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About Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov was a Russian-America prolific author and professor best known for his science fiction books. His most popular work is the Foundation Series. His other famous works include the Robert Series and the Galactic Empire Series.
He was married two times. His first marriage was to Gertrude Blugerman. The marriage lasted from 1942 to 1973 and produced two children. His second marriage was to Janet O. Jeppson in 1973. He remained married to her until his death in 1992.
In 1964, his short story Nightfall was voted the best short science fiction story of all time by the Science Fiction Writers of America.
He was named Humanist of the Year in 1984 by the American Humanist Association (AHA).
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Famous quotes by 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
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
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
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
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
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
I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.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
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.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
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
It is not only the living who are killed in war.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
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
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.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
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.Isaac Asimov
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.Isaac Asimov
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.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
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'Isaac Asimov
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.Isaac Asimov
There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.Isaac Asimov
To insult someone we call him 'bestial. For deliberate cruelty and nature, 'human' might be the greater insult.Isaac Asimov
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.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
Isaac Asimov's Popularity
Isaac Asimov was a famous American chemist and author, who was born on January 2, 1920. As a person born on this date, Isaac Asimov is listed in our database as the 7th most popular celebrity for the day (January 2) and the 5th most popular for the year (1920).
People born on January 2 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Isaac Asimov is the 251st most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Isaac Asimov's birthday, Isaac Asimov is the 2283rd most famous American.
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