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quote by Isaac Asimov: The cure for advanced gullibility is to go to sleep and consider matters again the next day. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

The cure for advanced gullibility is to go to sleep and consider matters again the next day.

--Isaac Asimov
quote by Isaac Asimov: My feeling is, quite simply, that if there is a God, He has done such a bad job that he isn't worth discussing. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

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

--Isaac Asimov
quote by Isaac Asimov: The history of science is full of revolutionary advances that required small insights that anyone might have had, but that, in fact, only one person did. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

The history of science is full of revolutionary advances that required small insights that anyone might have had, but that, in fact, only one person did.

--Isaac Asimov
quote by Isaac Asimov: The human mind works at low efficiency. Twenty percent is the figure usually given. When, momentarily, there is a flash of greater power, it is termed a hunch, or insight, or intuition. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

The human mind works at low efficiency. Twenty percent is the figure usually given. When, momentarily, there is a flash of greater power, it is termed a hunch, or insight, or intuition.

--Isaac Asimov
quote by Isaac Asimov: A fire-eater must eat fire even if he has to kindle it himself. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

A fire-eater must eat fire even if he has to kindle it himself.

--Isaac Asimov
quote by Isaac Asimov: The secret of the successful fool is that he's no fool at all. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

The secret of the successful fool is that he's no fool at all.

--Isaac Asimov


quote by Isaac Asimov: 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. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

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
quote by Isaac Asimov: Force yourself to laugh and you'll soon find something to laugh about. A being causes his own feelings. Splurge on it! with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

Force yourself to laugh and you'll soon find something to laugh about. A being causes his own feelings. Splurge on it!

--Isaac Asimov
quote by Isaac Asimov: Computerization eliminates the middleman. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

Computerization eliminates the middleman.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: Words are a pretty fuzzy substitute for mathematical equations. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

Words are a pretty fuzzy substitute for mathematical equations.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: Radiation, unlike smoking, drinking, and overeating, gives no pleasure, so the possible victims object. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

Radiation, unlike smoking, drinking, and overeating, gives no pleasure, so the possible victims object.

--Isaac Asimov



quote by Isaac Asimov: Working ten hour days allows you to fall behind twice as fast as you could working five hour days. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

Working ten hour days allows you to fall behind twice as fast as you could working five hour days.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: Inspect every piece of pseudoscience and you will find a security blanket. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

Inspect every piece of pseudoscience and you will find a security blanket.

--Isaac Asimov

quote by Isaac Asimov: There was this superstitious fear on the part of the pygmies of the present for the relics of the giants of the past. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

There was this superstitious fear on the part of the pygmies of the present for the relics of the giants of the past.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: You wait for the war to happen like vultures. If you want to help, prevent the war. Don't save the remnants. Save them all. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

You wait for the war to happen like vultures. If you want to help, prevent the war. Don't save the remnants. Save them all.

--Isaac Asimov

quote by Isaac Asimov: Aimless extension of knowledge, however, which is what I think you really mean by the term curiosity, is merely inefficiency. I am designed to avoid inefficiency. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

Aimless extension of knowledge, however, which is what I think you really mean by the term curiosity, is merely inefficiency. I am designed to avoid inefficiency.

--Isaac Asimov

Longer Version:

Aimless extension of knowledge, however, which is what I think you really mean by the term curiosity, is merely inefficiency. I am designed to avoid inefficiency." -R. Daneel Olivaw.





quote by Isaac Asimov: The world is being Americanized and technologized to its limits, and that makes it dull for some people. Reaching the Moon restores the frontier and gives us the lands beyond. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

The world is being Americanized and technologized to its limits, and that makes it dull for some people. Reaching the Moon restores the frontier and gives us the lands beyond.

--Isaac Asimov
quote by Isaac Asimov: I'm not a speed reader. I'm a speed understander. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

I'm not a speed reader. I'm a speed understander.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: It is change, continuing change, inevitable change that is the dominant factor in society today. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change that is the dominant factor in society today.

--Isaac Asimov

Longer Version:

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.


quote by Isaac Asimov: Why is it, I wonder, that anyone who displays superior athletic ability is an object of admiration to his classmates, while one who displays superior mental ability is an object of hatred? with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

Why is it, I wonder, that anyone who displays superior athletic ability is an object of admiration to his classmates, while one who displays superior mental ability is an object of hatred?

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quote by Isaac Asimov: Naturally, since the Sumerians didn't know what caused the flood anymore than we do, they blamed the gods. (That's the advantage of religion. You're never short an explanation for anything.). with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

Naturally, since the Sumerians didn't know what caused the flood anymore than we do, they blamed the gods. (That's the advantage of religion. You're never short an explanation for anything.).

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quote by Isaac Asimov: A myth or legend is simply not made up out of a vacuum. Nothing is -- or can be. Somehow there is a kernel of truth behind it, however distorted that might be. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

A myth or legend is simply not made up out of a vacuum. Nothing is -- or can be. Somehow there is a kernel of truth behind it, however distorted that might be.

--Isaac Asimov
quote by Isaac Asimov: Emotionally I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

Emotionally I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time.

--Isaac Asimov
quote by Isaac Asimov: The first problem of living is to minimize friction with the crowds that surround you on all sides. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

The first problem of living is to minimize friction with the crowds that surround you on all sides.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: The City was the acme of efficiency, but it made demands of its inhabitants. It asked them to live in a tight routine and order their lives under a strict and scientific control. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

The City was the acme of efficiency, but it made demands of its inhabitants. It asked them to live in a tight routine and order their lives under a strict and scientific control.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: Fertility is hereditary. If your parents didn't have any children, neither will you. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

Fertility is hereditary. If your parents didn't have any children, neither will you.

--Isaac Asimov

quote by Isaac Asimov: It was childish to feel disappointed, but childishness comes almost as naturally to a man as to a child. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

It was childish to feel disappointed, but childishness comes almost as naturally to a man as to a child.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: Intuition is the art, peculiar to the human mind, of working out the correct answer from data that is, in itself, incomplete or even, perhaps, misleading. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

Intuition is the art, peculiar to the human mind, of working out the correct answer from data that is, in itself, incomplete or even, perhaps, misleading.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: Writing is my only interest. Even speaking is an interruption. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

Writing is my only interest. Even speaking is an interruption.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: Where is the world whose people don't prefer a comfortable, warm, and well-worn belief, however illogical, to the chilly winds of uncertainty. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

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

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quote by Isaac Asimov: To introduce something altogether new would mean to begin all over, to become ignorant again, and to run the old, old risk of failing to learn. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

To introduce something altogether new would mean to begin all over, to become ignorant again, and to run the old, old risk of failing to learn.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: Life is a journey, but don't worry, you'll find a parking spot at the end. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

Life is a journey, but don't worry, you'll find a parking spot at the end.

--Isaac Asimov

quote by Isaac Asimov: It's humbling to think that all animals, including human beings, are parasites of the plant world. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

It's humbling to think that all animals, including human beings, are parasites of the plant world.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: It is always useful, you see, to subject the past life of reform politicians to rather inquisitive research. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

It is always useful, you see, to subject the past life of reform politicians to rather inquisitive research.

--Isaac Asimov

quote by Isaac Asimov: All normal life, Peter, consciously or otherwise, resent domination. If the domination is by an inferior, or by a supposed inferior, the resentment becomes stronger. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

All normal life, Peter, consciously or otherwise, resent domination. If the domination is by an inferior, or by a supposed inferior, the resentment becomes stronger.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: 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. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

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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quote by Isaac Asimov: A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: There's so much knowledge to be had that specialists cling to their specialties as a shield against having to know anything about anything else. They avoid being drowned. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

There's so much knowledge to be had that specialists cling to their specialties as a shield against having to know anything about anything else. They avoid being drowned.

--Isaac Asimov
quote by Isaac Asimov: The spell of power never quite releases its hold. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

The spell of power never quite releases its hold.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: Love life seems to be that factor which requires the largest quantity of magical tinkering. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

Love life seems to be that factor which requires the largest quantity of magical tinkering.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: Science is a set of rules to keep us from telling lies to each other. All scientists really have is a reputation for telling the truth. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

Science is a set of rules to keep us from telling lies to each other. All scientists really have is a reputation for telling the truth.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: There is nothing frightening about an eternal dreamless sleep. Surely it is better than eternal torment in Hell and eternal boredom in Heaven. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

There is nothing frightening about an eternal dreamless sleep. Surely it is better than eternal torment in Hell and eternal boredom in Heaven.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: Courtiers don't take wagers against the king's skill. There is the deadly danger of winning. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

Courtiers don't take wagers against the king's skill. There is the deadly danger of winning.

--Isaac Asimov
quote by Isaac Asimov: The whole world might know you and acclaim you, but someone in the past, forever unreachable, forever unknowing, spoils it all. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

The whole world might know you and acclaim you, but someone in the past, forever unreachable, forever unknowing, spoils it all.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: What is really amazing, and frustrating, is mankind's habit of refusing to see the obvious and inevitable until it is there, and then muttering about unforeseen catastrophes. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

What is really amazing, and frustrating, is mankind's habit of refusing to see the obvious and inevitable until it is there, and then muttering about unforeseen catastrophes.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: It's not so much what you have to learn if you accept weird theories, it's what you have to UNlearn. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

It's not so much what you have to learn if you accept weird theories, it's what you have to UNlearn.

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quote by Isaac Asimov: The age of the pulp magazine was the last in which youngsters, to get their primitive material, were forced to be literate. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

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

--Isaac Asimov
quote by Isaac Asimov: Flattery is useful when dealing with youngsters. with background image: photo of author Isaac Asimov with quote

Flattery is useful when dealing with youngsters.

--Isaac Asimov

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