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A.A. Bell
I'm not afraid of dying. I'm afraid I'll never get a chance to live!
Alan Dean Foster
It illuminated a vision Dante could not have imagined in his wildest nightmares, nor Poe in the grasp of an uncontrollable delirium.
Alan Joshua
The paranormal is what we call a phenomenon when examined through the narrow lens of what we consider normal. You have to transcend the senses to understand them.
Alan Lightman
Two men who had never seen each other before and would not likely see each other again. But their sincerity and sweetness, their sharing an instant in a fleeting life. It was almost as if a secret had passed between them. Was this some kind of love? I wanted to follow them, to touch them, to tell them of my happiness. I wanted to whisper to them: 'This is it. This is it'.
Alan Lightman
Will these millions of children, for generations upon future generations, know that some of their atoms cycled through this woman? [...] Will they feel what she felt in her life, will their memories have flickering strokes of her memories, will they recall that moment long ago when she stood by the window, guilt ridden and confused, and watched as the tadr bird circled the cistern? No, it is not possible. [...] But I will let them have their own brief glimpse of the Void, just at that moment they pass from living to dead, from animate to inanimate, from consciousness to that which has no consciousness. For a moment, they will understand infinity.
Alex Morritt
Whoever perceives that robots and artificial intelligence are merely here to serve humanity, think again. With virtual domestic assistants and driverless cars just the latest in a growing list of applications, it is we humans who risk becoming dumbed down and ultimately subservient to machines.
Amanda Orneck
May the Code replicate eternal.
Anonymous
We are the middle children of history. Born too late to explore earth, born too early to explore space.
Anthony Burgess
Language exists less to record the actual than to liberate the imagination.
Anthony T. Hincks
A.I. might be straight out of science fiction, but it's going to turn into man's worst nightmare.
Arthur C. Clarke
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when it is clearly Ocean.
Arthur C. Clarke
[The Devil in the Dark] impressed me because it presented the idea, unusual in science fiction then and now, that something weird, and even dangerous, need not be malevolent. That is a lesson that many of today's politicians have yet to learn.
Arthur C. Clarke
Meteorites don't fall on the Earth. They fall on the Sun and the Earth gets in the way. - John W. Campbell
Bernard Beckett
Which came first, the mind or the idea of the mind? Have you never wondered? They arrived together. The mind is an idea.
binarybijay
Better world's when we change by simulating the technology NOT the Homo sapiens
Briton Heitt
Nothing will stop us from stealing our place in the sun. - The Founder from Lost in Atlantis
C.G. Rousing
When the mind is free, magic happens.
C.J. Cherryh
Science fiction is a dialogue, a tennis match, in which the Idea is volleyed from one side of the net to the other. Ridiculous to say that someone 'stole' an idea: no, no, a thousand times no. The point is the volley, and how it's carried, and what statement is made by the answering 'statement.' In other words
Carl Sagan
Let's see if I got this right, she would say to herself. I've taken an inert gas that's in the air, made it into a liquid, put some impurities in a ruby, attached a magnet, and detected the fires of creation.
Carl Sagan
Adolf Hitler! Ken, it makes me furious. Forty million people die to defeat that megalomaniac, and he's the star of the first broadcast to another civilization? He's representing us. And them. It's that madman's dream come true.
Caroline George
When you find a truth that surpasses your desire to fit trends and meet approval, you can be certain it's worth fighting to spread.
Caroline George
If a boy can manage to have coffee with me during the apocalypse, I know he cares. There's not a speck of doubt in my mind. He must care.
Caroline George
The truth is crazier than lies because lies are required to stick to possibilities
Caroline George
After the end of the world, there is a world. Life doesn't stop. It changes. And it changes me.
Charles de Lint
Having to amuse myself during those earlier years, I read voraciously and widely. Mythic matter and folklore made up much of that reading
Charles de Lint
Having to amuse myself during those earlier years, I read voraciously and widely. Mythic matter and folklore made up much of that reading
Charles Edward Stoll
Once machines performed all the servile functions formerly performed by the lower classes, the population immediately achieved equality, ending over ten thousand years of class systems.
Charles Stross
The rules of physics are, in some cases, suspiciously anthropic.
Chidi Okonkwo
Knowledge is like an endless resource; a well of water that satisfies the innate thirst of the growing human soul. Therefore never stop learning... because the day you do, you will also stop maturing.
Chris Dee
I am not a fan of the magical quick fix in any fiction, including fantasy, scifi and comic books. Unless Dr. Who is involved, and then only because we get to use the phrase 'Timey-wimey wibbliness' which, I'm sure you'll agree, there are not enough occasions to drop into ordinary adult conversation.
Chris Wraight
The gods demand entertainment. They demand trial and contest. We could not be allowed to defeat our own daemons, for that would be boring, and boredom is the only thing the eternals fear. We are being lined up, one by one, to tear at each other's throats. I do not think they wish to see a victor. I think they wish us to fight forever, locked in madness until the universe's end
Clifford D. Simak
Here lies one from a distant star, but the soil is not alien to him, for in death he belongs to the universe.
Clifford D. Simak
We realized that among us, among all the races, we had a staggering fund of knowledge and of techniques - that working together, by putting together all this knowledge and capability, we could arrive at something that would be far greater and more significant than any race, alone, could hope of accomplishing.
Craig Martelle
You will never be able to push a button and kill people. You will not avoid the horrors. War must be so terrible that people will do almost anything to avoid it. It must be the last resort and in this case, it is, but that decision can only be made by the ones with the most to lose, not someone sitting safely in an underground facility, watching it on the monitors.Free Trader 4 - Battle for the Amazon, by Craig Martelle
Craig Martelle
It's the young who will lead us to the future.Free Trader 4 - Battle for the Amazon
Dan Ronco
Technos and clerics have much in common. Both take a world that can't be fully understood and try to explain its fundamental properties. Clerics postulate beliefs that can never be proven; they demand you accept these postulates as your Faith, which will guide your actions and thoughts. It's a top down way of thinking; start with the big picture and derive rules for living. Fundamental knowledge is static. Even the derived rules rarely change.Technos work from the bottom up. They build a baseline of observations and formulate theories to explain these phenomena. Nothing is sacred; with new observations, theories are discarded or modified to fit the facts.Technos and clerics; how could they not be in conflict?Dan Ronco's Diary, 2016
Deborah M. Pratt
We're moving faster with our science and technology than our morals are evolving, we're going to have to live in the future we create so it is up to us to become responsible for what we're creating. It is the only way to avoid the probable catastrophes that will face us and our children on the way. We all have to get on the same page if we're to unify and a species and survive. I hope 'The Vision Quest' will help people set positive intentions for their lives and the world we live in, as well as give them some tools to manifest them
Deidre Knight
The seeking of a mate shall be undertaken with due preparation and care. A life-bond should never be contemplated as a light thing--unlike a legal union or sanctified joining, the sealing of souls CANNOT be severed. When a mate is SOULBOUND to another--LIFEMATED, as some have come to regard it--a mystery is engaged. In one aspect mystical, the lifemating process is the most sublime endeavor that a Refarian may assume. Once formed, the bond must be ever cherished and nurtured by the process of lifelong rigor.
Dennis Garlick
Improving intelligence is possible, but it is more likely to occur if children are given the right experiences at the right ages.
Destinee Hardwick
The first rule in the book of love is acceptance.
Doctor who
We all change, when you think about it. We are all different people, all through our lives.And that's ok, that's good, you gotta keep moving so long as you remember all the people that you used to be.-- Doctor Who! ( 11- Doctor)
Dorothy Bryant
Change happens very slow and very sudden.
Douglas Adams
My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre and that I am therefore excused from saving universes.
Douglas Adams
A five-week sand blizzard? said Deep Thought haughtily. You ask this of me who have contemplated the very vectors of the atoms in the Big Bang itself? Molest me not with this pocket calculator stuff.
Douglas Adams
This is flight 121 to Los Angeles. If your travel plans today do not include Los Angeles, now would be the perfect time to disembark.
Douglas Adams
You mean you've been in this same set of rooms here for... two hundred years?' murmured Richard. 'You'd think someone would notice, or think it was odd.''Oh, that's one of the delights of the older Cambridge colleges,' said Reg, 'everyone is so discreet. If we all went around mentioning what was odd about each other we'd be here till Christmas.
Douglas Adams
The last ever dolphin message was misinterpreted as a surprisingly sophisticated attempt to do a double-backwards-somersault through a hoop whilst whistling the 'Star Spangled Banner', but in fact the message was this: So long and thanks for all the fish.
Douglas Adams
No, he said, look, it's very, very simple ... all I want ... is a cup of tea. You are going to make one for me. Keep quiet and listen. And he sat. He told the Nutri-Matic about India, he told it about China, he told it about Ceylon. He told it about broad leaves drying in the sun. He told it about silver teapots. He told it about summer afternoons on the lawn. He told it about putting in the milk before the tea so it wouldn't get scalded. He even told it (briefly) about the history of the East India Company.So that's it, is it? said the Nutri-Matic when he had finished. Yes, said Arthur, that is what I want.You want the taste of dried leaves in boiled water?Er, yes. With milk.Squirted out of a cow?Well, in a manner of speaking I suppose ...
Douglas Adams
Life, said Marvin dolefully, loathe it or ignore it, you can't like it.
Douglas Adams
Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?
Douglas Adams
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Douglas Adams
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Douglas Adams
And all dared to brave unknown terrors, to do mighty deeds, to boldly split infinitives that no man had split before--and thus was the Empire forged.
Douglas Adams
Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.
E.M. Forster
I did not fear that I might tread upon a live rail and be killed. I feared something far more intangible-doing what was not contemplated by the Machine. Then I said to myself, Man is the measure, and I went, and after many visits I found an opening.
Edgar Rice Burroughs
I had aimed at Mars and was about to hit Venus; unquestionably the all-time cosmic record for poor shots.
Elon Musk
You need to live in a dome initially, but over time you could terraform Mars to look like Earth and eventually walk around outside without anything on... So it's a fixer-upper of a planet.
Ernest Cline
It suddenly occurred to me just how absurd this scene was: a guy wearing a suit of armor, standing next to an undead king, both hunched over the controls of a classic arcade game. It was the sort of surreal image you'd expect to see on the cover of an old issue of Heavy Metal or Dragon magazine.
Frank Herbert
Probablemente no haya en nuestra vida un instante más terrible que aquel en que uno descubre que su padre es un hombre... hecho de carne humana.
Frank Herbert
Liberty and Freedom are complex concepts. They go back to religious ideas of Free Will and are related to the Ruler Mystique implicit in absolute monarchs. Without absolute monarchs patterned after the Old Gods and ruling by the grace of a belief in religious indulgence, Liberty and Freedom would never have gained their present meaning. These ideals owe their very existence to past examples of oppression. And the forces that maintain such ideas will erode unless renewed by dramatic teaching or new oppressions. This is the most basic key to my life.
Frank Herbert
All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.
Frank Herbert
No tengo miedo. El miedo mata a la mente. El miedo es la pequeña muerte que conduce a la destrucción total. Afrontaré mi miedo. Permitiré que pase sobre mí y a través de mí. Y cuando haya pasado, giraré mi ojo interior para escrutar su camino.
Frank Herbert
When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movements become headlong - faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget the precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it's too late.
Frank Olvera
The assumption of no God cannot be proven by science.
Frank Olvera
The assumption of no God cannot be proven by science. - Scientific FaithUnder the Thelián Sky: Beyond the Great Unknown (c) 2012
Frederik Pohl
A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam.
Freeman Dyson
Science is my territory, but science fiction is the landscape of my dreams.
G.F. Smith
What is more precious: a thousand answers derived from one question? Or, one answer…from a thousand questions?
Geoff Ryman
In a sense who you are has always been a story that you told to yourself. Now your self is a story that you tell to others.
George Orwell
In all the useful arts the world is either standing still or going backwards.
Greg Cox
Beware of more powerful weapons. They often inflict as much damage to your soul as they do to you enemies.
Greg Egan
A recent survey of 2,000 male graduates of Harvard Business Schoolfound that penis length & IQ were equally good predictors of annualincome. -- from Eugene
Greg Egan
It was almost noon when the plane touched down at the Triad airport on the outskirts of Greensboro. There was a hire car waiting for me; I waved my notepad at the dashboard to transmit my profile, then waited as the seating and controls rearranged themselves slightly, piezoelectric actuators humming. As I started to reverse out of the parking bay, the stereo began a soothing improvisation, flashing up a deadpan title: Music for Leaving Airports 11 June 2008.
H.G. Wells
Zihinsel çok yönlülüğün değişim, tehlike ve belanın telafisi oluşu, gözden kaçırdığımız bir doğa yasasıdır.
Harold Camping
Thus, we must realize that October 21, 2011 will be the final day of this earth's existence.
Harold Camping
And now, we have no option. We can't say 'maybe' 'it's possible' 'it looks very probable...' No way! We have to say this is what the Bible teaches! This is fact! May 21, 2011 is the day of the Rapture, it is the day that Judgment Day begins...
Iain Banks
Everything about us, everything around us, everything we know and can know of is composed ultimately of patterns of nothing; that's the bottom line, the final truth. So where we find we have any control over those patterns, why not make the most elegant ones, the most enjoyable and good ones, in our own terms? Yes, we're hedonists, Mr. Bora Horza Gobuchul. We seek pleasure and have fashioned ourselves so that we can take more of it; admitted. We are what we are. But what about you? What does that make you?
Ivan Stoikov
Knowing all the languages in the world could help you to really understand all the jokes you can hear... from my future Kids' Funny Business.
Ivan Stoikov
The thinnest thing in the world is the border between good and evil... my next The Opposite Of Magic.
J.M. Dattilo
It's impossible to walk through solid rock... You have to walk between the molecules that make up the rock.
Jaleigh Johnson
Torque was the greatest thing in the world, as far as Lina was concerned.
James Hilton
The will of God or the lunacy of man - it seemed to him that you could take your choice, if you wanted a good enough reason for most things. Or, alternatively (and he thought of it as he contemplated the small orderliness of the cabin against the window background of such frantic natural scenery), the will of man and the lunacy of God.
James Lovegrove
...I don't believe in Him, and if He does exist, I don't like Him. His type of gods aren't gods who echo how mortals behave. They're gods who are held up as example of perfection to be emulated. They're not gods of the people. They're remote and inaccessible, they demand blind, unthinking obedience from their followers. They're dictators. We Aesir and Vanir, by contrast, are mirrors. Other gods rule. We reflect and magnify. We are you, only more so. We share your flaws and foibles. We are as humanlike as we are divine, and I think we are all the better for that.
Jane Espenson
If we can't write diversity into sci-fi, then what's the point? You don't create new worlds to give them all the same limits of the old ones.
Jo Walton
I had said that Le Guin's worlds were real because her people were so real, and he said yes, but the people were so real because they were the people the worlds would have produced. If you put Ged to grow up on Anarres or Shevek in Earthsea, they would be the same people, the backgrounds made the people, which of course you see all the time in mainstream fiction, but it's rare in SF.
Joanna Russ
There are plenty of images of women in science fiction. There are hardly any women.
John Updike
He lost his appetite for reading. He was afraid of being overwhelmed again. In mystery novels people died like dolls being discarded; in science fiction enormities of space and time conspired to crush the humans ; and even in P.G. Wodehouse he felt a hollowness, a turning away from reality that was implicitly bitter, and became explicit in the comic figures of futile parsons.
Johnny Hart
Science Fiction: Any scientific acclaim that omits God.
Jonathan Morris
Why do humans never do as they're told? Someone should replace you all with robots. No, on second though, they shouldn't, bad idea.
Jules Verne
I gazed at these marvels in profound silence. Words were utterly wanting to indicate the sensations of wonder I experienced. I seemed, as I stood upon that mysterious shore, as if I were some wandering inhabitant of a distant planet, present for the first time at the spectacle of some terrestrial phenomena belonging to another existence. To give body and existence to such new sensations would have required the coinage of new words - and here my feeble brain found itself wholly at fault. I looked on, I thought, I reflected, I admired, in a state of stupefaction not altogether unmingled with fear!
Kage Baker
I don't think humanity just replays history, but we are the same people our ancestors were, and our descendants are going to face a lot of the same situations we do. It's instructive to imagine how they would react, with different technologies on different worlds. That's why I write science fiction -- even though the term 'science fiction' excites disdain in certain persons.
Kamand Kojouri
She might not have read many books. But when she reads a book, she swallows the very words. If you open the books on her shelves, you will find that the front and back covers encase white pages.
Kathleen Papajohn
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Kea Alwang
So is this being in love? I stay with the moment, waiting to find out, the space between us fluctuating with uncertainty. The only thing I am sure of is that each time his lips leave mine they are right back again.
Kim Stanley Robinson
Humans were still not only the cheapest robots around, but also, for many tasks, the only robots that could do the job. They were self-reproducing robots too. They showed up and worked generation after generation; give them 3000 calories a day and a few amenities, a little time off, and a strong jolt of fear, and you could work them at almost anything. Give them some ameliorative drugs and you had a working class, reified and coglike.
Kyle West
Even if such beauty wasn't meant to be in a world so fallen as ours, that didn't take away from its beauty. It only made it more beautiful.
L.T. Hill
Speak peace unto the world and good souls will stand.
Leah Lozano
Standing in front of the white picket fence, I stared at the multitude of champagne roses weaving their hunter green vines gracefully through and around the fence. Soft hints of pink hues whispered from the centers of the blooms. Their petals covered the lush ground and rolled in a lazy dance with the warm summer breeze...
Lucas Riddle
What is Gornite? Why can't you heat it? Will it make you laugh? - I hope so
Marion Zimmer Bradley
By and large, the kind of science fiction which makes tomorrow's headlines as near as this morning's coffee has enlarged popular awareness of the modern, miraculous world of science we live in. It has helped generations of young people feel at age with a changing world.But fashions change, old loves return, and now that Sputniks clutter up the sky with new and unfamiliar moons, the readers of science fiction are willing to wait to read tomorrow's headlines. Once again, I think, there is a place, a wish, a need for the wonder and color of the world way out. The world beyond the stars. The world we won't live to see. That is why I wrote The Door Through Space.
Matt K. Turner
There were times he thought he might not want to live the life he saw before him. It was a life of obstacles and hardships
Michael E Emmering
Degree of conformance to our other beliefs. One of our criteria for the assessment of explanations is coherence with our existing beliefs.
Michael E Emmering
The most important rule when assessing abductive arguments is to consider alternative explanations. When we are presented with an explanation that sounds plausible, too often we simply accept it without noticing that there are other possible explanations that are equally plausible or more plausible.
Michael Piller
A writer is very much like the captain on a star ship facing the unknown. When you face the blank page and you have no idea where you're going. It can be terrifying, but it can also be the adventure of a lifetime.
Michael Shermer
Myths, whether in written or visual form, serve a vital role of asking unanswerable questions and providing unquestionable answers. Most of us, most of the time, have a low tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty. We want to reduce the cognitive dissonance of not knowing by filling the gaps with answers. Traditionally, religious myths have served that role, but today
Mindy Kaling
I simply regard romantic comedies as a subgenre of sci-fi, in which the world created therein has different rules than my regular human world.
Nathan Reese Maher
All is as if the world did cease to exist. The city's monuments go unseen, its past unheard, and its culture slowly fading in the dismal sea.
Neal Asher
Coloron often pondered how a race, in which the stupid seemed more inclined to breed, had managed to come this far, and why human intelligence persisted
Olaf Stapledon
I perceived that I was on a little round grain of rock and metal, filmed with water and with air, whirling in sunlight and darkness. And on the skin of that little grain all the swarms of men, generation by generation, had lived in labour and blindness, with intermittent joy and intermittent lucidity of spirit. And all their history, with its folk-wanderings, its empires, its philosophies, its proud sciences, its social revolutions, its increasing hunger for community, was but a flicker in one day of the lives of the stars.
Paul Baxter
Doesn't he look just like a ring wraith? she said thoughtfully. Are you kidding? replied Cathy, I most certainly won't be carol singing at your door this Christmas if you've got one of those ugly things hanging on it! No, from Lord of the Rings, said Sue impatiently. I'm sorry, snorted Cathy, I don't watch pornographic material. Have you never read a book?! Sue snapped. It's about a small man who travels through dangerous lands to drop a ring into a volcano, it's a classic. Does sound like a small man, she replied, can't even face his marriage problems full on.
Paul Di Filippo
Science fiction at its best should be crazy and dangerous, not sane and safe.
Paul Di Filippo
The emotional tone or affect of the tale should be hot and engaged, not remote and dispassionate.
Paul Di Filippo
That was asking a lot of my readers, I realized, but I was trying to write the novel I would most enjoy decoding.
Paul Di Filippo
As many authors have said, if the writer is not surprised by events, then chances are that the reader will not be either, and grow bored.
Ray Bradbury
On doit tous être pareils. Nous ne naissons pas libres et égaux, comme le proclame la Constitution, on nous rend égaux. Chaque homme doit être l'image de l'autre, comme ça, tout le monde est content; plus de montagnes pour les intimider, leur donner un point de comparaison. Conclusion ! Un livre est un fusil chargé dans la maison d'à côté. Brûlons-le. Déchargeons l'arme. Battons en brèche l'esprit humain. Qui sait qui pourrait être la cible de l'homme cultivé ?
Ray Bradbury
Après tout, on vit à l'époque des Kleenex. On fait avec les gens comme avec les mouchoirs, on froisse après usage, on jette, on en prend un autre, on se mouche, on froisse, on jette. Tout le monde se sert des basques du voisin.
Ray Bradbury
I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.
Ray Bradbury
Il sentit son corps se scinder en deux, devenir chaleur et froidure, tendresse et dureté, tremblement et impassibilité, chaque moitié grinçant contre l'autre.
Ren Garcia
Where have all the Fembots gone?
Renzo Dante (Saligiare)
Time is the skin of existence.
Rick Barnett
The features of character are carved out of adversity.
Rick Barnett
Mistakes? That's why they put erasers on pencils.
Rick Yancey
Cities are more than the sum of their infrastructure. They transcend brick and mortar, concrete and steel. They're the vessels into which human knowledge is poured.
Rick Yancey
We'd stared into the face of Death, and Death blinked first. You'd think that would make us feel brave and invincible. It didn't.
Riley Amos Westbrook
Don't go getting offended my friend, I have much worse things to say to you.-Ad'Dam, Journey from Atremes
Rob Grant
Step up to red alert.Sir, are you absolutely sure? It does mean changing the bulb. - Rimmer & Kryten, Red Dwarf
Robert A. Heinlein
It's a long story. Want a refill?No, let's start the steak. Where's the button?Right here.Well, push it.Me? You offered to cook.Ben Caxton, I will lie here and starve before I will get up to push a button six inches from your fingerAs you wish. He pressed the button. But don't forget who cooked dinner.
Robert Neil Fleischer
All unnatural control systems have a key element in their intricate composition
Robert Neil Fleischer
All unnatural control systems have a key element in their intricate composition
Robert Rankin
Need to get to Ruislip by sparrow-fart though', said the squadron leader. 'Think you can do that? Can I come along for the ride?
Ross Caligiuri
Try to think of it as though we are rewriting history
Ross Caligiuri
Eternity will not cause our memories to fade, it will force our hearts to accept the past.
Ross Caligiuri
As her feet beat the concrete ground beneath them, her chest began to ache. It had been a long time since she had run at a full sprint. She was, quite literally, running for her life, and leaving everything she had known before behind. Regardless of her past experiences, here she was, blindly following a girl, who was virtually a stranger, because she had promised to lead Eleanor to safety.
Ross Caligiuri
My dream is to create something so beautiful that it encourages people to present the best version of themselves to me everywhere I go.
Ross Caligiuri
Eleanor had heard talk of the rebellion that existed inside the city of Constance before. Most of the information she gathered was considered an old fairy tale by the general public. There were a few stories here and there about people angered by their present living conditions, who had demanded that the center of Constance be held responsible for it. However, information was never passed between the five different sectors. Over the years the tales of the rebellion had become children's bedtime stories, and people did not take them seriously.
Ross Caligiuri
To completely understand me you must first accept that I am not you.
Ross Caligiuri
Here we go, Phoenix said, turning back to Nora. Try not to let this room scare you.
Ross Caligiuri
If you feel like you don't fit into the world you inherited it is because you were born to help create a new one.
Ross Caligiuri
Cherish your existence, for memories become legacies and life can change in an instant.
Ross Caligiuri
Try to think of it as though we are rewriting history
Ross Caligiuri
Every decision you make in life will stem from one of two options: love or fear. Choose love.
Ross Caligiuri
To struggle against the weight of sleep as reality eclipses the moon of your dreams is the purest sign of true love.
S.G. Rainbolt
Mankind without Earth is Humanity without a Home
S.J. Perelman
I guess I'm just an old mad scientist at bottom. Give me an underground laboratory, half a dozen atom-smashers, and a beautiful girl in a diaphanous veil waiting to be turned into a chimpanzee, and I care not who writes the nation's laws.
Sarah J. Pepper
Fantasy novels reveal emergency escape routes from reality. Romance novels dish out a banquet of Eye Candy. Otherworldly passion erupts when the two collide in an epic novel of unforgettable characters and dire circumstances.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
In case you haven't noticed, they're moving a lot faster. I don't know about the laws of physics on your planet, but where I come from an object moving at subclass speed can't catch up to one running at starclass. But if you know something about turbines, thrusters and engines, quantum or classical physics that I've somehow missed, then please enlighten me.- Caillen Dagan to Desideria Denarii
Skye Daphne
Never let other people bring you down let Jesus be the one who brings you down, because he knows what he is doing
Spider Robinson
Sometimes I think I must have a Guardian Idiot. A little invisible spirit just behind my shoulder, looking out for me...only he's an imbecile.
Stephen King
Pride was the belt you used to hold your pants up when you had no pants.
Susan Sontag
Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art.
T.S. Wieland
I had a few people ask me if I might one day write my own autobiography. I just told them, 'It's already being written; through my books.
Tamara Rose Blodgett
Then the Skopamish showed up. Their chests heaving, rotting eyes like dull raisins in their skulls. Their eyes found mine like a witching wand seeking water.
Tanveer Hossain Mullick
When we all are already Traveling In Meridian of Earth \
Ted Chiang
Science fiction is very well suited to asking philosophical questions; questions about the nature of reality, what it means to be human, how do we know the things that we think we know.
Ted Chiang
The ray of light has to know where it will ultimately end up before it can choose the direction to begin moving inFermat's principle sounds weird because it describes light's behavior in goal-oriented terms. It sounds like a commandment to a light beam: Thou shalt minimize or maximize the time taken to reach thy destination.
Ted Chiang
Living with you will be likeaiming for a moving target; you'll always be further along than I expect.
Terry Brooks
It's better to die in pursuit of your dreams than to live a life without hope.
Terry Pratchett
[Science fiction is] out in the mainstream now. You can tell by the way mainstream literary authors pillage SF while denying they're writing it!
Tim Burton
We all know interspecies romance is weird.
Tom Kane
A word can change a mind. A sentence can change a life. A book can change the world.
Torin Sarasas
Science is the desperate effort to catch up with the 13.8 billion year-old facts (give or take an eon or two).
Torin Sarasas
Science is about the desperate effort to catch up with the 13.7 billion year-old facts (give or take an eon or two).
Ursula K. Le Guin
Her concern with landscapes and living creatures was passionate. This concern, feebly called, the love of nature seemed to Shevek to be something much broader than love. There are souls, he thought, whose umbilicus has never been cut. They never got weaned from the universe. They do not understand death as an enemy; they look forward to rotting and turning into humus. It was strange to see Takver take a leaf into her hand, or even a rock. She became an extension of it, it of her.
Ursula K. Le Guin
The constrained body knows and values the freedom of the mind.
Ursula K. Le Guin
...[T]he only means I have to stop ignorant snobs from behaving towards genre fiction with snobbish ignorance is to not reinforce their ignorance and snobbery by lying and saying that when I write SF it isn't SF, but to tell them more or less patiently for forty or fifty years that they are wrong to exclude SF and fantasy from literature, and proving my arguments by writing well.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Science fiction is not prescriptive; it is descriptive.
Usman W. Chohan
What is Science Fiction? It is the absence of governance and political arrangements in worlds where advanced technology marches onwards. Petty politics and primal instincts continue to dominate while scientific advancement continues. This is our problem today as well: our brightest minds devote themselves to science but shun governance and politics. So as in each catastrophe conjured and contemplated in science fiction, we run the risk of cosmic destruction, lest our greatest minds turn to resolving the outstanding problems of politics and governance first.
Victor Hugo
A cannonball travels only two thousand miles an hour; light travels two hundred thousand miles a second. Such is the superiority of Jesus Christ over Napoleon.
Walter Mosley
I've always loved science fiction. I think the smartest writers are science fiction writers dealing with major things.