Money - Quotes from Science Fiction
21.02.2012, 21:57

Money - Quotes from Science Fiction


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

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Money itself was a form of slavery.

- James Blish, A Case of Conscience (1958)


These pretty pictures and bright medallions were not ''money''; they were symbols for an idea which spread through these people, all through their world. But things were not money, any more than water shared was growingcloser. Money was an idea, as abstract as an Old One's thoughts - money was a great structured symbol for balancing and healing and growing closer. Mike was dazzled with the magnificent beauty of money.

- Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land (1961)


Most people think of money as something to pay the rent. But a money man thinks of money in terms of what he can do with it.

- Robert A. Heinlein, I Will Fear No Evil (1970)


There would be a hearing, facts would have to be tortured by the computers, stories would have to be planted, money would be spent. The root of all evil produced a popular shrub.

- Chad Oliver, ''King of the Hill'' (1972)


The only thing separating me from the Lysol Lady, who is crazy, is the money in my savings account. Money is the official seal of sanity.

- Philip K. Dick, ''Strange Memories of Death'' (1985)


Virek's money was a sort of universal solvent, dissolving barriers to his will.

- William Gibson, Count Zero (1986)


Gillian Taylor: Don't tell me they don't use money in the twenty-third century. Kirk: Well, we don't.

- Steve Meerson, Peter Krikes, Harve Bennett, and Nicholas Meyer, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (film, 1986)


''Why don't they modernize?'' I answered, ''Money. Donald, any question that starts out 'Why don't they - ' the answer is always 'Money.' ''

- Robert A. Heinlein, To Sail beyond the Sunset (1987)


Three millennia after its invention money had become the tiger which could be dismounted only in bankruptcy.

- George Turner, Drowning Towers (1987)


Dancing for money, the tales implied, was not a happy thing.

- William Gibson, Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988)


The Yen Buddhists are the richest religious sect in the universe. They hold that the accumulation of money is a great evil and burden to the soul. They therefore, regardless of personal hazard, see it as their unpleasant duty to acquire as much as possible in order to reduce the risk to innocent people.

- Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad (1991)


Money equals power; power makes the law; and law makes government.

- Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars (1992)


''When we were kids, Warbaby, Marlboro, she was money.'' ''Arkady,'' Warbaby said, as though with enormous patience, ''when we were kids, man, money was money.''

- William Gibson, Virtual Light (1993)

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