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.


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