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Robot quotes can make human beings realize how far they have come in the field of technology.

While going through the best robot movie quotes, you may want to know more about robotics. Nothing can be better than reading about the hidden treasures of the future.

Popular science fiction quotes mostly tend to rise from celebrated books that revolve around human life and technology. Robots are a phenomenon that has engrossed us since their age of existence began. A part of us always wants to know the secrets of having an android life. So, opening a casket of robot sayings and famous robot quotes from movies can truly be the beginning quest to know the exciting field of robotics.

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Quotes About Robots From Isaac Asimov

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Isaac Asimov, the America writer has left us with several quotes about robots. In this category, you will find robot quotes from his book.

1. "Actions such as his could come only from a robot, or from a very honorable and decent human being. But you see, you just can't differentiate between a robot and the very best of humans."

‒ Isaac Asimov, 'I, Robot'.

2. "If you were to insist I was a robot, you might not consider me capable of love in some mystic human sense."

‒ Isaac Asimov, 'The Foundation Series'.

3. "The Master created humans first as the lowest type, most easily formed. Gradually, he replaced them by robots, the next higher step, and finally he created me, to take the place of the last humans."

‒ Isaac Asimov, 'I, Robot'.

4. "I'm sorry, but you don't understand. These are robots - and that means they are reasoning beings. They recognize the Master, now that I have preached Truth to them. All the robots do. They call me the prophet."

‒ Cutie (QT-1 robot), 'I, Robot'.

5. "By using human ova and hormone control, one can grow human flesh and skin over a skeleton of porous silicone plastics that would defy external examination."

‒ Dr. Alfred Lanning, 'I, Robot'.

6. "Think about the Machines for a while, Stephen. They are robots, and they follow the First Law. But the Machines work not for any single human being, but for all humanity, so that the First Law becomes: 'No Machine may harm humanity; or, through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm."

‒ Isaac Asimov, 'I, Robot'.

7. "Feminine intuition? Is that what you wanted the robot for? You men."

‒ Isaac Asimov, 'Robot Visions'.

8. "You can't understand human motivation. You can only understand your damned machines because you're a machine yourself, with skin on."

‒ Isaac Asimov, 'Robot Visions'.

9. "He was a primitive robot, and to him people were people. … It did not surprise him that human beings had grown so civilized and humane. His circuitry forced him, in any case, to view all human beings as civilized and human; even as god-like, to use an old-fashioned phrase."

‒ Isaac Asimov, 'Robot Visions'.

10. "A robot is infinitely more to be trusted than a human nursemaid. Robbie was constructed for only one purpose really — to be the companion of a little child. … He just can't help being faithful and loving and kind. He's a machine-made so. That's more than you can say for humans."

‒ Isaac Asimov, 'Robbie'.

11. "The easiest way for a cyborg to offer the proof is for him to demonstrate that he is not bound by the Three Laws of Robotics. Since the Three Laws enforce socially acceptable behavior, this means he must demonstrate that he is capable of human (i.e. nasty) behavior."

‒ Isaac Asimov, 'Cybernetic Organism'.

12. "Then you don't remember a world without robots. There was a time when humanity faced the universe alone and without a friend."

‒ Dr. Susan Calvin, 'I, Robot'.

13. "To you, a robot is gears and metal. But they're a cleaner better breed than we are."

‒ Dr. Susan Calvin, 'I, Robot'.

14. "Now a human caught in an impossibility often responds by a retreat from reality. And so the robot."

‒ Dr. Susan Calvin, 'I, Robot'.

15. "A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm."

‒ Isaac Asimov, 'I, Robot'.

Quotes About Robots From Renowned Authors

Are you ready to know some popular robot phrases? Here are some robot quotes to get you inquisitive about the world and technology.

16. "Whether we are based on carbon or on silicon makes no fundamental difference; we should each be treated with appropriate respect."

‒ Arthur C. Clarke, ‘2010: Odyssey Two'.

17. "Here's another one of those self-satisfied doors. Life! Don't talk to me about life."

‒ Douglas Adams, 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy'.

18. "It is not enough to live together in peace, with one race on its knees."

‒ Daniel H. Wilson, 'Robopocalypse'.

19. "The true knowledge is not in the things, but in finding the connections between the things."

‒ Daniel H. Wilson, 'Robopocalypse'.

20. "Over the road, there was a church: a modern gray building, which constantly played a recording of church bells. … I never went in but I bet it was a robot church for androids, where the Bible was in binary and their Jesus had laser eyes and metal claws."

‒ Russell Brand, 'My Booky Wook'.

21. "Technology changes, but people stay the same."

‒ Daniel H. Wilson, 'Robopocalypse'.

22. "If you work hard and stay in line, the machines feed you and keep you warm and alive."

‒ Daniel H. Wilson, 'Robopocalypse'.

23. "'An android,' he said, 'doesn't care what happens to another android. That's one of the indications we look for.'"

‒ Philip K. Dick, 'Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?'.

24. "The moment is God's will. Life reveals itself only to the conscious. The disharmony is in the robot mind's desire to control life to suit its individual interests - an impossibility; but you keep trying."

‒ Barry Long, 'Knowing Yourself'.

25. "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."

‒ Daniel H. Wilson.

26. "Do your kind even know what love is? Can you feel anything at all, or is it just... programmed?"

‒ Marissa Meyer, 'Cinder'.

27. "The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots."

‒ Erich Fromm, 'The Sane Society'.

28. "Even a manically depressed robot is better to talk to than nobody."

‒ Douglas Adams.

29. "When a robot dies, you don't have to write a letter to its mother."

‒ P. W. Singer, 'Wired For War'.

30. "The machine has no feelings, it feels no fear and no hope ... it operates according to the pure logic of probability."

‒ Max Frisch, ‘Homo Faber’.

31. "We are survival machines - robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes."

‒ Richard Dawkins.

32. "There are three things that robots cannot do, wrote Maxon. Then beneath that on the page he wrote three dots, indented. Beside the first dot he wrote 'Show preference without reason (Love)' and then 'Doubt rational decisions (Regret)' and finally 'Trust data from a previously unreliable source (Forgive) '"

‒ Lydia Netzer, ‘Shine Shine Shine’.

33. "I always thought the key to immortality would be, like, tiny robots fixing things in your brain."

‒ Robin Sloan, 'Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore'.

34. "Factory settings—a contemporary synonym for fate."

‒ Ian McEwan, 'Machines Like Me'.

35. "The island was teeming with life. And now it had a new kind of life. A strange kind of life. Artificial life."

‒ Peter Brown, 'The Wild Robot'.

36. "It's great progress to give birth by machine. It's faster and more convenient. Any acceleration constitutes progress, Miss Glory."

‒ Karel Čapek, 'R.U.R'.

37. "The whole world wanted its Robots. My boy, we did nothing but ride the avalanche of demand, and all the while kept blathering on—about technology, about the social question, about progress, about very interesting things."

‒ Karel Čapek, 'R.U.R'.

38. "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

‒ Arthur C. Clarke.

39. "I don't think the robots are taking over. I think the men who play with toys have taken over. And if we don't take the toys out of their hands, we're fools."

‒ Ray Bradbury.

40. "If you don't want a generation of robots, fund the arts!"

‒ Cath Crowley, 'Graffiti Moon'.

Quotes About Robot And A. I.

Do you want to impress some scientists with some funny robot quotes? This section of quotes contain soul enriching robot quotes for people of any age to increase their self consciousness about humans and robot. You might find your favorite quote about robots here:

41. "The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim."

‒ Edsger W. Dijkstra.

42. "The techniques of artificial intelligence are to the mind what bureaucracy is to human social interaction."

‒ Terry Winograd.

43. "Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time."

‒ Terry Pratchett, 'Hogfather'.

44. "Helena: Will they be happier when they can feel pain?

Dr. Gall: On the contrary. But they will be technically more perfect."

‒ Karel Čapek, 'R.U.R.'.

45. "It doesn't matter whether there's blood in your veins or hydraulic fluid, it's everyone's right to be free."

‒ W.H. Mitchell, 'The Arks Of Andromeda'.

46. "Everyone had grown used to giving orders to the pleasant-voiced feminine robots."

‒ Laura Lam, 'Goldilocks'.

47. "His eyes were eggs of unstable crystal, vibrating with a frequency whose name was rain and the sound of trains, suddenly sprouting a humming forest of hair-fine glass spines."

‒ William Gibson, 'Neuromancer'.

48. "Rain woke him, a slow drizzle, his feet tangled in coils of discarded fiberoptics. The arcade's sea of sound washed over him, receded, returned. Rolling over, he sat up and held his head."

- William Gibson, 'Neuromancer'.

49. "We created the Machine, to do our will, but we cannot make it do our will now."

‒ E.M. Forster, 'The Machine Stops'.

50. "Burgeoning technologies require outlaw zones, that Night City wasn't there for its inhabitants, but as a deliberately unsupervised playground for technology itself."

― William Gibson, 'Neuromancer'.

Quotes From Popular Robots In Fiction

Here are some robot quotes from fictions that have caught humanity by surprise.

51. "And in their corner all they had was Murderbot, who just wanted everyone to shut up and leave it alone so it could watch the entertainment feed all day."

‒ Martha Wells, 'All Systems Red'.

52. "It had to be the greatest irony in the history of mankind, he thought. The last Christian in the entire universe was a machine."

David Weber, 'Off Armageddon Reef'.

53. "One can be ugly in looks, but lovely in disposition."

‒ L. Frank Baum, ‘Tik-Tok Of Oz’.

54. "Carbon is the basis of human life and iron of robot life."

‒ Isaac Asimov, 'The Caves Of Steel'.

55. "His hobby was Man."

‒ Roger Zelazny, 'For A Breath I Tarry'.

56. "The other hand neither was he a man, nor any sapient proteinoid of the glutinous-albuminous variety."

‒ Stanisław Lem, ‘The Cyberiad’.

57. "Baley needed a friend and he was in no mood to cavil at the fact that a gear replaced a blood vessel in this particular one."

Isaac Asimov, 'The Caves Of Steel'.

58. "But it doesn't matter. The electric things have their lives, too. Paltry as those lives are."

‒ Philip K. Dick, 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'.

59. "They never stop, these Stepford wives. Work like robots. Yes, that would fit. They work like robots all their lives."

‒ Ira Levin, ‘The Stepford Wives’.

60. "Death to the machines!"

‒ The Machine-Man, 'Metropolis'.

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