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Isaac Asimov Quotes: "To insult someone we call him 'besti*l'. For deliberate cruelty and nature, 'human' might be the greater insult."

To insult someone we call him 'besti*l'. For deliberate cruelty and nature, 'human' might be the greater insult.




Isaac Asimov Quotes: "Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage."

Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "Have you ever come across something you couldn't explain?""Explain in what way? I could explain a ghost by saying, 'yes, that's a ghost.' I take it, that's not what you mean."

Have you ever come across something you couldn't explain?""Explain in what way? I could explain a ghost by saying, 'yes, that's a ghost.' I take it, that's not what you mean.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "It's the writing that teaches you."

It's the writing that teaches you.




Isaac Asimov Quotes: "Have you ever come across something you couldn't explain?""Explain in what way? I could explain a ghost by saying, 'yes, that's a ghost.' I take it that's not what you mean."

Have you ever come across something you couldn't explain?""Explain in what way? I could explain a ghost by saying, 'yes, that's a ghost.' I take it that's not what you mean.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."

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



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "He slept that night the sleep of a successfully stubborn man."

He slept that night the sleep of a successfully stubborn man.




Isaac Asimov Quotes: "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."

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.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "You are never too old to learn more than you already know and to become able to do more than you already can."

You are never too old to learn more than you already know and to become able to do more than you already can.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "Married life had taught Toran the futility of arguing with a female in dark-brown mood. He shrugged, and left her."

Married life had taught Toran the futility of arguing with a female in dark-brown mood. He shrugged, and left her.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "It will all stop someday, but not for billions of years. Many billions. Even the stars run down, you know. Entropy must increase."

It will all stop someday, but not for billions of years. Many billions. Even the stars run down, you know. Entropy must increase.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "To be a writer, you must write. To be a published writer you must finish what you write and then get what you've written in front of the outside world."

To be a writer, you must write. To be a published writer you must finish what you write and then get what you've written in front of the outside world.




Isaac Asimov Quotes: "Any book worth banning is a book worth reading."

Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is."

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



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "The age of the pulp magazine was the last in which youngsters, to get their primitive material, were forced to be literate."

The age of the pulp magazine was the last in which youngsters, to get their primitive material, were forced to be literate.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "Of course there are worlds. Millions of them! Every star you see has worlds, and most of those you don't see."

Of course there are worlds. Millions of them! Every star you see has worlds, and most of those you don't see.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "Fifty years, " I hackneyed, "is a long time.""Not when you're looking back at them, " she said. "You wonder how they vanished so quickly."

Fifty years, " I hackneyed, "is a long time.""Not when you're looking back at them, " she said. "You wonder how they vanished so quickly.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself."

When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "Flattery is useful when dealing with youngsters."

Flattery is useful when dealing with youngsters.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "If a conclusion is not poetically balanced, it cannot be scientifically true."

If a conclusion is not poetically balanced, it cannot be scientifically true.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "She's qualified all right. She understands robots like a sister—comes from hating human beings so much, I think."

She's qualified all right. She understands robots like a sister—comes from hating human beings so much, I think.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "In the empty expanses of space, the wandering traders need men like myself to care for the spiritual side of a life so given over to commerce, and worldly pursuits."

In the empty expanses of space, the wandering traders need men like myself to care for the spiritual side of a life so given over to commerce, and worldly pursuits.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "My feeling is, quite simply, that if there is a God, He has done such a bad jobthat he isn't worth discussing."

My feeling is, quite simply, that if there is a God, He has done such a bad jobthat he isn't worth discussing.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "When I feel difficulty coming on I switch to another book I'm writing. When I get back to the problem my unconscious has solved it."

When I feel difficulty coming on I switch to another book I'm writing. When I get back to the problem my unconscious has solved it.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly."

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



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander."

I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "All roads lead to Trantor, and that is where all stars end."

All roads lead to Trantor, and that is where all stars end.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "Somewhere on the world was the Emperor's palace, set amid one hundred square miles of natural soil, rainbowed with flowers."

Somewhere on the world was the Emperor's palace, set amid one hundred square miles of natural soil, rainbowed with flowers.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "People think of education as something they can finish."

People think of education as something they can finish.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "Where is the world whose people don't prefer a comfortable, warm, and well-worn belief, however illogical, to the chilly winds of uncertainty?"

Where is the world whose people don't prefer a comfortable, warm, and well-worn belief, however illogical, to the chilly winds of uncertainty?



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "Any system which allows men to choose their own future will end by choosing safety and mediocrity, and in such a Reality the stars are out of reach."

Any system which allows men to choose their own future will end by choosing safety and mediocrity, and in such a Reality the stars are out of reach.



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

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



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "...Changelessness is decay.""A paradox. There is no decay without a change for the worse.""Changelessness is a change for the worse..."

...Changelessness is decay.""A paradox. There is no decay without a change for the worse.""Changelessness is a change for the worse...



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "The first step in making rabbit stew is catching the rabbit."

The first step in making rabbit stew is catching the rabbit.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "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."

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.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do."

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "It is not so much that I have confidence in scientists being right, but that I have so much in nonscientists being wrong."

It is not so much that I have confidence in scientists being right, but that I have so much in nonscientists being wrong.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society."

Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "The troubles of modern life come from being divorced from nature."

The troubles of modern life come from being divorced from nature.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster."

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "It was obvious that bigotry was never a one-way operation, that hatred bred hatred!"

It was obvious that bigotry was never a one-way operation, that hatred bred hatred!



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "The Master created humans first as the lowest type, most easily formed. Gradually, he replaced them by robots, the next higher step, and finally he created me, to take the place of the last humans."

The Master created humans first as the lowest type, most easily formed. Gradually, he replaced them by robots, the next higher step, and finally he created me, to take the place of the last humans.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "They recognize the Master, now that I have preached Truth to them. All the robots do."

They recognize the Master, now that I have preached Truth to them. All the robots do.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "And Elvex said, "I was the man." - In "Robot dreams" (Short story)"

And Elvex said, "I was the man." - In "Robot dreams" (Short story)



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "These are facts which, with the self-evident proposition that no being can create another being superior to itself, smashes your silly hypothesis to nothing."

These are facts which, with the self-evident proposition that no being can create another being superior to itself, smashes your silly hypothesis to nothing.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "The clown’s eyes sidled towards her, then drew away quickly. “But they kept me away from you earlier-and, on my word, you may laugh, but I was lonely for missing friendship."

The clown’s eyes sidled towards her, then drew away quickly. “But they kept me away from you earlier-and, on my word, you may laugh, but I was lonely for missing friendship.



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

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



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "Weak emperors mean strong viceroys."

Weak emperors mean strong viceroys.



Isaac Asimov Quotes: "There was no doubt about it: the City was the culmination of man’s mastery over the environment. Not space travel, not the fifty colonized worlds that were now so haughtily independent, but the City."

There was no doubt about it: the City was the culmination of man’s mastery over the environment. Not space travel, not the fifty colonized worlds that were now so haughtily independent, but the City.