Books - Quotes from Science Fiction
21.02.2012, 12:55

Books - Quotes from Science Fiction


A lot of quotations carefully collected from a very big amount of books and divided by categories.

Have fun reading it, this is really interesting and breathtaking!



''What is the use of a book,'' thought Alice, ''without pictures or conversations?''

- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures inWonderland (1865)


Squatting upon his haunches on the table top in the cabin his father had built - his smooth, brown, naked little body bent over the book which rested in his strong slender hands, and his great shock of long, black hair falling 36 Books about his well shaped head and bright, intelligent eyes - Tarzan of the apes, little primitive man, presented a picture filled, at once, with pathos and with promise - an allegorical figure of the primordial groping through the black night of ignorance toward the light of learning.

- Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes (1914)


Books are opium.

- Aldous Huxley, Eyeless in Gaza (1936)


The best books, he perceived, are those that tell you what you know already.

- George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)


The opinions expressed in this book are not those of the author.

- Arthur C. Clarke, Childhood's End (1953)


A book is a loaded gun in the house next door.

- Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (1954)


The books say nothing! Nothing you can teach or believe. They're about nonexistent people, figments of imagination, if they're fiction. And if they're nonfiction, it's worse, one professor calling another an idiot, one philosopher screaming down another's gullet.

- Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (1954)


Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget. There is nothing magical in them, at all. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.

- Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (1954)


What traitors book can be! you think they're backing you up, and they turn on you.

- Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (1954)


She came over and sniffed at one of the books, baring her teeth as though it were a dangerous adversary.

- Pierre Boulle, Planet of the Apes (1963), translated by Xan Fielding (1963)


Somehow, the burning of millions of books felt more brutally obscene than the killing of people. All men must die, it was their single common heritage. But a book need never die and should not be killed; books were the immortal part of man.

- Robert A. Heinlein, Farnham's Freehold (1964)


A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.

- Italo Calvino, ''Why Read the Classics?'' (1981), translated by Patrick Creagh (1987)


They had a sad smell, old books.

- William Gibson, Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988)


Grandad was superstitious about books. He thought that if you had enough of them around, education leaked out, like radioactivity.

- Terry Pratchett, Johnny and the Dead (1993)

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