Dystopian Author Quotes

June 4, 2020
I'm not a prophet or a teacher, I just ask questions. I don't think a writer should be a teacher, but should know how to pose the questions and explain the problems.

Vladimir Sorokin Dystopian Author Quotes#3

Vladimir Sorokin I’m not a prophet or a teacher, I just ask questions. I don’t think a writer should be a teacher, but should know how […]
June 4, 2020
The West should be even more vocal in insisting that the Russians respect human rights.

Vladimir Sorokin Dystopian Author Quotes#2

Vladimir Sorokin The West should be even more vocal in insisting that the Russians respect human rights.
June 4, 2020
Nothing has changed in Russia since Ivan the Terrible when it comes to the divide between the people and the state. The state demands a sacred willingness to make sacrifices from the people.

Vladimir Sorokin Dystopian Author Quotes#1

Vladimir Sorokin Nothing has changed in Russia since Ivan the Terrible when it comes to the divide between the people and the state. The state demands […]
June 4, 2020
The more complex and overwhelming the threat to a protagonist, the better the opportunity for the author to create a compelling conflict and a dramatic resolution.

Terry Brooks Dystopian Author Quotes#62

Terry Brooks The more complex and overwhelming the threat to a protagonist, the better the opportunity for the author to create a compelling conflict and a […]
June 4, 2020
If you do not love what you do, if you are not appropriately grateful for the chance to create something magical each time you sit down at the computer or with a pencil and paper in hand, somewhere along the way your writing will betray you.

Terry Brooks Dystopian Author Quotes#61

Terry Brooks If you do not love what you do, if you are not appropriately grateful for the chance to create something magical each time you […]
June 4, 2020
Writing fantasy lets me imagine a great deal more than, say, writing about alligators, and lets me write about places more distant than Florida, but I can tell you things about Florida and alligators, let you make the connection all on your own.

Terry Brooks Dystopian Author Quotes#60

Terry Brooks Writing fantasy lets me imagine a great deal more than, say, writing about alligators, and lets me write about places more distant than Florida, […]
June 4, 2020
The muse whispers to you when she chooses, and you can't tell her to come back later, because you quickly learn in this business that she might not come back at all.

Terry Brooks Dystopian Author Quotes#59

Terry Brooks The muse whispers to you when she chooses, and you can’t tell her to come back later, because you quickly learn in this business […]
June 4, 2020
If you are ever completely satisfied with something you have written, you are setting your sights too low. But if you can't let go of your material even after you have done the best that you can with it, you are setting your sights too high.

Terry Brooks Dystopian Author Quotes#58

Terry Brooks If you are ever completely satisfied with something you have written, you are setting your sights too low. But if you can’t let go […]
June 4, 2020
On the other hand, I still approach each book with the same basic plan in mind - to put some people under severe stress and see how they hold up.

Terry Brooks Dystopian Author Quotes#57

Terry Brooks On the other hand, I still approach each book with the same basic plan in mind – to put some people under severe stress […]