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1. "...robots pencil prescriptions for acid gas sunsets"
Author: Allen Ginsberg
2. "People with lots of doubts sometimes find life more oppressive and exhausting than others, but they're more energetic - they aren't robots."
Author: Antonio Tabucchi
3. "If we were to lose the ability to be emotional, if we were to lose the ability to be angry, to be outraged, we would be robots. And I refuse that."
Author: Arundhati Roy
4. "You will be able to program a robot to follow a track on the ground and manipulate a hand. You can also write little programs that will give the robots goals."
Author: Bill Budge
5. "If you don't want a generation of robots, fund the arts!"
Author: Cath Crowley
6. "Robots are like Mars: they needgirls. Boys won't do;the memesoup is all wrong. They stompwhen they should kissand they're none too keenon having things shoved inside them...It's not a robotuntil you put a girl inside. Sometimes I feel like that. A junkyard the Company forgot to put a girl in."
Author: Catherynne M. Valente
7. "Our brain is a circuit board with neurons and terminals ready to be wired. We are born free, then programmed to obey our parents, to tell the truth, pass exams, pursue and achieve, love and propagate, age and fade unfulfilled and uncertain what it has all been for. We swallow the operating system with our mother's milk and sleepwalk into the forest of consumer illusion craving shoes, houses, cars, magazines, experiences that endorse our preconceived dreams and opinions. We grow into our parents. We becomes clones, robots, matchstick men thinking and saying the same, feeling the same, behaving the same, appreciating in books and films and art shows those things we already recognize and understand."
Author: Chloe Thurlow
8. "The music coming from inside sounded like robots fucking. And complaining about it. In rhythmic monotone. European robots."
Author: Christopher Moore
9. "I visualize a time when we will be to robots what dogs are to humans, and I'm rooting for the machines."
Author: Claude Shannon
10. "What I've got here are my own constraints. I'm challenging myself, using found objects and making stuff that throws all this computational capacity at, you know, these trivial problems, like car-driving Elmo clusters and seashell toaster-robots. We have so much capacity that the trivia expands to fill it. And all that capacity is junk-capacity, it's leftovers. There's enough computational capacity in a junkyard to launch a space-program, and that's by design. Remember the iPod? Why do you think it was so prone to scratching and going all gunky after a year in your pocket? Why would Apple build a handheld technology out of materials that turned to shit if you looked at them cross-eyed? It's because the iPod was only meant to last a year!"
Author: Cory Doctorow
11. "I do think, in time, people will have, sort of, relationships with certain kinds of robots - not every robot, but certain kinds of robots - where they might feel that it is a sort of friendship, but it's going to be of a robot-human kind."
Author: Cynthia Breazeal
12. "If you look at the field of robotics today, you can say robots have been in the deepest oceans, they've been to Mars, you know? They've been all these places, but they're just now starting to come into your living room. Your living room is the final frontier for robots."
Author: Cynthia Breazeal
13. "In a lot of Western science fiction, you need some form of conflict, whether it's aliens or robots. I think in Western culture, being more suspicious of science, and hubris, you'll see a lot of fear of creating something that goes out of control."
Author: Cynthia Breazeal
14. "Robots are interesting because they exist as a real technology that you can really study - you can get a degree in robotics - and they also have all this pop-culture real estate that they take up in people's minds."
Author: Daniel H. Wilson
15. "Robots should stand up for themselves and not try to be humans. They should either utterly destroy us or protect us from aliens. And vampires. And pirates."
Author: Daniel H. Wilson
16. "Sometimes a technology is so awe-inspiring that the imagination runs away with it - often far, far away from reality. Robots are like that. A lot of big and ultimately unfulfilled promises were made in robotics early on, based on preliminary successes."
Author: Daniel H. Wilson
17. "In movies and in television the robots are always evil. I guess I am not into the whole brooding cyberpunk dystopia thing."
Author: Daniel H. Wilson
18. "Artificial intelligence is growing up fast, as are robots whose facial expressions can elicit empathy and make your mirror neurons quiver."
Author: Diane Ackerman
19. "The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots."
Author: Erich Fromm
20. "Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read."
Author: Frank Zappa
21. "So, where are the robots? We've been told for 40 years already that they're coming soon. Very soon they'll be doing everything for us. They'll be cooking, cleaning, buying things, shopping, building. But they aren't here. Meanwhile, we have illegal immigrants doing all the work, but we don't have any robots."
Author: Hod Lipson
22. "What will we be doing, when everything that can be done, can be done better by robots?"
Author: Humberto Contreras
23. "She's qualified all right. She understands robots like a sister—comes from hating human beings so much, I think."
Author: Isaac Asimov
24. "Ahora bien, un humano enfrentado con una imposibilidad, responde frecuentemente con una retirada de la realidad; penetra en un mundo de engaño, entregándose a la bebida, llegando al histerismo, o tirándose de un puente. Todo esto se reduce a lo mismo, la negativa o laincapacidad de enfrentarse serenamente con la situación. Y lo mismo ocurre con los robots. Un dilema, en el mejor de los casos, creará un desorden en sus conexiones; y en el peor abrasará su cerebro positrónico sin reparación posible"
Author: Isaac Asimov
25. "Surely, if we take on thinking partners––or, at the least, thinking servants––in the form of machines, we will be more comfortable with them, and will relate to them more easily, if they are shaped like humans. It will be easier to be friends with human-shaped robots than with specialized machines of unrecognizable shape. And I sometimes think that, in the desperate straits of humanity today, we would be grateful to have nonhuman friends, even if they are only the friends we build ourselves."
Author: Isaac Asimov
26. "They recognize the Master, now that I have preached Truth to them. All the robots do."
Author: Isaac Asimov
27. "People can't change. We're pre-programmed robots going through the motions. We're the same at death as we are at birth."
Author: J. Matthew Nespoli
28. "You have terminated me," one of them said in a strange, flat voice. "But Iam one of many.""Robots!" Iggy breathed, taking Total from Angel."One of many, one of many, one of many," the robot Eraser was saying. NowNudge saw the red light in its eyes, saw how they were fading and winking out."Good!" spat the Gasman, kicking it hard. "Because we like to blow stuff up,blow stuff up, blow stuff up!"
Author: James Patterson
29. "Your kidding" i said. "we've escaped from top- security prisons, lived on our own for years, made tons of smarty-pants grown-ups look like fools without even trying,eaten desert rats with no A1 steak sauce, and your telling me we're minors and have to have guardians?" I shook my head, staring at him. "Listen pal, i grew up in a freaking dog crate. I've seen horrible, part-human mutations die gut-wrenching deaths. I've had people, mutants, and robots trying to kill me twenty-four/seven for as long as i can remember, and you think i'm gonna cave to state law? are you bonkers?"
Author: James Patterson
30. "Well, really the way worked was that I had probably built fifty robots before Mystery Science Theater, and I had sold them in a store in Minneapolis in a store called Props, which was kind of a high end gift shop."
Author: Joel Hodgson
31. "Art shows us that human beings still matter in a world where money talks the loudest, where computers know everything about us, and where robots fabricate our next meal and also our ride there."
Author: John Maeda
32. "Pretty soon we'll have robots in our society, you're going to have a lot of automated processes that used to be done by people - this is happening. Society and technology is changing so fast, and the impact of the change on society and technology is global, not local."
Author: Jose Padilha
33. "Robots do not hold on to life. They can't. They have nothing to hold on with - no soul, no instinct. Grass has more will to live than they do."
Author: Karel Capek
34. "Robots of the world, you are ordered to exterminate the human race. Do not spare the men. Do not spare the women. Preserve only the factories, railroads, machines, mines, and raw materials. Destroy everything else. Then return to work. Work must not cease."
Author: Karel Capek
35. "The current phone obsession is a disease," Chance said. "Everyone's gone mad, typing to themselves all day long like mindless robots."
Author: Kathy Reichs
36. "If you had an alien race that looked like insects, then they would build robots to look like themselves, not to look like people."
Author: Kevin J. Anderson
37. "Humans were still not only the cheapest robots around, but also, for many tasks, the only robots that could do the job. They were self-reproducing robots too. They showed up and worked generation after generation; give them 3000 calories a day and a few amenities, a little time off, and a strong jolt of fear, and you could work them at almost anything. Give them some ameliorative drugs and you had a working class, reified and coglike."
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
38. "He won all those medals in the Second World War, which was staged by robots so that Dwayne Hoover could give a free-will reaction to such a holocaust. The war was such an extravaganza that there was scarcely a robots anywhere who didn't have a part to play. Harold Newcomb Wilbur got his medals for killing Japanese, who were yellow robots. They were fueled by rice."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
39. "You may know how to operate computers. You may know a lot about aliens or robots. You may be a doctor, lawyer, engineer, teacher, specialist… BUT if you don't know how you operate, why your life is the way it is and how to increase fulfillment, love and peace in your life then all the knowledge and degrees aren't much worth having!"
Author: Maddy Malhotra
40. "Film-makers are always going to be interested in making movies that plug into society around them. That's what a vibrant, artistically alert community should be doing. After all, it would be sad if we only made films about alien robots."
Author: Mark Boal
41. "But there was another thing Momo couldn't quite understand - a thing that hadn't happened until very recently. More and more often these days, children turned up with all kinds of toys you couldn't really play with: remote-controlled tanks that trundled to and fro but did little else, or space rockets that whizzed around on strings but go nowhere, or model robots that waddled along with eyes flashing and heads swiveling but that was all."
Author: Michael Ende
42. "It's very dangerous to put astronauts on a moon base where there's radiation, solar flares and micro meteorites. It'd be much better to put robots on the moon and have them mentally connected to astronauts on the Earth."
Author: Michio Kaku
43. "Robots are important also. If I don my pure-scientist hat, I would say just send robots; I'll stay down here and get the data. But nobody's ever given a parade for a robot. Nobody's ever named a high school after a robot. So when I don my public-educator hat, I have to recognize the elements of exploration that excite people. It's not only the discoveries and the beautiful photos that come down from the heavens; it's the vicarious participation in discovery itself."
Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
44. "Kids are really inspired to not just apply senses to robots and machines, but to try them on themselves."
Author: Neil Harbisson
45. "I just want the future to happen faster. I can't imagine the future without robots."
Author: Nolan Bushnell
46. "Fantasy is my favorite genre for reading and writing. We have more options than anyone else, and the best props and special effects. That means if you want to write a fantasy story with Norse gods, sentient robots, and telepathic dinosaurs, you can do just that. Want to throw in a vampire and a lesbian unicorn while you're at it? Go ahead."
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
47. "In the future, I'm sure there will be a lot more robots in every aspect of life. If you told people in 1985 that in 25 years they would have computers in their kitchen, it would have made no sense to them."
Author: Rodney Brooks
48. "If ten eyewitnesses are asked to describe a suspect, you'll get ten different variations. The same applies to readers and their opinions about the same book. And that's how it should be; we're not robots."
Author: Shawnda Currie
49. "Nosotros contamos la verdad por cuanto en los cuentos triunfa la verdad.- Fábulas de Robots"
Author: Stanisław Lem
50. "I was eight years old when I realized that my G.I. Joe and Optimus Prime were more than friends," I told her. "Theirs was a forbidden love that dared not speak its name.""Optimus Prime is a robot," Jenny said. "Humans and robots can't be in love.""Oh," Sandy groaned. "You shouldn't have said that.""Blasphemy!" I hissed at her."It's true!" she insisted."I hope you never have children," I snapped."
Author: T.J. Klune

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