21 Total Quotes

Brian Aldiss Quotes

Brian Aldiss
Writers must fortify themselves with pride and egotism as best they can. The process is analogous to using sandbags and loose timbers to protect a house against flood. Writers are vulnerable creatures like anyone else. For what do they have in reality? Not sandbags, not timbers. Just a flimsy reputation and a name.
Brian Aldiss
#Writers And Writing #Egotism

Brian Aldiss
Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.
Brian Aldiss
#English Writer #Creativity

Brian Aldiss
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.
Brian Aldiss
#English Writer

Brian Aldiss
Feedback is a pleasant thing. I get a lot of letters from unexpected people in unexpected places.
Brian Aldiss
#English Writer #Letters

Brian Aldiss
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.
Brian Aldiss
#English Writer #Identity

Brian Aldiss
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.
Brian Aldiss
#English Writer #Creativity

Brian Aldiss
When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell.
Brian Aldiss
#English Writer #Childhood

Brian Aldiss
When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children, even if we love them, they show us the state of our decay.
Brian Aldiss
#Adulthood

Brian Aldiss
Keep violence in the mind where it belongs
Brian Aldiss
#Mind

Brian Aldiss
Science fiction is no more written for scientists that ghost stories are written for ghosts.
Brian Aldiss
#English Writer #Fiction

Brian Aldiss
When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults.
Brian Aldiss
#Childhood

Brian Aldiss
Civilization is the distance man has placed between himself and his excreta.
Brian Aldiss
#English Writer #Man

Brian Aldiss
Keep violence in the mind where it belongs.
Brian Aldiss
#English Writer