I had to depend rather strongly on my possession of a high IQ. I felt, after all that there might be two or three girls on Earth who would feel the stirrings of mad passion at a vision of intellect and-who knows-this might be one of them.
- Issac Asimov (Opus 100) on how he met his wife. (via itsdavenotdavid)
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The sum of human knowing is beyond any man; any thousand men.
Isaac Asimov in Foundation
latest book that I’ve started! its excellent so far!
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It is a curious fact that innumerable readers have asked me if I wrote this story. They seem never to remember the title of the story or (for sure) the author, except for the vague thought it might be me. But, of course, they never forget the story itself especially the ending. The idea seems to drown out everything — and I’m satisfied that it should.
- Isaac Asimov (via a-m-i-t-t-o)
I am frequently asked if I have visited Israel, whereas yet, it is simply assumed that I have. Well, I don’t travel. I really don’t, and if I did, I probably wouldn’t visit Israel. I remember how it was in 1948 when Israel was being established and all my Jewish friends were ecstatic, I was not. I said: what are we doing? We are establishing ourselves in a ghetto, in a small corner of a vast Muslim sea. The Muslims will never forget nor forgive, and Israel, as long as it exists, will be embattled. I was laughed at, but I was right. I can’t help but feel that the Jews didn’t really have the right to appropriate a territory only because 2000 years ago, people they consider their ancestors, were living there. History moves on and you can’t really turn it back.
- Isaac Asimov, Asimov Laughs Again: More Than 700 Jokes, Limericks and Anecdotes. (via a-phorist)
After Killing - Ciruelo Cabral
Pardon my ugly handwriting. #quote
Who coined the term ‘robot’? A Czech writer and journalist called Karel Capek. He wrote a play called ‘Rossum’s Universal Robots (R.U.R.)’ in 1920. In it the robots take over the world and kill the human race. Remarkably, he wrote the play way before robots even existed! It’s no wonder, that with this kind of genesis, we are afraid they actually will erase the human race.