Dystopia Quotes

A.J. Darkholme

You don’t have to keep living in a dystopia simply because you’re strong and noble enough to accept it.

Tahereh Mafi

Hate looks like everybody else until it smiles

Sharon Sant

He saw the rules of life clearly for the first time and they were simple: it was a game where Death was the only winner.

Ray Bradbury

Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal.And if there were, it would be related to the great sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day, every day, sleeping its life away.

Stephen Black

The paths people choose in life can lead to the creation or destruction of people, places, things, and relationships. The future is uncertain, but what is certain is there will be change.

Keary Taylor

If love dies, that's when we've all truly died.

Mira Grant

...they come to us, these restless dead,
Shrouds woven from the words of men,
With trumpets sounding overhead
(The walls of hope have grown so thin
And all our vaunted innocence
Has withered in this endless frost)
That promise little recompense
For all we risk, for all we've lost...

Yevgeny Zamyatin

knowledge, absolutely sure of its infallibility, is faith

Margaret Atwood

Modesty is invisibility...Never forget it. To be seen - to be seen - is to be...penetrated. What you must be girls, is impenetrable.

Leigh M. Lane

Moreover, people have become accustomed to reading to escape as opposed to reading to think.

Erica Lindquist

Not many people bothered to look for beauty beyond the greenhouses. They went about life with their heads down, just praying to get through the day, to feed themselves and their family. No one ever did anything to make it better.

Erica Lindquist

There has to be beauty left in the world, Julia," said Kiyu. "Otherwise we have nothing.

Margaret Atwood

I am alive, I live, I breathe, I put my hand out, unfolded, into the sunlight.

Tamara Rose Blodgett

Then the Skopamish showed up. Their chests heaving, rotting eyes like dull raisins in their skulls. Their eyes found mine like a witching wand seeking water.

Tahereh Mafi

I never thought it would get this bad. I never thought the Reestablishment would take things so far. They're incinerating culture, the beauty of diversity. The new citizens of our world will be reduced to nothing but numbers, easily interchangeable, easily removable, easily destroyed for disobedience.

We have lost our humanity.

Norman O. Brown

Utopian speculations ... must come back into fashion. They are a way of affirming faith in the possibility of solving problems that seem at the moment insoluble. Today even the survival of humanity is a utopian hope.

Yavgeny Zamyatin -We

Gods have become like us, ergo, we have become like gods. And to you, my unknown planetary readers, we will come to you, to make your life as divinely rational and exact as ours.

E.J. Squires

Mai whispers, “Why did she have to leave? When she was there, I knew where I had her; she was safe.”
“You of all people,” Nicholas says, “should know that freedom is more important than being safe.

Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

They say that when people still rode on vehicles powered by oil, they could go anywhere they wanted.

Ira Levin

My też musimy wypełnić nasze zadanie, co oznacza między innymi pilne oglądanie telewizji i śmierć w wieku 62 lat. A cała wolność, o której możemy marzyć, to fajka, parę dowcipów i trochę nadprogramowego pieprzenia. Nie traćmy tego, co mamy, dobrze?

Veronica Roth

I don't understand', I say,'why they care what I think, as long as I'm acting how they want me to.'
'You're acting how they want you to now', he says,'but what happens when your Abnegation-wired brain tells you to do something else, something they don't want?

George Orwell

Writing a novel is agony.

George Orwell

Outside, even through the shut window-pane, the world looked cold.

George Orwell

Nothing exists except through human consciousness

David Litwack

Ideas combined with courage can change the world.

David Marusek

Society can serve its citizens only to the extent that it knows them.

Lois Lowry

The life where nothing was ever unexpected. Or inconvenient. Or unusual. The life without colour, pain or past.

Tad Williams

...Coca-Cola and fries, the wafer and wine of the Western religion of commerce.

Chuck Klosterman

...I've spent the last fifteen years of my life railing against the game of soccer, an exercise that has been lauded as "the sport of the future" since 1977. Thankfully, that future dystopia has never come.

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