"No less a critic than C. S. Lewis has described the ravenous addiction that these magazines inspired; the same phenomenon has led me to call science fiction the only genuine consciousness-expanding drug." Arthur C. Clarke

My First Post: Quotes

“Science fiction is no more written for scientists than ghost stories are written for ghosts.”  –Brian Aldiss

“It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.”  –Robert Benchley

“Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.”  –Charles Caleb Colton

“The book that he has made renders its author this service in return, that so long as the book survives, its author remains immortal and cannot die.”  –Richard de Bury

“Science fiction is the most important literature in the history of the world, because it’s the history of ideas, the history of our civilization birthing itself. …Science fiction is central to everything we’ve ever done, and people who make fun of science fiction writers don’t know what they’re talking about.”  –Ray Bradbury

“I try to leave out the parts that people skip.”  –Elmore Leonard

“I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top.”  -English Professor (Name Unknown), Ohio University

“If I don’t write to empty my mind, I go mad.”  –Lord Byron

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

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