-> How can I possibly put a new idea into your heads, if I do not first remove your delusions?
-->-- '''Doctor Pinero''', ''Life Line, 1939''

-> You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity.
-->-- '''Logic of Empire (1941)''', ''Precursor to 'Hanlon's Razor''

-> Man is not a rational animal, he is a rationalizing animal.
-->-- '''Assignment in Eternity (1953)'''

-> Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.
-->-- '''Literature/TheRollingStones (1952)'''

-> Free will is a golden thread running through the frozen matrix of fixed events.
-->-- '''The Rolling Stones (1952)'''

-> Aside from a cold appreciation of my own genius I felt that I was a modest man.
-->-- '''Literature/DoubleStar (1956)'''

-> Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
-->-- '''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand (1961)'''

->''[[HardOnSoftScience Everything of any importance is founded on mathematics.]]''
-->-- '''Literature/StarshipTroopers (1959)'''

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