Murray Leinster’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Murray Leinster Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Murray Leinster, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Murray Leinster you will find my Ten favourites of Murray Leinster’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“Nothing,” snapped Howell, “that a man can imagine is impossible!”
― Murray Leinster, The Machine That Saved The World

 “Then everything was normal again, except that the liner was speeding for the planet Krim at something more than thirty times the speed of light. Normality extended through all the galaxy so far inhabited by men. There were worlds on which there was peace, and worlds on which there was tumult. There were busy, zestful young worlds, and languid, weary old ones. From the Near Rim to the farthest of occupied systems, planets circled their suns, and men lived on them, and every man took himself seriously and did not quite believe that the universe had existed before he was born or would long survive his loss. Time passed. Comets let out vast streamers like bridal veils and swept toward and around their suns. Some of them—one in ten thousand, or twenty—were possibly seen by human eyes. The liner bearing Hoddan sped through the void. In time it made a landfall on the Planet Krim.”
― Murray Leinster, The Pirates of Ersatz

“Hoddan began suddenly to see real possibilities. This was not a direct move toward the realization of his personal ambitions. But on the other hand, it wasn’t a movement away from them. Hoddan suddenly remembered an oration he’d heard his grandfather give many, many times in the past.

“Straight thinkin’,” the old man had said obstinately, “is a delusion. You think things out clear and simple, and you can see yourself ruined and your family starving any day! But real things ain’t simple! They ain’t clear! Any time you try to figure things out so they’re simple and straightforward, you’re goin’ against nature and you’re going to get ’em mixed up! So when something happens and you’re in a straightforward, hopeless fix—why, you go along with nature! Make it as complicated as you can, and the people who want you in trouble will get hopeless confused and you can get out!”
― Murray Leinster

 “Этические уравнения доказывают как дважды два, что вероятность и этика нераздельны, и если, приступая к любому делу, нарушить законы порядочности и чести, бессмысленно ждать, чтобы оно принесло плоды, достойные восхищения.
(“Этические уравнения”)”
― Murray Leinster, First Contacts: The Essential Murray Leinster

 “We do not like the idea that any other creature can be better than we are. It is highly probable that if we ever have to face a superior race, we will die of it.”
― Murray Leinster, The Wailing Asteroid

 “…маленький человек куда охотнее, чем крупный мужчина, пустит в ход парализатор. И всегда будет стрелять наверняка.
― Murray Leinster, First Contacts: The Essential Murray Leinster

“Hoddan swore from the depths of a very considerable vocabulary. “You (censored)—(deleted)—(omitted)—(unprintability)”, he roared.”
― Murray Leinster, The Pirates of Ersatz

 “the whole purpose of civilization is to take the surprises out of life, so one can be bored to death”
― Murray Leinster, The Pirates of Ersatz

“…побеждённые кажутся победителям как бы не совсем людьми.
― Murray Leinster, First Contacts: The Essential Murray Leinster

“…счастливые люди всегда бывают добрыми.
(“Лекарство для юлита”)”
― Murray Leinster, First Contacts: The Essential Murray Leinster

10 Famous Quotes by Author Murray Leinster

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Murray Leinster, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Murray Leinster.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Murray Leinster. 

One Final Bonus – Murray Leinster Quote 

“You know the logics setup. You got a logic in your house. It looks like a vision receiver used to, only it’s got keys instead of dials and you punch the keys for what you wanna get. It’s hooked in to the tank, which has the Carson Circuit all fixed up with relays. Say you punch “Station SNAFU” on your logic. Relays in the tank take over an’ whatever vision-program SNAFU is telecastin’ comes on your logic’s screen. Or you punch “Sally Hancock’s Phone” an’ the screen blinks an’ sputters an’ you’re hooked up with the logic in her house an’ if somebody answers you got a vision-phone connection. But besides that, if you punch for the weather forecast or who won today’s race at Hialeah or who was mistress of the White House durin’ Garfield’s administration or what is PDQ and R sellin’ for today, that comes on the screen too. The relays in the tank do it. The tank is a big buildin’ full of all the facts in creation an’ all the recorded telecasts that ever was made—an’ it’s hooked in with all the other tanks all over the country—an’ everything you wanna know or see or hear, you punch for it an’ you get it. Very convenient. Also it does math for you, an’ keeps books, an’ acts as consultin’ chemist, physicist, astronomer, an’ tea-leaf reader, with a “Advice to the Lovelorn” thrown in. The only thing it won’t do is tell you exactly what your wife meant when she said, “Oh, you think so, do you?” in that peculiar kinda voice. Logics don’t work good on women. Only on things that make sense. (1949)”

― Murray Leinster, A Logic Named Joe

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