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Isaac Asimov
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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
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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
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Any fool can tell a crisis when it arrives. The real service to the state is to detect it in embryo. Isaac Asimov
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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
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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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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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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
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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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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
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Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world. 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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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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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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It seems to me that God is a convenient invention of the human mind Isaac Asimov
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Life is glorious when it is happy; days are carefree when they are happy; the interplay of thought and imagination is far superior to that of muscle and sinew. 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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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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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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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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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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