The multiplicity of cultures results from the nature of the world. "The Philosophy of Chance"

Our ability to adapt and therefore to accept everything is one of our greatest dangers. "His Master's Voice"

Chroniclers become extremely honest when they feel that what they have to say about themselves is of monumental importance. "His Master's Voice"

Stupidity multiplied does not cease to be stupidity, only its ludicrousness is increased. "Mortal Engines"

The only way to deal with technology is with another technology. "Summa technologiae"

The future will reject and demolish a great deal of what we assume today to be priceless, irreplaceable, and inviolable. "Entry into Orbit"

The more we try to distance ourselves in thought from the present day, the more future accomplishments will fill us with reflexive objections, protest, anxiety, and distaste. "Entry into Orbit"

What’s treason when truth is but another way of lying? "Memoirs Found in a Bathtub"

Mystery offers a way out, a way out of all monstrous absurdities. With Mystery, one can at least hope... "Memoirs Found in a Bathtub"

If I showed no mercy to others, then I could show none to myself. "Return from the Stars"