Isaac Asimov Quotes (39 quotations)

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1. 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. - Isaac Asimov

2. 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

3. At two-tenths the speed of light, dust and atoms might not do significant damage even in a voyage of 40 years, but the faster you go, the worse it is-space begins to become abrasive. When you begin to approach the speed of light, hydrogen atoms become cosmic-ray particles, and they will fry the crew. So 60,000 kilometers per second may be the practical speed limit for space travel. - Isaac Asimov

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

5. 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. - Isaac Asimov

6. 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. - Isaac Asimov

7. He who walks with the lame learns how to limp. - Isaac Asimov

8. I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them. - Isaac Asimov

9. 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. - Isaac Asimov

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

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

12. If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I'd type a little faster. - Isaac Asimov

13. 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. - Isaac Asimov

14. It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety. - Isaac Asimov

15. 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

16. 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. - Isaac Asimov

17. Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome. - Isaac Asimov

18. Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right. - Isaac Asimov

19. Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right. - Isaac Asimov

20. 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. . .. - Isaac Asimov

21. 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

22. Old people think young people haven't learned about love. Young people think old people have forgotten about love. - Isaac Asimov

23. One man's religion is another man's belly laugh. - Isaac Asimov

24. One, a robot may not injure a human being, or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm; Two, a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; Three, a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws. - Isaac Asimov

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

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