Futuristic Quotes

Quotes tagged as "futuristic" (showing 1-30 of 43)
Rowena Cherry
“Carpe Scrotum. Seize life by the testicles”
Rowena Cherry, Knight's Fork

Alvin Toffler
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ”
Alvin Toffler

J.D. Robb
“Listen carefully. I'd crush you like a bug for causing my wife one single moment of pain. Believe it. Fear it. ”
J.D. Robb

J.D. Robb
“Eve: What is it about asking you Catholic questions that gets you all jumpy?

Roarke: You'd be jumpy, too, if I asked you things that make you feel the hot breath of hell at your back.

Eve: You're not going to hell.

Roarke: Oh, and have you got some inside intel on that?

Eve: You married a cop...you married me. I'm your goddamn salvation.”
J.D. Robb, Salvation in Death

J.D. Robb
“Roarke: The bodies of the three men were found floating in the Chattahoochee River.

Eve: I think it'd be embarrassing to be dead in the Hoochie-Coochie River.

Roarke: Chattahoochee

Eve: What's the difference?

Roarke: Quite a bit, I'd think.”
J.D. Robb, Promises in Death

Rowena Cherry
“Never ask a question if you don’t know the answer.
— Rhett”
Rowena Cherry

J.D. Robb
“She, as no other ever could, reached every corner of his heart. His joy, and his salvation.”
J.D. Robb

J.D. Robb
“Roarke: You'd enjoy flying more if you'd learn the controls.

Eve: I'd rather pretend I'm on the ground.

Roarke: And how many vehicles have you wrecked, had blown up, or destroyed in the last, oh, two years?

Eve: Think about that, then imagine it happening when I'm at the wheel at thirty thousand feet.

Roarke: Good point. I'll do the flying.”
J.D. Robb, Kindred in Death

Rowena Cherry
Rhett: If you've made up your mind to impale someone, do it with conviction.”
Rowena Cherry, Knight's Fork

Rowena Cherry
“What in the blue star-blazes did you see in Jason?" he asked, still forcefully but with his frustration and jealousy under better control.

"For one thing, Djetth, he wasn't trying to kill me!"

("Marsh", heroine of Insufficient Mating Material)
Rowena Cherry, Insufficient Mating Material

Criss Jami
“Those who speak of progression but are afraid of change are self-repressed and therefore unable to reach any further than their eyes can already see.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

George Orwell
“In the past the need for a hierarchal form of society has been the doctrine specifically of the High. It had been preached by kings and aristocrats and the priests, lawyers and the like who were parasitical upon them, and it had generally been softened by promises of an imaginary world beyond the grave.”
George Orwell, 1984

Rowena Cherry
“If you neglected to warn Djetth beforehand that you were going to shoot him down, Your Highness, he may consider you in breach of contract...

-- Rhett
Rowena Cherry, Insufficient Mating Material

Rowena Cherry
“Never sleep with a lady only once, especially in the case of an older lady.
-'Rhett ”
Rowena Cherry, Knight's Fork

P.I. Barrington
“Bravery isn't when you go looking for trouble; bravery is when trouble comes looking for you.”
P.I. Barrington, Final Deceit

George Orwell
“In all the useful arts the world is either standing still or going backwards.”
George Orwell, 1984

Rowena Cherry
“Wouldn’t you rather play chess, Ma’am?....It’s less destructive of clothes.”
Rowena Cherry, Knight's Fork

Anne Tenino
“He turned to Matt and gave a huge smile, one hand on her withers. James reached out and pulled Matt to him, and they stood there in a little circle. It felt disconcertingly like… a family reunion. Matt turned away from James‟s bright smile and looked at Miz in something akin to horror. Was she their… child? Miz nipped him. Hard. While snorting horse mucus all over him. Damn thing couldn‟t even blow her own damn nose. Would she ever grow up?”
Anne Tenino, 18% Gray

Christian Cantrell
“It's not technology that limits us. We're the limitation. Our technology is an expression of our intelligence and creativity, so the limitations of our technology are a reflection of our own limitations. We can't fundamentally advance technology until we fundamentally advance ourselves.”
Christian Cantrell

Tamara Rose Blodgett
“Then the Skopamish showed up. Their chests heaving, rotting eyes like dull raisins in their skulls. Their eyes found mine like a witching wand seeking water.”
Tamara Rose Blodgett, Death Screams

Gayle Ann Williams
“I don't think you need anything to wear, Blue. In fact, given what I've seen, I'd prefer it that way.”
Gayle Ann Williams, Tsunami Blue

Anne Tenino
“He didn't care if Matt made him cuddly or made him hornier than he'd ever been or even made him a lovesick fool. James was keeping him. Hopefully Matt would want to keep James too.”
Anne Tenino, 18% Gray

Quoleena Sbrocca
“There are ten abilities, but no one has more than one—except me. I’m different that way. I have…more.”
“You mean you have all ten.”
I shrug my shoulders and nod.
“And you say you’re different, huh?”
“I am. I’m the only one—at least the first one,” I add, remembering what Sir Theo suggested about me being a more evolved species. A smile drifts to my mouth but fades when I notice Max staring at me with such disinterest that I become embarrassed.
“I see. So is it just you who likes to think you’re special or all the teens in your world?”
“What is that supposed to mean?”
“Forget it. I guess I’m just trying to figure you out.”
Quoleena Sbrocca, OuterSphere

Sara Baume
“I think: by the time I'm old, nobody will be able to die any more.”
Sara Baume, A Line Made by Walking

Quoleena Sbrocca
“My fingers flex as I extend my palms toward the creatures and the light. Energy pulses through me as the core of this dead land calls to me. More metal surrounds me, and I can feel it surging through me: the machine beast, the netting, even the faces of these creatures all consist of metal.

The creature snaps its head back at me and lunges, aiming its weapon at me. I jump to the side in terror, raising my hands to protect me from the blow. The creature flies backward, landing on the ground with a thud.

“What the hell is she doin’?”

“Jab her!”

I feel the energy rising within me. Or fear. Or both.
Voices yell. Feet trample the ground. They run toward me. A grunt rises in my chest as my arms thrust forward, acting on their own. I watch it like a dream as my hands clench, and my fingers retract into claws.
A thunderous shrill of ripping metal pierces the air. The iron fist rips in two. The creatures shout words as the two massive pieces of metal hover in the air. My arms cross then swing outward, sending the pieces hurtling beyond the lights and into the darkness.

Several of them dash toward me. I scream. My fingers aim at the creatures and curl. As my arms drop to my sides, I watch in terror as the creatures fall to the ground by their bronze faces.

My eyes burn from the stinging air. I feel like I am in a nightmare. I cannot control this power within me, and it terrifies me.”
Quoleena Sbrocca, OuterSphere

Quoleena Sbrocca
“Ohhhh! What do we have here? That don’t sound like no man cry, ’less the rats gone and brung some boys to fight.”

He takes slow, lewd steps toward me, his eyes narrowed, the corners of his mouth curled. His tongue strokes his upper lip as he bends over me and extends a hand. I try to stop another squeal from forcing its way through my closed mouth, but I can’t.

“Ahhhh yes!”

He crouches over me. A few inches lower and he would be sitting on my chest. I can smell his burnt flesh, but it’s nothing compared to his odor. My nose and throat burn from his stench. I would gag if I could.

He extends a battered hand and taps the glass of my goggles with his fingertips then rips them off my face. The strap yanks strands of hair from the back of my head. I try to scream from the pain, and my lungs feel like they’re bursting instead. He plants the goggles on my chest and laces his fingers, tracing his tongue across his lips. He winks at me, and I understand utter disgust.”
Quoleena Sbrocca, OuterSphere

Quoleena Sbrocca
“It is the way of evolution,” Elias says, his words getting lost in the roar of the wind. “Two species of human cannot coexist. To believe so is to be naïve.”
Quoleena Sbrocca, OuterSphere

Quoleena Sbrocca
“The coldness coats my senses. I envision it turning into a stone wall as thick as the depths of their lies. I picture it towering before me, barring the portion of my brain which controls emotions.

I conjure a small box and plant it in front of the stone wall of my mind. I open it and imagine three words fluttering into it like tufts of cotton on a gentle breeze. As my eyes burrow into the depths of her own, I seal the box and send it floating to a place where her subconscious will find it.”
Quoleena Sbrocca, OuterSphere

Quoleena Sbrocca
“Let me ask you this, Rayne. What do you think the point of the wall is? Segregation of species? Well, it’s more than that. Your kind built it to protect you all from what you’re doing to us. Your world is clean and alive and beautiful I imagine, while ours rains ash from the clouds.”
Quoleena Sbrocca, OuterSphere

Rick Bohm
“Looking back at that time it would be easy to understand how this could happen. The robots had no desire to conquer or control the world. The human-like robots were no more than a benevolent force trying to help humans be comfortable and happy during their short lives.”
Rick Bohm, Diminution: Marginal Essence

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