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Isaac Asimov

(1920-1992) Russian-born American Biochemist, Science Fiction Writer

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It has been my philosophy in life, That difficulties vanish when faced boldly.

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

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.

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 everyman must take on a science fictional way of thinking.

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I've found it!), but 'That's funny - '.

It has been my philosophy in life, That difficulties vanish when faced boldly.

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

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

The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.

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

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
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