9nk01bcs - my quote collection

9nk01bcs's recent activities

I haven't bookmarked any quotes at the moment.

9nk01bcs's bookmarks

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
Education is not the filling of the pail, but, the lighting of the fire.
When asked what he would do if he only had six months to live: Type faster.
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today -- but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.
I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking.
Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know -- and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know -- even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction -- than to gain eternal life at the price of a dull and swinish lack of comprehension of a universe that swirls unseen before us in all its wonder. That was the choice of Achilles, and it is mine, too.
If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I'd type a little faster.
You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.
Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.
If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery everyday. Never lose a holy curiosity.
Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
We never stop investigating. We are never satisfied that we know enough to get by. Every question we answer leads on to another question. This has become the greatest survival trick of our species.
All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an interest in life, good, bad or peculiar.
A man should go on living -- if only to satisfy his curiosity.
I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.
You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives
It might sound a paradoxical thing to say --for surely never has a generation of children occupied more sheer hours of parental time --but the truth is that we neglected you. We allowed you a charade of trivial freedoms in order to avoid making those impositions on you that are in the end both the training ground and proving ground for true independence. We pronounced you strong when you were still weak in order to avoid the struggles with you that would have fed your true strength. We proclaimed you sound when you were foolish in order to avoid taking part in the long, slow, slogging effort that is the only route to genuine maturity of mind and feeling. Thus, it was no small anomaly of your growing up that while you were the most indulged generation, you were also in many ways the most abandoned to your own meager devices by those into whose safe-keeping you had been given.

9nk01bcs's authors/films

I haven't favorited any authors at the moment.

9nk01bcs's tags

I haven't favorited any tags at the moment.

9nk01bcs's friends

I haven't follow any friends at the moment.

9nk01bcs's feelings

I haven't rated any quotes at the moment.