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All sorts of computer errors are now turning up.
by 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

Related topics: Medical

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that,
once it is competently programmed and working smoothly,
it is completely honest.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In spite of unseasonable wind, snow
and unexpected weather of all sorts -
a gardener still plants.
And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There are all sorts of cute puppy dogs,
but it doesn't stop people from going out and buying Dobermans.
- Angus Young

Dad, I'm in some trouble.
There's been an accident and you're going to hear all
sorts of things about me from now on.
Terrible things.
- Edward Kennedy

I have a need to make these sorts of connections literal sometimes,
and a vehicle often helps to do that.
I have a relationship to car culture.
It isn't really about loving cars.
It's sort of about needing them.
- Matthew Barney

Would you not like to try all sorts of lives -
one is so very small - but that is the satisfaction of writing -
one can impersonate so many people.
- Katherine Mansfield

All our pursuits, from childhood to manhood,
are only trifles of different sorts and sizes,
proportioned to our years and views.
- Samuel Richardson

For a year, I had all sorts of weirdos coming on to me.
- Boris Becker

We have boys now, and men, in the rock and roll business
and all the show business,
who have this reaction on women.
They scream.
They yell.
They do all sorts of wild things.
- Minnie Pearl

Once you're a winner, you can give all sorts of reasons why you're a winner.
Of course, you could all those same reasons to explain why a show fails.
- James MacArthur

The Wild Wood is pretty well populated by now;
with all the usual lot,
good, bad, and indifferent - I name no names.
It takes all sorts to make a world.
- Kenneth Grahame

Man never legislates, but destinies and accidents,
happening in all sorts of ways, legislate in all sorts of ways.
- Plato

This is a war universe.
War all the time.
That is its nature.
There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles,
but ours seems to be based on war and games.
- William Burroughs

There are clear cases in which "understanding" literally
applies and clear cases in which it does not apply;
and these two sorts of cases are all I need for this argument.
- John Searle

We were a family who had come from nothing and now
we had respect from French people of all sorts.
- Zinedine Zidane

Through the evolutionary process, those who are able
to engage in social cooperation of various sorts do
better in survival and reproduction.
- Robert Nozick

Woman is the dominant sex.
Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they
are worthy of woman's attention.
- Camille Paglia

I am also a drummer of sorts.
I've got an electronic set sitting in my bedroom.
- Gary Cole

There are only two things: love, all sorts of love,
with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington.
Everything else ought to go, because everything else is ugly.
- Boris Vian

If I was a book, I would like to be a library book,
so I would be taken home by all different sorts of kids.
- Cornelia Funke

To be honest with you, I'd rather not be working.
When you work, there are all sorts of deadlines and pressures.
I like to do one thing and take my time to do the other one.
- Benicio Del Toro

There are all sorts of ways of murdering a person or at least his soul,
and that's something no police in the world can spot.
- Max Frisch

The many many imponderables come together when a film
opens and for all sorts of reasons it may or may not succeed.
- Ben Kingsley

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.
- W. H. Murray

If I tax them, in fact, I'm not taxing the capitalists,
I am taxing the people who have saved,
trusted.
It was very controversial, those sorts of things.
But finally, it worked out.
- Shimon Peres

As a youngster, I played in Little League,
Pony League, and all sorts of amateur baseball programs growing up.
- Jim Evans

Child welfare ought really to cover all sorts of topics,
such as better water and sanitation and good roads,
and clean streets and public parks and playgrounds.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

I played a lot of leaders, autocratic sorts;
perhaps it was my Canadian accent.
- Leslie Nielsen

The news is what it is.
It's going to be good, it's going to be positive,
it's going to be negative.
It's going to have all sorts of effects on candidates always.
- Mark E. Hyman


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