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Brian Aldiss Quotes and Sayings

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Science fiction is no more written for scientists that
ghost stories are written for ghosts.
- Brian Aldiss

I can't help believing that these things that come
from the subconscious mind have a sort of truth to them.
It may not be a scientific truth, but it's psychological truth.
- Brian Aldiss

Keep violence in the mind where it belongs.
- Brian Aldiss

Feedback is a pleasant thing.
I get a lot of letters from unexpected people in unexpected places.
- Brian Aldiss

 

It is comparatively easy to become a writer;
staying a writer,
resisting formulaic work, generating one's own creativity -
that's a much tougher matter.
- Brian Aldiss

When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults.
- Brian Aldiss

I am a writer and always was; being a writer is an
integral part of my identity.
Being published, being well regarded,
is a component of that identity.
- Brian Aldiss

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Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.
- Brian Aldiss

Civilization is the distance man has placed between himself and his excreta.
- Brian Aldiss

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Science is simply common sense at its best,
that is, rigidly accurate in observation,
and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Huxley

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
- Jean Rostand

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
- Edward Teller

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
- Adam Smith

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction
because of the variety of factors in operation,
not because of any lack of order in nature.
- Albert Einstein

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods;
and that is,
the sincere desire to find out the truth,
whatever it may be.
- Charles Pierce

There is a single light of science, and to brighten
it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
- Isaac Asimov

The nineteenth century believed in science but the
twentieth century does not.
- Gertrude Stein

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

Nature never breaks her own laws.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science
gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
- Isaac Asimov

In all science, error precedes the truth,
and it is better it should go first than last.
- Hugh Walpole

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
a single experiment can prove me wrong.
- Albert Einstein

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
- John Dewey

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful
hypothesis by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific
work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to
the gates of the temple of science are written the words:
'Ye must have faith.'
- Max Planck

The grand aim of all science is to cover
the greatest number of empirical facts
by logical deduction from
the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
- Albert Einstein

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

Science merely quantifies and documents
the relationships among miracles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

Science and technology revolutionize our lives,
but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
- Carl Sagan

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber,
if he has common sense on the ground floor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question
"How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
- Erwin Chargaff

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed,
scolded and beamed at the world.
- Jane Howard

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance -
the idea that anything is possible.
- Ray Bradbury

People think of the inventor as a screwball,
but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
- Charles Kettering

When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism;
but when you take it from many writers,
it's research.
- Wilson Mizner

There was no "before" the beginning of our universe,
because once upon a time there was no time.
- John D. Barrow

Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion,
give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn
up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.
- James D. Watson

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
- Francis Bacon

When I find myself in the company of scientists,
I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake
into a room full of dukes.
- W. H. Auden

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
- Alan Perlis

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease.
What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
- Ashley Montagu

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light,
they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
- Howard Nemerov

Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing
his decision on stem cell research.
He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution.
- Jay Leno

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas

In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such
a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent."
I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow,
but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
- Stephen Jay Gould

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft.
- Sam Ervin

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man
looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon.
It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
- Tom Hanks

Touch a scientist and you touch a child.
- Ray Bradbury

Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
- Wilhelm Reich

It will free man from the remaining chains,
the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
- Wernher von Braun

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability
to investigate systematically and truly all that comes
under thy observation in life.
- Marcus Aurelius

There are no shortcuts in evolution.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Most people say that is it is the intellect
which makes a great scientist.
They are wrong: it is character.
- Albert Einstein

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
- Wernher von Braun

He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
- George William Curtis

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount
of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
- Henry B. Adams


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