"Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."David Brin on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."David Brin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."David Brin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."David Brin on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."David Brin on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My education and background thoroughly inform my writing."
"The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal."
"It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power."
"There's no doubt that scientific training helps many authors to write better science fiction. And yet, several of the very best were English majors who could not parse a differential equation to save their lives."
"Predicting has a spotty record in science fiction. I've had some failures. On the other hand, I also predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of fundamentalist Islam... and I'm not happy to be right in all of those cases."