Octavia E. Butler Quotes & Sayings

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51 most famous Octavia E. Butler quotes and sayings (writer). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Octavia E. Butler Quotes
“Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.”
“Not everyone has been a bully or the victim of bullies, but everyone has seen bullying, and seeing it, has responded to it by joining in or objecting, by laughing or keeping silent, by feeling disgusted or feeling interested.”
“When I was 7 and went to the zoo with my second-grade class, I saw chimpanzee eyes for the first time - the eyes of an unhappy animal, all alone, locked in a bare, concrete-floored, iron-barred cage in one of the nastier, old-fashioned zoos. I remember looking at the chimp, then looking away.”
“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 Quotes
“Simple peck-order bullying is only the beginning of the kind of hierarchical behavior that can lead to racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, classism, and all the other 'isms' that cause so much suffering in the world.”
“I'm comfortably asocial - a hermit in the middle of a large city, a pessimist if I'm not careful, a feminist, a black, a former Baptist, an oil-and-water combination of ambition, laziness, insecurity, certainty and drive.”
Octavia E. Butler Quotes
“The big talent is persistence.”
Octavia E. Butler Quotes
“If vampires were a separate species, and they were into genetic engineering, what would they engineer for?”
Octavia E. Butler Quotes
“Tolerance, like any aspect of peace, is forever a work in progress, never completed, and, if we're as intelligent as we like to think we are, never abandoned.”
Octavia E. Butler Quotes
“Getting your writing criticized can be a lot like getting skinned, and you respond to it just as enthusiastically.”

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