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Quotes by octavia butler - (10 quotes)

Octavia E. Butler - From the Expression category:

I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell. (Octavia E. Butler)

Octavia E. Butler - From the Fantasy category:

Fantasy is totally wide open; all you really have to do is follow the rules you've set. But if you're writing about science, you have to first learn what you're writing about. (Octavia E. Butler)

Octavia E. Butler - From the Friendship category:

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over. (Octavia E. Butler)

Octavia E. Butler - From the Integrity category:

I have a huge and savage conscience that won't let me get away with things. (Octavia E. Butler)

Octavia E. Butler - From the Religion category:

Religion kept some of my relatives alive, because it was all they had. If they hadn't had some hope of heaven, some companionship in Jesus, they probably would have committed suicide, their lives were so hellish. (Octavia E. Butler)

Octavia E. Butler - From the Subject category:

I was attracted to science fiction because it was so wide open. I was able to do anything and there were no walls to hem you in and there was no human condition that you were stopped from examining. (Octavia E. Butler)

Octavia E. Butler - From the Subject category:

So fantasy was fine early on, and when I discovered science fiction, I was very happy with it, because my first interest in science fiction came with an interest in astronomy. (Octavia E. Butler)

Octavia E. Butler - From the Workshops category:

A workshop is a way of renting an audience, and making sure you're communicating what you think you're communicating. It's so easy as a young writer to think you've been very clear when in fact you haven't. (Octavia E. Butler)

Octavia E. Butler - From the Workshops category:

For people who aren't doing it already, take classes - they're worthwhile. Workshops or classes - a workshop is where you do actually get feedback on your work, not just something where you go and sit for a day. (Octavia E. Butler)

Octavia E. Butler - From the Writing category:

You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. (Octavia E. Butler)