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Brian Aldiss Quotes





Civilization is the distance man has placed between himself and his excreta.
 

Feedback is a pleasant thing. I get a lot of letters from unexpected people in unexpected places.
 

I am a writer and always was; being a writer is an integral part of my identity. Being published, being well regarded, is a component of that identity.
 

I can't help believing that these things that come from the subconscious mind have a sort of truth to them. It may not be a scientific truth, but it's psychological truth.
 

It is comparatively easy to become a writer; staying a writer, resisting formulaic work, generating one's own creativity - that's a much tougher matter.
 

Keep violence in the mind Where it belongs.
[Violence]
 

Science fiction is no more written for scientists that ghost stories are written for ghosts.
 

Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.
 

When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults.