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Isaac Asimov
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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
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Finished products are for decadent minds. Isaac Asimov
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There is no merit to discipline under ideal circumstances. I must have it in the face of death or it is worthless. Isaac Asimov
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We all know we fall. Newton's discovery was that the moon falls, too-and by the same rule that we do. Isaac Asimov
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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
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The energy requirements for interstellar travel are so great that it is inconceivable to me that any creatures piloting their ships across the vast depths of space would do so only in order to play games with us over a period of decades. If they want to make contact, they would make contact; if not, they would save their energy and go elsewhere. Isaac Asimov
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Many adults, whether consciously or unconsciously, find it beneath their adult dignity to do anything as childish as read a book, think a thought, or get an idea. Adults are rarely embarrased at having forgotten what little algebra or geography they once learned Isaac Asimov
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Until I became a published writer, I remained completely ignorant of books on how to write and courses on the subject ... they would have spoiled my natural style; made me observe caution; would have hedged me with rules. Isaac Asimov
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The peace and joy of the Christmas season was marred by a proclamation of a general strike of all the military forces of the world. Panic reigns in the hearts of all the patriots of every persuasion. Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all-time low over the world. Isaac Asimov
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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
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Surely no child, and few adults, have ever watched a bird in flight without envy. Isaac Asimov
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The soft bonds of love are indifferent to life and death. They hold through time so that yesterday's love is part of today's and the confidence in tomorrow's love is also part of today's. And when one dies, the memory lives in the other, and is warm and breathing. And when both die - I almost believe, rationalist though I am - that somewhere it remains, indestructible and eternal, enriching all of the universe by the mere fact that once it existed. Isaac Asimov
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There is no right to deny freedom to any object with a mind advanced enough to grasp the concept and desire the state. -(from "The Bicentennial Man) story) Isaac Asimov
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Nothing has to be true, but everything has to sound true. Isaac Asimov
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I would argue that a truly developed country would be beyond Presidents and Kings. In a world with some semblance of equality, each liberal-minded woman, each gay person, and indeed almost every person could be their own President. In a world of equals, what real service does a ruler provide? Isaac Asimov
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Writing is my only interest. Even speaking is an interruption. Isaac Asimov
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The whole world might know you and acclaim you, but someone in the past, forever unreachable, forever unknowing, spoils it all. Isaac Asimov
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There's nothing to it. All you have to do is take a close look at yourself and you will understand everyone else. We"re in no way different ourselves... You show me someone who ca' understand people and I"ll show you someone who has built up a false image of himself. Isaac Asimov
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Many a prophecy, by the mere force of its being believed, is transmuted to fact. Isaac Asimov
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I do' like anything that's got to be. I want to know why. Isaac Asimov
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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
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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
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An atom blaster is a good weapon, but it can point both ways. Isaac Asimov
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Secrecy as deep as this is past possibility without nonexistence as well. Isaac Asimov
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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
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It's one thing to have guts; it's another to be crazy. Isaac Asimov
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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