Octavia E. Butler’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 22, 1947

Death Date

Feb 24, 2006

Age of Death

58 years

Cause of Death

Stroke

Profession

Novelist

The novelist Octavia E. died at the age of 58. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

The first American science fiction writer to receive the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, she published such popular titles as Kindred (1979) and Fledgling (2005). She is also known for her Patternist, Lilith’s Brood, and Parable series.

Her father died when she was a baby, and she was raised in Pasadena, California by her mother and grandmother.

Quotes

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“Not everyone has been a bully or the victim of bullies, but everyone has seen bullying, and seeing it, has responded to it by joining in or objecting, by laughing or keeping silent, by feeling disgusted or feeling interested.” (Octavia E. Butler)

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“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.” (Octavia E. Butler)

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“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” (Octavia E. Butler)

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“How dull it is to have people defining you.” (Octavia E. Butler)

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“Beware, all too often we say what we hear others say. We think what we are told that we think. We see what we are permitted to see. Worse, we see what we are told that we see.” (Octavia E. Butler)