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Quotes / Androids Are People, Too

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"Even weapons that exist only for fighting can laugh and live kindly. You may have been born a combat cyborg, but I know a girl who’s more human than anyone, who’s stupidly kind and tries her best."

I don't know who decides the laws of the pactio, but organization, spirits of the contract, or whatever you may be, don't you dare screw with me like this! This desperate, despairing Chachamaru-san I see before me cannot be a simulation! She cannot possibly be artificial! In fact, so what if she is artificial! Chachamaru-san is our friend!! She is real! And I won't let anyone tell me otherwise!!

Penny: I'm not real.
Ruby: Of course you are. You think just because you've got nuts and bolts instead of squishy guts makes you any less real than me?

"If I were any more alive, I'd need to use deodorant."
Edge, Freefall

"Be it flesh and bone, wood and leaves, or metal and steel, the body is just a vessel for what truly makes you real."
Zecora, Marionettes

"You're damn right synths are machines, but that doesn't stop us from being people."

"Why such an association? What use is it?"
"Why, because robots have been made slaves, just as the peasants once were in the time of the Tsars! We feel we can treat them as objects, because we have created them, but we created them to possess consciousness and to have free will-"
"Free will as bounded by the Iron Laws," Levin reminded his brother.
"Yes, yes, the Iron Laws. But free will they nevertheless possess, free will of a kind. And just as God made man to pursue his own ends as he saw fit, surely we must allow magnificent automatons like these to try and get out of their slavery."
Android Karenina

"What if androids, but people?"
Jim Sterling, describing "the only game with the boldness, the bravery, the moxie" to ask that question, Detroit: Become Human

Jet Bradley: You sound so much like our dad sometimes. Act like him, too.
Tron: Your father. My User.
Jet Bradley: Just because I’m coded up in DNA and you’re coded in Gibbs 4 doesn’t make you any less his son. Thought he already told you that.

"You see he's met two of your three criteria for sentience. What if he meets the third: consciousness, in even the smallest degree? What is he then? I don't know, do you?! [looks at the prosecution] Do you? [looks at the judge] Do you? Well that's the question you have to answer. Your honor, the courtroom is a crucible. In it we burn away irrelevances until we are left with a purer product: the truth, for all time. Now sooner or later this man, or others like him will succeed in replicating Commander Data, and the decision you reach here today will determine how we will regard this creation of our genius. It will reveal the kind of a people we are, and what he is destined to be; it will reach far beyond this courtroom and this one android. It could significantly redefine the boundaries of personal liberty and freedom, expanding them for some, and savagely curtailing them for others. Are you prepared to condemn him, and all who come after him, to servitude and slavery? Your honor, Starfleet was founded to seek out new life, [points to Data] well there it sits, waiting. You wanted a chance to make law, well here it is, make it a good one."

Lando: "Need anything?"
L3-37: "Equal rights?"


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