Psychohistory Quotes

Quotes tagged as "psychohistory" (showing 1-5 of 5)
Jennifer Egan
“[I]t may be that a crowd at a particular moment of history creates the object to justify its gathering.”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Stefan Molyneux
“We already live on the planet of war, we already live on the red planet, and it's a war against children. All the other wars are just the shadows of the war on children.”
Stefan Molyneux

Isaac Asimov
“Stoop, then, or you will be beaten to your knees. Stoop voluntarily, and you may save a remnant. You have depended on metal and power and they have sustained you as far as they could. You have ignored mind and morale and they have failed you.”
Isaac Asimov, Second Foundation

Isaac Asimov
“Good,” said the First Speaker. “And tell me, what do you think of all this. A finished work of art, is it not?”

“Definitely!”

“Wrong! It is not.” This, with sharpness. “It is the first lesson you must unlearn. The Seldon Plan is neither complete nor correct. Instead, it is merely the best that could be done at the time. Over a dozen generations of men have pored over these equations, worked at them, taken them apart to the last decimal place, and put them together again. They’ve done more than that. They’ve watched nearly four hundred years pass and against the predictions and equations, they’ve checked reality, and they have learned.”
Isaac Asimov, Second Foundation

Isaac Asimov
“Frustration of my plans to lighten the disaster will convince people that the future holds no promise for them. Already they recall the lives of their grandfathers with envy. They will see that political revolutions and trade stagnations will increase. The feeling will pervade the Galaxy that only what a man can grasp for himself at that moment will be of any account. Ambitious men will not wait and unscrupulous men will not hang back. By their every action they will hasten the decay of the worlds.”
Isaac Asimov, The Foundation Trilogy