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Octavia Butler (1947 – 2006)

American science fiction writer, one of the very few African-American women in the field.
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Octavia Butler
"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."
Butler quotes
"I have this theory that anything that happens to you that leaves you alive and intact can be used somewhere in your writing."
"It’s when people begin using their religion as just a way of getting power over other people that scares me. I’m afraid that’s what’s going on in a lot of cases right now. When people deliberately tell lies, Creationism for instance, and pretend, “Oh, it’s not really religion”. I mean they know they’re lying, and yet they’re the religious people. There’s something wrong there."

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