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" All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men. "
" To insult someone we call him 'bestial. For deliberate cruelty and nature, 'human' might be the greater insult. "
" I don't expect to live forever, but I do intend to hang on as long as possible. "
" Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war. "
" I don't believe in personal immortality; the only way I expect to have some version of such a thing is through my books. "
" Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is. "
" I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them. "
" Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome. "
" Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right. "
" 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. "
" Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not. "
" The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. "
" And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning. "
" I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse. "
" It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety. "
" I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander. "
" Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. "
" 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. "
" If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. "
" It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics. "
" The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' "
" Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest. "
" If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. "
" 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. "
" To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today. "
" When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself. "
" Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world. "
" People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. "
" It is not only the living who are killed in war. "
" Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. "
" I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die. "