Dystopian Author Quotes

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 […]
May 2, 2020
Once you grow past Mommy and Daddy coming running when you're hurt, you're really on your own. You're alone, and there's no one to help you.

Octavia Butler Dystopian Author Quotes#64

Octavia Butler Once you grow past Mommy and Daddy coming running when you’re hurt, you’re really on your own. You’re alone, and there’s no one to […]
May 2, 2020
I lost an arm on my last trip home.

Octavia Butler Dystopian Author Quotes#63

Octavia Butler I lost an arm on my last trip home.
May 2, 2020
I'm a fifty-three-year-old writer who can remember being a ten-year-old writer and who expects someday to be an eighty-year-old writer.

Octavia Butler Dystopian Author Quotes#62

Octavia Butler I’m a fifty-three-year-old writer who can remember being a ten-year-old writer and who expects someday to be an eighty-year-old writer.
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