Dystopia

Weekly Newsletter Dystopia

                           Chase Stone

                            "You cannot buy the revolution. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution. It is in your
                             spirit, or it is nowhere."

                            - Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed
                          Maciej Frolow

                         "Dystopian novels help people process their fears about what the future might look like; further, they usually
                          show that there is always hope, even in the bleakest future."

                          - Lauren Oliver
 
                           David Palumbo

                           "'Dystopian,' by definition, promises a darker story."

                           - Lauren DeStefano
                           Dongyun Lee

                           "I think dystopian futures are also a reflection of current fears."

                           - Lauren Oliver
                           Michal Lisowski

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

                           - Keary Taylor, Eden
                           Goni Montes

                           "In the year 2025, the best men don't run for president, they run for their lives..."

                           - Stephen King, The Running Man
                           Piotr Jablonski

                           "Would we be so enamored with dystopian fiction if we lived in a culture where violent death was a major concern?
                            It wouldn't be escapism."

                            - Maggie Stiefvater
                           David Johnson

                           "Live every day as if you've come back in time from a dystopian future to try and prevent everything from breaking."

                            - Charlie Jane Anders
                           Sylvain Sarrailh

                           "Only the sweetest of the sweet would bring brownies to the apocalypse."

                           - Shelly Crane, Collide
 
                             Gregory Manchess

                             "This is the legacy of a compassionate bunch. Our fate now rests on the whims of men."

                              - Leot Felton, The After
 
                           Patrick Arrasmith

                           "The future is already here. It’s just unevenly distributed."

                            - William Gibson, NNeuromancer
                            Niklas Asker

                            "Taking the kids from our districts, forcing them to kill one another while we watch – this is the Capitol’s way
                             of reminding us how totally we are at their mercy."

                            - Suzanne Collins
 
                           Eric Drooker

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

                            - Lois Lowry, The Giver
                           Oscar Ramos

                           "The world is a goddamned evil place, the strong prey on the weak, the rich on the poor; I’ve given up hope
                            that there is a God that will save us all. How am I supposed to believe that there’s a heaven and a hell when
                            all I see now is hell."

                            - Aaron B. Powell, Doomsday Diaries III: Luke the Protector
 
                           Rudy Gutierrez

                           "Because if I am the last one, then I am humanity.
                            And if this is humanity's last war, then I am the battlefield."

                           - Rick Yancey
 
                           Edward Kinsella III

                           "For one last time, I said my goodbyes to the place I’d known as home for the last decade, and for the first time,
                            I welcomed the unknown."

                           - Nicole Sobon, Submerged
                           Michal Dziekan

                           "Every dystopia is masked by a utopia."

                           - Mackenzie Draman, Pick 7
                           Douglas Smith

                           "Industrial society seems likely to be entering a period of severe stress, due in part to problems of human
                            behavior and in part to economic and environmental problems."

                           - Cyril Connolly
                           Jason Seiler

                           "The children of the nuclear age, I think, were weakened in their capacity to love. Hard to love, when you're
                            bracing yourself for impact. Hard to love, when the loved one, and the lover, might at any instant become
                            blood and flames, along with everybody else."

                            - Martin Amis, Experience: A Memoir
                           Mark Summers

                           "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."

                            - Sharon Sant, Runners
                           Chris Gall

                           "At the very moment when man is on the verge of realizing his hope, he begins to lose it."

                           - Erich Fromm, 1984
                           Karla Ortiz

                           "That's how we stay young these days: murder and suicide."

                           - Eugène Ionesco, Man With Bags
 
                            Ricardo Martinez

                            "Nothing exists except through human consciousness"

                             - George Orwell, 1984
                           Mark T Smith

                           "A fictional Dystopia is better than a fake Utopia.”

                           - Robert Friedrich
                           Bill Sanderson

                           "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."

                           - Stephen Black, The Zoo: An Allegorical Adventure
                           Guy Stauber

                           "Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance
                            of the position increases."

                           - John Adams quotes
 
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