Dystopian Author Quotes

May 2, 2020
Well, writing was what I wanted to do, it was always what I wanted to do. I had novels to write so I wrote them.

Octavia Butler Dystopian Author Quotes#73

Octavia Butler Well, writing was what I wanted to do, it was always what I wanted to do. I had novels to write so I wrote […]
May 2, 2020
No one was going to stop me from writing and no one had to really guide me towards science fiction. It was natural, really, that I would take that interest.

Octavia Butler Dystopian Author Quotes#72

Octavia Butler No one was going to stop me from writing and no one had to really guide me towards science fiction. It was natural, really, […]
May 2, 2020
I'm trying to speak--to write-the truth. I'm trying to be clear. I'm not interested in being fancy or even original. Clarity and truth will be plenty if I can only achieve them."

Octavia Butler Dystopian Author Quotes#71

Octavia Butler I’m trying to speak–to write-the truth. I’m trying to be clear. I’m not interested in being fancy or even original. Clarity and truth will […]
May 2, 2020
Most of us don't have to worry about being shot of we poke our noses outside. So we are comfortable, but the people I'm writing about are definitely not comfortable, and being shot while they're still inside is a good possibility.

Octavia Butler Dystopian Author Quotes#70

Octavia Butler Most of us don’t have to worry about being shot of we poke our noses outside. So we are comfortable, but the people I’m […]
May 2, 2020
I'm me, and I'm here, and I'm writing.

Octavia Butler Dystopian Author Quotes#69

Octavia Butler I’m me, and I’m here, and I’m writing.
May 2, 2020
The only black people you found were occasional characters or characters who were so feeble-witted that they couldn't manage anything, anyway. I wrote myself in, since I'm me and I'm here and I'm writing.

Octavia Butler Dystopian Author Quotes#68

Octavia Butler The only black people you found were occasional characters or characters who were so feeble-witted that they couldn’t manage anything, anyway. I wrote myself […]
May 2, 2020
Here I was into astronomy, and here into anthropology, and there I go into geology. It was much more fun to be able to research and write about whatever I wanted to.

Octavia Butler Dystopian Author Quotes#67

Octavia Butler Here I was into astronomy, and here into anthropology, and there I go into geology. It was much more fun to be able to […]
May 2, 2020
I wanted to write a novel that would make others feel the history: the pain and fear that black people have had to live through in order to endure.

Octavia Butler Dystopian Author Quotes#66

Octavia Butler I wanted to write a novel that would make others feel the history: the pain and fear that black people have had to live […]
May 2, 2020
Writing is one of the few professions in which you can psychoanalyse yourself, get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public, and get paid for it.

Octavia Butler Dystopian Author Quotes#65

Octavia Butler Writing is one of the few professions in which you can psychoanalyse yourself, get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public, and get paid […]