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Quotations by author » Isaac Asimov
Russian born American science-fiction Writer and Biochemist. 1920-1992
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A poor idea well written is more likely to be accepted than a good idea poorly written
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A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. [The First Law of Robotics]
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A robot may not injure humanity, or, through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm. [The Zeroth Law of Robotics]
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A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. [The Second Law of Robotics]
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A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. [The Third Law of Robotics]
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A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
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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.
Computers
And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning
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Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
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Early in my school career, I turned out to be an incorrigible disciplinary problem. I could understand what the teacher was saying as fast as she could say it, I found time hanging heavy, so I would occasionally talk to my neighbor. That was my great crime, I talked.
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From my close observation of writers...they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review.
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He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.
Reading
How I want a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics!
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Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition
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I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow, it was better to say one was a humanist or an agnostic. I finally decided that I'm a creature of emotion as well as of reason. Emotionally, I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time.
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I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.
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I am the beneficiary of a lucky break in the genetic sweepstakes.
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I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
Computers
I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.
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I don't believe in personal immortality; the only way I expect to have some version of such a thing is through my books.
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