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Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an ...
by Isaac Asimov

Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world.
- Isaac Asimov

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

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

The true delight is in the finding out,
rather than in the knowing.
- Isaac Asimov

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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.
- Isaac Asimov

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

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.
- Isaac Asimov


 

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

There is a single light of science, and to brighten
it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
- Isaac Asimov

I do not fear computers.
I fear the lack of them.
- Isaac Asimov

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.
- Isaac Asimov

It's humbling to think that all animals,
including human beings,
are parasites of the plant world.
- Isaac Asimov

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
- Isaac Asimov

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.
- Isaac Asimov

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
- Isaac Asimov

It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov

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

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

I have never written a book that didn't teach me
far more than it taught any reader.
- Isaac Asimov

Life is pleasant.
Death is peaceful.
It's the transition that's troublesome.
- Isaac Asimov

To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature,
and it remains premature today.
- Isaac Asimov

To insult someone we call him "bestial."
For deliberate cruelty and nature,
"human" might be the greater insult.
- Isaac Asimov

It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
- Isaac Asimov

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

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through
ignorance that we can solve them.
- Isaac Asimov

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

Creationists make it sound as though a "theory'
is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
- Isaac Asimov

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

I don't believe in personal immortality;
the only way I expect to have some version of such
a thing is through my books.
- Isaac Asimov

A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise
to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
- Isaac Asimov

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.
- Isaac Asimov

When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut,
I can only think that American society has found one
more way to destroy itself.
- Isaac Asimov

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.
- Isaac Asimov

I am not a speed reader.
I am a speed understander.
- Isaac Asimov

People who think they know everything
are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
- Isaac Asimov

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.
- Isaac Asimov

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.
- Isaac Asimov

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.
- Isaac Asimov

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.
- Isaac Asimov

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.
- Isaac Asimov

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.
- Isaac Asimov

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.
- Isaac Asimov

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.
- Isaac Asimov

But meanwhile time flies; it flies never to be regained.
- Virgil

Meanwhile, our young men and women whose economic circumstances
make military service a viable career choice are dying
bravely in a war with no end in sight.
- Charles Rangel

Meanwhile after failing the bar twice,
I knew some people in New York and moved here in August '71.
- Robert Quine

Meanwhile, the Ice Storm was still in development,
And that was something I really wanted to do,
and frankly I don't think I was ready to do a big production like this.
- Ang Lee

Meanwhile the Church more and more provided for the
doctrine of the Holy Spirit,
by practically chaining His influence to the hierarchy and the sacraments.
- Robert Rainy

Americans will listen, but they do not care to read.
War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement,
which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room.
- Anthony Burgess

Meanwhile, Cynthia and I are busy fixing up a real
old house that we just bought in Hollywood.
With two children now, we just couldn't live in our
small rented home any longer.
- Kent McCord

And meanwhile, the storytellers like me and Anderson,
Silverberg...
we tell stories.
People like them.
They want to know how it comes out, they want to know what the ending is.
- Jerry Pournelle

Meanwhile I married and I adopted three kids who were
all from one family and then later I was divorced.
- Betty Hill

I was looking for a husband, but meanwhile to survive,
I had to work.
- Helen Reddy

Meanwhile, the originator of a theory may have a very lonely time,
especially if his colleagues find his views of nature unfamiliar,
and difficult to appreciate.
- Peter D. Mitchell

I'm saying: to be continued, until we meet again.
Meanwhile, keep on listening and tapping your feet.
- Count Basie

Meanwhile, politics is about getting a candidate in
front of the public as a star,
politics as rock'n'roll, politics as a movie.
- Joe Eszterhas

Literary fiction, as a strict genre,
is all but dead.
Meanwhile, most genres flourish.
- Dean Koontz

You have to remember that I was a bright but simple
fellow from Canada who seldom,
if ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called
literary type that occasionally sold a story and meanwhile
worked in an office for a living.
- A. E. van Vogt

Meanwhile, people have to join us and fight back against
the federal government that has dropped the ball,
that is in bed with these energy companies,
that wants them to make more money than they've made before.
- Gray Davis

I'm fighting for small businesses.
I'm not fighting for big oil.
Don't be confused.
And there are thousands of businesses in this state that are at great risk.
Meanwhile, the country keeps guzzling the oil,
but we're out of work down here.
We need to get back to work to build this region,
and we intend to do so.
- Mary Landrieu

Meanwhile, hard-working Americans are increasingly
faced with workplace conditions in which critically
important safeguards are watered down,
emerging problems are ignored, and enforcement is scaled back.
- Tim Bishop

I had a problem with cops pulling me over all the time for speeding.
When I was doing Hill Street Blues, the cops said how
much they loved the show as they were writing me up;
meanwhile my insurance went through the roof.
- Jennifer Tilly

Meanwhile, my residence within the Federal lines,
and my acquaintance with so many of the officers,
the origin of which I have already mentioned,
enabled me to gain much important information as to
the position and designs of the enemy.
- Belle Boyd

I think the most important thing my wife Cynthia and
I can do for Kristen is to teach her how to grow up
to be a woman and make her own decisions.
Meanwhile, we sometimes have to guide her.
- Kent McCord

Meanwhile the fact that the connection with the activity
of memory in ordinary life is for the moment lost is
of less importance than the reverse,
namely, that this connection with the complications
and fluctuations of life is necessarily still a too close one.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

Meanwhile, parents, students and teachers all report
higher satisfaction with charter schools.
People like them.
They cost less money.
They raise the academic achievement of poor kids.
Go ahead, get a little enthused.
- Maggie Gallagher

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
- Aristotle

Never take counsel of your fears.
- Andrew Jackson

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The most difficult thing is the decision to act,
the rest is merely tenacity.
The fears are paper tigers.
You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life;
and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
- Amelia Earhart

Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams.
- Anonymous


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