Dystopian Quotes

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Veronica Roth
“Human reason can excuse any evil; that is why it's so important that we don't rely on it.”
Veronica Roth , Divergent

Veronica Rossi
“In the afternoon, they stopped to eat on a rocky outcrop. Perry brushed a kiss on her cheek while she was chewing, and she learned that it was the loveliest thing to be kissed for no reason, even while chewing food. It brightened the woods, and the never sky, and everything.”
Veronica Rossi, Under the Never Sky

Veronica Roth
“It isn't just brave that she died for me; it is brave that she did it without announcing it, without hesitation, and without appearing to consider another option.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Shannon A. Thompson
“I wanted to punch him and understand him at the same time.”
Shannon A. Thompson, Take Me Tomorrow

Pernell Plath Meier
“Most of us knew in our bones that things with the world weren’t right, long before it became a crisis.”
Pernell Plath Meier, In Our Bones

Nikola Tesla
“You may live to see man-made horrors beyond your comprehension.”
Nikola Tesla

Veronica Roth
“Everything - our houses, our clothes, our hairstyles - is meant to help us forget ourselves and to protect us from vanity, greed and envy, which are just forms of selfishness. If we have little, and want for little, and we are all equal, we envy no one.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Lauren DeStefano
“Tell freedom I said hello.”
Lauren DeStefano, Wither

Pernell Plath Meier
“She’d worn anxiety like a thick robe for so long that it was hard for her to take it off.”
Pernell Plath Meier, In Our Bones

Pernell Plath Meier
“Embedded in their psyche was the story of what had happened to the world, and the boys felt glorious to be on the other side of the madness”
Pernell Plath Meier, In Our Bones

Veronica Roth
“Resisting is worth doing.”
Veronica Roth, The Transfer

Tomasz Jedrowski
“No matter what happens in the world, however brutal or dystopian a thing, not all is lost if there are people out there risking themselves to document it. Little sparks cause fires, too.”
Tomasz Jedrowski, Swimming in the Dark

Kim Liggett
“You eyes are wide open, but you see nothing.”
Kim Liggett, The Grace Year

José Saramago
“Why did we become blind, I don't know, perhaps one day we'll find out, Do you want me to tell you what I think, Yes, do, I don't think we did go blind, I think we are blind, Blind but seeing, Blind people who can see, but do not see.”
Jose Saramago

Lia Habel
“No, not really. But …” Okay, I couldn’t help but gloat a little. “She likes me.”
Samedi didn’t even look at me. “Well of course, you’ve had that bloody uniform on all day. I was half ready to tell you how much I liked you.”
Lia Habel, Dearly, Departed

P.D. Alleva
“Don’t make deals with your food. It may come back to haunt you.”
P.D. Alleva, The Rose Vol. 1

Amy L.  Bernstein
“Rags hate clutter the way healthy people hate cancer: it was offensive, invasive, and should be eliminated quickly and surgically.”
Amy L. Bernstein, The Potrero Complex

Suzanne Young
“You matter.”
Suzanne Young, The Treatment

Ira Levin
“Being happy or unhappy - is that really the most important thing? Knowing the truth would be a different kind of happiness - a more satisfying kind, I think, even if it turned out to be a sad kind.”
Ira Levin, This Perfect Day

“In response to be asked about Boris Johnson becoming UK Prime Minister...

"I'm delighted. As the UK continues to plunge ever faster into a future akin to a dystopian novel I'll never run out of material to write more books. Although now that reality is more bizarre than fiction maybe plot-lines will need to be more ambitious. Perhaps a book where Boris Johnson is really an accidental sentient snafu of Trump's scrotum lint. Kind of a sequel to the Bush-Blair story. I see musical rights being drawn up as we speak.”
R.D. Ronald

Suzanne Young
“It's taken me all this time, all this loss, to realize what really matters is now.”
Suzanne Young, The Treatment

Catherine Fisher
“And what would they be scared of? There's nothing to fear in a perfect world, is there?”
Catherine Fisher

Alexandra Bracken
“Those rabbits stopped fighting the system, because it was easier to take the loss of freedom, to forget what it was like before the fence kept them in, than to be out there in the world struggling to find shelter and food. They had decided that the loss of some was worth the temporary comfort of many.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds

Richard Due
“Some people are just sad when there aren't talking squirrels.” —Lily Winter”
Richard Due, The Moon Coin

E.M. Forster
“You talk as if a god had made the Machine," cried the other. "I believe that you pray to it when you are unhappy. Men made it, do not forget that. Great men, but men. The Machine is much, but not everything.”
E.M. Forster, The Machine Stops

Dennis K.  Hausker
“Abdul and Mohamed sat down, chilling the conversation at the table. They spoke in Urdu, unaware Lily understood them. When her expression changed subtly, Abdul noticed and switched to speaking English with a mundane comment.”
Dennis K. Hausker, Secrets: in a corrupted society

Veronica Rossi
“They were like her rocks. Imperfect and surprising and maybe better in the long run than certainties. Chances, she thought, were life”
Veronica Rossi

Dan Wells
“The most important thing you can ever know, is that whatever your purpose is, that's not your only choice.”
Dan Wells, Partials

Victoria Aveyard
“As much as I want to pull away, I just can't do it. Cal is a cliff, and I throw myself over the edge, not bothering to think of what it could do to us both. One day he'll realise that I am his enemy, and all this will be a far-gone memory. But not yet.”
Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen

Eli Wilde
“Maybe the flies knew we were leaving. Maybe they were happy for us.”
Eli Wilde, Orchard of Skeletons

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