Author/Speaker Quote
Douglas Adams Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Robert A. Heinlein TANSTAAFL
Robert A. Heinlein Yield to temptation; it may not pass your way again
Stephen King I work until beer o'clock.
ET ET phone home
Gregory Benford The thing about aliens is, they're alien.
Lewis Carroll 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
Terry Pratchett From the back, Vetinari looked like a carnivorous flamingo.
Dave Bowman Open the pod bay door, Hal
Isaac Asimov A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
Isaac Asimov A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
Isaac Asimov A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Arthur C. Clarke Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
Obi-wan Kenobi Luke, use the Force
Octavia Butler To survive, Know the past. Let it touch you. Then let The past Go. (note: each cap is a new line)
Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman Kids! Bringing about Armageddon can be dangerous. Do not attempt it in your home.
Bill Rotsler Keep all presentations short. Actions are better than words.
Bill Rotsler Rehearse! Rehearse! REHEARSE!
Bill Rotsler Remember, "No costume is no costume."
Bjo Trimble You may surprise the audience, but do not surprise the commitee, ever.
Douglas Adams I love deadlines. I especially love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Terry Pratchett There are no maps. You can't map a sense of humor.
Theodore Sturgeon Yes, but 90% of everything is crap.
Ursula K. Le Guin I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.
H. P. Lovecraft Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn. ("In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.")
Klingon Insult Hab SoSlI' Quch! (Your mother has a smooth forehead!)
Robert A. Heinlein Grok
The Day the Earth Stood Still Klaatu barada nikto
Ron Bounds and Jerry Jacks as Fafhrd and the Gay Mouser Come, Fafhrd, bring your mighty weapon – and your sword
The Eye of Argon By the surly beard of Mrifk, Grignr kneels to no man!
The Terminator I'll be back.
The Tick I'm betting that I'm just abnormal enough to survive
Groucho Mark Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Ray Bradbury Those who don't build must burn. It's as old as history and juvenile delinquence
Robert Silverberg ...there is to me something ineluctably masculine about Tiptree's writing.
Terry Pratchett But you read a lot of books, I'm thinking. Hard to have faith, ain't it, when you've read too many books
Buzz Lightyear To infinity…and beyond
Han Solo I have a bad feeling about this.
Inigo Montoya My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
Peter Quincy Taggart Never give up, never surrender!
? Fans are slans
Esquire Magazine Who sawed Courtney's Boat?
Robert Bloch It is a proud and lonely thing to be a fan
Robert Sheckley Don't lesnerize.
J.R.R. Tolkien In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit.
Terry Pratchett The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head.
X-files The truth is out there.

The truth is out there. But you're in here with us.
J.K Rowling Dear Mr. Potter, We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
J.R.R. Tolkien All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost.
Roald Dahl We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.
Terry Pratchett His movements could be called cat-like, except that he did not stop to spray urine up against things.
Alan Kay The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Arthur C. Clarke Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Kurt Vonnegut We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
Lois McMaster Bujold Guard your honor. Let your reputation fall where it will. And outlive the bastards.
"Bones" McCoy Damnit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a <insert profession here>
Gene Roddenberry To boldly go where no man has gone before
James T Kirk Beam me up, Scotty!
Jean-Luc Picard Make It So
Bjo Trimble Don't ever underestimate the power of a fire marshal.
Connie Willis The purpose of SFWA is to fiddle with the Nebula rules... and we do it all the time.
Jim Gilpatrick Preplanning is just borrowing trouble
Oz, the Great and Powerful Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain
Aldous Huxley An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex
Arthur C. Clarke Few artists thrive in solitude, and nothing is more stimulating than the conflict of minds with similar interests.
Joanna Russ When the memory of one’s predecessors is buried, the assumption persists that there were none and each generation of women believes itself to be faced with the burden of doing everything for the first time. And if no one ever did it before ... why do we think we can succeed now?
Ursula K. Le Guin When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.
"Bones" McCoy He's dead, Jim.
Dr Strangelove Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the War Room.
Isaac Asimov Listening is not the same as talking.
Philip Jose Farmer Dullard: Someone who looks up a thing in the encyclopedia, turns directly to the entry, reads it, and then closes the book.
Robert A. Heinlein I am a thirty second bomb
Various Roll 3 sixes and the baby dies
Walt Willis Fandom is a very worthwhile hobby, and the most worthwhile thing in it is doing as well as you can something that interests you and gives other people pleasure, no matter how much trouble it is.
Patrick Neilsen Hayden Confusion! Crisis! What to do? As ever: mock foolishness, love your friends, throw a good party, and remember. Nothing confounds foolishness like remembering.
Don Fitch Anyone who's been in fandom for long has learned to look at things for what they're intended to be.

What if the hokey pokey is what it's all about?
xxx Minneapolis in '73: an idea whose time has come … and gone … and gotten silly.
Art Rapp Roscoe watches out for stfen wheresoever they may be, from the canyons to the desert, from the mountains to the sea. He's a kind and helpful beaver, aiding fen in many ways, and he merits fannish worship on the Sacred Beaver Days.
Ted Nugent If it's too loud, you're too old.
George R R Martin My novel had all the marks of a best-seller, except failing to best sell.
Spider Robinson I graduated with an English degree and discovered too late that nobody needed a cab driver.
Damon Knight To Serve Man
Isaac Asimov Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent

FIAWOL (Fandom is a Way of Life)

FIJGDH (Fandom is Just a God Damned Hobby)

FIAWMM (Fandom is a Way of Making Money)
Buckaroo Banzai No matter where you go, there you are.
The Flying Karamazov Brothers Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.
Lewis Carroll Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Lewis Carroll The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things." "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master -- that's all.
Edgar Allen Poe All that we see of seem, is but a dream within a dream.
The Prisoner I am not a number, I am a free man. I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. My life is my own.
Tucker Smooooooth
William Gibson The sky above the port was the colour of television, tuned to a dead channel.
Yoda Do, or do not. There is no try.
Geek Haiku Sleep is for the weak Caffeine is my sacrament Are those spiders real?


J. B. S. Haldane The universe is not only queerer than we imagine it is queerer than we can imagine
Peter Beagle The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone
Henry Kuttner The doorknob opened a blue eye and winked at him
James Thurber We all have faults," he said, "and mine is being wicked
Terry Pratchett Go on, prove me wrong. Destroy the fabric of the universe. See if I care.
Edward Lear The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea in a beautiful, pea-green boat
George Orwell It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking 13
Robert A. Heinlein Once upon a time, there was a Martian named Valentine Michael Smith
L Frank Baum I don't think we're in Kansas anymore…
Pete Graham The golden age of science fiction is 12.
Harry Warner, Jr. (on spellcheckers) I refuse to allow an integrated circuit to act like Jack Speer in my home.
Redd Boggs Time presses and there are many things in the air that implore to be written down and published. Pub Your Ish.