Total Nerd The Best Quotes About Science Fiction  

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A list of the best science fiction quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous science fiction quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic science fiction quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational science fiction quotes from that same writer.

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I'll be back Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Apparently I’ve been typecast in science fiction: I’m a Russian bisexual telepathic Jew. Claudia Christian

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Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not. Isaac Asimov

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Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today -- but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all. Isaac Asimov

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

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Very little in science fiction can transcend the gimmickry of a technical conceit, yet without that conceit at its heart a book is not truly science fiction. Furthermore, so little emerging thought and technology is employed by sf writers today that the genre is lagging far behind reality both in the cosmology area and the technology area: sf is no longer a place to experiment, but is now very derivative. Janet Morris

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The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children, and many writers. Joan Didion

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In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadn't developed space travel were mere prehistory -- horse-shoe crabs of the cosmic scene -- and something of the humiliation of being stuck on a provincial planet in a galactic backwater has stayed with me ever since. Barbara Ehrenreich

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Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century. J. G. Ballard

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If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic. Ursula K. Le Guin

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Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time. Doris Lessing

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I have been a soreheaded occupant of a file drawer labeled Science Fiction and I would like out, particularly since so many serious critics regularly mistake the drawer for a urinal. Kurt Vonnegut

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Where everything is possible miracles become commonplaces, but the familiar ceases to be self-evident. Eric Hoffer

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What the hell is nostalgia doing in a science-fiction film? With the whole universe and all the future to play in, Lucas took his marvelous toys and crawled under the fringed cloth on the parlor table, back into a nice safe hide hole, along with Flash Gordon and the Cowardly Lion and Luke Skywalker and the Flying Aces and the Hitler Jugend. If there's a message there, I don't think I want to hear it. Ursula K. Le Guin