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Octavia E. Butler on Writing

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“If you want a thing — truly want it, want it so badly that you need it as you need air to breathe, then unless you die, you will have it.”

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“Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.”
“I write about people who do extraordinary things. It just turned out that it was called science fiction.”
“My writing can be a kind of therapy for me, and I’m sure some of their origins extend well back into my childhood.”
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