Famous Quotes from ...

Isaac Asimov



    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.

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    I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.

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    Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.

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    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.

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    The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'

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    The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

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    There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.

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    John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.

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    In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate

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    Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.

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    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

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    It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly

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    Well, I can type all day without getting tired. [In response to a question as to which he preferred, women or writing]

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    To insult someone we call him "bestial." For deliberate cruelty and nature, "human" might be the greater insult.

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    Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is

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    Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once.

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    The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny ..."

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