I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.
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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. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking.
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I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
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When asked what he would do if he only had six months to live: Type faster.
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Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
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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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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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Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
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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. It is better to know -- even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction -- than to gain eternal life at the price of a dull and swinish lack of comprehension of a universe that swirls unseen before us in all its wonder. That was the choice of Achilles, and it is mine, too.
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If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I'd type a little faster.
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Asimov, Isaac

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