Octavia Butler Quotes

Top 38 wise famous quotes and sayings by Octavia Butler

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Octavia Butler quotes: There's no narcotic like exhaustion. There's no narcotic like exhaustion.
Octavia Butler quotes: Helpless lust and unreasoning anxiety were just part of growing up. Helpless lust and unreasoning anxiety were just part of growing up.
Octavia Butler quotes: The thing about science fiction is that it's totally wide open. But it's wide open in a conditional way. The thing about science fiction is that it's totally wide open. But it's wide open in a conditional way.
Octavia Butler quotes: I can write my own stories and I can write myself in. I can write my own stories and I can write myself in.
Octavia Butler quotes: You are horror and beauty in rare combination. You are horror and beauty in rare combination.
Octavia Butler quotes: Religion is a dangerous prod, because it can always be misused and get out of hand, but it's useful for keeping people on the straight and narrow. Religion is a dangerous prod, because it can always be misused and get out of hand, but it's useful for keeping people on the straight and narrow.
Octavia Butler quotes: The only lasting truth is change. God is change. The only lasting truth is change. God is change.
Octavia Butler quotes: I'm me, and I'm here, and I'm writing, I'm me, and I'm here, and I'm writing,
Octavia Butler quotes: To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool. To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool.
Octavia Butler quotes: We give our dead To the orchards And the groves. We give our dead To life. We give our dead To the orchards And the groves. We give our dead To life.
Octavia Butler quotes: I have this theory that anything that happens to you that leaves you alive and intact can be used somewhere in your writing. I have this theory that anything that happens to you that leaves you alive and intact can be used somewhere in your writing.
Octavia Butler quotes: A tree Cannot grow In its parents' shadows. A tree Cannot grow In its parents' shadows.
Octavia Butler quotes: Slavery is a long slow process of dulling. Slavery is a long slow process of dulling.
Octavia Butler quotes: The destiny of Earthseed is to take root among the stars. The destiny of Earthseed is to take root among the stars.
Octavia Butler quotes: And by the way, I wanted to point out that Kindred is not science fiction. You'll note there's no science in it. It's a kind of grim fantasy. And by the way, I wanted to point out that Kindred is not science fiction. You'll note there's no science in it. It's a kind of grim fantasy.
Octavia Butler quotes: I would never have been a good scientist - my attention span was too short for that. I would never have been a good scientist - my attention span was too short for that.
Octavia Butler quotes: There is no end To what a living world Will demand of you. There is no end To what a living world Will demand of you.
Octavia Butler quotes: Be who you are and not who someone else thinks you ought to be. Be who you are and not who someone else thinks you ought to be.
Octavia Butler quotes: Science fiction let me do both. It let me look into science and stick my nose in everywhere. Science fiction let me do both. It let me look into science and stick my nose in everywhere.
Octavia Butler quotes: Sometimes, one must become a master to avoid becoming a slave. Sometimes, one must become a master to avoid becoming a slave.
Octavia Butler quotes: Souls! When have you seen your own soul - that you're so certain you have one? Souls! When have you seen your own soul - that you're so certain you have one?
Octavia Butler quotes: Drowning people Sometimes die Fighting their rescuers. Drowning people Sometimes die Fighting their rescuers.
Octavia Butler quotes: I'm literate, and the idea of leaving children illiterate is criminal. I'm literate, and the idea of leaving children illiterate is criminal.
Octavia Butler quotes: Forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable.