Top 10 Dystopian Book Quotes

Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell1. ‘All revolutions are the sheerest fantasy until they happen; then they become historical inevitabilities.’  Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell

2. ‘Time is what stops history happening at once; time is the speed at which the past disappears.’ Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell

3. ‘Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.’ Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell

4. ‘We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end.’ Nineteen-Eighty Four, George Orwell

5. ‘Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.’ Nineteen Eighty-Four, George OrwellA Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess

6. ‘Is a man who chooses the bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him?’ A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess

7. ‘It is as inhuman to be totally good as it is to be totally evil. The important thing is moral choice. Evil has to exist along with good, in order that moral choice may operate. Life is sustained by the grinding opposition of moral entities.’ A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess

8. ‘Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.’ The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

9. ‘There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradburymust be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.’ Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

10. ‘A book is a loaded gun.’ Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

4 responses to “Top 10 Dystopian Book Quotes

  1. Pingback: Awesome Book Quote | The Writing Catalog·

  2. I must, must, must get around to reading Cloud Atlas. Thanks for the reminder. (And thanks to Part Time Monster for the Lord of the Flies quote).

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