Favorite sci-fi quotes


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This week the topic is “The top ten quotes from books we’ve read in the last year or so.” Because it’s Sci-Fi Month I’ve changed the topic slightly–these are favorite quotes from some of the science fiction I’ve read in the last year or so. I love quotes so it was both fun and hard to choose just ten I really like.

Books my quotes are from:

The Martian by Andy Weir






The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by Mary Robinette Kowal

“Time was when I couldn’t walk anywhere on Mars without being recognized as the Lady Astronaut. Now, thirty years after the First Expedition, I was just another old lady, whose small stature showed my origin on Earth.”

Lock In by John Scalzi

“Rich people show their appreciation through favors. When everyone you know has more money than they know what to do with, money stops being a useful transactional tool. So instead you offer favors. Deals. Quid pro quos. Things that involve personal involvement rather than money. Because when you’re that rich, your personal time is your limiting factor.”

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov









The Better Part of Valor by Tanya Huff

“And the moral of the story: never call a two star general a bastard to his face.”

Stretching out his regenerated leg, Captain Rose leaned away from his desk and drummed his fingers against the inert plastic trim. “I’m a little surprised you didn’t already know that.”

“You and me both, sir” Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr stared down at the general’s orders on her slate. “You and me both.”

Earth Girl by Janet Edwards










Ready Player One by Ernest Cline









Starpilot’s Grave by Debra Doyle & John D. MacDonald

“Still no reply from the target,” she said. “Regular starpilot’s grave over there–no emanations of any kind.”

. . . . “What the merchant spacers call a drifting wreck,” she said.

The Last Colony by John Scalzi








The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher






What about you? Do you have favorite quote from books?

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

4 thoughts on “Favorite sci-fi quotes”

    1. Sorry about that, Bea. I appreciate you letting me know. I knew they might be hard to read, but I thought to myself “the slide show can be paused.” However, I didn’t take into account that visitors might not know that or care. When they couldn’t read it they would just leave. So, I have reworked it and it’s sill not great, but is better. Again, thanks for telling me.


        1. If you hover over the slide show you can pause it or go back or forward, but it isn’t obvious so I should have realized that when I used the slide show feature. So thanks for pointing it out, Bea!


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