"My education and background thoroughly inform my writing."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."David Brin on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."David Brin on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."David Brin on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."David Brin on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."David Brin on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."