Isaac Asimov Quotes & Wallpapers

Isaac Asimov
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I do' like anything that's got to be. I want to know why. Isaac Asimov

God, how that stings! I've spent a lifetime loving science fiction and now I find that you must expect nothing of something that's just science fiction. Isaac Asimov

The vast majority, who believe in astrology and think that the planets have nothing better to do than form a code that will tell them whether tomorrow is a good day to close a business deal or not, become all the more excited and enthusiastic about the bilge when a group of astronomers denounces it. Isaac Asimov

An atom blaster is a good weapon, but it can point both ways. Isaac Asimov

Secrecy as deep as this is past possibility without nonexistence as well. Isaac Asimov

The house was somehow very lonely at night and Dr. Darell found that the fate of the Galaxy made remarkably little difference while his daughter's mad little life was in danger. Isaac Asimov

It's one thing to have guts; it's another to be crazy. Isaac Asimov

I know nothing of that directly; I only know what I have been told by other young ones who couldn't have known directly either. I want to find out the truth about them and the wanting has grown until there is more of curiosity in me than fear. Isaac Asimov

If an interaction is too weak to be detectable or to exert influence in any way, then by any operational definition, it doesn't exist. Isaac Asimov

[A]ll knowledge is one. When a light brightens and illuminates a corner of a room, it adds to the general illumination of the entire room. Over and over again, scientific discoveries have provided answers to problems that had no apparent connection with the phenomena that gave rise to the discovery. Isaac Asimov

One might accept death reasoningly, with every aspect of the conscious mind, but the body was a brute beast that knew nothing of reason. Isaac Asimov

They won't listen. Do you know why? Because they have certain fixed notions about the past. Any change would be blasphemy in their eyes, even if it were the truth. They don't want the truth; they want their traditions. Isaac Asimov

Past glories are poor feeding. Isaac Asimov

Why ... did so many people spend their lives not trying to find answers to questions - not even thinking of questions to begin with? Was there anything more exciting in life than seeking answers? Isaac Asimov

I discovered, to my amazement, that all through history there had been resistance ... and bitter, exaggerated, last-stitch resistance ... to every significant technological change that had taken place on earth. Usually the resistance came from those groups who stood to lose influence, status, money...as a result of the change. Although they never advanced this as their reason for resisting it. It was always the good of humanity that rested upon their hearts. Isaac Asimov

Any fool can tell a crisis when it arrives. The real service to the state is to detect it in embryo. Isaac Asimov

Speech as known to us was unnecessary. A fragment of a sentence amounted almost to a long-winded redundancy. A gesture, a grunt, the curve of a facial line-even a significantly timed pause yielded informational juice. Isaac Asimov

Human beings thought with their hands. It was their hands that were the answer of curiosity, that felt and pinched and turned and lifted and hefted. There were animals that had brains of respectable size, but they had no hands and that made all the difference. Isaac Asimov

Finished products are for decadent minds. Isaac Asimov

There is no merit to discipline under ideal circumstances. I must have it in the face of death or it is worthless. Isaac Asimov

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

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

Writing is a lonely job. Even if a writer socializes regularly, when he gets down to the real business of his life, it is he and his type writer or word processor. No one else is or can be involved in the matter. Isaac Asimov

If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul. Isaac Asimov

I stand four-square for reason, and object to what seems to me to be irrationality, whatever the source. If you are on my side in this, I must warn you that the army of the night has the advantage of overwhelming numbers, and, by its very nature, is immune to reason, so that it is entirely unlikely that you and I can win out. We will always remain a tiny and probably hopeless minority, but let us never tire of presenting our view, and of fighting the good fight for the right. Isaac Asimov

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

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

Goodbye, Hari, my love. Remember always-all you did for me." -I did nothing for you." -You loved me and your love made me-human. Isaac Asimov

Goodbye, Hari, my love. Remember always-all you did for me." -I did nothing for you." -You loved me and your love made me-human. Isaac Asimov

The Three Theorems of Psychohistorical Quantitivity: The population under scrutiny is oblivious to the existence of the science of Psychohistory. The time periods dealt with are in the region of 3 generations. The population must be in the billions (&177;75 billions) for a statistical probability to have a psychohistorical validity. Isaac Asimov



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