Brian Aldiss’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Brian Aldiss Quotes 

Brian Aldiss, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Brian Aldiss quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Brian Aldiss’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Brian Aldiss made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults.”
― Brian Aldiss

 “Civilisation is the distance that man has placed between himself and his own excreta.”
― Brian Aldiss, The Dark Light Years

“There are two kinds of writer: those that make you think, and those that make you wonder.”
― Brian Aldiss

 “Science fiction is for real, space opera is for fun.”
― Brian W. Aldiss

 “The misfortune of a young man who returns to his native land after years away is that he finds his native land foreign; whereas the lands he left behind remain for ever like a mirage in his mind.
However, misfortune can itself sow seeds of creativity.

—- Afterword to “Hothouse” Brian Aldiss”
― Brian Aldiss, Hothouse

 “Science fiction is no more written for scientists than ghost stories are written for ghosts.”
― Brian Aldiss

“It is at night… that the mind is most clear, that we are most able to hold all our life in the palm of our skull.”
― Brian Aldiss

 “The fatal error of much science fiction has been to subscribe to an optimism based on the idea that revolution, or a new gimmick, or a bunch of strong men, or an invasion of aliens, or the conquest of other planets, or the annihilation of half the world–in short, pretty nearly anything but the facing up to the integral and irredeemable nature of mankind–can bring about utopian situations. It is the old error of the externalization of evil.”
― Brian Aldiss

“A writer should say to himself, not, How can I get more money?, but How can I reach more readers (without lowering standards)?”
― Brian Aldiss

“Life was a pleasure; he looked back at its moments, many of them as much shrouded in mist as the opposite bank of the Thames; objectively, many of them held only misery, fear, confusion; but afterwards, and even at the time, he had known an exhilaration stronger than the misery, fear, or confusion. A fragment of belief came to him from another epoch: ‘Cogito ergo sum’. For him that had not been true; his truth had been, ‘Senito ergo sum’. I feel so I exist. He enjoyed this fearful, miserable, confused life, and not only because it made more sense than non-life.”
― Brian W. Aldiss, Greybeard

10 Famous Quotes by Author Brian Aldiss

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Brian Aldiss quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Brian Aldiss quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Brian Aldiss. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Brian Aldiss quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Brian Aldiss Quote 

“An overcrowded world is the ideal place in which to be lonely.”
― Brian W. Aldiss, Supertoys Last All Summer Long and Other Stories of Future Time

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