10 Amazing Margaret Atwood Quotes From The 2015 Texas Book Festival, From The Future Library Project To Real-Life Sex Robots

The 20th Texas Book Festival has taken over Austin this weekend, making the Lone Star State's Capitol a book-lover's dream. Entire blocks have been closed off to make room for tents brimming with books, talks featuring literary heroes, live music, and food trucks of every variety. Visitors have also gotten the chance to enjoy impressive indoor venues like the Capitol building itself and the historic Paramount Theatre. One of the most anticipated talks kicked off Saturday when Margaret Atwood spoke in the House Chamber.

The session was entitled "Margaret Atwood Goes First on The Heart Goes Last," referencing the title of her most recent novel, but the celebrated Canadian author discussed much more than just her latest book. Atwood covered topics from the book she penned for the Future Library Project, which won't be read until 2114, to writing for Playboy before it went "pictorial." (She even briefly touched on the magazine's recent decision to reinvent itself without nudity.) She was as wise, fascinating, and funny as you'd expect based on her thought-provoking work, and she even tolerated a few fan selfies (including mine!) once it was over.

For those who weren't able to attend in person, here are 10 amazing quotes from Margaret Atwood's talk at the 2015 Texas Book Festival:

On Writing The Heart Goes Last

On The Development Of Real-Life Elvis Sex Robots

On Writing For Playboy

On Developing Structure

On Being Honored By The Royal Society of Literature

On Shakespearean Special Effects

On The Importance Of Reading

On Legislation That Fails To Support Women And Other Members of Society

On Delivering Her Top-Secret Contribution To The Future Library Project In Norway

On Today's Readers Missing Out On Her Future Library Project Contribution

And because I still haven't gotten over the fact that Margaret Atwood let me to take a selfie with her, allow me to share my fangirl moment below.

Images: Texas Book Festival/Twitter; Courtesy of Texas Book Festival (2); Courtesy of Stephanie Topacio Long