Talk:Brian Aldiss

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  • Civilization is the distance man has placed between himself and his excreta.
Its from "The Dark Light Years".
  • Fantasy is literature for teenagers.
  • Feedback is a pleasant thing. I get a lot of letters from unexpected people in unexpected places.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • That's the artist's role — to strike out always for something new, to break away, to defy, to... grapple with the unfamiliar.