“The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn’t have a space program. And if we become extinct because we don’t have a space program, it’ll serve us right!”

“The gods do not protect fools. Fools are protected by more capable fools.”

“Whole Nation dephends on technology. Stop the wheels for two days and you have riots. No place is more than two meals from a revolution. Think of Los Angeles or New York with no electricity.”

“There were timelines branching and branching, a mega-universe of universes, millions more every minute. Billions? Trillions? The universe split every time someone made a decision. Split, so that every decision ever made could go both ways. Every choice made by every man, woman, and child was reversed in the universe next door.”

-Larry Niven