Hal Clement Quotes

Speculation is perfectly all right, but if you stay there you’ve only founded a superstition. If you test it, you’ve started a science.

Human beings are prone to believe the things they wish were true.

Some things were too hard to believe, however entertaining they might be to hear or read.

No one likes to be watched constantly by someone he can’t see.

What’s the use of a high school education if you can’t recall it when needed later on?

The captain, thinking over this event afterward, realized that by his own lifelong standards he had a crew composed entirely of lunatics, with himself well to the front in degree of aberration; but he was fairly sure that this particular form of insanity was going to be useful.

Maybe we’ve been taking nova precautions for a red dwarf.