British Science Fiction

Famous quotes containing the words british, science and/or fiction:

    The British do not expect happiness. I had the impression, all the time that I lived there, that they do not want to be happy; they want to be right.
    Quentin Crisp (b. 1908)

    For twenty-five centuries, Western knowledge has tried to look upon the world. It has failed to understand that the world is not for the beholding. It is for hearing. It is not legible, but audible. Our science has always desired to monitor, measure, abstract, and castrate meaning, forgetting that life is full of noise and that death alone is silent: work noise, noise of man, and noise of beast. Noise bought, sold, or prohibited. Nothing essential happens in the absence of noise.
    Jacques Attali (b. 1943)

    It is with fiction as with religion: it should present another world, and yet one to which we feel the tie.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)