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Of course nobody would deny the importance of human beings for theological thinking but the time span of history that theologians think about is a few thousand years of human culture rather than the fifteen billion years of the history of the universe.

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Women's liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that.

I think that women just have a primeval instinct to make soup which they will try to foist on anybody who looks like a likely candidate.

Truth of a modest sort I can promise you and also sincerity. That complete praiseworthy sincerity which while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends.

When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.

Your political reputation affects how likely allies are to trust you and what kind of deals they'll offer at the negotiating table. There's also some emotional response in there so factions do bear grudges. Just like the real thing.

Suicide is possible but not probable hanging I trust is even more unlikely for I hope that by the time I die my countrymen will have become civilised enough to abolish capital punishment.

I like to think that if it hadn't gone as well as it has if I wasn't able to make a living off of playing music I would still be playing the music. But of course I wouldn't likely have had the opportunity to travel and a lot of the places have inspired songs.

If you travel first class you think first class and you are more likely to play first class.

If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.

The dissemination of advanced implantable technology will likely be just as ruthlessly democratic as the ailments it is destined to treat. Meaning that someday soon we may have a new class of very smart very fast people - yesterday's disabled and elderly.

So if you're a customer today the same person who came in to demonstrate the technology for you and helped you architect the solution before you bought it is likely going to be leading the team to help you do the implementation.

Without husbands women have to focus on earning more. They work longer hours they're willing to relocate and they're more likely to choose higher-paying fields like technology.

When I was in junior high school the teachers voted me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.

I had come to the point when I realized it was unlikely that my film career was going to move beyond a certain level of role. And I was - because I had graphic instances of it - handicapped by the success of Star Trek. A director would say 'I don't want Jean-Luc Picard in my movie' - and this was compounded by X-Men as well.

The whole secret to our success is being able to con ourselves into believing that we're going to change the world because statistically we are unlikely to do it.

Which is - you know like check it out I'm pretty young I'm only about 40 years old. I still have maybe another four decades of work left in me. And it's exceedingly likely that anything I write from this point forward is going to be judged by the world as the work that came after the freakish success of my last book right?

If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.

A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable.

A first-generation fortune is the most likely to be given away but once a fortune is inherited it's less likely that a very high percentage will go back to society.

If you look at the purported dangers of salt or fat there is no consensus of support in scientific literature. So I would ask first: 'Is it possible to have an informed government that actually follows the science?' From what I've seen it's not likely.

Beyond that I seem to be compelled to write science fiction rather than fantasy or mysteries or some other genre more likely to climb onto bestseller lists even though I enjoy reading a wide variety of literature both fiction and nonfiction.

Indeed the whole human species is endangered by nuclear weapons or by other means of wholesale destruction which further advances in science are likely to produce.

Biology is now bigger than physics as measured by the size of budgets by the size of the workforce or by the output of major discoveries and biology is likely to remain the biggest part of science through the twenty-first century.

If I get the forty additional years statisticians say are likely coming to me I could fit in at least one maybe two new lifetimes. Sad that only one of those lifetimes can include being the mother of young children.