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Isaac Asimov
January 2, 1920 - April 6, 1992
Nationality: American
Category: Scientist
Subcategory: American Scientist

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.


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


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.


If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.


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


To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.


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.


I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.


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.


A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.


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


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


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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It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.


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


He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.


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


Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world.


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.


Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.


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