Sci Fi Quotes

Tim Burton

We all know interspecies romance is weird.

Veronica Rossi

In the afternoon, they stopped to eat on a rocky outcrop. Perry brushed a kiss on her cheek while she was chewing, and she learned that it was the loveliest thing to be kissed for no reason, even while chewing food. It brightened the woods, and the never sky, and everything.

Frederik Pohl

A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam.

Gini Koch

I dug through my purse for the Glock. There is was, and I realized I'd never set the safety. I decided to consider this a great example of forethought rather than my being the stupidest gun handler on the planet.

Sara Sheridan

Writing historical fiction has many common traits with writing sci-fi or fantasy books. The past is another country - a very different world - and historical readers want to see, smell and touch what it was like living there.

Milly Silver

It wasn't premeditated. It was what needed to be done. So I did it.

Erik Meyer

Since truth is often stranger than fiction, fiction needs to be pretty weird.

Elizabeth Newton

I don't know if you've ever been covered head to toe in prickle bush, but let me tell you, it's not a pleasant experience, as I'm sure you can imagine.

D.J. MacHale

I'm the terrorist, do what I say or I'll terrorize you.

Steven Wright

I put tape on the mirrors in my house so I don't accidentally walk through into another dimension.

George Lucas

The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.

Douglas Adams

This must be Thursday,' said Arthur to himself, sinking low over his beer. 'I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.

Philip Pullman

People should decide on the books' meanings for themselves. They'll find a story that attacks such things as cruelty, oppression, intolerance, unkindness, narrow-mindedness, and celebrates love, kindness, open-mindedness, tolerance, curiosity, human intelligence.

Ursula Le Guin

To be whole is to be part;
true voyage is return.

Laurell K. Hamilton

There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don't help them by doing the job yourself.

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.

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.

Matthew S. Williams

It was unhealthy to get too attached. Such things were best reserved for people who had a life expectancy

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.

Chayada Welljaipet

Thank you father, thank you. I know you watched me from above and protected me. I promise I shall serve the Magnarian Confederation with all my body and soul. I shall dedicate myself fully to our confederation, the family that you so loved. And I love it too. I shall protect, love and respect it always. This is my promise and commitment. Thank you

Susan Sontag

Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art.

Orson Scott Card

I don't care how much you eat, Ender, self-cannibalism won't get you out of this school.

Howard Tayler

Maxim 8:
Mockery and derision have their place. Usually, it's on the far side of the airlock.

-The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries

Howard Tayler

Kevyn, I'm promoting you from Tech Sergeant to Munitions Commander. I want you to take responsibility for all Company weapons.

Munitions Commander? Why me?

I don't know. Call it "suspicion of extreme competence" on my part.
-Captain Tagon & Commander Kevyn Andreyasn

Howard Tayler

Ennesby, get the Serial Peacemaker to the beach for dustoff."

"Dustoff? You're going to run away from three guys?"

"No, I'm going to kill or capture those three guys, and then run away from the Police.

Howard Tayler

Yes, but none of them can steal my ship.

None of them are smart enough to know that it was the right thing to do at the time.
-Captain Tagon & Ennesby

Howard Tayler

You're more mean-spirited than I remember you being.

It's this organic body. Hologram fur wasn't itchy.
-Admiral Breya Andreyasn & Petey

Howard Tayler

Does that mean that if we shave all the Ob'enn they'll be nice?
-Sergeant Schlock

Howard Tayler

Two minutes worth of signal analysis told me all I needed to know. This station "talks" to the dark matter universe about what goes on inside.

How did you cobble together a jammer so quickly?

I had one on me.
-Commander Andreyasn & Ennesby

Howard Tayler

Welcome to your new bodies, gentlemen. If you'd like, I can help you start your owm 'dysmorphia is all in your head' support group.
-Doctor Bunnigus

Orson Scott Card

Another oral exam, huh?' Peter said.
'Shut up, Peter,' said Valentine.
'You should relax and enjoy it,' said Peter. 'It could be worse.'
'I don't know how.'
'It could be an anal exam.

Dave Turner

Are you saying that the Rebel Alliance were religious terrorists and Yoda was a benefit cheat?

Douglas Adams

The main reception foyer was almost empty but Ford nevertheless weaved his way through it.

Meagan Spooner

All of it - for this. Leading us to a door we can't open, a password we don't have.

Toby Frost

Sorry, no. I refuse to join an army which practices human sacrifice and has no adequate pension plan.

Bob Bello

The sky is the limit only for those who aren't afraid to fly!

Ursula K. Le Guin

What is love of one's country; is it hate of one's uncountry? Then it's not a good thing. Is it simply self-love? That's a good thing, but one musn't make a virtue of it, or a profession...Insofar as I love life, I love [my country], but that sort of love does not have a boundary-line of hate. And beyond that, I am ignorant, I hope.

Iain Banks

You need to read more science fiction. Nobody who reads science fiction comes out with this crap about the end of history

Holly Black

He must have been handsome when he was alive and was handsome still, although made monstrous by his pallor and her awareness of what he was. His mouth looked soft, his cheekbones as sharp as blades, and his jaw curved, giving him an off-kilter beauty. His black hair a mad forest of dirty curls.

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...

Harold Camping

Thus, we must realize that October 21, 2011 will be the final day of this earth’s existence.

Keiichi Sigsawa

The world is not beautiful. Therefore it is.

Jaye Frances

Ah yes, now you’re beginning to feel it. It’s so satisfying to see my best efforts coming to fruition. Undoubtedly one of the most gratifying rewards of my profession. It would warm my heart - if I had one.

David Kuklis

Ah, life in medieval times! Yeah, we only have to worry about losing our heads every day.

David Kuklis

Why do I feel like this is our destiny. There must be a reason why we have become our characters.

Robert Jackson Bennett

Humans are strange. … They value punishment because they think it means their actions are important - that they are important. … it's vanity.

Ann Gimpel

Because there wasn’t anything else to do, he settled at the kitchen table
with a bottle of mead and nearly emptied it. The anesthetic effect he hoped for hadn’t happened, though. At least not yet.

Susan Waterwyk

The evolution of mind requires a diet of knowledge.

C.S. Lewis

I felt sure that [Oyarsa] was what we call "good," but I wasn't sure whether I liked "goodness" so much as I had supposed.

John Zakour

So, what you’re basically telling me is death is boring but no worse than hanging out with family.

John Zakour

Thing is, I am not a big fan of hovers. I firmly believe that if man was meant to fly we’d have feathers, rubber bones, or better insurance coverage.

John Zakour

My number one fear is heights. Well, not so much the heights but the falling from heights. Actually the falling isn’t that bad (I have a strong heart), it’s the sudden stops that are painful. Believe me - I experienced it once.

John Zakour

Walking into Nova Hollywood, I remembered why I didn’t come here more often. I like a good slice of cheese as much as the next guy, but this place would be too cheesy for a giant mutant rat who had been starving for a week.

John Zakour

HARV, can you help at all here?” I asked, spinning downward.
“I am writing your obituary. Well, not so much writing it as updating it,” HARV told me.
If I lived, I was going to kill HARV.

Nenia Campbell

She started life with a number, not a name. Class: S, No. 13295. She has them memorized by rote, though nobody ever calls her that. The Scientists feel foolish addressing her in long, bewildering strings of alphanumerics. They have told her so themselves. To save time, they simply call her “Snow.

Jennifer Silverwood

Arvex led the others into the light. “Wrecked if I ever dash miners again! This is one royal who won’t wipe their boots on our cousins anymore.” His grin made the carnage seem trivial.

Jennifer Silverwood

It be more a feeling. Something swirls out in the beyond, something unnatural. It’s the reason so few venture to these worlds. The black spaces are a part of it, pieces unraveling pulling apart. We’ve come too far, waited too long to turn back now. Only death awaits us here.

Jennifer Silverwood

Not as much as it bothers me that you just grabbed me without even trying to warn me first. If you’re trying to undo ages of prejudice, maybe you should start by acting civil.

Jennifer Silverwood

There are moments in time when the axis of the universe shifts, when life as you knew it is irrevocably altered. When the hiss and grind of the gears fell silent, some deeply rooted instinctive part of me knew this was one of those moments.

Derek Donais

I think you should listen to your heart. It is there the True One speaks to us most.

Wayne Gerard Trotman

Growth of consciousness does not depend on the might of the intellect but on the conviction of the heart.

Wayne Gerard Trotman

What you call life is but a dream, and reality is relative.

Derek Donais

His men had begun gathering the wounded or stunned into a small group some distance back up the slope. Here and there an animal or human stirred, but not many. There were few cries of pain or fear now. Mostly, it was eerily quiet. Even the insects had ceased their music.

Monet Polny

Hello fake Everett children.

Emily St. John Mandel

If you write literary fiction that’s set partly in the future, you’re apparently a sci-fi writer ... I think of it as being more of a story about what remains after we lose everything and the importance of art in our lives.

Kelly Steed

An old adage warns: If you don't know your history, you will be forever condemned to repeat it. Likewise, if you don't know your science fiction, and heed its warnings, you could condemn the Earth to future catastrophe.

Serena M. Barbacetto

Quei due mondi erano specchi deformanti: si riflettevano a vicenda e gettavano luci e ombre l’uno sull’altro, come se s’interrogassero e ponessero in dubbio reciprocamente. L’illusione era così perfetta che dovevo ripetermi in continuazione che una di quelle dimensioni era reale, mentre l’altra non lo era.

Wayne Gerard Trotman

May the scribes record it.

Milkweed L. Augustine

Can the child who is Dell; be the outer emoodiment of man's quest to save himself? To cure himself?...Or, to "be" himself?

Derek Donais

One age ends, and another begins. It is the way of things. But, it doesn't happen all at once.

Anna Carey

What If I still want to go?" "Then you'll go," he said. "But I wanted you to know the danger." "There's always danger." His green eyes met mine. I was starting to see It, how It could happen-Caleb and me.

William Gibson

When I began to write fiction that I knew would be published as science fiction, [and] part of what I brought to it was the critical knowledge that science fiction was always about the period in which it was written.

Hal Duncan

We insist that this stuff we call science fiction is not SCI-FI. For some in the ghetto of Genre this is axiomatic, a secret truth known only to the genre kids, that there is proper science fiction and then there’s that SCI-FI shit.

Chaz Thompson

Listen: Common sense doesn't mean what it used to mean."
-Matthias Chalmers, STAIRWAY2 HEAVEN

Howard Tayler

Being a mercenary, though... Hey, we just go wherever there's a mixture of money and trouble, and everyone in the galaxy is a potential customer.

Even the people you're paid to shoot at?

Well, yeah. There are customers we serve, and customers we service.
-Captain Kevyn Andreyasn & General Tagon

Lois Lowry

The life where nothing was ever unexpected. Or inconvenient. Or unusual. The life without colour, pain or past.

Wayne Gerard Trotman

Dwell in the past, worry about the future and find misery in the present.

Tamara Rose Blodgett

From DW:

I got it. “Here's the thing,” I said. "I'm not going to be the government's bitch.

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