Quote by Octavia Butler
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.
This quote highlights the author's fascination with science fiction, driven by its unlimited possibilities and boundless exploration of ideas. Science fiction allows for unrestrained creativity, as it offers the freedom to transcend boundaries and consider diverse concepts without limitations. It emphasizes the absence of constraints, whether in terms of imagination, storytelling, or exploring various aspects of the human existence. In this genre, the author finds a realm where they can examine the complexities of humanity from multiple angles, unrestricted by conventional norms or societal constraints.
Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear -- kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor -- with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant fundsdemanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.