There are optimistic and pessimistic visions. The narratives that reflect optimistic worldviews could be called utopias, and the narratives that reflect pessimistic worldviews could be termed dystopias. Dystopias challenge utopia’s assumption of human perfectibility and negate the possibility of perfect societies. Dystopia uses the depiction of a negative future and describes what will happen if certain current trends continue. Like utopias, dystopias suggest and describe the possibility of changing our society, but, unlike utopias, they do not offer any hopeful solutions, or accept a radically new future.
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- “There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow.” —Victor Hugo
- “A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and, seeing a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realization of Utopias.” —Oscar Wilde
- “Utopias are often only premature truths.” —Alphonse De Lamartine
- “None of the abstract concepts comes closer to fulfilled utopia than that of eternal peace.” —Theodor W. Adorno
- “I think that there is always a part of utopia in any romantic relationship.” —Pedro Almodovar
- “In ourselves alone the absolute light keeps shining, a sigillum falsi et sui, mortis et vitae aeternae [false signal and signal of eternal life and death itself], and the fantastic move to it begins: to the external interpretation of the daydream, the cosmic manipulation of a concept that is utopian in principle.” —Ernst Bloch
- “When I die, I want to die in a Utopia that I have helped to build.” —Henry Kuttner
- “A man must be far gone in Utopian speculations who can seriously doubt that if these States should either be wholly disunited, or only united in partial confederacies, the subdivisions into which they might be thrown would have frequent and violent contests with each other.” — Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 6.
- “Most dictionaries associate utopia with ideal commonwealths, which they characterize as an empirical realization of an ideal life in an ideal society. Utopias, especially social utopias, are associated with the idea of social justice.” — Lukáš Perný