SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
”The product of the human brain has escaped the control of human hands. This is the comedy of science.”
–Rossum, in Karel Capek’s play R.U.R.
Karel Čapek (January 9, 1890 – December 25, 1938) was one of the most influential Czech writers of the 20th century.
He wrote with intelligence and humour on a wide variety of subjects. His works are known for their interesting and precise descriptions of reality, and Čapek is renowned for his excellent work with the Czech language. He is perhaps best known as a science fiction author, who wrote before science fiction became widely recognized as a separate genre.
OTHER QUOTES BY CAPEK:
”If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people.”
”My dear Miss Glory, Robots are not people. They are mechanically more perfect than we are, they have an astounding intellectual capacity, but they have no soul.”
”Robots do not hold on to life. They can’t. They have nothing to hold on with – no soul, no instinct. Grass has more will to live than they do.”