Isaac Asimov

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Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.More Isaac Asimov [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When asked what he would do if he only had six months to live: Type faster.More Isaac Asimov [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking.More Isaac Asimov [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.More Isaac Asimov [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.More Isaac Asimov [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today -- but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.More Isaac Asimov [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.More Isaac Asimov [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know -- and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know -- even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction -- than to gain eternal life at the price of a dull and swinish lack of comprehension of a universe that swirls unseen before us in all its wonder. That was the choice of Achilles, and it is mine, too.More Isaac Asimov [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics.More Isaac Asimov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.More Isaac Asimov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.More Isaac Asimov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.More Isaac Asimov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.More Isaac Asimov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'More Isaac Asimov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.More Isaac Asimov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.More Isaac Asimov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.More Isaac Asimov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.More Isaac Asimov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.More Isaac Asimov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.More Isaac Asimov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.More Isaac Asimov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.More Isaac Asimov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.More Isaac Asimov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
To insult someone we call him 'bestial. For deliberate cruelty and nature, 'human' might be the greater insult.More Isaac Asimov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.More Isaac Asimov [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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