.
I have a playlist for every project that I do. I made one for ‘Handmaid’ before I got the job.
I’ll sit down for ‘Stranger Things’ or ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ – or a really good documentary.
I really hope that men read ‘The Power’ and watch ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and read ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’
There was a movie that was made about ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’ And I never watched it on purpose because I didn’t want to… I just didn’t want to know.
‘Meadowland’ was the reason I got ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ and probably my experience in cinematography helped. Everything was like a stepping stone to the next thing.
I like science fiction. Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick and Vonnegut, and I really like Margaret Atwood, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’ And you know, so much of science fiction has to do with predicting what’s to come, so I think that’s really interesting.
Music had always been the handmaid of the Roman liturgy.
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is a human story, and women’s rights are human rights, and it’s all about equality, but at the end of the day, it’s not equal.
None of the atrocities in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ are pure fiction. Everything Margaret wrote was something that has happened somewhere in the world to human beings.
When I told my mom I was auditioning for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ she lost it. She was so excited.
The interesting thing about ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is that everything that happens in it has happened or is happening somewhere in the world.