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Isaac Asimov
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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
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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
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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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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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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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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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The Master created humans first as the lowest type, most easily formed. Gradually, he replaced them by robots, the next higher step, and finally he created me, to take the place of the last humans. 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 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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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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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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All roads lead to Trantor, and that is where all stars end. 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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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 (75 billions) for a statistical probability to have a psychohistorical validity. 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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It seems to me that God is a convenient invention of the human mind 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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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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