Best Quotes by Elizabeth Hand

By | June 3, 2016

I was a tomboy as a kid – I was skinny and had cropped hair and was often mistaken for a boy – and up until I was about six, I had my own very fluid ideas of gender in that I believed that, somehow, an individual could choose whether or not s/he wanted to be a boy or a girl.

Elizabeth Hand

I didn’t read much SF as a kid – I was a total Tolkien geek – but I started reading Samuel Delany and Angela Carter and Ursula LeGuin in high school, and I was definitely taken with the notion that here was a literature that could explore various notions of gender identity and how it affects the culture at large.

Elizabeth Hand

I read ‘1984’ at a precocious age, like 8, and when I did the math, I realized that Julia, Winston Smith’s lover, was born the same year I was, 1957. I read that book over and over again with the 1960s as a backdrop: anti-war and anti-bomb protests and this general pervasive sense of doom.

Elizabeth Hand

I still love it. I love lots of other music, too, and always have, but punk’s the soundtrack of my youth. I think you never escape the music you’re listening to and seeing when you’re seventeen, eighteen, nineteen years old.

Elizabeth Hand

I love artists. I find them fascinating. To me, there really is a genuine magic in what they do.

Elizabeth Hand

I’ve always wanted to write an airport book.

Elizabeth Hand

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