That’s Funny…

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny…

Isaac Asimov Quotes (Author of Foundation). (2020). Retrieved 3 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/16667.Isaac_Asimov

There Is A Cult Of Ignorance

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge’.

Isaac Asimov Quotes (Author of Foundation). (2020). Retrieved 3 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/16667.Isaac_Asimov

Crucial To Our Salvation

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 Quotes (Author of Foundation). (2020). Retrieved 3 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/16667.Isaac_Asimov

The Library Was The Open Door To Wonder And Achievement

I received the fundamentals of my education in school, but that was not enough. My real education, the superstructure, the details, the true architecture, I got out of the public library. For an impoverished child whose family could not afford to buy books, the library was the open door to wonder and achievement, and I can never be sufficiently grateful that I had the wit to charge through that door and make the most of it. Now, when I read constantly about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that the door is closing and that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.

Isaac Asimov Quotes (Author of Foundation). (2020). Retrieved 3 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/16667.Isaac_Asimov

You Must Keep Sending Your Work Out

You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success – but only if you persist.

Isaac Asimov Quotes (Author of Foundation). (2020). Retrieved 3 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/16667.Isaac_Asimov