Samuel R. Delany speaks at New York City College of Technology (CUNY) in December 2017

It was a special day at City Tech yesterday when Science Fiction writer Samuel R. Delany gave the keynote address at the college’s second annual Science Fiction symposium. The quote above in the title came from his talk. He told the audience that he had seen the line on a sidewalk poster in New York City about a decade ago and that it has stayed with him since.