Periodicals>Journal Article:  Asimov, Isaac (1989), 'Isaac Asimov Speaks' with Bill Moyers, he Humanist, Jan/Feb 1989 49., Retrieved on 2011-09-12
Folksonomies: humanism

Memes

12 SEP 2011

 Learning as the Meaning of Life

[Learning is] the actual process of broadening yourself, of knowing there's a little extra facet of the universe you know about and can think about and can understand. It seems to me that when it's time to die, and that will come to all of us, there'll be a certain pleasure in thinking that you had utilized your life well, that you had learned as much as you could, gathered in as much as possible of the universe, and enjoyed it. I mean, there's only this universe and only this one lifetime to...
Folksonomies: learning
Folksonomies: learning
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It's enjoyable, broadens us, and gives us a feeling that we have lived our lives well.

12 SEP 2011

 The Written Word Keeps Asimov Immortal

I'm gradually managing to cram my mind more and more full of things. I've got this beautiful mind and it's going to die, and it'll all be gone. And then I say, not in my case. Every idea I've ever had I've written down, and it's all there on paper. And I won't be gone; it'll be there.
Folksonomies: writing atheism immortality
Folksonomies: writing atheism immortality
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Because, after he dies, everything he knows will be written down.