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Isaac Asimov

1920-1992 ,  American Sci-Fi writer
Isaac AsimovAmerican author and biochemist, a highly successful and prolific writer of science fiction and of science books for the layperson. He published about 500 volumes.
He was born in Russia and was brought to the United States at age three. He grew up in Brooklyn, NY, graduating from Columbia University in 1939 and taking a Ph.D. there in 1948. He then joined the faculty of Boston University, with which he remained associated thereafter.

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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.

The Law of conservation of energy tells us we can't get something for nothing, but we refuse to believe it.

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!”, but “That's funny …”

The foundation of all technology is fire.

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

To succeed, planning alone is insufficient. One must improvise as well.

The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists.

In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.

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

People think of education as something they can finish.

The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.

Uncertainty that comes from knowledge (knowing what you don't know) is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.

When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent.

The day you stop learning is the day you begin decaying.

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.

in a TV show; he claimed later that he had actually said “6 months”

I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.

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Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.


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