Issac Asimov on reading:
I don’t believe in personal immortality; the only way I expect to have some version of such a thing is through my books.
I write for the same reason I breathe – because if I didn’t, I would die.
I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.
“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.”