Ten Inspirational Quotes for Sci-Fi Writers

“The function of science-fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it.”

Frank Herbert

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.”

Arthur C. Clarke

“You have to believe.  Otherwise, it will never happen.”

Neil Gaiman

“I define science-fiction as the art of the possible.  Fantasy is the art of the impossible.”

Ray Bradbury


“Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.”

Isaac Asimov

“The world sucks, so I made my own.”


“Science-fiction writers aren’t fortune tellers.  Fortune tellers are fakes.”

William Gibson

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Arthur C. Clarke

“Science-fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.”

Isaac Asimov

“Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off.  Build your wings on the way down.”

Ray Bradbury