The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it.
People would say: ‘I really loved Buck Rogers until the Hawk guy came on.’
Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, 1776
Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.
Wernher Von Braun
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.
Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science fiction is the improbable made possible.
Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone
I’ve seen things you wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
Time to die.
Roy Batty from “Blade Runner”
He who has a WHY to live, can bear almost any HOW.