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Quotes of the Day for 2 January 2002 – Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov was born to Judah and Anna Rahcel Asimov at Petrovichi on this day in 1920. At least that's the date which he celebrated, his mother changed it to 7 September 1919 to get him into school a year earlier. One of the "big three" of early science fiction (with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke), Asimov wrote some 500 books in his career.

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The quotes:

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.

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

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.

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

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.
     - All today's quotes are from Isaac Asimov, 1920 - 1992


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