"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."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."David Brin on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."David Brin on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."David Brin on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."David Brin on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."David Brin on Booker T. Washington
"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."
"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."
"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."