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Summary

Isaac Asimov was a famous Scientist from USA, who lived between January 2, 1920 and April 6, 1992. He became 72 years old.

Biography

Asimov wrote under a pseudonym and H.B. Ogden and Paul French. The film I, Robot is loosely inspired by Asimov short story collection by the same name. Asimov is perhaps best known for the book series about the Foundation (Foundation).

Asimov was born around January 2 in 1920 in Petrovichi near Smolensk in Russia. The family emigrated to the United States when Asimov was three years old, and he grew up in Brooklyn, New York.

He graduated from Columbia University in 1939 and his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1948. He was employed at Boston University, he was there since. After 1958 he taught no longer, and used his time to writing.

He began writing science fiction around 1940. In 1941 novel "Night Fall", by many regarded as one of the best in science fiction literature. Novella is about a planet in a complex star system where it is night time only a quarter 2000ande years.

From 1958 he wrote the most popular science. Over the next few decades, he wrote several hundred books. He went back to the finest literature in the 80th century and wrote books tied together trilogy Foundation and Robot series. Isaac Asimov died on 6 april 1992 by AIDS. He had gotten the disease through an infected blood transfusion during a by-pass operation in 1983.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 34 quotes who is written / told by Isaac, under the main topics: Computers, Medical, Religion, War.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Asimov

Famous quotes by Isaac Asimov (34)


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"To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today"
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"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom"
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"The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing"
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"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'"
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"It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics"
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"It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety"
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"It is not only the living who are killed in war"
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"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"
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"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"
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"If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster"
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"If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them"
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"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die"
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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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"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 am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander"
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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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"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"
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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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"Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war"
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"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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"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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"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"
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"Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is"
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"Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not"
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"People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do"
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"Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest"
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"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"
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"Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right"
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"Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world"
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"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome"
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"I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them"
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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"
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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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"John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war"


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