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Quotations by Isaac Asimov
Isaac AsimovKnowledge is indivisible - Knowledge is indivisible. When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well. On the other hand, when they split up knowledge, concentrate on their own field, and scorn and ignore other fields, they grow less wise -- even in their own field.

The saddest aspect of life - The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

Science fiction foresees the inevitable - Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.

Creativity in the presence of others - My feeling is that as far as creativity is concerned, isolation is required. The creative person is, in any case, continually working at it. His mind is shuffling his information at all times, even when he is not conscious of it.

The presence of others can only inhibit this process, since creation is embarrassing. For every new good idea you have, there are a hundred, ten thousand foolish ones, which you naturally do not care to display.

Engineering changes the world - Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but it is engineering that changes the world.

Three laws of robotics - One, a robot must not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. Two, a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. And three, a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.