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

  • #2
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.

    So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

  • #3
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #4
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends imprisoned by an enchanter in paper and leathern boxes.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #5
    Neil Gaiman
    “An Angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards.”
    Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

  • #6
    Ray Bradbury
    “A conglomerate heap of trash, that’s what I am. But it burns with a high flame.”
    Ray Bradbury

  • #7
    Isaac Asimov
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    Isaac Asimov

  • #8
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

  • #9
    Frederik Pohl
    “A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam.”
    Frederik Pohl



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