” ‘Dhalgren’ is the kind of book in which you can look for pretty much anything you want. I tried to put as much into it as I could at the time. “


” The reason for privacy is not so that people will not know you go to the bathroom. It’s to allow certain things to go on that you don’t want other people to know about, when all is said and done. But the things I don’t want other people to know about are not my sex life. “


” How we treat our invalids – our mad, our physically or mentally compromised family members – does tell you something about who we are politically, historically, culturally. “


” I think a 23-page ordinary comic is an investment for the artist, but if you’re doing something 60 to 104 pages, that’s a really big investment for an artist. So unless you’ve got someone who wants to pay you while you’re doing it or up front, it’s kind hard to get someone to do that with you, unless you’re the artist yourself. “


” One of the more depressing things about reading your fiction 25 years later, or 10 years later, is you realize the only things going on are things you made go on. Strange and interesting and new and wonderful things don’t happen. It’s the book you wrote, that’s all. “


” My family trained me to be polite to people I had just met, and that included strangers. You speak when you’re spoken to. You look people in the eye when they address you and when you address them back. “


” It looks like the writer is telling you a story. What the writer is actually doing, however, is using words to evoke a series of micromemories from your own experience that inmix, join, and connect in your mind in an order the writer controls, so that, in effect, you have a sustained memory of something that never happened to you. “



All 7 Samuel R. Delany Quotes about You in picture



The reason for privacy is not so that people will not know you go to the bathroom. It
How we treat our invalids - our mad, our physically or mentally compromised family members - does tell you something about who we are politically, historically, culturally.
I think a 23-page ordinary comic is an investment for the artist, but if you
One of the more depressing things about reading your fiction 25 years later, or 10 years later, is you realize the only things going on are things you made go on. Strange and interesting and new and wonderful things don
My family trained me to be polite to people I had just met, and that included strangers. You speak when you
It looks like the writer is telling you a story. What the writer is actually doing, however, is using words to evoke a series of micromemories from your own experience that inmix, join, and connect in your mind in an order the writer controls, so that, in effect, you have a sustained memory of something that never happened to you.

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