Dystopian Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old dystopian quotes, dystopian sayings, and dystopian proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.     

George Orwell

Human reason can excuse any evil; that is why it's so important that we don't rely on it.     

Veronica Roth

It isn't just brave that she died for me; it is brave that she did it without announcing it, without hesitation, and without appearing to consider another option.     

Veronica Roth

Everything - our houses, our clothes, our hairstyles - is meant to help us forget ourselves and to protect us from vanity, greed and envy, which are just forms of selfishness. If we have little, and want for little, and we are all equal, we envy no one.     

Veronica Roth

I wanted to punch him and understand him at the same time.     

Shannon A. Thompson

Tell freedom I said hello.     

Lauren DeStefano

Resisting is worth doing.     

Veronica Roth

Why did we become blind, I don't know, perhaps one day we'll find out, Do you want me to tell you what I think, Yes, do, I don't think we did go blind, I think we are blind, Blind but seeing, Blind people who can see, but do not see.     

Jose Saramago

It's taken me all this time, all this loss, to realize what really matters is now.     

Suzanne Young

And what would they be scared of? There's nothing to fear in a perfect world, is there?     

Catherine Fisher

They were like her rocks. Imperfect and surprising and maybe better in the long run than certainties. Chances, she thought, were life.     

Veronica Rossi

The most important thing you can ever know, is that whatever your purpose is, that's not your only choice.     

Dan Wells

All utopias are dystopias. The term "dystopia" was coined by fools that believed a "utopia" can be functional.     

A.E. Samaan

You have to pull the feet to break the neck. They let the loved ones do it.     

Pierce Brown

I'm a huge fan of dystopian films. I collect them in my brain.     

Brittany Howard

It's a dystopian world where things aren't connected. But life feels light when we can communicate, joke or laugh on ourselves.     

Ashish Vidyarthi

I think it's fascinating to look at a world that an author has created that has sort of stemmed from the world now, and usually dystopian books point out something about our current world and exaggerates a tendency or a belief.     

Veronica Roth

It's a heartening fact about the human race that utopian fiction precedes dystopian fiction in the evolution of literature.     

Paul Di Filippo

I think dystopian futures are also a reflection of current fears.     

Lauren Oliver

Dystopian,' by definition, promises a darker story.     

Lauren DeStefano

Within the realm of fiction, it is always tempting to set one's stories in a dystopian future, where all our misgivings about state power can be shown in full force.     

Anne Fortier

The dystopian future of a society bereft of reason.      

J. S. Ellis

Why fight everything? Not what you expected? Your dystopian epic Of memories are a lie.     

Anthrax

This time could be the last Maybe the only time to get it right In this dystopian generation Damnable situation.     

The Damned

Dystopian ruthless hope movements seasonal and festive the butchery looking good.     

EI-P

Life is tough, you'll get snuffed in the buff, so dystopian, ruff, ruff, hear the call of the copper mutts on the hunt.     

Killer Mike

It's the apocalypse a dystopian dream the internet would be the one to kill you and too busy kissing mirrors and those cell phone.     

Johnny Raincloud

Dystopian utopia, utopian dystopia     

Necrosis

To cityscapes of past demise, magenta skies The human race deprived, may not survive Dystopian times, paths defined, thoughts maligned      

Ray Gun Hero

My life story's like a dystopian tragedy my mentality is money-orientated      

Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire

I feel like lonely soldier In a dystopian world always fighting to survive another day.     

Blutengel

I'll climb through the window again But right now it feels good not to stand Then I'll leave it wide open Let the dystopian morning light pour in.     

Phoebe Bridgers

the dark mirror of dystopian fiction functions as a deterrent, a warning that we should not allow the still curable illness of our present world to turn into the abhorrent pathologies of the world of the future.     

Erika Gottlieb

Dystopian, by definition, promises a darker story.     

Lauren DeStefano

Dystopian novels help people process their fears about what the future might look like; further, they usually show that there is always hope, even in the bleakest future.     

Lauren Oliver

Live every day as if you've come back in time from a dystopian future to try and prevent everything from breaking.     

Charlie Jane Anders

Most dystopian, classic and contemporary, paints a future world that puts a twist on present society - a future world that could plausibly happen.     

Lauren DeStefano

A fictional Dystopia is better than a fake Utopia.     

Robert Friedrich

Once you get into the world of dystopia, it's hard to avoid plagiarism, because other people have had such powerful visions     

Anthony Horowitz

The beauty of dystopia is that it lets us vicariously experience future worlds - but we still have the power to change our own.     

Ally Condie

Its a heartening fact about the human race that utopian fiction precedes dystopian fiction in the evolution of literature.     

Paul Di Filippo

Once you get into the world of dystopia, it's hard to avoid plagiarism, because other people have had such powerful visions.     

Anthony Horowitz

People in the know say The Giver was the first young adult dystopian novel.     

Lois Lowry