Inspirational Quotes from Brian Aldiss

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

Brian Aldiss

When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults.

Brian Aldiss

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

Brian Aldiss

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

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

Keep violence in the mind where it belongs.

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

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

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