"The greatest freedom is the freedom not to get involved."
--Yang Wen-Li, from Legend of Galactic Heroes
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."
--Bertrand Russell, from real life
"Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty. A beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show. The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry."
--also Bertrand Russell, from real life
"Men, were're debating in a vacuum. Let's go get some answers."
--James T. Kirk, from Star Trek