Quotes by Isaac Asimov

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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.
If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I'd type a little faster.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
When asked what he would do if he only had six months to live: Type faster.
Although the time of death is approaching me, I am not afraid of dying and going to Hell or (what would be considerably worse) going to the popularized version of Heaven. I expect death to be nothingness and, for removing me from all possible fears of death, I am thankful to atheism.
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul.
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 do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
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.
There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.
Any single thing I have written can be paralleled or even surpassed by something someone else has done. However, my total corpus for quantity, quality and variety can be duplicated by no one else. That is what I want to be remembered for.

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