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  • #1
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

  • #2
    N.K. Jemisin
    “I think,” Hoa says slowly, “that if you love someone, you don’t get to choose how they love you back.”
    N.K. Jemisin, The Stone Sky
    tags: love

  • #3
    Octavia E. Butler
    “In order to rise
    From its own ashes
    A phoenix
    First
    Must
    Burn.”
    Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents

  • #4
    N.K. Jemisin
    “For all those that have to fight for the respect that everyone else is given without question.”
    N.K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season

  • #5
    Octavia E. Butler
    “All that you touch
    You Change.

    All that you Change
    Changes you.

    The only lasting truth
    is Change.

    God
    is Change.”
    Octavia E. Butler

  • #6
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #7
    Octavia E. Butler
    “Beware:
    Ignorance
    Protects itself.
    Ignorance
    Promotes suspicion.
    Suspicion
    Engenders fear.
    Fear quails,
    Irrational and blind,
    Or fear looms,
    Defiant and closed.
    Blind, closed,
    Suspicious, afraid,
    Ignorance
    Protects itself,
    And protected,
    Ignorance grows.”
    Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents

  • #8
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something. That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #9
    Octavia E. Butler
    “When your rage is choking you, it is best to say nothing.”
    Octavia E. Butler, Fledgling

  • #10
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.

    So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

  • #11
    Isaac Asimov
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    Isaac Asimov

  • #12
    Frederik Pohl
    “A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam.”
    Frederik Pohl



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